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Post by sel53 » 11 Dec 2019 03:29

Hello All,

This is my first post, so sorry if it is weird.

What about aerogel as a material for a turntable mat?


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Re: Aerogel

Post by chgc » 11 Dec 2019 04:22

Compared to entering the atmosphere, groove vibrations are nothing.

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Re: Aerogel

Post by Alec124c41 » 11 Dec 2019 13:19

Experiment freely. If you try aerogel, please let us know the results.
I have tried a number of materials, but never aerogel.


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Re: Aerogel

Post by cats squirrel » 11 Dec 2019 14:44

what is required is a material that has the same mechanical impedance as the record, but very different mechanical impedance compared to the platter material. It must have excellent damping qualities, too. This may mean changing the platter mat depending on density, stiffness and thickness of the record!

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Re: Aerogel

Post by 1200y3 » 11 Dec 2019 15:51

Aerogel might be a good isolation material, but the factory mat may still be required to silence and dampen the platter.

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