This has been done to bring awareness to an issue/cause, for memorials, and celebrations. Real Blu-Tack (nearly neutral pale blue-grey colour) is MUCH better than strongly coloured tacks. Sugru: Is this the best invention since Sellotape? Small bits can break off in ear. works like blu-tack but so much better and with more adhesive. I don't think you could convince me you can hear a tea kettle whistling. Sorbothane does the same. Craft Putty. Like teh cable scammers. Very versatile, an ideal alternative to drawing pins and sticky tape. the things i do hear that are different are more and less power to teh system, the speakers themselves, AND different phono cartridges, that i can hear. Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2020. Relatively expensive. A painful question for us to face as a group. With teh electronics there are TESTS that prove or disprove if teh thing is for real, why not hocky pucks and sticky gob tests. So you feel the blu-Tac getting warm? If the product you bought is sticky enough to firmly attach the speakers to the stands it should be beneficial. It shows leaky windows, and over heating electrical connections, great tools. If they had been tacked instead, there would have been some hope of retrieving B, in many cases. An art student based in a warehouse in east London has invented a product already being described as the best thing since Sellotape and Blu-Tack. Black Tack (or Black Tac) is like a industrial version of blue tack but a lot stickier. Posted 2nd Mar 2010. does that mean you are not really doing anything. My hope is that we will all be able to do better - starting now! I was wondering if there is any equivalent in the UK like a super-strong blu tack or something. Size: 5M/16.4FT Verified Purchase. You have one month to ask anything you like. the wall and because blu-tack is activated by heat. Blu Tack earplugs are better than nothing. Like Blu Tack but a bit more ear friendly. Not bad, not great - but still nice. And one surprising difference - it's tendency to become softer and slightly stickier when held in the hand for any length of time. Hmmm, that's something, i bet you don't feel heat do you? Blu-Tack was originally white during the concept stage, but fears raised in consumer research about the new tack being mistaken by children for sweets that led to the tack becoming blue. Simply apply it to your applicator tool in the same way you would with wax and—voila!—you have a new way to apply your diamonds. The original re-usable adhesive. BTW, the stuff comes in other colors. I want to use something stronger then blu tack as a non permanent option to secure things, such as christmas lights, paintings, small mirrors etc. Something absorbing something has to put that energy soemwhere? Any mechanical interface will have some value of energy absorbtion and that absorbtion of movement will be converted to heat. Apart from the colour, I would find it hard to point to any difference between White Tack and Blu Tack. Hi Decorating new bedroom for my son who loves posters. ... and also shows off the fabric and some of the details a little better. I mean non permanent in the sense that it does not harden overtime and remains pliable. Just as when you try to remove BluTak, pulling straight up or pushing straight back doesn't get you very far but twisting the speaker against the Blutak will easily break the bond. I examined this behavior in a 1992 series of articles: www.stereophile.com/features/806. Great advice as to setting up speakers on stands. Maybe they sound different. Especially if they leap off of the speakers. BTW, the stuff comes in other colors. Now, that's all done. They thus absorb vibrational energy without forming a resonant system with the mass of the speaker (think about what happens with a rubber interface). You know that, huh, dup? Great articles, John. Anyone MEASURED with a meter as the speaker plays versus idle? To sum up, Blu-tack is worth five stars, however, this twelve-pack bundle gives you less than you think you might be getting. On the Lincoln's Best Boon's website there is a package of 'super-sticky sticky tack', for the boons, which apparently is very difficult to track down out of the US. Lets see it used in reviews of aduio mystical blocks. Remember that "Blu-Tack" is a specific product made by Bostik. (such as Faber-Castell's product, etc. If the papers are going to be changed regularly, best to minimise contact with the actual wall coverings/finish. Wood blocks, sorbothane magic pucks, footers, brass points? Potential fit issues. Back in the day HiFi News sold a black version of Blu-Tack cunningly named Black-Tack. What is Blu-Tac doing with the mechanical vibratioanl energy? Don't be turned off from ordering since it ships from the UK. They really are good although word of warning, when removing them make sure you peel them off SLOWLY otherwise they will rip your posters and if you've pressed down too tightly on the wall, could peel of some paint. The idea being black looked better than light blue. and the same magazine has writers claiming they can HEAR these things do something. I am sure someone is going to do all that work just for you dup. As with many vibration "absorbers" it is turning the mechanical motion of vibration into heat. Another explanation for the existence of White-tack is that it doesn't show through easily on posters as Blu-Tack does. Block sound. But i know I hear BETTER than you, and listen better. They measure jitter, distrtion etc of elctroncis, measure teh claims of blocks, feet,absorbers etc. Better than Blu Tack Image source: Your best digs. I tried using silly puddy, but it made my system sound funny. However, as another reviewer has pointed out, the amount of Blu-tack you get seems less than normal per pack – hence my three-star rating. Google has been dissapointingly unenligthening. No mystery here. Dumb, ill