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#275197 - 2018-04-16 18:22 DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade *****
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Folks,

I made the query through my Dealer as to whether Meridian would make their DSP8000SE Aluminium Head Unit feet available as a part and whether they can be retrofitted into the threaded sockets in the legacy head unit and bass units.

Much to my surprise and joy, the answers were yes and yes !

Their cost is £15 per foot assembly (foot and cup) so £45 per speaker or £90 a pair. 12 of these are on their way to me so I will take some photos once they are received and installed.

Personally I think they are far more aesthetic looking than the original black head unit feet. We can't get the clamp rings on SE upgraded legacy 8000's but it is nice to know that Meridian has made the head unit feet available.

You can also buy a complete DSP8000 bass unit foot assembly for £65 each should anyone require one, as I did !


Cheers,


Steve M


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#275199 - 2018-04-16 19:28 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Steve M]
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Thanks for sharing Steve,

I’m with you re the aesthetics and also surprised ... as this is contrary to my understanding.

Looking forward to hearing you get on fitting them and seeing the photos of course.

Regards,
Carl


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#275206 - 2018-04-17 06:59 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Carl]
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That's good news for those who might be able to take advantage. Remarkably modest pricing too!


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#275381 - 2018-04-23 15:14 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Not'arf]
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Would someone know what's the thread diameter of these feet?
Thanks


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#275390 - 2018-04-23 16:32 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Jeje]
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So is it just the cups changed and not the pin?

Million dollar question- sound any different?

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#275392 - 2018-04-23 17:05 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Carl]
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Carl,

As requested.

I collected my DHL package today and installed the DSP8000SE feet on my two SE upgraded DSP8000 Legacy v1 speakers tonight. The first picture shows a set of 3 SE head unit feet with different aspects. Note the two holes in the side of the foot. This is for inserting a small Philips Head screwdriver for tightening up the foot to the socket on the base of the head unit. Don't overtighten these as if you try and back them out, the threaded socket will also back out from the base of the head unit.



The first surprise is that the only change is to the feet on the underside of the head unit. The original spikes located in the bass unit are retained in-situ to mate with the new feet. The following photo shows the old Legacy feet stack-up versus the new SE feet stack-up along with the bass unit spike on its own, all sitting on the counter. The difference in swallow is very noticeable (more on this later) as are the aesthetics. Also note the rubber washer on the old head unit legacy foot. I chose not to put this on the SE foot in order for the new SE foot to sit flush with the base of the head unit. Leaving it out also helps close the overall gap between the head unit and the top of the bass unit.



A front on view of the installed set of new SE feet on one speaker is shown below. Excuse the photo being upside down but I tried 3 times to get it posted the correct way up and gave up ! Note the photo was taken before I decided to see if I could get the holes in the feet aligned with the sides of the cabinet. This is easily done by removing each foot and making the required adjustment with an allen key in the centre of the foot socket in the underside of the head unit.




Here is a close up before photo of a legacy foot with the tape measure in place. Hard to tell due to the perspective but the gap was a smidge under 20mm.



The last photo is a close up of the installed SE foot with the tape measure in place. The new gap was 18mm, most of which came from leaving the rubber disk off of the new SE foot that the old legacy foot had in place.



Was this a worthwhile exercise.......ABSOLUTELY ! Sitting back in the lounge, they just simply look better. Only a small change but very noticeable.

£15 per SE foot and £45 per speaker. A pittance of the original cost and a pittance of the SE Upgrade cost. After shelling out the cost of upgrading a pair of DSP8000v1 or v2 speakers with SE electronics, the only visual noticeable difference are the new tweeters. On the occasional time that you turn the main power back on to the speakers, you are also reminded in the display briefly when it flashes "8000SE".

I have another pair or Legacy 8000's but the SE Upgrade is still yet to happen but the head unit feet retrofit will happen tomorrow, as I ordered a dozen feet to cover all 4 speakers, which I am now very glad I did.

For the life of me, I cannot understand why Meridian don't include the three head unit SE feet in the SE upgrade electronics package box given the relative difference in the cost of the feet and the overall cost of the upgrade ?

Anyway, if Meridian aren't going to include these, the dealers such as Rick, Bruce, et al, should all automatically order the SE feet to come with each Upgrade package, whether the extra cost is passed on not and here is the main reason why !

The head units are FAR more stable on the bass unit with these SE feet. The new feet swallow more of the bass unit spike and it is a tighter fit around the spike. They are what I would call less sloppy, when you physically try to laterally move the head unit. Not that I want my 4 year old son to play with them but I have far less fear of an accident now, than I did before.

Well, those are my thoughts and my recommendation is that if you are a non SE DSP8000 owner, do yourself a favour and retrofit these SE feet.

