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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Whisper, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Whisper

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    Has anyone used Atabites for mass-loading speakers ?
     
  2. Ed Selley

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    Yes- nice and heavy but unbelievably expensive for what are effectively Iron Filings.
     
  3. dynamic turtle

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    I use them in my budget Tannoy floorstanders. 13.5kg in each to be precise (and they still colour the sound too much :rolleyes: ).

    There's no substitute for dense panelling & internal bracing :lesson:

    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.

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    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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