"fo.Q" SH-22E is composed of 2 high thickness (2mm) damping tape for audio tuning and super efficient vibration absorpion, dimension 145 x 210 x 2mm.
Placing a sheet on the speakers or underneath the system has the following amazing benefits:
• The amount of audio information is increased, making once difficult-to-hear sounds crisply audible.
• Sound separation is clearly defined, making it possible to listen for extended periods without tiring.
• Reduces the distortion that makes listening unpleasant at high volumes, making the audio more pleasing to the ear.
Precautions on usage
Cut the sheet to the desired size using scissors or other cutting implement, then put it on speakers, amplifiers, and spacers.
Material polymer hybrid damping material
Size and Contents 2mm thickness
・145mm × 210mm × 2mm ─ 2 pieces
‘fo.Q’ High Damping Material at a a glance
‘fo.Q’ (please read as "pho-cue") is a product applying materials developed with the support of JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency). Vibrational energy is converted to electric energy, and finally to heat energy, enabling efficient absorption. There are no rubber or heavy metal overtones, and efficient attenuation of the finest vibrations, considered difficult to remove up to now, promise you the purest and clearest tones.
Damping performance of ‘fo.Q’
The graph to the left shows the difference in damping when ‘fo.Q’ is adhered to metal products, and the same level of vibration is applied. Using ‘fo.Q’ makes it possible to dampen the vibration of materials much more quickly than when it is not used. This benefit quickly and efficiently dampens the vibration of audio equipment, improving the audio quality and raising the signal-to-noise ratio.
Comparison of damping performance with ‘fo.Q’
and conventional damping materials
The damping material used in ‘fo.Q’ has at least twice the damping performance of conventional damping materials.
Additionally, with conventional damping material, damping performance falls as strain decreases, ultimately reaching zero. In contrast, the damping material used in ‘fo.Q’ features the property that as strain decreases, damping performance increases. These properties enable ‘fo.Q’ to quickly and efficiency damp the minute vibrations generated by audio equipment, making it possible to enjoy clear, flowing audio.
Loss factor is a measure of damping performance. The higher the loss factor, the better the damping performance is. Here the term “strain” refers to the vibration itself; it does not refer to strain in the audio.
Damping performance comparison with
the conventional inorganic boards and ‘fo.Q’ audio boards
‘fo.Q’ audio boards have an average of 10 times the damping performance of conventional inorganic boards over the entire frequency band. In the low-frequency band (300 Hz and below) and the high-frequency band (4,000 Hz and above) in particular, the damping performance is extremely high.
These effects enable ‘fo.Q’ to dramatically dampen low and high-frequency noise in particular, clarifying the contours of once difficult-to-hear audio. It also eliminates distortion when audio is played at high volumes.