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Blu Tack

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by mc007, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. mc007

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    Hi,
    Not sure if this is the right part of the forum to post this.

    New to the high end of the hifi market.
    Just spent several thousand on a system only to be told that the best way to keep speakers on their stand is BLU TACK !!!

    is this correct? is there nothing else?
     
  2. Slimchandi

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    Yes, save your pennies! Blu-tack works by isolating the vibrations which could pass through to the stand, which would resonate. It works wonders, prevents them being knocked off and leaves no residue, all for an amazing £1.49. Order now to avoid....
     
  3. Mylo

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    blue tac will work fine to be honest and is cheap. Even bigger floor standing speakers can benefit from 4 blobs of blu tac. Another option is to screw through the stands top plate into the base of the speakers but that will cause damage.
     
  4. Jase

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    It does work but it can also pull the paint off certain speakers when you go to move them after a while.
     
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    As Jase says, it works very well but may pull off parts of the finish where it attaches to the speakers (perhaps working too well. I can't think of a situation where I would find that a problem though unless you're using it anywhere other than the bottom of the unit. :)
     
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    is this correct? is there nothing else?

    This being Hi-Fi I'm sure that somebody will happily sell you 'Blak-Tak' that has been "tested in our labs to deliver a more natural sound" and will supply many testimonials from customers that were 'amazed at the difference' all for only £80 a packet. :rolleyes:
     
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    In my experience heavy speakers work with spikes whereas lighter speakers seem to work well with blutack but for such a low price experimentation is very cheap
     
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    funny you should mention Blu-Tak, I was equally surprised to see it as a recommendation by Monitor Audio in their Gold 10 setup book.
     
  9. Falp

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    It's very good, I use it for the speakers and to keep the cables attached to the standmounts instead of lose around the room...

    It's just another great example of KISS...
     
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    and how many times have magazines told us to cut squash balls in half and stick em under cd players/dvd players?!?

    If only I had the room in my stand!
     
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    thhx for responses - blu tak it is
     
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    I don't use Blu TAC but UHU TAC, it's the same...
     
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    A couple of tips from my experience with Blu-tack.

    1. You can make the tack stickier not by squashing/kneading it but by pulling it into strings/ripping it apart instead. This breaks it down and makes it more soft 'n' sticky.

    2. Don't pull the speaker up to remove it from the blu-tack but twist it, this usually shears the blu-tak in half leaving a bit on the stand and a bit on the speaker that can be removed safely without damaging the finish.

    HTH
     
  14. Neil F Holland

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    I must admit I'm finding this Blu Tack advice invaluable - never realised there was so much to it. How do we get this thread to be "sticky" ?(geddit) :rotfl:

    Another option for removal would be to submerge in liquid nitrogen which would lower the temperature of said tac below its glass transition temperature and render it as brittle as porcelain... :eek: and chisel it off...

    ... then again the room temperature shearing is a great idea and very simple...

    and less likely to result in accidental frost bite..
     
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    Good old blu-tak, the Audiophiles best friend, works a treat.
    Some even suggested using this to improve sound quality on CD players by sticking it to the ICs (might have been hi-fi world mag), ********, but still it would be a dull world without the nutters.
     
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    -Hey that was thinking outside the box, jolly good!. Could do your warts while you was at it!.
     
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    I used Velcro on my PMC's as i didn't want the kids knocking them off the stands :smashin:
     

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