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    Acoustic Window Tint?

    I have been contemplating getting window tint for my ride, yo. I could have sworn that I have heard someone discussing a window tint that absorbs some measurable quantities of soundwaves. From what I understand about acoustics, there is no chance of any noticeable attenuation in the low or even midrange frequencies, and one of the governing factors with high frequencies is the texture of the surface. It seems probable in this current era of technology that someone has figured this out. Does anyone know about this?

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    no, pretty much impossible.

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    I see your point. :dw:

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    No, double-paned glass with security film or thicker glass in general will BLOCK some sound (making the interior quieter), and luxury cars use these techniques plus better/sronger framing around the glass to reduce ambient noise. There is nothing I know of that would actually absorb sound (especially something like the sound-waves from your speakers) available on the market.
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    Well, if this is true I guess I will have to hang some shag carpet from my roofliner then.

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    carpet the windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    carpet the windows
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    Why not this one?
    HAVERKAMP sun protection film technology

    If I understand correctly, this is open-cell technology in a film

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    I know one IASCA Expert competitor used to use clear tint to change the acoustic reflectivity of his windows and windshield glass. No idea if any testing was performed.
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    Somebody, in India I think, was pitching something like this a few years ago. Claimed a 10 dB reduction in transmission but had nothing to support the claim. Since I haven't heard anything since, I'm going to guess it didn't work out. You need to travel into the future and get some transparent aluminum.

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