manered, and very disagreeable I can agree with, anything that relates to your to hear, I doubt. In fact, blu tack tends to work even better than wax for these projects because it is stickier and can end up lasting up to twice as long as typical wax. Like everything else, every review for a pricey phono cartridge is yet another BREAKTHROUGH!!! How do you know that? So that woul dmean all them isolation devices are heating up? Original Blu Tack is the multi purpose adhesive tack for endless uses. These soft moldable ear … So have adudio electronics, yet the magazine is always writing about it. I believe you are correct, but haven't you seen this to be the case also with any similar competing product to Blu-Tack as well? What's "magical" about BluTak is its ability to damp movement. You know it is ready when it becomes almost too sticky to get off your fingers. Rodon featured in the main poster! Is white tack better than blu tack? It sounds so very technical. What else? 5.0 out of 5 stars worth it, value for money! Maybe they sound different. When you're done the speakers should feel as if they are bolted to the floor with no movement of the cabinet when you push straight forward, back or to the side. Blu-Tack possesses two qualities not found in kneadable erasers - an enhanced ability to be readily formed into any shape and an all-important inherent tackiness. My favorite line: "The winner in this comparison, however, is the cheapest: the three pads of Blu-Tack, squashed flat between the base of the speaker and the stand top-plate." Your basic high school science class has probably performed an experiment involving the principles involved. But long term I’d recommend using something that doesn’t leave little smurf poos in your ear. What holds speakers better to Stands-Blue tack,Velcro or something else? You can get two=sided sticky tape that would stick up posters, but as for paintings and heavier wall hangings, wall penetration by nail, tack, screw is the only answer. This, of course, should not occur. Depending on the materials used and forces applied the amounts of motion transfered and the amount of energy disipated can vary from close to unmeasurable to problamatic. Verified Purchase. Great for hanging posters without damaging walls. • Putty plugs. (such as Faber-Castell's product, etc. Floating in space, doing a less than damn fine moon impression. No audiophile voodoo here, dup, you're barking up the wrong tree. A blob of Blu-Tack could be a simple treatment for a chronic ear condition thought to affect more than a million Britons. Since energy can never be lost or gained only transformed.....where is the vibrational , mechanical energy being transformed? Blue is best for R&B, white for classical, etc. The advantage of Blu-Tack between a small speaker and its stand is that it is a somewhat more rigid coupling to the larger mass of the stand, than … you can use it numerous times and it is sticky like the first time you used it. Anybody use anything better than blu tac for posters on wall? Last breakthrough in audio was DSD....nothing happening since, maybe DSD II. Try blu tacking some nuts ( the metal ones ) to the stands and then your speakers blu tacked to the nuts. 2 Likes badlyread June 9, 2020, 4:48pm The weight from pushing off the edge of the speaker will topple it. easy change over of signage; Great for hanging posters, artwork or similar items I do hear better, since i know and don't hear differences in AC outlets, or AC line cords. Blu Tack is a reusable putty-like pressure-sensitive adhesive produced by Bostik, commonly used to attach lightweight objects (such as posters or sheets of paper) to walls, doors or other dry surfaces.Traditionally blue, it is also available in other colours. Funnily enough I use blu tack on slotta bases for priming and painting but find the white stuff (not sure of the make) better as it is softer and more sticky. I believe you are correct, but haven't you seen this to be the case also with any similar competing product to Blu-Tack as well? For full strength you have to knead it a lot more than you would for normal blue tack. Fangs and claws very much on display. ... 5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Fun-Tak. So many crative writers might just be exagerating the beneits of these things. It's actually super fast shipping. Hadnt thought of the florist green stuff D`oh and my wife is a florist…I am rich, rich I tell you heeheheheee (running off to view the horde of green stuff un-noticed until now) The 300-year-old vessel is split in to two pieces and had to be held together by Blu-Tack so auctioneers at the Lawrences auction rooms in Crewkerne, Somerset could take a photograph of it. But no mater what, if there is a mechanical connection and any energy applied, both motion and heat will be created. I just purchased something called quake hold and I am wondering if anyone has tried this. Clean, safe and easy to use. But creative writers need to sell each month, make everything seem like it's all new, another revalution. Apart from the colour, I would find it hard to point to any difference between White Tack and Blu Tack. I don't think there is anything magical about Blu-Tac. Haven't done it with white tack but have done it successfully with blu tack. 3 different carts, all sound different into the same pre amp, and yes, I prefer one over the other 3.....more alive, never rated by any experts, or mentioned, beats the 2 that where written up, and marveld at, yet the one that is the highly rated by ears that really know, is very lifeless, boring. ... but the Blu Tack is mine ” Scroll … Lets see some infra red imaging from some cool test equipment, playing loud and not playing a good infra red imaging tool will surely show it. The black stuff sounds better !!!!!. But it's true that the colour in Blu Tack can sometimes transfer itself to paper, so White Tack is