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Old 30th January 2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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Will this work as a good substitute for the AcoustaStuff from parts express?

Amazon.com: Fairfield Poly-Fil Premium Polyester Fiber, White, 1 Box, 5-Pound: Arts, Crafts & Sewing

I have everything but this and shipping from Parts Express is crazy. (Spoiled by Amazon Prime)
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Old 4th February 2013, 02:09 AM   #2
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I usually just buy a pillow from Wal-mart and pull the stuffing out.
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Old 4th February 2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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I was actually very impressed with this PolyFill... I needed 2.5 lbs per cabinet, so this fit the bit. 5 lbs of PolyFill in pillows would have been much more expensive.
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I usually just buy a pillow from Wal-mart and pull the stuffing out.
yes, done that many times
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If the stuffing feels slippery, it won't work worth a darn. I tested several types. Wool, cotton, FG, acoust-stuff, and 2 Lb foam were all in the same class. FG better is subs, cotton maybe better in reflections. The poly was far worse. I tested by comparing the Fs and Qts of sealed systems. So I fill my sealed subs with FG. Notice acousta-stuff is bonded, not totally loose fibers. Will it work? Test it yourself!
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If the stuffing feels slippery, it won't work worth a darn. I tested several types. Wool, cotton, FG, acoust-stuff, and 2 Lb foam were all in the same class. FG better is subs, cotton maybe better in reflections. The poly was far worse.
I am somewhat confused by the role of speaker stuffing, like polyfil. If u don't use it, what effect will it have? is it the resonance or amount of bass? seems like polyfil is usually stuff used, but tvrgeek says poly was far worse...
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Seems to me polyester fill caters to those who like to use a lot of stuffing and are confused by the dangers or price of the options.
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... is it the resonance or amount of bass?
midrange ressonances
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