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Auralex SubDude-HT™

Large subwoofer isolation platform

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Overview

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Vibrating floors, walls, and ceilings add a lot of "mud" to the sound of your music and movie soundtracks. Placing an Auralex SubDude-HT under your subwoofer can clean up a boatload of those unwanted rattles, resonances, and sonic colorations by decoupling your sub from the floor.

Auralex SubDude-HT

The Auralex SubDude-HT isolation platform effectively decouples your subwoofer from the floor for cleaner, tighter bass.

Clean up your bass

Vibrating floors, walls, and ceilings add a lot of "mud" to the sound of your music and movie soundtracks. Placing an Auralex SubDude-HT under your subwoofer can clean up a boatload of those unwanted rattles, resonances, and sonic colorations by decoupling your sub from the floor.

This stylish sound-absorbing sandwich of velour-covered MDF and Auralex's proprietary sound isolation foam helps prevent sound coming from your sub from being transferred through the floor. You'll get cleaner, tighter bass, reduced coloration, and maybe even a thank you note from your downstairs neighbors! 

The SubDude-HT's 18" x 22" platform dimension is sized perfectly for medium-to-large-sized subwoofers in home theaters, hi-fi systems, or recording studios.

Product Highlights:

  • isolation platform for medium-to-large-sized subwoofers
  • decouples subwoofer from the floor to reduce structural vibration and sound transmission to neighboring spaces
  • decreases resonance and sound coloration for tighter, clearer bass
  • velour-covered 3/4" MDF base over 1" isolation foam construction
  • 18"W x 1-3/4"H x 22"D
  • supports subwoofers up to 200 lbs.
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Subwoofer isolation platform
  • User Guide

It works but... the subwoofer is sliding across the platform. All of the unwanted vibrations in the house are gone. The bass sounds much cleaner now.

Anonymous, Villa Park, IL

Reviews

Auralex SubDude-HT™ Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(13 Reviews)

Auralex SubDude-HT™

Anonymous from Villa Park, IL on 5/17/2018

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It works but... the subwoofer is sliding across the platform. All of the unwanted vibrations in the house are gone. The bass sounds much cleaner now.

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Auralex SubDude-HT™

Floyd t from Los Angeles, CA on 5/13/2018

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Wow what a difference, much clearer bass , no more distortion excellent product.

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SubDude !!!!

Max from Pembroke Pines, FL on 4/26/2018

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Excellent , I cannot believe the difference in the sound of the Subwoofer. Deep bass sound very little ringing.

Pros: Pounding bass.

Cons: None

Great Bang for the Buck

Jim from Byrnes Mill, MO on 2/17/2018

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I cannot believe the sonic difference these things made in my rig. We have a concrete basement floor with killer padding and carpet, but I've broken at least a dozen wine glasses by bouncing them out of the glass racks... on the other side of the basement. I run a Yamaha RX-A2060 with an Emotiva seven channel amp on the mains, with a pair of Klipsch Sub 12's and three Polk Monitor 70 Series II for L/R/C. The Atmos speakers are driven by the AVR. The bottom is noticeably tighter, punchier and seems to be more effortless. In fact, I reduced the gain on both subs a bit. Any coloration and muddyness have disappeared, as well. Best money I have ever spent on my theater system at this price point, and I'll be ordering two more for my studio, too.

Pros: Aesthetically pleasing, perfect size, works as advertised.

Cons: None.

Auralex SubDude-HT™

david from Glendale, AZ on 2/11/2018

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THE AURALEX SUBDUDA-HT WORKS VERY WELL, ESPECIALLY IF YOUR SUBWOOFER IS DOWNWARD FIRING AS MY IS AND IT SITS ON A HARDWOOD FLOOR. IT KEEPS THE BASS TIGHTER AND HELPS WHEN THE VOLUME IS UP. I WOULD HAVE TO TURN THE VOLUME UP AND DOWN AND NO LONGER HAVE TO DO THAT. IT WORKS AS ADVERTISED AND IT REALLY HELPS.

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Leon from Slingerlands, NY on 2/4/2018

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Excellent product from an excellent company

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Worth the money

Chris from Schuykl Havn, PA on 11/1/2017

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I have hardwood floors and had substantial vibrations throughout the house. This platform drastically reduced floor and wall vibrations. Bass sounds more crisp and clear. Nice product.

Pros: Better sounding bass

Cons: None

Works great

John from Syracuse, ny on 8/6/2017

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I have a 1000 watt rms sub, and the subdude platform drastically lowered vibrations and resonance. Works as advertised.

Pros: Virtually eliminated random resonance and tightened up the bass.

Cons: I have a monster sub, it required 2 of the xl size platforms.

Vibrations be gone!

Thomas from Spencerport, NY on 7/30/2017

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After I placed my subwoofer on the isolation platform and the vibrations were suppressed significantly! No more vibrating windows or other rattling! Totally awesome product!

Pros: Very light, no assembly, works extremely well!

Cons: None

Bass enhancer

Nicholas J from Saginaw,mi on 6/22/2017

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Does help make the bass cleaner and sound more efficient, controls the vibrations in my house !

Pros: Helps control the bass

Cons: No cons

Excellent value

Duane from Shrewsbury.nj on 4/17/2017

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They work I have 2 subs and they where vibrating everything and after installing the subdudes what a difference

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No more wall vibrations!

Jim from Milton, FL on 8/29/2016

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Great item! I was having issues with my large Polk Audio subwoofer vibrating items on wall behind it and causing irritating noises.The Auralex pad completely absorbed all vibrations from the sub, and I now have a much cleaner and clearer bass sound coming from the sub!

Pros: Looks nice under subwoofer, and matches subwoofer color and style.

