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Speaker Spikes, M6, M8, M10, Spike Inserts and Spike Shoes

High End Speaker Spikes

How to Fit Speaker Spikes

Introduction.

         There are a number of LOUDSPEAKER SPIKES of various lengths and thread sizes to suit most Loudspeaker Cabinet weights. Spikes are usually fitted in sets of four per cabinet, to maintain stability. A Wood Insert and Locknut are also required to complete the fitting.

Spike Materials.

        Different materials can be used to manufacture spikes. The most common being Steel, Stainless Steel and Brass. Common thread diameters are in metric sizes, and this determines the overall size and to a lesser extent the weight loading that each type can support. Spikes are available in M6, M8 and M10 thread pitch and generally range from around 32mm to 55mm in overall length.

Spike Surface Finishes

         Untreated Steel spikes tend to rust and so are usually processed with a chemical finish known as chemi-black. This finish is known as a cosmetic finish and is not suitable for exterior / outdoor use or in very damp conditions.
         Alternatively, a Chemical process known as BZP, (Bright Zinc Plate), can be applied which gives a shinny silver finish and is far more robust in adverse conditions. It is not, however, widely used.
        Gold plated finishes and nickel plate are other options but these types of plating make the items more expensive than simple CB (chemi-black) finish.
        Stainless steel Spikes are by nature more resistant to degradation and discolouration. They retain their machined finish well and being of a harder material and more awkward to machine and more expensive. Lastly, brass finished spikes take on their natural material colour but over time they tarnish and are usually coated with a transparent varnish coating. Even so this eventually fades so....

Wood Inserts for Spikes.

        WOOD INSERTS are available in two styles for fixing the speaker spikes to wood or composite materials. One style is based upon a press or push fit,  known as Knock-in wood inserts. They have good twist / rotational resistance. The head of the Knock-in has a robust flange or shoulder.
Whilst known as Knock-ins it's not a great idea to hammer them into MDF based wood materials as these are generally weak and may shatter.        The alternative, known as Screw-in wood inserts, have a sharp cutting thread and a small lipped flange to aid in depth setting.
       Tee Nuts are another type of self clinching fitting with three or four prongs. These close within the wood when hammered in and are resistant to twist. These items are all sold in packs of 8 pieces.

Spike Locknuts

        BLACKED Spike Locknuts are available to suit either M6 or M8 threads. Locknuts can be supplied as either Full Nuts or Half Nuts where Half Nuts are thinner and are best suited for use with short spikes. Locknuts can also be supplied in Stainless Steel, usually the Half Nut variety. Tee Nuts are another type of self clinching fitting with three or four prongs. These prongs are profiled to close within the wood when hammered in and are resistant to twist. These items are all sold in packs of 8 pieces.

Spike Kit

       Complete kits of Spike parts are available in M6, M8 or M10 thread, consisting of a loudspeaker spike, wood insert and locknut. These are also sold in packs of 8.

Spike Shoes

       The pressure generated at the tip of a loaded loudspeaker spike is considerable and can easily damage some surfaces like wooden floors. To protect wooden floors and shelves, blacked steel spike shoes 13mm diameter can be placed underneath the spike tip. larger Acetal spike shoes 24mm diameter and in three colours are available to enhance the visual appeal.
        A range of View here Drills and Allen keys for fitting speaker spikes.

M6 Loudspeaker Spikes

M6 Loudspeaker Spikes with Wood Inserts

M6 LOUDSPEAKER SPIKE OPTIONS

  1. M6 48mm Plain Spike with Screw-In Insert and Full Nut Locknut.
  2. M6 48mm Plain Spike.
  3. M6 40mm Knurled Spike with Knock-In Insert and Half Nut Locknut.
  4. M6 40mm Knurled Spike.
  5. M6 32mm Knurled Spike with Tee Nut and Half Nut Locknut.
  6. M6 32mm Knurled Spike.
* M6 Spikes ONLY, Packs /8, Price per Pack.
Order Code Description 1+ 6+ 11+
 
M6 Loudspeaker Spikes
     
SP0M6P48 M6 Plain Blacked Spikes 48mm 6.59 /8 6.28 /8 5.93 /8
SP0M6K40 M6 Knurled Blacked Spikes 40mm 6.46 /8 6.15 /8 5.81 /8
SPOM6K32 M6 Knurled Blacked Spikes 32mm 6.87 /8 6.54 /8 6.18 /8

M8 Loudspeaker Spikes

M8 Spike products

M8 LOUDSPEAKER SPIKE OPTIONS

  1. M8 57mm Spike.
  2. M8 50mm Knurled Blacked Spike with Screw-In Insert and Full Nut Locknut.
  3. M8 45mm Knurled Black Spike with Push-In insert and Half Nut Locknut
  4. M8 40mm Knurled BZP Spike with BZP Half Nut Locknut.
  5. M8 40mm Knurled Black Spike with Tee Nut and Half Nut Locknut.
  6. M8 35mm Dual Ended Ball and Spike with Half Nut Locknut.
  7. M8 35mm Knurled Black Spike.

