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Old 02-02-2014, 12:02 PM - Thread Starter
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I have read that covering the backside of horns with rope caulk helps reduce unwanted vibrations. Is this recommended for the SEOS kits? Is there a product out there that is more clean/self contained? I don't like the idea of having rope caulk crumble/droop/whatever off inside the speaker.
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Most of the recommendations for the need to damp the rear of horns are unfounded. Their shape and construction makes them naturally very resistant to vibration.
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I measured before and after applying deadening material to the back of a SEOS-12 WG and saw no difference in FR or distortion. They're thick enough that additional deadening isn't required.
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Exactly what I needed to hear. I am prepping for 3 Alpha-12 kits, and wanted to know if I should throw anything extra in to my Amazon cart. I'm relieved to hear that I don't need to.

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Couple more questions:

Is this good for lining the walls of the speakers? Is one layer enough? (It's 2" thick, apparently)

http://www.homedepot.com/p/UltraTouch-16-in-x-48-in-Denim-Insulation-Multi-Purpose-Roll-60301-16482/202709974
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Exactly what I needed to hear. I am prepping for 3 Alpha-12 kits, and wanted to know if I should throw anything extra in to my Amazon cart. I'm relieved to hear that I don't need to.

Thanks BillF and Face2. smile.gif

Nice!
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Couple more questions:

Is this good for lining the walls of the speakers? Is one layer enough? (It's 2" thick, apparently)

http://www.homedepot.com/p/UltraTouch-16-in-x-48-in-Denim-Insulation-Multi-Purpose-Roll-60301-16482/202709974
I've never tried it but it should work OK.
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FYI I used about three layers of duct tape on my 12" SEOS waveguides for no scientific reason whatsoever, except that what I tapped on it with a drum stick, the duct tape deadened the sound, and I determined that was a good thing. smile.gif
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To the point of the thread, Mr. Rebel; did you replace the wiring?
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Couple more questions:

Is this good for lining the walls of the speakers? Is one layer enough? (It's 2" thick, apparently)

http://www.homedepot.com/p/UltraTouch-16-in-x-48-in-Denim-Insulation-Multi-Purpose-Roll-60301-16482/202709974
This works well, from what I've read, almost or better than fiberglass of equal thickness. I've purchased a few cases already.
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FYI I used about three layers of duct tape on my 12" SEOS waveguides for no scientific reason whatsoever, except that what I tapped on it with a drum stick, the duct tape deadened the sound, and I determined that was a good thing. smile.gif
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To the point of the thread, Mr. Rebel; did you replace the wiring?



Did I replace what wiring? confused.gif
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Did I replace what wiring? confused.gif
Good question! eek.gif

I'm not sure, but I think two threads were run into one on my browser! I could swear I was replying to a thread on wiring subs with a long run of wire! Sorry about that.

At least I got PART of the thread responded to properly with my duct tape answer. rolleyes.gif
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I know what thread you are talking about. "Wire size for passive subs.... did I mess this up?"

But if it makes you feel any better, I ordered this in preparation for this build: https://www.parts-express.com/wired-home-skrl-10-100-10-awg-ofc-speaker-wire-100-ft--100-029 biggrin.gif
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I know what thread you are talking about. "Wire size for passive subs.... did I mess this up?"

But if it makes you feel any better, I ordered this in preparation for this build: https://www.parts-express.com/wired-home-skrl-10-100-10-awg-ofc-speaker-wire-100-ft--100-029 biggrin.gif

Yes, thanks, it makes me feel much better. rolleyes.gifsmile.gif
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