Carl, have no idea why I couldn't get the that photo to come out the right way. 3 attempts and gave up, even reversing the correct orientation to upside down and uploading it hoping it would correct itself, but to no avail.


Cheers,


Steve M


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#275393 - 2018-04-23 17:14 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Jeje]
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Jeje,

These threads are identical to the same sockets in DSP6000 bass and head units as well along with the DSP8000v1, v2 and SE's. Might be my next project down the line !

What were thinking of doing ?


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Steve M


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#2: 6000s, 6000C, 5000s, 6000s, 568.2mm, 598DP, 511
#3: 5500s, 5000C, 5000s, 561, 800v3, 518
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#275394 - 2018-04-23 17:19 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Ogri]
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Ogri,

I snuck the package in and opened it after my better half went to bed. All of this was done late so no chance to listen to them yet.

Yes they have redesigned the upper cup as you call it. I made the assumption that the spike is unchanged as I never received any lower bit in the package.

Off to bed now as it is 2:45am here. Yes I am a night owl !


Ciao


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#275397 - 2018-04-23 17:48 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Steve M]
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The factory SE head supports look like this, note no more black plastic disks.



The rear support is inverted on this pair *, not sure if this is correct or not.

Regards
Carl

* image taken by me at Rick’s SE shoot out.


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#275416 - 2018-04-24 06:38 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Carl]
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On 6ks, it can be pin on top or cup on top. From memory, there is more thread on one side, allowing the pin to be screwed in further and hence a reduced gap between head and base. I was always curious which was correct but concluded pin deep.

In theory, this arrangement is for isolation, so the least “coupling” the better. Sitting comfortably- good, held on- bad?

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#275419 - 2018-04-24 07:57 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Ogri]
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I’m not sure about these feet on my 6ks, the colour will clash with my gold stripe, won’t it?


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#275420 - 2018-04-24 08:36 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: dpstjp]
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Originally Posted By dpstjp
I’m not sure about these feet on my 6ks, the colour will clash with my gold stripe, won’t it?
Get out the blow torch and temper them to the desired colour...

... or get some knocked up in brass, probably cost no more than £20 at a machine shop!


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#275470 - 2018-04-25 13:49 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Carl]
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Carl,

That photo would have been very handy to have sent to my Dealer when I originally made my inquiry. I could not find any photo that showed the whole foot assembly clearly.

I have gone back to my Dealer with this photo and he is checking with Meridian if the steel base spike can be supplied and is compatible with the existing threaded socket in the DSP8000 bass unit.

I peeled off one of the black plastic disks from one of my sockets. It came off easily and appeared to be held by a small circle of Tarzan Grip type rubberised clue which easily cleans up. I took a photo for reference. I am sure the steel spikes shown in your photo will have the same thread for the existing socket and will be compatible.

Will keep everyone posted when I have an answer back.

Strange about the rear foot being reversed ! The thread form in both sockets is identical so they can go either way. Meridian might think it is easier to lower the rear of the head unit down with a spike pointing down to locate the cup, after connecting the head unit cable.


Cheers,


Steve M




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#275477 - 2018-04-25 14:55 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: dpstjp]
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dpstjp,

I knew it would be a simple and quick exercise so I transferred the DSP8000SE cups to the DSP6000 head units in order to show what they look like, despite your concerns of the contrasting gold stripe.

The first photo shows an angled view with the original DSP6000 head unit cup and spike assemblies. Apologies for the sideways photos but I ran into the same problem as the other night.





The second photo shows an angled view of DSP6000 head unit with the SE cups installed.





The last photo is a front on view of the DSP6000 with SE cups installed.





Again I think the SE cups again look aesthetically more attractive than the original cups, and don't appear to clash too much with the gold stripe given that they are recessed.

Ogri previously mentioned that he thought that the original DSP6000 head unit cup and spike could be reversed but I found that the cup could not be screwed into the bass unit with the black plastic glass insert still in place. If it is removed, the cup only screwed in a couple of threads. The spike screwed into the head unit okay but when mated with the cup on the bottom, the spike actually stuck out far more from the cup. This resulted in the head unit gap to the bass box being even greater and the appearance uglier. This extra height is due to the fact that some of the spike length is normally taken up by the thickness of the glass top plate when it is installed in the bass box socket. Therefore I wouldn't recommend reversing these.

There is no problem reversing the cup and spikes on DSP8000's, as there is no glass plate thickness to be accounted for.

