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Old 27th November 2012, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default ultratouch denim

I am building a ufonken and am looking for a source of this 1/2" ultratouch? mcmaster-carr sells wool felt but what wieght of felt is best?
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Old 27th November 2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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http://creativesound.ca/details.php?...bre Insulation

They used to advertise this as Ultratouch denim. Don't know why they changed the description to natural.
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Old 27th November 2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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You can order the Ultra Touch in small rolls from Home Depot. You have to peel the foil off the back - easy. The thicker stuff comes in very large batts.
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I suspect a different supplier. Ultra Touch is a brand name.

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http://creativesound.ca/details.php?...bre Insulation

They used to advertise this as Ultratouch denim. Don't know why they changed the description to natural.
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Old 27th November 2012, 02:20 PM   #5
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You can order the Ultra Touch in small rolls from Home Depot. You have to peel the foil off the back - easy. The thicker stuff comes in very large batts.
OP asked for 1/2". HD sells 2.5". It's the only source of 1/2" I know of. Works GREAT for lining inside of compression drivers like JBL two inchers. I lined the entire back pots on mine with this stuff, to a great improvement in fidelity. I don't think you could get a better improvement for the money spent.
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Old 27th November 2012, 02:22 PM   #6
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I suspect a different supplier. Ultra Touch is a brand name.
They no longer call it denim or cotton, either. In any event, I had great results with it.
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Old 27th November 2012, 02:23 PM   #7
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The Ultratouch radiant barrier is 3/8 w/ foil back. The foil can be peeled off. I'm pretty sure that's what Pano mentioned.

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OP asked for 1/2". HD sells 2.5". It's the only source of 1/2" I know of. Works GREAT for lining inside of compression drivers like JBL two inchers. I lined the entire back pots on mine with this stuff, to a great improvement in fidelity. I don't think you could get a better improvement for the money spent.
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Old 27th November 2012, 02:39 PM   #8
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The Ultratouch radiant barrier is 3/8 w/ foil back. The foil can be peeled off. I'm pretty sure that's what Pano mentioned.
Oh. I see. But while it would be easy to peel the foil off, in my application, I couldn't afford the stray fibers lifting off the base matt (due to tearing off the backing) interfering with the diaphrams. The source I cited had a smooth surface.

For base cabinets, I used the HD 2.5 inch stuff. No need to tear off backing.

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Old 27th November 2012, 02:50 PM   #9
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The Ultratouch radiant barrier is 3/8 w/ foil back. The foil can be peeled off. I'm pretty sure that's what Pano mentioned.
Yeah, that's the stuff. I can understand not wanting to disturb the fibers.
Could you leave the foil on the back and place it against the back cap?
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Old 27th November 2012, 04:07 PM   #10
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Wasn't there a thread somewhere else here in DIY ? Where ubiquitous F'glass House Insulation was claimed to be pretty well every bit as sonically effective, as the shredded clothes/cotton stuff from Home Depot? Only a bit unpleasant to deal with, being the basic detractor.
Nothing really changes does It ?
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