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.


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. : )


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. : )

Hi David,

You’ve   owned the Nenuphars speakers for sometime now and are very familiar with their set up characteristics. No doubt your contribution here is very much appreciated and valued. It’s important to recognize the necessity of maintaining the appropriate speaker front tilt alignment.



I put this same question to Cube Audio a while back and got this response:

"Hello Mark,

The simplest way is to make a platform with a slightly larger cabinet outline at a local carpenter, with acoustic polymers placed underneath. It may be a rubber element that dampens vibrations very well. 

We have often seen such solutions in rooms with long pile carpets.

I hope that this solution will be helpful."


Best regards


David Ten infers the efficacy of maintaining the "tilt" angle with the small rubber domes in the rear of the speakers and the spikes in the front to perhaps to give the bottom-firing bass response to be optimal.  I personally dislike speakers with a tilt and at the moment have the speakers level with rubber/foam blocks from McCarr Masters under the corners resting on slightly oversized 1/2" MDF pieces of wood on my carpet.  Not addressed in the response I got from Cube Audio is the issue of whether the opening on the bottom of the Cube speakers is optimized with the factory "tilt" similar to sizing a bass port on the back of speakers, which is not trivial a matter.  

I started with the factory tilt on my thick wool carpet and it clearly muffled the LF response.  Leveled up on the wood platforms with rubber/foam blocks on the corners yielded a massive improvement in the LF as might be expected.

Any thoughts, David?  


@whitestix  Mark, your approach will be (should be) dictated by the type of flooring you have. As you found out with your thick wool carpet having that platform makes sense. What you put under the platform is really your call. I'd encourage you to experiment with platforms of larger square areas and even material...should you be up for it. : )

I know you know this, but writing this out for others who may come across your thread: the reason for the platform is for dispersal of the sound waves from the bottom port (IF the Jazzons / Nenuphars are in a carpeted room, the thicker / deeper the carpet the more critical this becomes).


Regarding the second half of your above post...with respect to the tilted design.

I think we can infer that there were clear headed reasons why Cube chose the design approach they did as they developed these speakers.


HOWEVER, this is a personal hobby and we make our compromises and trade-offs and have our aesthetic preferences.

IF you want your Jazzons LEVEL keep them level.

If, at some point in the future, you want to change things is both an easy fix to make and an easy one to evaluate as an audiophile.