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Inexpensive Carbon Fiber Disc

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Posted on January 8, 2017 at 22:18:17
Duster
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Best price ever found for a substantial, large-sized 40mm x 10mm carbon fiber disc.

8 discs for $28 including shipping. I ordered 2 sets for a quantity of 16, enough for use under 4 components or loudspeakers. $3.50 each; $14 per set of 4.

Adhere your own anti-skid pad to the bottom of each carbon fiber disc. Either adhere the top of each carbon fiber disc to the bottom panel of a component and/or vibration control platform, or add another pad to the top of each carbon fiber disc for an adjustable vibration control footer, such as under a loudspeaker. I recommend Herbie's Audio Lab products as a high-performance option, such as Herbie's Audio Lab Thin grungebuster Dots including the optional adhesive-backing, or more economical thin adhesive-backed pads such as Everbilt 1-1/2 in. Self-Adhesive Anti-Skid Surface Pads (8 per Pack) from Home Depot.

http://herbiesaudiolab.net/gb.htm

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-1-2-in-Self-Adhesive-Anti-Skid-Surface-Pads-8-per-Pack-49970/203661152

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RE: Inexpensive Carbon Fiber Disc, posted on January 11, 2017 at 18:23:54
raya
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Thanks for the heads up. Just order some.

 

RE: Inexpensive Carbon Fiber Disc, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:35:25
KONA
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Thank you Duster for the carbon fiber disc link as well as the heads up on the Oyaide Black Mamba Sigma V2 AC cord. I really appreciate your experienced and insightful suggestions.

 

More information, posted on January 12, 2017 at 15:32:59
Duster
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I recommend Liquid Nails Silicon Adhesive to affix the Carbon Fiber Discs under a component or platform. All it takes is a thin layer in order to provide firm holding power, but the discs can still be pried off and re-used for other projects.

Another project I'm planning for a more vibration-prone application will be a set of four 40mm x 10mm Carbon Fiber Discs adhered under a new DAC, with a set of four Herbie's Audio Lab Tenderfoot feet adhered under the Carbon Fiber Discs. The Carbon Fiber Discs should do well to eliminate any coloration due to the stored-energy capacity of the compliant *decoupling* action that the Tenderfoot feet offer, while providing additional sound wave blocking and resonance dissipation for the more vibration-prone application. No doubt a more audiophile-quality option vs. the more colored sounding Vibrapods and Sorbothane pads tend to provide, IME.

Otherwise, it's amazing how well a rather thin anti-skid pad can do for vibration control when adhered to a 40mm x 10mm Carbon Fiber Disc. The sonic benefit is most notably very good dynamics, with an upfront projection without sounding too forward, with no discernible sonic coloration I can point a finger at.

 

Love my, posted on January 14, 2017 at 06:28:14
G Squared
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Herbies threaded stud gliders in place of speaker spikes.

 

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