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  • Unbiasedsound
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    Originally posted by geosand View Post
    New to the board and this thread. Some questions that hopefully haven't been asked too many times before.

    On panel material: Has anyone tried Polyisocyanurate foam board. Its denser and thus a bit heavier than say foamular 150 and maybe a bit more dense than foamular 250. https://www.homedepot.com/p/R-Matte-...stomer_reviews

    On reducing board resonances, in the original Tech Ingrdients video, during the part on reducing resonances, just before he mentions using weights placed at the 2/5,3/5 locations of the sub-divided rectangles, he quickly mentions you could also just cut holes at those locations. Has anyone tried this or determined how big/small those holes would be? Seems like it might work better than adding weights/mass at the resonant points?
    Go for it and see for yourself.
    Last edited by Unbiasedsound; 07-24-2019, 09:30 AM.

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  • Kornbread
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    Somewhere in this thread or the diy thread, there is discussion about cutting grooves into the foamboard that basically serves to sever vibration propagation. For example, out of one large sheet of blueboard, or whatever panel is chosen, a basic 'two-way' could be formed. While my experiments have come to a complete standstill due to very little free time and the aggravation caused by dealing with their unreliability, I have often though about creating a multi-panel in this fashion using 'bass shakers' for the bass, and exciters more suited for the mid and treble ranges. My thoughts are that over-excursion combined with tin leads on the daex32 were the cause of the failures. Like an ordinary driver, the motor must be able to control the panel but once the vibrating panel overcomes the exciters ability to control the panel, it basically beats the exciter to death. This was the thought process leading to a more conventional two-way design using bass shakers for the bottom end.

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  • geosand
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    New to the board and this thread. Some questions that hopefully haven't been asked too many times before.

    On panel material: Has anyone tried Polyisocyanurate foam board. Its denser and thus a bit heavier than say foamular 150 and maybe a bit more dense than foamular 250. https://www.homedepot.com/p/R-Matte-...stomer_reviews

    On reducing board resonances, in the original Tech Ingrdients video, during the part on reducing resonances, just before he mentions using weights placed at the 2/5,3/5 locations of the sub-divided rectangles, he quickly mentions you could also just cut holes at those locations. Has anyone tried this or determined how big/small those holes would be? Seems like it might work better than adding weights/mass at the resonant points?

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  • Kornbread
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    And don't forget the Russian's business (cannot remember his nor his company's name), who posted way back in the diyaudio thread and went on to use the panels in professional sound reinforcement.

    No, I have not heard commercial iterations of the technology. It would be quite revealing if people started showing up at the diy events with dml panels.

    I feel NXT had strong potential in the autosound industry but now the effort seems to have disappeared. Curious as to what happened to that effort.

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  • Unbiasedsound
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    Kornbread besides your own panels have you heard other DML manufacturers like Podiums? Bertagni's? Goebels? Sheet control? NXT? etc

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  • Kornbread
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    I have a pair of Apogee Acoustics Caliper sigs, and although my experiments with exciter technology were not as extensive as some, I could never mistake the sound of any of my admittedly experimental dml panels for an Apogee planar.

    Was I able to achieve better sound reproduction than 'WalMart' offerings? Sure.

    Did they offer a diffuse type of sound? Yes.

    Does the technology have potential? I believe so.


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  • Unbiasedsound
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    If I were to do a line array type of DML or I should say BMR type of speaker I would use multiple separate panels with one exciter on each panel instead of multiple exciters on a single panel.

    Just saw a new vid of Sheets controls panel and from the sound, it seems they made improvements to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5zJ4C9mYLk

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  • bradley.s
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    At present: 5, 3, 2, 1, and 1 exciters. That's half the number of drivers appropriated in each of the five sections of the CBT24K. If it doesn't work I'll have a lot of work peeling them off without damaging them. If it does work I'll create a center channel with a horizontal virtual CBT. So very DSP and labor intensive but low material costs. Although, maybe not labor intensive compared to making an enclosure and crossovers.

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  • Unbiasedsound
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    Interesting design. How many exciters per panel? Let us know the outcome, good luck.

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  • bradley.s
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    This is probably going to fail but I'm doing it anyway. I picked up a composite honeycomb panel at the carbon fiber store. Composite honeycombs, cloth facing. I coated one side with epoxy resin then layered stands of carbon fiber that fans out as it goes down the panel. I left one side uncoated, just the plain cloth material. Panel is 1/2" thick. Each piece is 2.75" wide cut at different lengths. I plan on using these to make two tall, thin panels with digital signal processing -- FreeDSP -- to make it behave like a curved CBT array. Because it's a flat CBT without an enclosure I'll place it away from the wall like an electrostat. Maybe the virtual CBT will appear to arc backward to send the soundfield forward and also arc forward to send the soundfield into the wall for reflections.

    Again, it will probably fail. On the other hand, if it does work it will be an inexpensive CBT array.


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  • Unbiasedsound
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    Fine tuned my panels and now they sound even better. I bet if Kornbread heard my panels I could make him a believer again. LOL

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  • Unbiasedsound
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    Originally posted by giorgioPETALK View Post
    thank you, what about a wood panel? Also, I was reading about bracing the exciter to the panel, would you have a picture to share about that?
    Thanks so much for your help and advise. Giorgio
    Most of those techniques should work on the wood panel as well.
    Last edited by Unbiasedsound; 07-24-2019, 09:34 AM.

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  • bradley.s
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    You can tune like this. Buy materials from the store. If you aren't happy with the materials return them and try something else. When you're happy make it permanent.

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  • giorgioPETALK
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    thank you, what about a wood panel? Also, I was reading about bracing the exciter to the panel, would you have a picture to share about that?
    Thanks so much for your help and advise. Giorgio

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  • Unbiasedsound
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    You cant tune a panel but you can tune a fish. LMAO
    Last edited by Unbiasedsound; 07-24-2019, 09:33 AM.

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