Back in the day HiFi News sold a black version of Blu-Tack cunningly named Black-Tack. 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. ... 5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the rest. I've found some speakers prefer not to be tied down to the stand with BluTak. Great product, works well. It is also much better than plasticine, window putty or various dark grey tacks that I have encountered. 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. Is white tack better than blu tack? Apart from the colour, I would find it hard to point to any difference between White Tack and Blu Tack. Anybody use anything better than blu tac for posters on wall? No mystery here. 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." This is "The Modern Blu-tack" These Removable VELCRO® tab strips have excellent adhesive properties. It sounds so very technical. 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. 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. Maybe they sound different. 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. Heat, gas,the mechanical energy has to be transformed somewhere? Another explanation for the existence of White-tack is that it doesn't show through easily on posters as Blu-Tack does. Why don't you do it, lazy? My hope is that we will all be able to do better - starting now! Floating in space, doing a less than damn fine moon impression. Maybe they sound different. The black stuff sounds better !!!!!. I am also poor, dumb, ill manered, and very disagreeable. Now, that's all done. 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. Everyone gets to participate to be a part of something bigger than themselves! 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. Not bad, not great - but still nice. Posted from TSR Mobile the wall and because blu-tack is activated by heat. More nonsense. Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2020. Google has been dissapointingly unenligthening. This, of course, should not occur. First glimpse of Holly! • Putty plugs. it arrived in 4 business days. 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. What is discussed isn't rocket science, and has been around for decades dup. I just purchased something called quake hold and I am wondering if anyone has tried this. You put a lot of work into investigating speaker resonances and vibrations. Posted 2nd Mar 2010. At the moment i just use the old fashioned blu tac which i think you can also get in white now. 2 Likes badlyread June 9, 2020, 4:48pm Remember that "Blu-Tack" is a specific product made by Bostik. I was wondering if there is any equivalent in the UK like a super-strong blu tack or something. A painful question for us to face as a group. Bostik Blu Tack Handy. Blue is best for R&B, white for classical, etc. 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? Hi Decorating new bedroom for my son who loves posters. 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. Not just for me, everyone else can see the results if printed and yes, I AM lazy. So that woul dmean all them isolation devices are heating up? 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? Like Blu Tack but a bit more ear friendly. 2. I examined this behavior in a 1992 series of articles: www.stereophile.com/features/806. It shows leaky windows, and over heating electrical connections, great tools. Just like you know everything else? ... 5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Fun-Tak. I have read other questions that quote blu tack as good for posters, but I am looking for something stronger. 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? Great articles, John. 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 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 … But no mater what, if there is a mechanical connection and any energy applied, both motion and heat will be created. 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. I also am not really worried about residue left behind. Real Blu-Tack (nearly neutral pale blue-grey colour) is MUCH better than strongly coloured tacks. Haven't done it with white tack but have done it successfully with blu tack. (such as Faber-Castell's product, etc. 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. Relatively expensive. IF you ask for "Blu-Tack" by name and they don't stock it, then that's that. Fangs and claws very much on display. By the way, my lunch was a burger and Coke at a local Irish pub. They thus absorb vibrational energy without forming a resonant system with the mass of the speaker (think about what happens with a rubber interface). Dumb, ill manered, and very disagreeable I can agree with, anything that relates to your to hear, I doubt. I don't think there is anything magical about Blu-Tac. If they had been tacked instead, there would have been some hope of retrieving B, in many cases. They measure jitter, distrtion etc of elctroncis, measure teh claims of blocks, feet,absorbers etc. Block sound. Seems to be much better than alternative brands so the little extra cost for Blu Tack is worth it. When you take the posters/photos down, do it so blu tack stays on the wall. But i know I hear BETTER than you, and listen better. Any wobble and you need to readjust. Does anyone use anything else. I was also surprised that the oven came second in holding up the wood. Great advice as to setting up speakers on stands. deleted67454 10. 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. So many crative writers might just be exagerating the beneits of these things. What is Blu-Tac doing with the mechanical vibratioanl energy? Not much changes. 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. As with many vibration "absorbers" it is turning the mechanical motion of vibration into heat. I mean non permanent in the sense that it does not harden overtime and remains pliable. 