The above comment relates specifically to the original head unit feet assemblies supplied with the DSP6000 speakers. As Ogri has pointed out in his post below, Meridian eventually released stainless steelhead unit feet assemblies for the DSP6000 as shown in his following post. The photo on the short head stainless steel spine with a felt backed stainless disk is identical to the SE spike shown in the previous DSP8000SE photo posted by
Carl. These assemblies can definitely be reversed.

I cannot hear any change for the better or worse after changing over to SE cups on my DSP8000's so consideration of this retrofit is just purely a matter of personal aesthetic taste.


Cheers,


Steve


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#2: 6000s, 6000C, 5000s, 6000s, 568.2mm, 598DP, 511
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Edited by Steve M; 2018-04-25 23:02. Edit Reason: Incorrect Info
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#275478 - 2018-04-25 15:17 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Steve M]
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Steve,

That's very kind of you to do this.

It looks like the reflection from the black of the DSP is muting the shiny aluminium finish of the spikes. They do look nicer formwise, I'll agree.


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#275479 - 2018-04-25 15:31 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: dpstjp]
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dpstjp,

It was no trouble and I wanted to see for myself also.

The photo was taken at night in a room where the lighting is not particularly bright. In a well lit room, particularly with sunlight, I am sure the stainless steel (aluminium ?) cups would be much shinier.

Maybe a light coating of gold paint will improve the match !


Cheers,


Steve M


#1: 8000s, 5500HC, 8000s, 861v8, 800Dv4, HD621
#2: 6000s, 6000C, 5000s, 6000s, 568.2mm, 598DP, 511
#3: 5500s, 5000C, 5000s, 561, 800v3, 518
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#275480 - 2018-04-25 15:36 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Steve M]
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About the 6ks: how do you get the heads to stay on like that on their sides? Lashing of special sticky sauce?

About the inverted foot at the rear of an 8k head: my SEs came with the heads already footed, and all three feet were installed the same way up.


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#275481 - 2018-04-25 15:47 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Ludwig]
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These make me miss my 6Ks with their floaty little heads. Considering a pair of 8K SLs; will have to insist on these new swanky cone bits if I get a pair!


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#275483 - 2018-04-25 16:47 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Steve M]
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Steve,

Thanks for taking the time to post both the info and photos about the 8k feet and these screw/cup feet. Fascinating!

Cheers

George

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#275485 - 2018-04-25 16:54 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Mr Meridian]
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There’s another variant of pin, quite a nice aluminium version. Try as I might, having re read the instructions, I can’t get the image in the gallery, hey ho!

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#275486 - 2018-04-25 17:56 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Ogri]
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Ogri,

That would explain what you were recalling then !

The Gallery upload is tricky the first time you use it as I had to learn the other night.

Although it says the maximum upload file size should be less than 2Mb, I found it would only upload successfully if I kept the image size to less than 1Mb. I sent photos to my computer from my iPhone via email and learned to select a file size when sending less than 1Mb. I also edited photos by cropping before sending.

Once you select your file, hit upload and then after you see the file name uploaded, select no more uploads. At this point you must have a comment in the post before you hit Submit. The photo will not be shown if you select preview.

Once you successfully create an image post, you copy the image link in order to paste it in your new post in the forum after you select the image icon above.

Good luck with it. Curious to see these nice aluminum versions.


Cheers,


Steve M


#1: 8000s, 5500HC, 8000s, 861v8, 800Dv4, HD621
#2: 6000s, 6000C, 5000s, 6000s, 568.2mm, 598DP, 511
#3: 5500s, 5000C, 5000s, 561, 800v3, 518
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#275493 - 2018-04-25 20:56 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Steve M]
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A 6k pin variant, weighs like aluminium but the thread looks like steel. Felt pad on the underside.



(So close and yet so far...) pic appears to be in the gallery anyway...

Mod edit:
The uploaded file had a .jpeg extension rather than .jpg
The forum software is fussy, but there is a workaround by editing the gallery img tag in the post from .jpeg .jpg ... which I’ve just done.

Edited by Carl; 2018-04-25 21:35.
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#275500 - 2018-04-25 23:10 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Ogri]
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Ogri,

Thanks for getting this photo up and I have made the appropriate edit above. Apologies, can’t know, what you don’t know !

I believe this spike to be exactly the same as what Meridian is using as the spike for the DSP8000SE speaker. The spike has the short head which is the same length as used for the DSP8000v1 & v2’s. With no glass on top of the DSP8000 bass unit, the spike will screw in the full amount and as you mention the integral disk is felt backed.

I will pass this photo on to my dealer as well.

Thanks,


Steve M


#1: 8000s, 5500HC, 8000s, 861v8, 800Dv4, HD621
#2: 6000s, 6000C, 5000s, 6000s, 568.2mm, 598DP, 511
#3: 5500s, 5000C, 5000s, 561, 800v3, 518
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#275965 - 2018-05-12 12:28 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Steve M]
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Folks,

It’s taken several weeks to hear back from my dealer but I can finally confirm that the stainless steel spikes as shown above by Ogri officially retail from Meridian at £16.36 each.


