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Grateful Parrot 02-22-2012 09:56 AM

Need help finding a thread. Deadening the soundbar
 
Hey guys. Of course I do alot of reading here thanks to everybody's input. I was reading something the day before, and someone in the thread post a "write up" on someone using sound deadening material in the sound bar to help speaker performance. I can't remember how I go there, and I didn't bookmark the page. I've done quit a few searches this morning, but I can't find that thread or write up.

Anybody have any ideas?

Jerry Bransford 02-22-2012 10:00 AM

You only need to stuff the speaker openings with polyester (polyfil) pillow stuffing which any yardage store sells in big bags. Car stereo shops sell the same stuff at 10-20X the price.

DaCook 02-22-2012 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Grateful Parrot (Post 2061248)
Hey guys. Of course I do alot of reading here thanks to everybody's input. I was reading something the day before, and someone in the thread post a "write up" on someone using sound deadening material in the sound bar to help speaker performance. I can't remember how I go there, and I didn't bookmark the page. I've done quit a few searches this morning, but I can't find that thread or write up.

Anybody have any ideas?

A lot of guys her suggest "polyfill", which is pillow-stuffing sold at a craft store. Just loosely fill the speaker cavity, remount, and (some say) it significantly improves what you get out of the stock speakers.

aocabrown 02-22-2012 10:09 AM

I made some comments in a recent thread about it. I just did my entire jeep with sound deadening material, including the sound pods. Couple of things.....I bought the polyfill from a craft store and used in my sub box. However...when putting in the pods (my pods have dome lights) I try to see if the polyfil would burn and it did rather easily. That made me nervous should the done light stay on for a long time. So..I just used some of my other material from the rest of the jeep and I think it sounds fine. The material I used was like Dynamat only better....two products from a company called RAAMaudio...used the aluminum sheet stuff topped off with sticky foam material called ensolite. Good luck wih whatever direction you take.

TJspeed 02-22-2012 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Grateful Parrot (Post 2061248)
Hey guys. Of course I do alot of reading here thanks to everybody's input. I was reading something the day before, and someone in the thread post a "write up" on someone using sound deadening material in the sound bar to help speaker performance. I can't remember how I go there, and I didn't bookmark the page. I've done quit a few searches this morning, but I can't find that thread or write up.

Anybody have any ideas?

it was here you saw it.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/chea...ml#post2059822

And here the the actual link! :thumb:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/can...gh-136035.html

Grateful Parrot 02-22-2012 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 2061840)

Dude. Right on. I didn't think about going into the cheap mod thread. LOL. I read that one everyday.

Jerry Bransford 02-22-2012 01:31 PM

Maybe it's just my aging hearing but with all the above said and done and with me having installed Polyfil behind my various automotive speakers, I could never tell any difference in sound quality afterwards.

Grateful Parrot 02-22-2012 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 2061902)
Maybe it's just my aging hearing but with all the above said and done and with me having installed Polyfil behind my various automotive speakers, I could never tell any difference in sound quality afterwards.

Still reading through that thread, but some people swear by it, others don't see a difference. Seems more the TJ folks are with it, but doesn't seem to effect the JK's that much.

To me, for $10, I'll give it a try. I'm just wondering if the effect is mostly with the top/doors on. When I'm topless, the sound just shoots out the back anyway. But we'll see.

Jerry Bransford 02-22-2012 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Grateful Parrot (Post 2062004)
To me, for $10, I'll give it a try..

You'd be overspending if you spent $10, just go pick some up at the local yardage shop where it's cheap and the exact same stuff as the car audio shops use.

Grateful Parrot 02-22-2012 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 2062012)
You'd be overspending if you spent $10, just go pick some up at the local yardage shop where it's cheap and the exact same stuff as the car audio shops use.

Easy Sally. I was just throwing out a price. I have no idea what I'm going to spend, but because my 13yr is starting to get into sewing, we frequent a place by our house. I was just going to run in there and buy a bag.

TJspeed 02-22-2012 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
You'd be overspending if you spent $10, just go pick some up at the local yardage shop where it's cheap and the exact same stuff as the car audio shops use.

A yardage shop? What's that exactly? Like thrift store?

Neil F. 02-22-2012 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 2062428)
A yardage shop? What's that exactly? Like thrift store?

Craft Store, Fabric Store...... (they sell fabric by the yard)

oIIIIIIo 02-22-2012 11:16 PM

I was thinking about using this product call "Great Stuff" foam that comes in a can. I used this for my sound systems when I did mine years ago.

TJspeed 02-22-2012 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Neil F. (Post 2062444)
Craft Store, Fabric Store...... (they sell fabric by the yard)

ah old lady shops! :D :hide:

Grateful Parrot 02-23-2012 04:00 AM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 2064884)
ah old lady shops! :D :hide:

Unless you have a 13rd old daughter, then it becomes a rugged middle-aged mans store.


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