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Auralex Acoustics Studio Monitor Isolation Pads 1 Pair MOPAD
Sold in pairs so they can accommodate many different sizes of monitors, including monitors placed horizontallyA pair includes 2 base pieces and 2 angling piecesBase pieces are 12" Long x 4" Wide x 1" Thick with 100 Pound limitationEnhances sonic clarity of studio monitors by eliminating sympathetic resonance within the roomYields a tighter, more precise bass response while un-masking otherwise obscured higher frequenciesIncreases clarityReduces colorationDesigned to accommodate various sizes of monitors, each set of mopeds will support a pair of monitors
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44 Reddit comments about Auralex Acoustics Studio Monitor Isolation Pads 1 Pair MOPAD:

u/professorlamp · 16 pointsr/battlestations

Yes and no. You should put the sub on the ground butttttt, you should decouple it a few inches off the ground so that the vibrations don't travel through surfaces.

Audio engineers use these but you might find that £30 is a bit overkill

Some books will probably do the job, though not as good as those mopads.

By the way, this advice goes for speakers too (not just subs). Don't have them directly on the surface, have them off of it by a few inches

If you really care, you can read more above.

u/Pnume · 8 pointsr/audiophile


Also: I'd put isolation pads under 'em.

u/3wayhandshake · 5 pointsr/audiophile

These are really small and very popular.

The ideal/easiest material for this is foam.

u/hdawg19 · 4 pointsr/battlestations

Check these out! They're really good for speakers sitting straight on the desk

u/raistlin65 · 4 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Dayton Audio SUB1000 is a great budget sub for the money. You would use the inline speaker connections to connect it to your receiver.

Probably help to pull your speakers forward an inch or two so that the drivers are not reflecting off the sides of the hutch on your desk. That would also give the rear ports just a little more room to breathe. And if the tweeters are aimed at your chest, a speaker pad that helps to angle them up towards your ears would probably help

u/mdeckert · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

"Gaaarrrr!! you have to buy top of the line yamaha ones or you're stupid!"

"No I love my cheapie ones they sound so great!"

"You better get some isolation pads."

"I just mix on headphones, it works fine for me."

FWIW I went through a whole long discussion on this and ended up almost spending ~ $200 on these two things, but then I decided I should get something better if I'm going to bother buying monitors (I can't make a whole lot of noise currently so I was chopping for something small):

I'll see it I can't dig up the old thread for you.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/audiophile

The foam is for the surface beneath the speakers ;)

like these

u/Spaghetee · 3 pointsr/edmproduction

Remember to put your monitors on stands or on a thick foam (Auralex makes some good stuff for a relatively cheap price) because if you don't, the low frequencies will travel through the surface and hit you faster than the higher ones, which will screw up your mix (frequencies won't be balanced).

As far as the talking bass goes, you can do some pretty nifty stuff with resampling so I hear, but I'm not a huge fan of it. Using a vocoder won't produce a dubstep-esque talking bass, but it'll resemble more of a robot no matter what your carrier signal is, unless you modulate the shit out of it. If you're doing it to make a name drop or some sort of robotic sentence, it should work but if you're trying to formulate a noise for the drop it'll be a little more challenging.

u/DonnoDoes · 3 pointsr/audio

These should help a little bit, if you don’t have them already. Also, the less surface area your speakers have to the floor, the better - less surface for low freqs to travel through. Speaker stands on another soft material would help.

Then some bass traps and iso pads too. As mentioned bass is tough to isolate, but the more absorbing material the better.

I saw the comment about having her check it out, if it’s possible to hear it from their space that’d help your perspective too, and possible defense. I’m super sensitive to bass, and can sympathize with her, but have also had to deal with noisy neighbors with no solution. Just gotta deal with it.

u/padlock1221 · 3 pointsr/vinyl

A nice looking setup!

Your next step should probably be to isolate the speakers so they're not vibrating your table. These have always worked wonders for me in the studio I work at

Also, nice choice of keyboard (I have the 25) AND interface (I have the regular EIE and love it).

u/pizzalikeus · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

The positioning is pretty good. You could put some fairly cheap foam treatment up to the sides and behind them. It does help but not as much as proper treatment (which you can build yourself with house insulation if you wanted). The bass won't collect too badly there I wouldn't think. It'll be the opposite side of the room, particularly the corners.

This is what I have. It made more of a difference than expected with it just being the foam (experts aren't a fan of it). Bare in mind different brands vary wildly in their effectiveness.

This is the kind of thing I meant for the speakers though. Will stop them vibrating through the stand and affecting the sound. Spikes on the bottom of the stand help too. Apologies if you know all this!

u/Folthanos · 2 pointsr/audiophile

I'm assuming this is happening because you're currently placing your speakers directly on the table (correct me if I'm wrong). What you can do is either place isolation pads underneath your speakers or put them on stands.

