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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Resnick View Post
    Why do you like the idea of thin layers of lead and steel rather than a thick slab of lead between two sheets of steel?

    and how do we know for sure that lead is a good vibration absorber?
    Ron, what we discussed with lead or steel is mass loading the rack to control vibration nothing to do with vibration absorption qualities of these materials. There's also Resonance control that one needs to think about, what and how you introduce other materials is based on the equipment sitting on this steel shelf. There's absolutely no reason to introduce layer or layers of lead into a this slab of steel, what is it supposed to accomplish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    Ron, what we discussed with lead or steel is mass loading the rack to control vibration nothing to do with vibration absorption qualities of these materials. There's also Resonance control that one needs to think about, what and how you introduce other materials is based on the equipment sitting on this steel shelf. There's absolutely no reason to introduce layer or layers of lead into a this slab of steel, what is it supposed to accomplish?

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    Good points. My multilayer dual material approach is mostly due to the fact that I can can have a local firm to cut layers up to a maximum thickness of around 3/8" and I want to have some vibration absorption in the table, as I am going to put it on Fabreeka pneumatic insulators - my turntables do not have any suspension. Remember that lead sheet makes an ideal sound barrier, it has excellent mechanical vibration absorption qualities.

    My approach is intuitive, I am not an expert in vibration control!
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    David, at 340 pounds I think my Frankenstein platform also satisfies a mass-loading objective.

    If, in fact, lead absorbs vibrations why not also have the table top dampen vibrations traveling through the table top from either direction?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Resnick View Post
    David, at 340 pounds I think my Frankenstein platform also satisfies a mass-loading objective.

    If, in fact, lead absorbs vibrations why not also have the table top dampen vibrations traveling through the table top from either direction?
    Your rack isn't the problem it's the top shelf that we wanted to improve.

    Lead doesn't absorb vibration it's used for mass damping like steel. Because of it's density lead has more mass than steel so a sheet, bar or lead shot will weigh more but it doesn't matter when you're talking solid 3/4" steel plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by microstrip View Post
    Good points. My multilayer dual material approach is mostly due to the fact that I can can have a local firm to cut layers up to a maximum thickness of around 3/8" and I want to have some vibration absorption in the table, as I am going to put it on Fabreeka pneumatic insulators - my turntables do not have any suspension. Remember that lead sheet makes an ideal sound barrier, it has excellent mechanical vibration absorption qualities.

    My approach is intuitive, I am not an expert in vibration control!
    I like the the Fabreeka insulators, I use thick o-rings under the steel shelves. 1/2" - 3/4" is pretty inert you can use it with or without the lead sheets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    Your rack isn't the problem it's the top shelf that we wanted to improve.

    Lead doesn't absorb vibration it's used for mass damping like steel. Because of it's density lead has more mass than steel so a sheet, bar or lead shot will weigh more but it doesn't matter when you're talking solid 3/4" steel plate.

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    Yes, in our case, we tried to find lead due to its significantly greater density (more compact, same weight) but no one will sell it here so we used brass which is the denser of the commonly available metals. It rings like any other metal, but on top of elastomers from HRS, or damping plates from Artesania, the ringing stops, and otherwise it works incredibly well to mass dampen amps, source equipment and especially the Velodyne...keeping away a good amount of vibration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by microstrip View Post
    Good points. My multilayer dual material approach is mostly due to the fact that I can can have a local firm to cut layers up to a maximum thickness of around 3/8" and I want to have some vibration absorption in the table, as I am going to put it on Fabreeka pneumatic insulators - my turntables do not have any suspension. Remember that lead sheet makes an ideal sound barrier, it has excellent mechanical vibration absorption qualities.

    My approach is intuitive, I am not an expert in vibration control!
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