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Sonic Barrier 1/2" Acoustic Sound Damping Foam with PSA 18" x 24"
Is it moisture or waterproof and does it handle high temperature? I need to know if it will be suitable to be used in side car doors and dash.
This is open cell foam so it will hold water if it gets wet. It has been tested up to 140 degrees celcius.
Date published: 2014-07-11
Is this flexible?
I plan to use this foam on my existing speakers. Will I be able to fold the sheet and push it through the 9" dia woofer cutout?
Yes of course you will. Think of this stuff like egg crate foam. It's essentially the same stuff, but flat and dark in color. You could probably even glue it into the corners without cutting to seperate it. If this foam does not give the desired effect, you can also add poly fill, like the stuffing in a plush couch or a pillow, and that will help regulate the output with the foam. Best of luck with your project!
Date published: 2013-05-07
can i use this on the door to my kid's room?
he's in there bellowing at the top of his lungs (xbox live). the door is wood and I think the thin panels are transmitting a lot of noise. I was thinking of putting these in the panel insets - about .5" depth - and then maybe covering the whole door with mass-loaded vinyl. Any comments or suggestions? thanks - mom
Sure, you can put it on the door, but I'm betting that you're actually getting more sound coming through ducts and the walls than the door.Unless you're very careful with how you cut it, apply it... the stuff is not particularly pretty, and I would guess that your kid will probably end up sticking stuff in it or cutting tearing bits out. I bet it will end up more of a hassle than it's worth.
Date published: 2012-10-22
Hello, do you have technical details for this product? I'm looking for the absorption coefficients by octave band for this product and can't find it.
In the right-hand column, under "Manuals/Resources," there is a spec sheet for this product. It's listed as an MSDS, but should more correctly be called a spec sheet. Here's a link for your convenience:http://www.parts-express.com/pedocs/more-info/sonic-barrier-msds.pdf
Date published: 2011-09-16
More Use Info
What does this mean "In small enclosures, the foam can add a valuable increase in apparent volume, which can help to offset the space taken up by the driver itself or the port?
i am not necessarily sure what that claim means there, but i do know that the idea of foam sound dampening is that it is used to help lower the feedback caused by the walls of the woofer box which in turn will lower the nominal impedance at different frequencies throughout the lower end. essentially, when used in a smaller enclosure, it will help lower the impedance and therefore allow the amp you are using to offer more wattage to the driver, which will make it sound like it's in a larger box. i use polyfill and/or foam liner to smooth out all the lower frequencies in any of my speaker builds that have a woofer 4'' and up, in varying levels. i personally think it makes everything sound better and less "boxed" or "boxy" and more natural all while making the response curve more linear. if you plan on using a woofer or subwoofer in a wooden or mdf box, this will prove nothing short of essential. also, if the box is sealed, you may want to use silicon caulk on the inside of the box after gluing and nailing the box together to make sure there are no air-seal leaks. this will also help to lineate everything. hope what i have offered has helped you understand better the usefulness of foam dampening. good luck on your build from one SoCal resident to another.
Date published: 2011-10-18
Shipping to Canada and product info
HiDo you ship to Canada? I'm in Toronto, ON, postal code M6E2N4.Also..The pics of this product are confusing. A quarter (coin) is more than 1/2" in diameter yet the pic shows the 1/2" foam as being thicker than the coin.The other product pic appears to show a layered foam with several different widths involved.What I need is just "1/2" open-cell polyurethane acoustically absorbent foam" for a project I'm doing.Does this product actually fit *that* description exactly?Also, I need it without any adhesive backing.Do you sell this foam without the adhesive backing?Thanks
This product fits your description as closely as anything we carry. It is 1/2" in thickness, open cell acoustically absorbent poly foam, but we do not carry it or anything similar without the adhesive backing. We do ship to Canada, no problem.
Date published: 2011-06-13