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Old 15th May 2019
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by Bstapper View Post
You underestimate the necessity of mass.
I don't think so...

It's a common misconception that diffusers have to be massively heavy to work: the principle of operation is not related to mass: Any reasonably rigid material will work.

If your statement were true then paper plates would work if molded into the desired shape.
Actually, they probably would!

You don't need much mass on a diffuser: the ones molded from EPS and other plastics actually work quite well, and weigh very little. They look awful unpainted, sure, but they do work. What's most important is the correct shape, and air-tight wells. Mass is not relevant (within reason!)

You might find this thread interesting:

Diffusors: opinions about EPS polystyrene?

- Stuart -