You are here

Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Customising, building or repairing your own gear? Need help with acoustic treatment or soundproofing? Ask away…

Re: Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Postby blinddrew » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:07 am

Yep, cheapest i've found is £160 for a 20m x 1.7m roll.
Might have to consider alternatives.
On the other hand, do it well, do it once, and don't be vexed when you look at it every day for the next 30 years...
:D
User avatar
blinddrew
Jedi Poster
Posts: 9428
Joined: Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:00 am
Location: York
Ignore the post count, I have no idea what I'm doing...

Re: Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:09 am

Exactly and Gik will sell by the metre so you only buy what you need.
User avatar
Sam Spoons
Jedi Poster
Posts: 11494
Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:00 am
Location: Manchester UK
Finally taking this recording lark seriously (and recording my Gypsy Jazz CD)........

Re: Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Postby James Perrett » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:43 pm

I've bought most of my Cara fabric from Making Waves Audio on Ebay. A 5m roll was just under £50 when I last bought some a few months ago. The big advantage of Cara is that it is very easy to work with, it is acoustically transparent and it meets the fire regulations. Hessian may be cheaper but it doesn't look as neat (in my opinion) and probably won't meet the fire regulations.
User avatar
James Perrett
Moderator
Posts: 8866
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2001 12:00 am
Location: The wilds of Hampshire
JRP Music - Audio Mastering and Restoration. JRP Music Facebook Page

Re: Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Postby Luke W » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:35 am

James Perrett wrote:The big advantage of Cara is that it is very easy to work with, it is acoustically transparent and it meets the fire regulations. Hessian may be cheaper but it doesn't look as neat (in my opinion) and probably won't meet the fire regulations.

It really is nice to work with, I was surprised at the finish I managed to get on my panels despite never having worked with fabric before.

Don't regret spending the extra bit on it at all, it was well worth it in my opinion.
User avatar
Luke W
Regular
Posts: 288
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:00 am
Location: Northamptonshire, UK
Techie / Musician Of Sorts

Previous