Pair of speaker isolation pads
Auralex MoPAD-XL™ - A pair of MoPAD-XL pads under a large, horizontally placed monitor (monitor not included)
Our take on the Auralex MoPAD-XL™ by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
Auralex MoPAD-XL monitor isolation pads keep vibration at bay for better sound from your system.
Instantly improve your speakers' sound
Did you know that vibration transferred from your loudspeakers through your desktop or workstation and your electronics can degrade sound quality? Well, we've found an easy, inexpensive solution: Isolate your speakers from their environment with the Auralex MoPAD-XL monitor isolation pads. Placed under your speakers, these stiff foam pads will decouple your speakers from whatever surface they're sitting on, instantly resulting in purer, more accurate sound. You'll hear greater bass definition, and crisper, cleaner mids and highs.
MoPAD-XLs are just as effective for home speakers as they are for studio monitors. Plus, they can even be used to decouple virtually any electronic device such as laptops or DVD players from the surface they rest on, for better performance.
Choose from 5 listening angles
The MoPAD-XLs include foam wedge adjusters that allow you to tilt your speakers from +8º to -8º to achieve the perfect listening angle. Turning the wedges face down allows the speaker to be set flat.
One MoPAD-XL should be placed under each speaker toward the center for optimum stability. For larger speakers, or monitors placed on their sides, two pads should be used for each speaker. Each MoPAD-XL isolation pad is capable of supporting up to 100 pounds. A pair will support a horizontally positioned speaker up to 200 pounds.
- isolation pads and foam wedge adjusters for two speakers
- decouples speakers from their supporting surfaces to reduce vibration
- improves clarity and reduces sound coloration
- foam wedge adjusters allow speakers to be angled for better sound (-8°, -4°, 0°, +4°, +8°)
- 8-3/4"W x 1-7/8"H x 12"D (without wedge adjusters)
- weight limit: 100 lbs. per isolation pad
- warranty: 60 days
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 2 Speaker isolation pads
- 2 Wedge adjusters
- Free Personalized Room Analysis Form
This was my 2nd purchase of these. I have used them in both the angled and flat configuration. They eliminate vibration very well.
Anonymous, Northfield, VT
Auralex MoPAD-XL™ Reviews
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Speaker Isolation Pads: MoPAD-XL speaker isolation pads provide sonic isolation between your loudspeakers and whatever your speakers are resting on, instantly improving the accuracy of your entire monitoring system. MoPAD-XL is affordable, easy to implement, and really effective at decoupling your speakers from your room and all its contents. MoPAD-XL helps to reduce coloration, increase clarity, and decrease structural resonance.
Compatibility: MoPAD-XL Isolation Pads are designed so that they can be used to support virtually all sizes of bookshelf loudspeakers or recording monitors up to 100 lbs. each. A pair of MoPAD-XLs can support a horizontal center-channel loudspeaker or studio monitor up to 200 lbs.
Wedge Adapters: The patented design allows for five different positioning options. By using the included MoPAD Wedge Adjusters, you can adapt your loudspeakers to listening angles of -8°, -4°, 0°, +4° and +8°.
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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Why did you buy this?
quality product, that does it's job. [ Ronald Dale Apr 08, 2018 ]
My Mackie CR4 monitors will just fit under the Avid workstation monitors and I want to isolate the speaker vibrations from the desktop. I have heard good reports of the MoPads and they seem like the ideal size for my workspace situation. [ Darren Mar 14, 2018 ]
Good reviews. Recommended. [ SERGE Oct 01, 2017 ]
Wanted to improve sound of bookshelf speakers. [ Maria Sep 20, 2017 ]
Good reviews and looks good should help with removing any vibrations [ Kevin Aug 19, 2017 ]
Isolate Bookshelf speakers from desk. [ Brian Jun 06, 2017 ]
I use them as sound insulators between the Main speakers and the upward firing speakers sitting on top of them. Works great! [ Randal May 02, 2017 ]
Small room system where turntable and speakers will be in close proximity to each other. Trying these to reduce unwanted resonances, noise and records skipping. [ Ed Jan 08, 2017 ]
I heard these are the best for isolation, and I'm driving 8" studio monitors on an IKEA desk. Isolation sounds like a good idea in this situation! [ Brent Jun 01, 2016 ]
My front bookshelf speakers are on shelving which makes the tweeters higher than ear-level in the room. I'm using the MoPAD to angle the speakers down 8 degrees to align with ear-level in the listening position. [ Josh Mar 15, 2016 ]
For bookshelf speakers to turn into Atmos speakers! [ Deric Feb 24, 2016 ]
To improve sound. [ Don Feb 01, 2016 ]
1 question already asked
Manufacturer lists dimensions as: 8-3/4"W x 1-7/8"H x 12"D (without wedge adjusters). You'll find this information on the main product page under "Product Highlights". Hope that helps. [ Kenny Feb 29, 2016 ] Staff