The latter option should eliminate most of the reflected sound you're hearing. The goal behind both of these methods is to angle the speakers towards your ears instead of the tabletop and reduce the amount of reflected soundwaves from the table to a minimum, which should improve stereo imaging and produce a more even frequency response.

u/thecommanman · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I have tower speakers on hardwood floors and use Auralex MoPads. These pads can take up to 100lbs so it’s should work with many of the towers. I haven’t tried angling the towers.

u/one2mny · 2 pointsr/vinyl

Oh no, you don't sound rude at all. I'm new to this. So far no skips, but I haven't cranked the volume to high. Is it just the vibrations that can cause issues? I know that the there are some monitor/speaker stands that can help with this, like these:

What do you think? Should I get free standing stands for them?

u/stewie410 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I have, and can recommend, Auralex pads, which are available on Amazon and places like Sweetwater

Just make sure you get the right size for your monitors—I got the regular size for my KRK RP5G2s, but you would need the XLs for 8” monitors.

u/ChinosandStanSmiths · 2 pointsr/AVexchange

My thoughts exactly...

With $360 you can get
the updated version of these speakers + isolation pads + wires

Or buy some red speakers lol

u/23knives · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Neumann KH120s! i have those moniters haha they're bomb-ass titties.

get some Auralex isolation pads for that shit though, 40 bucks.

u/mr_libro · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Don't forget the isolation pads if you purchase those.

u/jelly_battleship · 1 pointr/battlestations

The speakers are Energy RC-10. They've been discontinued for several years now, unfortunately. The foam wedges they are on are Auralex MoPads:

There are cheaper alternatives that I've never used and can't comment on, like these:

And then there are some much more expensive options out there as well, that I've also never used. I bought the mopads years ago when I had a thinner and crappier desk that would vibrate/rattle at higher volumes. It also helps that they angle the speakers up a little bit.

u/Skitch_n_Sketch · 1 pointr/audiophile

How tall do you need them?

If they're going on a desk, Iso Acoustics are a popular option if you can swing the $160 price tag.

Cheaper desk option would just be some angled foam. There's some even cheaper options, I just linked the first one I saw.

For anything floor standing, you've got a ton of options. Can't give you any specific recommendations without a budget, but Sanus has some decent stuff for cheap. Look out for the top plate measurements and weight rating.

Your speakers are 10" wide and 12" deep, so expect some overhang. My speakers are somewhat similar in size and a few pounds heavier, and I use two stands with top plates of 8"x9" and 6.5"x8". I'd shoot for something in that ballpark.

u/conrthomas · 1 pointr/audiophile

Pull your table back (like way back), and point the monitors at you. Otherwise you're playing just music to people behind you and listening to the bass bounce off the wall in front of you.. You could get some mo-pads and use them to point the monitors up at your ears instead of getting super tall (and unstable, and expensive) stands. That is what I've always done for my home DJ-booth.

u/warinthestars · 1 pointr/audio

Acoustic panels are good for "treating" a room, reducing echo & deadening. However, bass is omnidirectional & can't really be "soundproofed." You can try getting isolation pads ) ) butt that's not going to do what you want.

u/rchecka · 1 pointr/vinyl

Low budget trick: Cut 2 Racquet Balls in half to create four "feet" for each speaker. Place each half wide side down under each speaker.

Higher Budget: I use these

u/shadaloo · 1 pointr/battlestations

Speakers are M-Audio BX5a (except these are the 2nd gen) and the stands are Auralex MOPADs

As far as the computer case being a dust magnet, it only attracts dust in the front of the case where the filters for my fans are located. However, there is high airflow within the case which helps with cooling and performance.

u/ledgergc · 1 pointr/audiophile

It's a step in the right direction, but foam such as would be a better option to get or emulate.

u/gen10 · 1 pointr/battlestations

I currently have the JBL 308's sitting on a pair of Auralex MOPADS Are isoacoustic that much better? I was thinking of getting some corner bass traps potentially.

Apart from that the speakers are mostly aimed as a triangle formation tweeters towards ears and both being about the same distance apart from my head. I also have them further away from the wall so the ports have room to breath and aren't knocking air directly back into the port from against the wall.

u/Datastream · 1 pointr/trees

Where the hell are your speaker isolation mats? Shit will resonate terribly as it is...

u/Zelvetical · 1 pointr/DJSetups

Gotta raise the monitors bruh. A pair of similarly sized books under each speaker are the usual go to in a pinch, or you can look into something commercially available like

u/LA-shroomer · 1 pointr/audiophile

How you diggin' those 305s? Get 'em up and on some mopads though.

u/warriorbob · 1 pointr/edmproduction

Not an expert and can't handle all of these but I can have a stab a it...

> What do I do about windows volume?

I haven't used much audio stuff under Win 7 (never 8) but I think there's a way to set the relative levels of different applications relative to the system sound, isn't there? I think it's the "Mixer" link under the volume thing in the system tray?

> I have pretty sensitive ears and after an hour or so of producing, my ears feel really weird.

