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Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side)

You Pay: $37.65
Product Highlights
  • For Pair of Studio Monitors
  • Wedge or Horizontal Placement

Sometimes cheap and easy solutions provide benefits that far outweigh the cost. In this instance, isolating one's monitors from what they are standing on, be it speaker stands or the meter bridge of a console, can provide an instant improvement in bass response and stereo imaging. The MoPAD Monitor Isolation Pads from Auralex provide sonic isolation between monitors and whatever they are resting on, instantly improving the accuracy of the entire monitoring system.

MoPAD Monitor Isolation Pads are affordable, easy to implement and really effective at de-coupling monitors from the room and all its contents. No matter how good the mixing desk, microphones, preamps, cables and other pieces of gear that have been patiently accumulated, one is not truly hearing what the recordings sound like until the monitors are insulated from their environment. Depending on how the monitors are oriented (level or tilted), not all of the eight pieces will be used.

Made of proprietary, high density foam
"Tightens" and increases sonic detail of studio reference monitors, particularly low frequencies
Lightweight and ready to use immediately
Offers five angles for optimal monitoring
Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side)
  • One Set of MoPADs (Four Pieces per Speaker)
  • Ninety (90) Day Warranty - Cosmetically Defective Products that are Uninstalled and As-New May Be Returned for Replacement of Like Products Within Ninety (90) Days of Purchase
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    AuralexMoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side)
     
    4.4

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (32)
    • Versatile (22)
    • Lightweight (20)
    • Good audio (15)
    • Compact (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (30)
      • Professional recording (26)
      • Amateur recording (19)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (27), Professional musician (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Isolation Pad for direction

      I just got this set of Monitor pads to have my monitor speakers to be place on it. They can form in few ways, depending if you are tilting up or tilting down your...Read complete review

      I just got this set of Monitor pads to have my monitor speakers to be place on it. They can form in few ways, depending if you are tilting up or tilting down your speakers towards your ear. It is very important to have speakers aim towards your ear for good "Stereo Image" or "Sweet Spot"The pads can be arrange to let your speakers point straight too.
      It can isolate the speakers form vibration on your table which will lose the sound accuracy.
      These pads are wide enough for most size bookshelf monitor speakers.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Your speakers need to be large/heavy.

      These are great... if you have phatty monitors. I have little Blue Sky EXO2 monitors. You need the pad to compress by 10-15% under the speaker to get proper isolation. Too...Read complete review

      These are great... if you have phatty monitors. I have little Blue Sky EXO2 monitors. You need the pad to compress by 10-15% under the speaker to get proper isolation. Too little and the foam transmits vibes, too much and the vibes go straight to the stand/desk. I ended up cutting what I needed(1") from the length of the pads and using the rest for my sub. I measured the depth that my monitors compressed into the foam, found what that was 15% of, then subtracted a small amount and it came to 1" then cut them with a bread knife. Look up my monitors to get an idea of what to expect. The fact that you have to do this to get the whole story is rediculous. There should be a wight to compression ratio in the description. You could DIY something much cheaper and precalculated to work with YOUR gear.

      Reviewed by 40 customers

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      5.0

      Perfect birthday gift

      By brighty

      from Saint Paul, MN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

        I got these isolation pads for my boyfriend's birthday, along with some Eris speakers. He is absolutely thrilled with the quality of the pads, as well as the versatility. They do not interfere with the purity of the speakers and provide great angles for diverse listening experiences.

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        5.0

        Auralex MoPAD

        By Jefe

        from Roanoke, va

        Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

        These are great. Isolate our speakers to keep from hearing bass resonating that is not really in your project. You'll be amazed at how much bass resonates through your desk or workstation.
        B&H has the best price and service on these.

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        5.0

        Simple and works well

        By Chris

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

          Just pop out the box and put your monitors on them. All of a sudden a nice tight bass floats across the room. Easy as pie

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          4.0

          They work

          By SM

          from Chicago

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

            I spent a long time avoiding buying these. $ dollars for just foam seemed like a bit of a stretch, but I think the improvement is worth it. I performed a not-so-scientific test of playing music through my monitors and feeling the shelf they are on, before and after the foam. It definitely decreases the transfer of vibrations.

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            3.0

            Good isolation Pads

            By Elvis

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

            Prevents low freq from going down your speaker stands. I havent exhaustively tested it with a mic and looking at freq response but by just listening I feel my speakers sound less boomy. My stands are on hardwood floor so its good for those scenarios.

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            5.0

            Amazing!

            By DaGo

            from California

            Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

            Couldn't find these at a cheap price... Even tho the normal price it's more than fair because these make your monitors sound 100 times better!!! I'm loving them on my KRK studio monitors I couldn't be happier for the price I got them here and the fast shipping and amazing costumer service!!!! Def to buy again from here and I recommend these auralex mopads just the best in the market!!!!

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            4.0

            A Must for Bookshelf speakers!

