Feet For FR -30s

I’m concerned that the feet supplied with the speakers for hard floors might permanently dent my vinyl plank flooring. If anyone has experience with this I would appreciate hearing from you.

Or what 3rd party feet might I use, I’m surprised something wasn’t included?

Possibly the Gaias. I am using them to good effect on my Pure Audio Project speakers.

Gaia isolation feet

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My FR20’s are on a rug but I use Herbie’s giant decoupling sliders under them, largely so that they are at least somewhat moveable. I can’t claim to have done much in the way of listening tests with and without them. As mentioned, the Isoacoustic Gaias would seem to be another possibility. Here’s a link to the sliders:


Thanks both of you


I also have used the Herbies sliders for many years. My speakers are lighter than the FR20s, so I’m not sure just how they would work in your system (Herbie’s site probably has maximum weight info). But I’ve been happy with them and they do enable me to move the speakers while protecting the floors.

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If you are planning on keeping the spikes on your speakers, I also highly recommend you give the Herbie’s decoupling sliders a listen.

They are very fairly priced and I think their design and purported efficacy makes sense; in that they should prevent vibrations from bouncing back up through the spikes and/or prevent vibrations originating outside of the speakers from traveling up through the spikes and into the speaker cabinets (at least that’s the claim/theory as I understand it).


Yes, Gaias are an aftermarket option (with the M8 fasteners). You can also remove the spiked tip from the stock feet.

We also had a customer on the forum here use the SVS subwoofer feet on his, since he wanted rubber feet.


So you mean after I have the the speakers in their final position just remove the sliders ?

No you leave the sliders under the spikes as that decouples the speaker from the floor. Another alternative is that they also come in a “studded” version that replaces the spikes altogether. I have used both types.

Thanks for all the suggestions, think I’ll go with the Herbies if they can handle the 230# load I need.

For what it’s worth I’ve also long used the Herbies giant sliders under my Wilson Sophia 3’s (165 pounds each, front spikes on rug and rear on sprung hardwood), with good results.

Thks, I’ve written them to see if the their Decoupling Sliders will handle the 230#

Are the FR-30’s that weight each or is that the weight for a pair?

Well I actually wondered the same thing, manual says 230 so I assumed it’s each, guess I should confirm… they are pretty heavy though. But doubt they only weigh 115.

It must be 230 pounds for each speaker. My FR20s are listed as 133 pounds and that’s definitely each speaker.

Yes I concluded same thing

I did not find this thread sooner. I have been researching for an aftermarket footers/pad for FR-30.

J. Sachweh from Hifi2die4 did a nice review on FR-30 using SSC Big Magicpoint. I asked him about these footers, and he told me he has tested many and found these to be the best. However, they are not selling in the US, and I did not find this product in their own website either. At $150 each they are not cheap but is more reasonable than Gaia Titan Theis or Mapleshade Brass footer. I sent an email to the Germany company that sells SSC, but so far, I have not heard anything back yet.

Then there is Herbie. They have a product called giant decoupling glider with titanium option that looks very interesting. At $43 each it is a great bargain compared to many others I was looking at (including footers from AliExpress). I believe these are as good as SSC in improving SQ from FR-30 (and other speakers).

Anyone has experience with Herbie’s giant gliders? Anyone has tried other footers (other than Gaia)?


Using the Herbies on FR 30’s. Happy with purchase and doing business with Herbies is a breeze…

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I’ve got the Herbie’s Titanium Gliders for my FR20, mainly because I used them under my prior Vandersteen 5. My main attraction to them was the “slider” piece since the Vandersteen were heavy (180 lb) and with only three spikes/feet they were, shall we say, a (word that rhymes with “which”) to move. Since I needed some kind of cone cup for the FR20 (I have a vinyl tile floor) I just bought two more gliders. Now the speakers are relatively easy to slide and are decoupled from the floor. Do I notice better sound? I’d like to think so but it took me a while to install and my aural memory is not so good.


Thanks! Herbie’s own website says Titanium Gliders produce excellent results!

But they are out-of-stock with no estimation on availability! They must be popular (for that price of course).

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