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    Default Dynamat on Pre/Amps

    So I picked up a trunk kit recently from craigslist for $30, expecting to use this on my preamp, power amps, and speakers. Well, I couldn't figure out how to drop the driver out of the speaker last night and didn't prod too much in fear of scratching the finish on them. I did however get it applied to the Shuguangs. This has undoubtedly improved overall SQ. While I lost a bit of air that I had before, there is more texture to all notes, so much so that stuff I never really equated to an instrument are now plain as day coming from an instrument. I was listening to I think track 5 on the Gladiator Soundtrack and there is this long note that was always monotone, never changing in any way. Now, you can hear the fluctuation of that note while its being played. The soundstage became more three-dimensional as well, but it seems width stayed about the same. There was a slight increase in imaging, but again the biggest change was just overall detail.

    By far the most noticeable improvement is in the bass notes. The Usher's still pressurize the room, but it seems this application sucked up the midbass hump they had that overpowered the room. Bass notes have much more texture to them, and I'm even noticing differences in drums that I never noticed before. I highly recommend this mod for those looking for cheap ways to improve their game. I used between 3 and 4 sq ft of dynamat for all three pieces.

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    My rule around here, if it rings when pinged it gets Dynamat Extreme applied.
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    Nice tweak. I may do my CDP and add a little to the factory installed stuff in my pre and PA.
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills, polyswitches removed, Lg Solen inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR BP's, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheet strips installed on back wall behind MW's & Tweeters, interior of cabinets sealed, AI-1 interface with 1000VA A-L transformer

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    My rule around here, if it rings when pinged it gets Dynamat Extreme applied.
    Great advice and it's a cheap tweak. I also dynamat'ed the chassis of my PC, and was blown away by the drop in operating noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    Great advice and it's a cheap tweak. I also dynamat'ed the chassis of my PC, and was blown away by the drop in operating noise.
    Interesting. Did you notice if your computer got hotter as a result (tinfoil reflecting heat inside). I used AcoustiPak stuff myself which is also noise dampening like dynamat but with a different composition.

    I am now going to look at buying a large amount of it since I need to do my 11TL's, Denon 3910, 51FD, and heck even try my Sunfire TGP-II or Integra DTR 5.9....
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post
    Interesting. Did you notice if your computer got hotter as a result (tinfoil reflecting heat inside).
    Nope, because it's just going over sheet metal anyway; no more loose metal panels, much less noise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    My rule around here, if it rings when pinged it gets Dynamat Extreme applied.
    Applied Dynamat Extreme to the chassis of my Dodd Tube Buffer Preamp last night and it feels much more solid. No more chassis ring or ting, and I also applied foam insulation strips in places where the top and bottom pieces of the chassis meet.

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    I remember when I applied Dynamat to every inch of the baskets on my SRS2's. Jesse saw my beautiful work and laughed at me stating something to the effect of you didn't have to cove the entire basket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm too lazy to find the pictures and post.

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    Did my DAC inside when i modded it as well as under my TT. Plus speakers of coursr. I a believer!
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    I have dynamatted every inch of open space on my componnents and drives in my players. The results are just incredible. the drawer on my Denon 2910 and 3910 are so quiet now and there is very little jitter in the signal now. I personaly find it to be one of the cheapest mods you can do with results that stun you.
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