HD800 Cork Mod Interest Check

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  1. OJneg

    OJneg The Most Insufferable

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    All art, instructions, material selections and information in this post and following posts (collectively the "SuperBAF HD800 Community mods") are covered by the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 international license. Any derivative work may be sold as long as instructions and art are distributed freely and correct attribution (mention of the name of the mods, SuperBAF, and a link to this thread) is maintained.

    A few people have asked about the cork mod. Since I have a big roll of cork I figure I could start mailing cutouts for folks who so desire. Some of the experimentation I've done has been chronicled here:

    http://www.superbestaudiofriends.or...-hd800-mod-impressions-and-permutations.1149/

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    What's special about this mod?

    • Same template as the proven HD800 mods
    • Self-adhesive backing makes installation easy. Also easy to un-install and readjust.
    • Better performance than felt or foam rings (by my judgement)
    This is not meant to be any sort of revelation. As you'll see in the above thread, I recommend this mod in tandem with the SuperDupont Resonator and SuperBAF Absorber mods for maximum performance. I aim to get the cork in as many people's hands as possible and get some feedback.

    I'd like to charge around $10 (going to stick to cont US probably) for this, but I still need to look into a way to ship it reliably (as I said, it can be fractured if pinched). I plan for any profits that are gained to be donated to the SBAF Bank of A-Merv-ica. So think of this as another mini-fundraiser for the site.

    In terms of timeline, depending on the number of interested, I plan to close the gates by next Saturday. I hate when people make Interest Checks that take years and never follow through.

    Waiting List:

    Yellow = Payment received
    Green = Unit shipped

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    Yes I will be interested.
     
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    Put me down for one, OJ. Thanks for all your work on this.
     
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    Understandable that you wish to stay in the USA with that, considering how fragile cork can be and the whole logistics of international shipping. As I'm stuck in the Southern Hemisphere, how are you able to cut the cork sheet relatively consistently? Or is it a case of it being a far easier material to use than the old foam sheets we used to use for the Anax 1.0 mods?
     
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    Same template that you can find on Innerfidelity. Cork is easy to cut with a good pair of scissors. I'll do a bit of trimming with an exacto-knife to smooth the edges since I know people care about that.

    It'll be cheaper for you to find the stuff locally and cut it I'm guessing.
     
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    OJ, I am in. Although I live in India, I have a Florida address that you can ship to. Its my sole responsibility from there on.
     
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    I'd love to try a set OJ! Please count me in.
     
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    Cheers, I'll give it a shot. Yeah its probably easier to get it locally but I'd had enough of PITA materials after messing around with that awful shelf liner material. From the sounds of things though the cork sheet is pretty receptive to cutting utensils.

    Last question, how thick is your cork sheet? Couldn't find anything definitive on the Bed Bath website nor anything regarding the product itself.
     
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    If needed I have a bunch left too, I can send some globally to people here. Shipping costs the same no matter the country. My cork isn't adhesive but of course double sided sticky tape is included. Cutting is incredibly easy.

    I think the ring is done on my end, no more tampering. @OJneg you still really gotta try the DynaTrapezoid. Haha
     
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    Hopefully not missing the boat this time -- hello please count me in.

    Ship to US (I will forward to HK. If anyone in HK wanna get this too I am happy to bulk distribute it in this city)
     
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    If it is decided to ship to Australia, kindly count me in. Much appreciate your effort
     
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    Please add me as well, thank you.
     
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    Why the hell not? I'm in.
     
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    I'm in if there is still a slot!
     
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    Put me on the list, please.
     
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    OJ,

    If you want, i can laser cut these for you. Would be happy to do it to help the SBAF cause.
     
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    One more here. I'm curious to see measurements vs. rug liner etc.
     
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    I'm interested but not sure if I can give you any feedback as I have no experience with other mods.
     
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    I'd like to participate as well.
    Thanks!
     
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    Also, recommendation for shipping - envelope, but taped to a piece of cardboard.
     
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