Cheers,


Steve M


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#2: 6000s, 6000C, 5000s, 6000s, 568.2mm, 598DP, 511
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#275970 - 2018-05-12 13:02 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Steve M]
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Cool, thanks for the update... they look so much better than those plastic disks.

Regards
Carl


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#277829 - 2018-07-09 13:02 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Carl]
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Folks,

I have waited on receiving my stainless steel spikes from Meridian to complete my original order first before announcing some disappointing news. Meridian has informed a dealer, who informed me with a PM, that he was told Meridian will no longer supply the retrofit stainless steel cups and spikes.

I can only assume that the margin on these for Meridian is miniscule and that the associated administration in dealing with the orders and then the delivery to the dealers, is not worth their time. Sounds a similar story to stopping the online access to firmware updates, where they found after getting the customers to deal directly with their dealers, they saved considerable time on their support line previously spent helping customers trying to do updates themselves.

There must have been a several of us that did get their order in before Meridian intervened though, which is still a plus for those who acted quickly.

Cheers,

Steve M


#1: 8000s, 5500HC, 8000s, 861v8, 800Dv4, HD621
#2: 6000s, 6000C, 5000s, 6000s, 568.2mm, 598DP, 511
#3: 5500s, 5000C, 5000s, 561, 800v3, 518
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#277830 - 2018-07-09 13:15 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Steve M]
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Well done on getting in quick, surely this comes under customer service/relationship? Seems to be a mystery to Meridian these days, I always thought they could and probably should have been part of the SE upgrade.


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#277833 - 2018-07-09 15:31 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Ratbert]
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Hi Ratbert,

I totally agree with you that for the relatively small added cost, it would have been a no-brainer to have included the SE feet in the upgrade package.

Oddly my new spikes came in a bag marked Ruby 8000 spikes. I looked at the photo of the 40th Anniversary Ruby Edition on Duncan's Meridian Info and the SE cup and spikes are clearly seen in the photo so they were out earlier than we realised.


Cheers,


Steve M


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#3: 5500s, 5000C, 5000s, 561, 800v3, 518
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#277835 - 2018-07-09 18:49 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Steve M]
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Correct. They are on the Ruby 8k.


Rgds,
Nick

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#277840 - 2018-07-09 22:09 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: ncpl]
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Hi Nick,

The photo of the Ruby edition speakers for everyone's benefit.




Cheers,


Steve M


#1: 8000s, 5500HC, 8000s, 861v8, 800Dv4, HD621
#2: 6000s, 6000C, 5000s, 6000s, 568.2mm, 598DP, 511
#3: 5500s, 5000C, 5000s, 561, 800v3, 518
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#277841 - 2018-07-09 22:28 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Steve M]
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If there is a real requirement for the upgrade feet for the head, a group buy should be organised to get some made by a bespoke machining company, the design is simple enough and they could probably be had at a much cheaper price.

On a separate note, those 8000 base feet always look wrong and in my option ruin the aesthetic; big in the front and small in the rear, like a cheap 80s midi system from Amstrad.


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#277842 - 2018-07-09 22:41 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Syles]
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8ks rest on 3 large identical feet ... those small “feet” don’t normally touch the floor unless the speaker is knocked and tips over to one side.

I agree they could be prettier mind.

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Carl


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#277844 - 2018-07-10 06:07 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Carl]
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The rear 'stubby' feet can be removed (at owners risk obviously) I seem to remember ncpl removing his on the recommendation of two trusted individuals?


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#277845 - 2018-07-10 06:50 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Ratbert]
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They could have at least styled the 'outriders' to look like the main 3...


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#277846 - 2018-07-10 06:59 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Not'arf]
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I guess so, the speaker design is 18 years old now.


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#277847 - 2018-07-10 07:34 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Ratbert]
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@ratbert
Correct... I took the little stubby feet off. The 8k are very stable on the 3 main feet. It takes quite a push to get them to tilt.


Rgds,
Nick

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#277855 - 2018-07-10 12:53 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Ratbert]
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Originally Posted By Ratbert
The rear 'stubby' feet can be removed (at owners risk obviously)
Thinking about it I'm not surprised, but I didn't know that.
Thanks for tip.

Regards
Carl


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#277857 - 2018-07-10 13:51 Re: DSP8000 Head Unit SE Feet Upgrade [Re: Carl]
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Surely the extra bits (stubbies) were only an afterthought to meet Health and Safety requirements.
Hector


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