surely best for general use. I was also surprised that the oven came second in holding up the wood. I know the recommendation is to use blue tac to attach speakers to speaker stands. I also am not really worried about residue left behind. What you want to look for, if Blu-Tack is unavailable, are the generic versions, which may be named "Power Tack", "Poster tack", "Poster putty" etc etc. Generic versions of the product are also available from other manufacturers. Any wobble and you need to readjust. But it's true that the colour in Blu Tack can sometimes transfer itself to paper, so White Tack is surely best for general use. better than blu-tack. 2. think it's time for a mass vibration issue, lets see some scientific tests on all these devices, instead of just loose claims of, it made such an impact, without andy substance to back it up. You never really "consume" or "use" energy, just change it from one form to another. At the moment i just use the old fashioned blu tac which i think you can also get in white now. This is "The Modern Blu-tack" These Removable VELCRO® tab strips have excellent adhesive properties. Not just for me, everyone else can see the results if printed and yes, I AM lazy. When you take the posters/photos down, do it so blu tack stays on the wall. If your stands have upward facing spikes or your speakers have spikes, I would also try this arrangement before I automatically used the BluTak or similar bonding technique. Create 3D models, stick a note to the fridge, or stop an ornament from moving. Wipe the wall with a damp cloth that's only had water on it. Probably just vibrating more mechanicl energy into the air like teh speaker in the first place? it arrived in 4 business days. deleted67454 10. From several episodes like that, tell me I hear better than the creative writers, who claim to hear non existenat things, and make a glowing nonsencial report. It is also much better than plasticine, window putty or various dark grey tacks that I have encountered. Why is it that just about every time I post a question on this forum the responses seem to degenerate into a 3rd grade shouting match of my lunch is better than yours? With posters this product can be re used, removed and reused over and over again making it great value for money. Not much changes. It is quite scientific. Does it have the same or similar properties as blue tac? Make sure your finger or thumb is clean, then gently roll until the blu tack comes off. Blu tack is a lot more durable than wax and once it is inserted into your drill pen it can typically last twice as long as the wax, if not longer, depending on how fast you paint. Heat, gas,the mechanical energy has to be transformed somewhere? Memorials for beloved pets – Turn your pets cremations into nurturing memorials that will encourage more life. The idea is to physically couple the speakers to the stands. Or send it to a local high school to do it, I don't have a thermal imaging tool, Flukes are too expensive, check em out.....certainly the mag can buy one for testing everything, like over heating under designed amplifers with in effective cooling design, thermal managment in electroncis is also SCIENCE. If blu-tack stains is the worst potential damage a landlord has to worry about then he/she has been very fortunate in the calibre of tenants. IF you ask for "Blu-Tack" by name and they don't stock it, then that's that. a bit of air between the speakers and stands has always sounded better to me then speakers directly on stands. I've found some speakers prefer not to be tied down to the stand with BluTak. Oh no, I fear a debate about whether white tack is better than blue tack, or if there is an audiophile version available! More nonsense. First glimpse of Holly! Posted from TSR Mobile Your email address will not be published. To paint with Blu tack, take a small pile of it to the side of your canvas and take it … If they are changing energy from mechanical to heat, it should be measurable. You put a lot of work into investigating speaker resonances and vibrations. I bought from the Redhouse Direct seller. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 14 of 14 Posts. Either way the stands should be affixed to the floor with spikes and mass loaded with sand, shot, cat litter or a combination fo all three. Seems to be much better than alternative brands so the little extra cost for Blu Tack is worth it. If something is happening it is measurable. If that's the case blu-tack probably won't hold. Great product, works well. I was surprised that the fridge blu-tack actually had a higher average than the room temperature blu-tack; I suppose that the colder blu-tack was able to grip the wall better than the normal temperature blu-tack. Otherwise they are a much neater and efficient alternative to blu tack or white tack. Does anyone use anything else. By the way, my lunch was a burger and Coke at a local Irish pub. Everyone gets to participate to be a part of something bigger than themselves! Bostik Blu Tack Handy. Why don't you do it, lazy? The important note is that these substances are resistive, not reactive. Great advice as to setting up speakers on stands. Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2020. I remember reading a letter in the magazine claiming HiFi News Black-Tack sounded better than regular Blu-Tack. Electrical energy is used most for turning a motor say, so from electrical to mechanical energy, then the mechanical is turned into something else at teh end of teh motor, and heat from the windings, and on and on and on. Work it between your fingers for a few minutes before use. ... 5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the rest. All 3 are now discontinued, obsolete, gee, just like the LP's they play. Blu-tack leaves greasy looking marks over time and the white version isn't much better. 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