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Old 03-08-2012, 01:57 AM   #1
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Anyone ever do some DIY sound-proofing for the filter?

I used to do car audio installs and there was something called dynamat that I've been thinking might make my filter more quiet....anyone try something like that?

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Old 03-10-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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Vibration damping products like Dynamat are great on sheet metal that vibrates and makes the tinny sound you want to kill in a car. What kind of filter are you talking about? I don't think there's anything you could do for a HOB, for example, being out in the open.
But if a canister in a cabinet is a bit noisy you could add sound absorbing and/or sound blocking materials to the inside cabinet walls. You could also put it on a vibration absorbing pad so the hum doesn't transmit to the surface it's sitting on.
A good site that covers the difference between vibration damping (CLD), sound absorption (CCF) & sound blocking (MLV): Sound Deadener Showdown
Another great site: Cascade Audio Engineering - Sound Damping and Sound Blocking

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On my tank the sump was loud so I added 1/2" insulation foam on the inside walls of the stand and one on the back. I have not tested it with the foam yet but I think that it will get rid of some of the noise. When I test it I will post the results.
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