Isolation platforms for Cube Audio Jazzon speakers

Townshend platforms are clearly excellent, but are there any more affordable alternatives?  I can't drill into the bottom of the speakers.  At the moment, I have the speakers on MDF pieces of wood supported on the corners with rubber/foam/rubber clad pads and really have no complaints, but I know how much SQ improvement I got with Iso-Acoustics GAIA footers under my Spatial Audio speakers, but have no way to mount them on the open bottom of the Jazzon speakers.  Thanks for any suggestions.


I looked up your speakers and they have spikes on the bottom to keep them off the floor, correct?  Symposium platforms are stainless steel, so you would have to use a disk under the spikes. Look up Symposium Svelte Shelf and you’ll find it. That aside, do you find that raising the speakers up on a platform improves the sound?  I’ve met so many people who knee jerk into putting platforms and footers under everything and it’s not always an improvement IMO. 

I like Townshend isolation products too as the reviews are universally stellar in the improvements they bring, but they’re pricey as you’re aware.  That got me looking into other spring-based products that may provide similar benefits at a more affordable price point and found these.  They can handle up to 50kg (set of 4) so should work for your speakers, they’re adjustable to customize sound to your liking, users seem very happy with them, and a set of 8 is only $50.  At that price I think they’re well worth a try.  Just another option FWIW, and best of luck.


Thanks for the reply.  The Cubes have fixed rubber dome pads on the rear and come with spikes to raise the front of the speakers to provide a proper opening for bass response on the bottom of the speakers.  I don't fancy the appearance of the tilt to the speakers so i am using the rubber/foams sandwich pads under them at the moment.  The Symposium devices are nearly as costly as the Townshend gear.


I am gonna give the Nobsound springs a whirl. I have them under my sub and they are effective and affordable.  I reckon that I will ultimately try the Townshend Siesmic Bars at the cost of about $1K.  They would solve two problem:  they have about .75" of elevation from my carpet to allow the bass response and they are stellar for taming speaker vibrations. But, I will try the springs first.  Thank you for the suggestion. 



Ha.  Shocked you already have them!  I’d be very interested in your thoughts on how they work with your speakers.  Honestly, the cynical part of me thinks springs kinda work the same way (differing tensions notwithstanding) and that these should capture a good chunk of what the Seismics do.  Then again, the devil’s always in the details and Townshend may well have some secret sauce in there that takes them to another level entirely, albeit at a much dearer price.  Gotta love this hobby. 

@whitestix If you haven’t already done so, search the Nenuphar thread for posts related to your question. Others have tackled this.

I use Eden Sound Audio’s traditional brass spikes for the fronts and their hemispikes (with adhesive) for the rears of the Nenuphars.

What’s most important is to maintain the angle of the speaker cabinet.

Milimeters of change in cabinet height will "giveth or taketh away" due to TQWT enclosure and it’s bottom porting. Your room flooring, speaker positioning, and room are also ’actors’ in this play. : )