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It will allow your crossovers to reveal more of what is coming out of your amps, and you may not be happy with the results. If your audio system is plagued by RF noise artifacts, you will hear them more clearly. The music will be less pleasing without the blurring effects of crossover component mechanical vibration.
Finding and removing RF noise requires both inductive and deductive reasoning, and some familiarity with electrical concepts. The labor involved is extensive, and children with ADD become easily frustrated. Construction-paper chains made with blunt scissors and edible paste may be a more suitable project.
But seriously, assuming an integrated crossover enclosure (that can't be isolated from the vibration induced by the panels), is it generally better to pack the enclosure or leave it alone? I'm seriously inquiring about the dielectric properties of other materials - if anyone actually knows.
I used diatomite powder in a special filter (once a month) to polish the water in my 180 gallon salt-water aquarium (don't have it anymore - got tired of the noise) - that stuff was very fine and would pack densely, but it isn't abrasive. I have no idea if it would be an acceptable alternative.
don't you mean 'slooshied'?
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Quartz is the natural crystalline form of silicon dioxide, SiO2. This is a wide bandgap semiconductor that acts as an almost ideal insulator at room temperature. It is grown on silicon to form the gate insulator in MOSFET transistors, such as the millions of transistors working in the integrated circuits inside your computer as you read this. The tremendous advances in packing density of transistors, that have led to cheap home computers with processing power that would have been considered in the realm of supercomputers a decade ago, would not have been possible without the superior dielectric properties of SiO2.
The granular nature of Repti-Sand is responsible for the acoustic damping properties. Other granular materials might have similar acoustic damping properties, but would not have the benign dielectric properties of SiO2. I would NOT recommend alternative granular materials to damp crossover components.
Cotton is a very good insulator for audio, and, as a natural fiber, has a broad range of individual fiber sizes. This makes it useful for acoustic damping in cases where the audio signal will be exposed to its dielectric properties. It is less convenient, as it has to be wrapped around heavy components tightly to exert effective damping. It could be stuffed in to existing crossover spaces if done with care not to break the wires.
If you are concerned about sand, cotton would be a good material for experiments. Look for the 100% natural cotton batting, sold in fabric stores for use inside baby blankets and the like. Some of the batting is cotton mixed with polyester for strength. Polyester is not as good a dielectric, so use 100% cotton if you can get it.
One would have to use Diatomacious earth of freshwater origin, or there would be some salinity. It's available as a fine, small, medium or large grain powder. It's PH neutral and sterilized.
My presumption is that the objective is a very tight pack, no?
The impurities may dominate the dielectric response. Actually, this is true for the colored varieties of Repti Sand as well.
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