I'm looking for some interesting plywood, and wondered if y'all knew if it's possible to get it in the USA.
A fellow audio guy mentioned "Panzerholz Plywood" to me recently.
I had never heard of it, but a quick Google search yields a BUNCH of results, most of which are audio related, and most of those were turntable related.
After a bit of research, it turns out the Germans use it in WWII as tank armor, and still to this day use it in armored vehicles, like VIP limousines and such.
How about these attributes for a piece of plywood:
- Extremely high density (so much so, it sinks in water).
- High strength (is used as a metal substitute).
- Is bulletproof. > HERE'S <
an article I found talking about it's lack of resonance.
The audio industry uses it extensively in turntables (record players) due to the lack of resonance.
Here's an example of it used in a turntable. All the wood you see is Panzerholz plywood. The rest of the table is aluminum and acrylic. The beast weighs 800 pounds.