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Does Polyfill from Wal-Mart work?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Killer, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Sep 5, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Killer

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    Back in the old days, we used to use Polyfill from Wal-Mart for our sub boxes and behind our midbass speakers. I wanted to see if everyone still used it or is there something better?
     
  2. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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    Yes it works as long as it's used correctly.

    You should use it to effectively simulate a larger box size for an enclosure. Basically, it slows down the airspeed in the box. For a sealed box it will make the speaker perform like it's in a larger enclosure. It does the same thing in a ported box too but with a ported box the tuning will actually drop a couple of hz.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    Also, unless your midbass are someplace totally dry (meaning not in the doors) I'd suggest not putting it behind them. It will absorb a ton of water back there.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    Thanks! I am thinking about putting some Polyfill behind my Q-Form Kick Panels speakers.

    I assume a JL Stealthbox does not need any Polyfill? (Btw, the Stealthbox might already have Polyfill inside. I have never opened up the Stealthbox.)
     
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