* M8 Spikes ONLY, Packs /8, Price per Pack.
Order Code Description 1+ 6+ 11+
 
M8 Loudspeaker Spikes
     
SP0M8P57 M8 Plain Black Chrome Spikes 57mm 7.94 /8 7.56 /8 7.14 /8
SP0M8K50 M8 Knurled Blacked Spikes 50mm 7.72 /8 7.35 /8 6.95 /8
SPOM8BZ40 M8 Knurled Spike BZP finish. 7.49 /8 7.13 /8 6.74 /8
SP0M8K45 M8 Knurled Blacked Spikes 45mm, 6.43 /8 6.13 /8 5.79 /8
SP0M8K40 M8 Knurled Blacked Spikes 40mm 7.38 /8 7.03 /8 6.64 /8
SP0M8K35 M8 Knurled Blacked Spikes 35mm 7.16 /8 6.82 /8 6.44 /8
SPBM8N35 M8 Ball & Point Spike Nickel Plated 35mm + Locknut 12.25 /8 11.67 /8 11.03 /8

M6 and M8 Spike Kits

M8, M6 Speaker Spikes Kit
* M6 Spike Kits, Packs /8, Price per Pack.
Order Code Description 1+ 6+ 11+
 
M6 Spike Kits. Kits include Spike + Insert + Locknut
     
SPKM6K48 M6 Plain Blacked Spikes 48mm + Knock-In 10.70 /8 10.19 /8 9.63 /8
SPKM6S40 M6 Knurled Blacked Spikes 40mm + Screw-In 10.77 /8 10.23 /8 9.69 /8
SPKM6K40 M6 Knurled Blacked Spikes 40mm + Knock-In 10.56 /8 10.06 /8 9.51 /8
SPKM6K32 M6 Knurled Blacked Spikes 32mm + Knock-In 10.83 /8 10.31 /8 9.74 /8


* M8 Spike Kits, Packs /8, Price per Pack.
Order Code Description 1+ 6+ 11+
 
M8 Spike Kits. Kits include Spike + Locknut + Insert
     
SPKM8K57 M8 Plain Black Chrome Spikes 57mm + Knock-In 13.23 /8 12.60 /8 11.91 /8
SPKM8S50 M8 Knurled Blacked Spikes 50mm + Screw-In 13.00 /8 12.39 /8 11.71 /8
SPKM8K50 M8 Knurled Blacked Spikes 50mm + Knock-In 13.95 /8 13.29 /8 12.56 /8
SPKM8S40 M8 Knurled Blacked Spikes 40mm + Screw-In 12.69 /8 12.09 /8 11.42 /8
SPKM8K40 M8 Knurled Blacked Spikes 40mm + Knock-In 12.95 /8 12.33 /8 11.65 /8
SPKM8K35 M8 Knurled Blacked Spikes 35mm + Knock-In 12.74 /8 12.13 /8 11.46 /8

M10 Spike Kits

Assorted M10 Spikes
* M10 Spike Kits, & Parts Packs /8, Price per Pack.
Order Code Description 1+ 6+ 11+
 
M10 Spike Kits. Kits include, Spike + Tee Nut + Locknut **OR** Parts also Sold Separately
     
SPKM10K44 M10 Spike KIT: Plain Blacked Spikes 44mm + Tee Nut + Stainless Locknut 15.71 /8 14.96 /8 ****
SP0M10P44 M10 Plain Blacked Spikes 44mm 8.60 /8 8.19 /8 ****
NUTSSM10 M10 Locknut, Half Nut, Stainless Steel. 4.50 /8 4.29 /8 ****
TNM10 M10 Tee Nut, 4 prong Zinc-Plated, M10*13mm 3.43 /8 3.27 /8 ****

Wood Inserts for Spikes, M6 & M8 sizes

wood inserts-m6-m8
* M6 Wood Inserts, Packs /8, Price per Pack.
Order Code Description 1+ 6+ 11+
 
M6 Inserts: Flanged: OL= Overall Length in mm
     
INSM60K M6 Knock-In for Spikes & Drivers, OL=10.5mm 3.70 /8 3.52 /8 3.33 /8
INSM61K M6 Knock-In for Spikes & Drivers, OL=12.5mm 3.77 /8 3.59 /8 3.39 /8
INSM62S M6 Screw-In for Spikes & Drivers, OL=13.0mm 3.98 /8 3.79 /8 3.58 /8

* M8 Wood Inserts, Packs /8, Price per Pack.
Order Code Description 1+ 6+ 11+
 
M8 Inserts: Flanged: OL= Overall Length in mm
     
INSM80K M8 Knock-In for Spikes & Drivers, OL=15.5mm 5.34 /8 5.09 /8 4.81 /8
INSM80S M8 Screw-In for Spikes & Drivers, OL=13.0mm 5.09 /8 4.85 /8 4.58 /8

Tee Nuts for Spikes M6, M8, M10.

