The 40 years I’ve run my CB 72/HC/250 the rubber feet have compressed / collapsed / deteriorated 3x. Usually the 250 being the heaviest sags first, followed by the HC. So it gets that awkward sagging look.
So recently I thought I’d try the following variation. As each box requires 4 feet (total 12),
I bought 24 feet.
With the 250 , after replacing the 4 screwed-in feet, I attached two more feet adjacent to each of the fixed feet (forming a triangle in each corner). So 12 feet under the 250.
With the HC, after replacing the 4 screwed-in feet, I attached another foot adjacent to each of the fixed feet. So 8 feet under the HC.
The 72 I just put 4 new feet, as this box rarely sags with age.
Hopefully this should alleviate the onset of sagging of my Naims for a longer period.
If you need rubber feet or just about anything else look up a company in the USA McMaster Carr. They have a paper catalog that s 6 inches thick. They have nothing to do with audio but if you need just about anything else check them out.
My Naim boxes sit on granite shelves, not the tempered glass of a Fraim. It worked well but we got a small uplift from putting HRS Nimbus Assemblies (I.e. rubbery feet) under the boxes, leaving the real feet in mid-air. I don’t know if they work equally well with other shelving of course, but it’s another option and free to try.
The feet on our slimline Olive boxes went squishy and manky. So when I rested them on the beige carpet in the lounge, they left black marks (four per box, three boxes). My DB was not amused! Multiple applications of carpet cleaner have reduced the marks but failed to get rid of them completely.
Yeah, We’ve got a Meridian 200 series setup in the dining room, that I really need to strip down and clean/refurbish. Along with the gooey feet, the front panels took repeated hits from the “pee” end of our beloved (yes, really ) Burmese kitty, Zebedee (a frequent contributor to the “Pets” thread up until last April).
Many of those very small buttons are gunked up with solidified p……, umm OK, perhaps we don’t need to go any further on a family friendly forum.