Wanted to separate this second question.
I'm trying to understand your dampening decisions in the cup 'wells'. It seems you've experimented with Paxmate, Acoustipack, Dynamat and Silverstone for the left and right wells, and settled on felt for the center 'column'.
- Firstly, why have you used multiple materials that seem designed for the same thing? Is it not possible to simplify and use only one of these, Paxmate for example?
- Secondly, why have you used felt for the center column and not Paxmate contiguously? (Ventilation slots and symmetry?)
- Thirdly, what is the purpose of the rungs? Is it scatter sound waves? Have you experimented with alternate shapes? Might have missed them but I don't see measurements anallysing the improvements the rungs make.
- Fourthly, why are the rungs a different material to the wells? From DBV3 you seem to have settled on Acoustipack wells and Paxmate rungs. Why not use the same material for the rungs since they are similar?
- Finally, why have you not uniformly covered the entire inner cup with dampening, instead of only the wells? (Not enough space? Surely if you have to sacrifice a material for the sake of space you should sacrifice cotton and rather damp away that shiny reflective plastic.)
Thanks for taking the time to answer some of my questions, I really appreciate and enjoy this thread.