Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Whisper, Apr 26, 2005.
Has anyone used Atabites for mass-loading speakers ?
Yes- nice and heavy but unbelievably expensive for what are effectively Iron Filings.
I use them in my budget Tannoy floorstanders. 13.5kg in each to be precise (and they still colour the sound too much ).
There's no substitute for dense panelling & internal bracing
Apparently, sand is more "acoustically dead" than metal, so most people use that instead (or a combination of the two.)
Better to use some sort of loading than none at all though. I think the expense was justified.
I prefer to mass load with a "cut to size" marble or granite stone on top of the speaker.
Experimenting first with a paving slab (or other cheap material) until I have found the preferred weight.
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