M6, M8 Loudspeaker tee nuts
* M6, M8, M10 Tee Nuts, Packs /8, Price per Pack.
Order Code Description 1+ 6+ 11+
TNM6 M6 Tee Nut, 4 Prong, Steel, Self Colour, (unplated) 2.06 /8 1.96 /8 1.85 /8
TNM8 M8 Tee Nut, 4 Prong, Zinc-plated, M8*11mm 2.33 /8 2.22 /8 2.10 /8
TNM10 M10 Tee Nut, 4 prong Zinc-Plated, M10*13mm 3.43 /8 3.27 /8 ****

Spike Locknuts, M6, M8

Black M6 Loudspeaker Spike Locknuts
* M6 Loudspeaker Locknuts, Packs /8, Price per Pack.
Order Code Description 1+ 6+ 11+
 
M6 Loudspeaker Spike Locknuts: Steel: Chemi-Blacked & Nickel Plated
     
NUTBLKM6 M6 Locknut, Full Nut, Blacked. Packs of 8 0.77 /8 0.73 /8 0.69 /8
NUTBLKM61 M6 Locknut, Half Nut, Blacked. Packs of 8 0.77 /8 0.73 /8 0.69 /8
NUTNICM62 M6 Locknut, Half Nut, Nickel Plated. Packs of 8 0.77 /8 0.73 /8 0.69 /8

* M8 Loudspeaker Spike Locknuts, Packs /8, Price per Pack.
Order Code Description 1+ 6+ 11+
 
M8 Loudspeaker Spike Locknuts: Steel: Chemi-Blacked or BZP Finish
     
NUTBLKM8 M8 Locknut, Full Nut, Blacked. Packs of 8 0.89 /8 0.85 /8 0.80 /8
NUTBLKM81 M8 Locknut, Half Nut, Blacked. Packs of 8 0.89 /8 0.85 /8 0.80 /8
NUTBZPM8 M8 Locknut, Half Nut, BZP Finish. Packs of 8 0.84 /8 0.80 /8 0.76 /8

Stainless Locknuts

M10, M8, M6 stainless steel locknuts
* M6, M8, M10 Stainless Locknuts, for Speaker Spikes, Packs /8, Price per Pack.
Order Code Description 1+ 6+ 11+
 
Locknuts: Stainless Steel for Loudspeaker spikes
     
NUTSSM6 M6 Locknut, Half Nut, Stainless Steel. Packs of 8 1.97 /8 1.88 /8 ****
NUTSSM8 M8 Locknut, Half Nut, Stainless Steel. Packs of 8 3.95 /8 3.76 /8 ****
NUTSSM10 M10 Locknut, Half Nut, Stainless Steel. 4.50 /8 4.29 /8 ****

Loudspeaker Spike Shoes for Floor & Surface Protection.

    SPIKE SHOES / PROTECTORS are available to protect sensitive surfaces such as wooden floors or shelves. A choice of 13mm diameter steel shoes or 24mm Acetal shoes in Black, Red or Blue are available. The Acetal shoes have been tested to 7Kgms per shoe and so we recommend a total mass loading of 20Kgms for four pieces. These items are also available with self-adhesive EPDM tape for slippery surfaces. Tape is supplied in 25mm wide strip for custom cutting. The shoes are suitable to fit all sizes of M6, M8 or M10 spikes.

Loudspeaker Spike Shoes, 13mm Diameter, Steel,

Blacked Spike Shoes in Steel
* Universal Steel Spike Shoes. Sold in packs /8
Order Code Description 1+ 6+ 11+
 
Loudspeaker Spike Shoes. Protect surfaces from spike damage
     
SPSHOE13 Spike Shoes,13mm. Suits M6, M8 or M10 Spikes 4.61 /8 4.39 /8 ****

Loudspeaker Spike Shoes, 24mm Diameter, Acetal.

Coloured Acetal Loudspeaker Spike Shoes
* Loudspeaker Spike Shoes in Red, Black & Blue, Acetal. Sold in packs /4
Order Code Description 1+ 6+ 11+
 
Acetal Loudspeaker Spike Shoes, Diameter 24mm, Thickness 6mm
     
SPSHOEBK Loudspeaker Spike Protectors, Acetal, Black 8.35 /4 7.95 /4 ****
SPSHOERD Loudspeaker Spike Protectors, Acetal, Red 8.35 /4 7.95 /4 ****
SPSHOEBL Loudspeaker Spike Protectors, Acetal, Blue 8.35 /4 7.95 /4 ****
SPSHOETP EPDM Tape Strip, 25mm * 13cm 0.53 /1 0.50 /1 ****

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