QUICK GUIDE FOR SELECTING THE RIGHT BRASS FOOTER
Under components with flat metal or hard-surfaced bottoms: 2" Micropoint Heavyfeet (or, even better, 3" Micropoint Megafeet) are our very best footers. They do not work under wood or MDF bottomsnor if there are protrusions like screw heads in the way.
Under components and speakers with wood, MDF or soft plastic bottoms: 2" Triplepoints (or better yet, 3" MegaMounts) sound best. Either footer clears protrusions under 3/16"H. Use Hemispherical Triplepoints if you must avoid dings in the bottom plate, with a small sacrifice in performance.
Under components with heavily corrugated or perforated bottoms: use 2" Heavyfeet (or 3" Megafeet) because flat-topped footers are essential for stable contact with these bottoms.
Under light-weight components or where maximum stability is crucial: attach Threaded Heavyfeet with studs to screw into existing threaded metal holes (we can match your current thread size) or with hanger bolts (i.e., with wood screws) to thread into wood bottoms. Threaded footers are also convenient for frequently moved components but incur a 10% sonic penalty relative to Triplepoints because they have flat rather than sharp point contact.
Under lightweight components: Low Triplepoints and Low MegaMounts are much more stable than full height footers. Though not as stable as threaded footers, Low Triplepoints/MegaMounts sound slightly better.
For mounting on hard surfaces: use the standard Heavyfoot or Megafoot version with the broad, shallow, sharp point for best performance. Our Radiused footers avoid dings on beautiful floors or furniture, but reduce sound quality by roughly 5%. Comparatively, floor protecting discs reduce sound quality by roughly 50%.
For mounting on carpeted surfaces: always use Thin or Thick Carpet footers to spike through the carpet and pad. Nothing sounds good floating on top of carpet.
We offer unattached footers in sets of three to avoid shimming. Using four may require shimming the height of one to compensate for slight unevenness of the surface belowand theres no sonic advantage to using four. Under very narrow tower speakers, we recommend four footers only to add stability. Of course, use four when replacing four threaded factory feet. Please call 1-888-236-2753 to order footers as sets of four or a la carte.