            By Swoot

            from Marana, AZ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Stop Vibration Noise
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

            I use my MoPADS under all my bookshelf speakers. They completely isolate speaker vibrations and allow you to angle the speakers for the best sound. This is very helpful when setting up your surround system.

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            5.0

            Great bang for the buck

            By JP

            from MPLS MN

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

              Works exactly as advertised. I really loved the multiple angles feature associated with the moPADs.

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              5.0

              Great product-Best price

              By Boogie Bill DeVille

              from Central Indiana

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Extra Wedges
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

              The pads are being used for my JBL LSR 2328P 8" Studio Monitors. Currently set up on my desk top while I await monitor stands to allow more distance between the 2. The additional wedges are great for angling them so as to point the tweeter directly at my ears as recommended by monitor mfgs. I have Edirol MA-15D's in another room and will be getting another pad set for them so evidently I'm pleased.

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              5.0

              good solution

              By Kunde

              from Houston

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

                They won't turn bad speakers into good ones but definitely help to reduce low frequency distortion from the surface they are standing on. If your speakers are standing on concrete blocks or granite, even steel or glass you may be alright using plastic eraser as cushion. I placed my speakers on a wooden board and those pads do help to reduce vibrations, thus they improve overall sound. There is more to it however, just clap your hands where you listen to your speakers, if you hear an echo/reverb of your hand claps you have a much bigger problem and need more treatment that just those pads.

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                5.0

                Auralex MoPAD's Are Mandatory

                By MoneyFace

                from Washington DC

                Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

                They sit your mix right where you need it! These MoPAD's are mandatory!!

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                4.0

                Helpful little pads

                By Erich

                from Western Mass

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

                  I stuck these under my KRK RP5s and they helped to remove quite a bit of desk rattle. The low end is a little tighter now and things are less muddy overall. I know some people squawk about the price, but if you factor in the time it would take to cut foam to the right size and so forth these really aren't a bad deal.

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                  5.0

                  Great Product!

                  By Nathan

                  from Seattle WA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

                    I couldnt believe how much these Mopads cleaned up the sound coming from my relatively inexpensive yamaha monitors. Even my wife, who scoffs when i mention subtle differences in audio quality, noticed the difference.

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                    3.0

                    Decent for the money

                    By MattKNYC

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Poor Sound Quality
                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

                    These are decent for the money. I definitely prefer primacoustic in general and/or isoacoustics if you have the money.

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                    4.0

                    Nice improvement

                    By Brian the Destroyer

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

                    This is probably the best acoustical treatment you can get for under $50. They isolate the bass, though not completely. They look nice. Can't ask for more.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Isolation

                    By Misanthrope

                    from Fort Worth, Texas

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

                      Bought these to isolate my studio monitors at my desktop. Before, the speakers thumped a bit much, and caused unwanted vibrations. Tried some rubber feet which did dampen the vibrations, but seemed to weaken some frequencies. Always saw these and wanted them. Glad I got them. Fixed all my issues, and like upgrading to a top-of-the-line studio monitor. Assorted wedges allow for upward or downward projection. So impressed I am buying the Gramma for my floor speakers in my home theater setup.

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                      3.0

                      Your speakers need to be large/heavy.

                      By Tony

                      from LA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Bad for small speakers
                      • Terrible description

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

                        These are great... if you have phatty monitors. I have little Blue Sky EXO2 monitors. You need the pad to compress by 10-15% under the speaker to get proper isolation. Too little and the foam transmits vibes, too much and the vibes go straight to the stand/desk. I ended up cutting what I needed(1") from the length of the pads and using the rest for my sub. I measured the depth that my monitors compressed into the foam, found what that was 15% of, then subtracted a small amount and it came to 1" then cut them with a bread knife. Look up my monitors to get an idea of what to expect. The fact that you have to do this to get the whole story is rediculous. There should be a wight to compression ratio in the description. You could DIY something much cheaper and precalculated to work with YOUR gear.

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By BroncoBrian

                        from Colorado Springs, CO

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording
                          • Theater Subs and Speakers

                          Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

                          Very impressive build quality for the price. These look and work great.

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                          5.0

                          Isolation Pad for direction

                          By Beng seng

                          from Singapore

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

                            I just got this set of Monitor pads to have my monitor speakers to be place on it. They can form in few ways, depending if you are tilting up or tilting down your speakers towards your ear. It is very important to have speakers aim towards your ear for good "Stereo Image" or "Sweet Spot"The pads can be arrange to let your speakers point straight too.
                            It can isolate the speakers form vibration on your table which will lose the sound accuracy.
                            These pads are wide enough for most size bookshelf monitor speakers.

                            Share this review

                             
                            5.0

                            Impressed with the dirference these make

                            By MikeS

                            from Juneau AK

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Auralex MoPAD - Monitor Isolation Pads for Pair of Speakers (4 Pieces per Side):

                              I knew I probably needed isolation pads to use with my studio monitor speakers. As simple as these seem, they make the sound cleaner. And, I really like the wedging capability, allowing you to tip the speakers up or down in five increments so that, so my head is in the sweet spot.

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