Cons: None

Sub platform

Supra from Oklahoma on 1/14/2016

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The platform does what it is made to do and elevates the subwoofer to a hierarchical scale.

Pros: Function and appearance

Cons: none

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Product Research

Features

Subwoofer Isolation Platform: The Auralex SubDude-HT is a low-profile subwoofer isolation platform and is perfect for small subwoofers in home theaters and hi-fi systems. The SubDude-HT subwoofer isolation platform utilizes Auralex technology and carefully chosen combination of specialized materials to instantly diminish structural vibrations, resulting in cleaner and tighter bass, reduced coloration and a more accurate low-frequency response.

Sound Improvements: The SubDude-HT is an incredibly effective isolation platform that instantly improves your subwoofer's performance. This carefully engineered solution allows the true sound of your sub to come through by negating resonance artifacts.

  • Dramatically reduces structural vibrations through walls, floors & ceilings.
  • Preserves the accuracy of the original audio track.
  • Tightens bass and increases low-end clarity.

Construction: The Auralex SubDude-HT features a functionally inert 3/4", velour-covered, MDF platform supported by a 1" base layer of sturdy Auralex Platfoam that is an effective isolation boundary to decouple the subwoofer from the floor underneath. This combination of materials dramatically diminishes structural vibrations and resonances, resulting in reduced coloration, tighter bass and a perceived extension of the subwoofer's low-frequency response.

Compatibility: The Auralex SubDude-HT is great for home theater & hi-fi large-size subwoofers weighing up to 300lbs. The SubDude-HT measures 18.0625" (w) x 1.8125" (h) x 22.0625" (d).

The Auralex Guarantee: All Auralex foam products have been specially engineered for maximum acoustical performance, increased longevity, flame retardancy, and great looking aesthetics. 

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

My klipsch is on a wood floor [ floyd  Apr 27, 2018 ]
I chose this product in the hopes of reducing bass transfer to the rest of my house (and my neighbors') [ David  Mar 20, 2018 ]
Isolating vibration through the floor will help keep the bass cleaner, my old house has many vibration points [ B  Mar 18, 2018 ]
have heard great things about this product . [ David  Feb 24, 2018 ]
Remove room vibrations. [ TROY  Dec 27, 2017 ]
Hardwood floors create a rattling noise in my living room and need to isolate the noise of my Klipsh subwoofer vibrations. [ DAVID  Dec 03, 2017 ]
Good reviews. Recommended. [ Serge  Oct 01, 2017 ]
I already have one, and with the purchase of another sub, this works well. [ GERARD  Aug 26, 2017 ]
The other was too small [ Shawn  May 25, 2017 ]
House is rattling from sub woofer. [ Michael  Apr 07, 2017 ]
My Kilpsch subwoofers are shaking my new house so badly that it sounds like the whole place is about to fall down around me! This product has excellent reviews on the internet, and I'm hoping these will help reduce or eliminate the rattling walls and ceiling. [ Christopher  Feb 28, 2017 ]
I have a massive JL Audio E112 subwoofer on wood floors. The pad is to reduce vibration during HT / movie watching. [ Josh  Mar 15, 2016 ]

4 questions already asked

I am not sure sound wise...I purchased to protect my hardwood floors. With that said my JL Audio sub sounds amazing, but I couldn't tell you if there would be any difference with the sub sitting directly on the hardwood. Again, mine is just for floor protection. [ WILLIAM K  Mar 12, 2018 ]
I think they are great! It reduces the vibration you would normally get on tile flooring or concrete. [ Serge  Mar 12, 2018 ]
We do not ship internationally; only to the U.S. and it's territories. https://www.crutchfield.com/Support/international.aspx For the U.S. version of the Velodyne SPL-1200II powered sub, the larger SubDude-HT would be required. [ Ryan  Mar 08, 2018 ]  Staff
The SubDude-HT measures 18.0625" (w) x 1.8125" (h) x 22.0625" (d). [ Serge  Dec 26, 2017 ]
Can't say it will for sure it depends on how the speaker stands on its base. [ DAVID  Dec 24, 2017 ]
As long as it isn't too much larger than, 18" W x 22.25" D [ Ronald Dale  Dec 24, 2017 ]
IT should work fine with speakers but has a large footprint specifically for subwoofers. I would recommend speaker isolation pads instead. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_927MOPADXL/Auralex-MoPAD-XL.html?tp=68326&omnews=13967619 [ Surjeet  Oct 25, 2017 ]
Never thought to try that but my guess is that it would. You'll need to be careful as most floor standing speakers have spikes or feet that might be unstable on one of these. [ Dennis  Oct 23, 2017 ]
That is an excellent question and my answer would be yes. I have a 2 story home with wooden floors on the upper level with two large sub woofers. I bought one of these to see how it worked before purchasing the 2nd one. They work great and eliminated all vibrations. I actually have one of my home speakers stacked on top of one of my sub woofers. I see no reason why it would not work the same for a home speaker placed directly on top. [ RANDY  Oct 23, 2017 ]
That is an excellent question and my answer would be yes. I have a 2 story home with wooden floors on the upper level with two large sub woofers. I bought one of these to see how it worked before purchasing the 2nd one. They work great and eliminated all vibrations. I actually have one of my home speakers stacked on top of one of my sub woofers. I see no reason why it would not so the same for a home speaker placed directly on top. [ RANDY  Oct 23, 2017 ]
Yes definitely. [ Serge  Oct 23, 2017 ]
Yes it will. The foot print of the pad will be large for most speakers. [ Richard  Oct 23, 2017 ]
Yes it does [ John  Oct 22, 2017 ]
It works perfect. Improves markedly. [ John  Oct 22, 2017 ]
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