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  1. DavidES

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    the black felt-like or velvet-like material found in consumer speakers that is installed between flush-mounted drivers and the front baffle recesses?

    I don't even know what it is called or used for let alone where to find it.

    Thanks in advance,
     
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    Thanks Mr. Thomas.
    I forgot to mention that what I've seen, like with Paradigms, it is paper-thin and semi-glossy or one other case it looked almost like what you posted.

    Is it for sealing purposes or more for eliminating buzzing?
    Sorry if it seems noobish which it is on my part.
     
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    Anything other than the wool is just cosmetic.

    The wool will absorb some of the frequencies that are bouncing off the front baffle then radiating forward. The result is better the sound quality due to a decrease in what's called comb filtering effects.

    Look here for more info.

    Note this is not the green/black/whatever felt sold in cloth stores. That stuff is all synthetic = plastic and it absorbs nothing
     
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    Wait a second,

    I don't think he's referring to wool that you would put on the baffle to help with diffraction. I thought he meant the gaskets under the driver to seal the speaker, i.e. where some people would put caulking or rope gasket. I'm not sure that wool is the best thing for sealing leaks but I would try looking on Parts Express for some sort of speaker gasket material.
     
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    Oh, ok. Thanks Mr. Thomas.
     

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