Follow-up to the fred I started over on HFCF:
Well I picked-up the bespoke spike-holder/protectors from Andi in Basingstoke yesterday evening - and first-up I have to say what aStand-Up bloke:dude:: not only can he read my mind with regard to making what I was looking for, but he brews a wicked cup of tea And spins a mean disc - destroyed my anti-Quad 11/12/21/22L speaker predjudice in the process!
And then there's that carbon-fibre/ally/MDF stand he's made - trust me, the photos do it NO justice - gorgeous!
It was pretty late when I got back home, but I had time to do a quick side-by-side comparison with the rubber feet I got from Maplins:
and Andi's beautifully turned aluminium discs - complete with dense foam pads on the underside:
...well - the Maplins feet certainly do the job of protecting the stone slab, but even compared to standing on the bouncy floorboards, they still reduce the imaging focus. I wasn't sure if it was them, or the fact that the whole construct is stood on a flexible base...
So I tried Andi's disks -
back came the imaging... and then some, this is actually the cleanest sound I've yet had from these far-from-murky speakers, and into the bargain, bass boom - only very rarely a problem - has been tamed to nothing - landlord pleaser!
A Right Result - my very sincere gratitude to Andi for taking the initiative to make these - from my experience I'd say you have a marketable commodity (I even got a couple of spares!
), though admittedly it's a specialised market!