5.0 out of 5 stars worth it, value for money! Potential fit issues. ... but the Blu Tack is mine ” Scroll … 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. Hmmm, that's something, i bet you don't feel heat do you? I remember reading a letter in the magazine claiming HiFi News Black-Tack sounded better than regular Blu-Tack. What's "magical" about BluTak is its ability to damp movement. It's actually super fast shipping. Last breakthrough in audio was DSD....nothing happening since, maybe DSD II. Oh no, I fear a debate about whether white tack is better than blue tack, or if there is an audiophile version available! If they are changing energy from mechanical to heat, it should be measurable. So you feel the blu-Tac getting warm? But long term I’d recommend using something that doesn’t leave little smurf poos in your ear. 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. Your email address will not be published. The idea is to physically couple the speakers to the stands. 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. Probably just vibrating more mechanicl energy into the air like teh speaker in the first place? 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. You know it is ready when it becomes almost too sticky to get off your fingers. Log in. For full strength you have to knead it a lot more than you would for normal blue tack. It is quite scientific. 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. Very versatile, an ideal alternative to drawing pins and sticky tape. I am sure someone is going to do all that work just for you dup. If the papers are going to be changed regularly, best to minimise contact with the actual wall coverings/finish. A blob of Blu-Tack could be a simple treatment for a chronic ear condition thought to affect more than a million Britons. Since it's a simple high school science, surely a mag devoted to hi end expensive stuff can measure it? a bit of air between the speakers and stands has always sounded better to me then speakers directly on stands. To paint with Blu tack, take a small pile of it to the side of your canvas and take it … 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) 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. Create 3D models, stick a note to the fridge, or stop an ornament from moving. (such as Faber-Castell's product, etc. 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. To sum up, Blu-tack is worth five stars, however, this twelve-pack bundle gives you less than you think you might be getting. The idea being black looked better than light blue. The original re-usable adhesive. I bought from the Redhouse Direct seller. 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. 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. 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. No audiophile voodoo here, dup, you're barking up the wrong tree. If the product you bought is sticky enough to firmly attach the speakers to the stands it should be beneficial. 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. Wipe the wall with a damp cloth that's only had water on it. I tried using silly puddy, but it made my system sound funny. Apart from the colour, I would find it hard to point to any difference between White Tack and Blu Tack. Rodon featured in the main poster! Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 14 of 14 Posts. Since energy can never be lost or gained only transformed.....where is the vibrational , mechanical energy being transformed? 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. easy change over of signage; Great for hanging posters, artwork or similar items Anyone MEASURED with a meter as the speaker plays versus idle? ... and also shows off the fabric and some of the details a little better. 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. So have adudio electronics, yet the magazine is always writing about it. you can use it numerous times and it is sticky like the first time you used it. Great advice as to setting up speakers on stands. Memorials for beloved pets – Turn your pets cremations into nurturing memorials that will encourage more life. With posters this product can be re used, removed and reused over and over again making it great value for money. With teh electronics there are TESTS that prove or disprove if teh thing is for real, why not hocky pucks and sticky gob tests. 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. Generic versions of the product are also available from other manufacturers. Clean, safe and easy to use. Sugru: Is this the best invention since Sellotape? works like blu-tack but so much better and with more adhesive. Any mechanical interface will have some value of energy absorbtion and that absorbtion of movement will be converted to heat. and the same magazine has writers claiming they can HEAR these things do something. Better than Blu Tack Image source: Your best digs. Craft Putty. Does it have the same or similar properties as blue tac? BTW, the stuff comes in other colors. You never really "consume" or "use" energy, just change it from one form to another. This has been done to bring awareness to an issue/cause, for memorials, and celebrations. If that's the case blu-tack probably won't hold. 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. does that mean you are not really doing anything. If something is happening it is measurable. Is white tack better than blu tack? Size: 5M/16.4FT Verified Purchase. Don't be turned off from ordering since it ships from the UK. Great for hanging posters without damaging walls. I don't think you could convince me you can hear a tea kettle whistling. Work it between your fingers for a few minutes before use. Otherwise they are a much neater and efficient alternative to blu tack or white tack. 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