This sounds kind of like ear fatigue. Is there a particular frequency that stands out? Are there other sounds besides just your speakers?

> I really don't have the volume that loud.

You can get an SPL meter from Radio Shack for about $25. I'd recommend it, as "that loud" seems to be awfully relative. I generally hear to aim for 85 dbSPL, I think C-weighted (that's what I use at home)

> The speakers vibrate a fair bit and make the table vibrate lightly too.

Any chance this has something to do with your fatigue?

Speakers will transmit low frequencies into whatever they're standing on. Generally this isn't super-desirable (although it can sound cool) because it's not going to be as precise as the monitors themselves. There exist little foam risers designed to alleviate this problem.

> How far away should I be from them? / How far apart should they be?

For accuracy, you want (roughly) an equilateral triangle between your head and the speakers, and you want them at ear height if possible. This isn't always possible in small setups (and the acoustic space is often unpredictable/bad enough that these small advantages are eliminated anyway, for example, that reflective glass window right in front of you) but you can experiment. The ideal result is the best accuracy and clarity of sound, not necessarily the most pleasing sound.

Take a look at various pictures of studios and you can get an idea where people tend to put them. Read the comments too, as monitor placement is something a lot of people will comment on when it's suboptimal so hopefully between the two you'll get an idea where they "should" be.

> When I put my ear right up to the woofer, I can hear a light hiss/hum. Normal?

Not necessarily. For some speakers, yes, and in some setups some hiss is unavoidable due to line noise. Read reviews, maybe contact the manufacturer. I don't know anything about the hum - does it do that when no audio cable is plugged in?

Enjoy your new setup!

u/rps13drifter · 1 pointr/audioengineering

No, those are for the bottom the the stands. Reducing contact with the floor will reduce vibration transfer. Honestly look at some of these as well. The idea is to reduce vibration coupling. Both will help.

u/Maddiablo94 · 1 pointr/hometheater

I got this for Xmas, I can’t say there is a huge improvement but I do like it, have my center on both of them angled about 4 deg upwards. Supposed to reduce vibration too which it is on a cheap ikea table. There is also an addition wedge to increase the incline to 8 deg.... (also options for 0 -4 and -8deg declines)

Auralex Acoustics Studio Monitor Isolation Pads (MOPAD

u/wapusvibe · 1 pointr/edmproduction

Auralex Mopads are unreal. Here's an amazon link -

If you have bigger monitors you should pick up the bigger version, my KRK 6s sit on em quite well.

u/l-rs2 · 1 pointr/GearPorn

The wooden bases are very simple open IKEA boxes. I looked, but can't find them on their site any longer. They are very generic though and mostly provide additional height. The foam supports are there to minimize vibration from the monitors. They're like these ones by Auralex, only a bit wider. EDIT Not wider, I use two per speaker. ;)

u/LevitatingSUMO · 1 pointr/Perfectfit

Elevating your monitors is such an awesome thing to do. I just did it a few weeks ago. I'd recommend getting some monitor isolator pads (I have MoPads). they make a huge difference.

u/DlCKFAC3 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Those are definitely some of the best value speakers I think you can get for a desktop system.

You definitely don't need to drill any holes for stands. You have a few options.

Auralex MoPads (If you buy the 4pk you'll get some extra inserts that will allow you to either angle them up to point them more towards your ear.)

Iso-Acoustics small desk stands. I'd recommend these even at their price. They work really well to decouple the speaker from your desk and the amount of adjustment you can do will work for any setup you use now and in the future. Read a few reviews and I think you'll justify the costs ...

Good luck.

u/Mummifiedchili · 1 pointr/hometheater

Yeah I excitedly keep waiting for that tracking number email every time I get a notification on my phone. Also I've been doing a decent bit of research and reading around. Realized my shelves might be somewhat high once the speakers are placed on them.


    Was eyeing something like this to angle the speakers down to actual ear level.

    Depending on where I put the sub, actual stands may fight for space (front right of seating position, in a corner).

    Also when considering ML bookshelf speakers is there any difference at all except the shape of the enclosure between motion 15's and lx16's?
u/fuckingguy · 1 pointr/edmproduction

I know it really does mess with your bass. but I did get these auralex pads for sitting under my monitors.


u/tastytoast · 1 pointr/hometheater

they dont seem to offer any product that would angle the speakers. after doing a little more research i happened upon these which is more in line of what I was thinking.

u/PhlippinPhresh · 1 pointr/edmproduction

I use these but there are similar cheaper options. Any piece of firm foam will work well

u/thatkidnamedrocky · -1 pointsr/hometheater

I had got some of these.

Yeah It seems like they can only hear the Bass. I don,t really want to be the asshole who is blasting there music late at night. But I feel that its at a reasonable level. They want the sound so low that I basically cant hear any detail in my music without headphones. You could stand outside my door and not hear it. It seems like it might be traveling up the walls.

The headphones I currently have are MDR-XB1000 but I find that these leak sound a lot and are louder than my speakers.