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On another forum I saw a picture of them decommissioning a submarine and it really does look like there are pads of BR coming off it!

Well, I had a meeting tonight with a guy who was heavily involved with the development of BR... and yes the original incarnation was used in isolating/shielding the computer onboard a nuclear sub.

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Singslinger wrote:
Why would anyone pay a massive premium for a Rolex .

 

Because we can. 

Exactly. :cheers:

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Hi,

I had a quick read of the forum post - read the ASA details and looked at their (Black Ravioli) web site.

The advert claimed that the product eliminates bad vibrations - i would assume all vibrations are eliminated.

On the forum, someone has stated that nuclear submarine material is used ?.

What would work just as good is an old sock filled with sand. The reason perhaps vibration elimination is used on subs is that they are then less detectable using passive sonar. The reason subs do not use old socks filled with sand is that the material needs to be light, neutral density (will not sink or float), and not affected by water - else the submarine would sink.

So rather than pay £200 for these products, buy some sand from B&Q, fill up a few socks and it should make a difference.

Regards,

Shadders.

 

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Anechoic tiles on the hull of HMS Triumph.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anechoic_tiles   JC
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shadders wrote:

 The reason subs do not use old socks filled with sand is that the material needs to be light, neutral density (will not sink or float), and not affected by water - else the submarine would sink.

Plus they tend stink a bit dunnum.  Blum 3

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shadders wrote:

On the forum, someone has stated that nuclear submarine material is used ?.What would work just as good is an old sock filled with sand. 

 

Not much of a deterrent though is it? The Germans try to invade in their u-boats and our defense comprises of a sock filled with sand? What do we do? Wait for the Germans to poke their head out of the hatch and bop them over the head? Maybe the smell of old socks will knock them out? I know we have government cutbacks, but socks filled with sand? Really.

 

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. . .  but socks filled with sand? Really.

 

About as much use as putting anechoic tiles on your amplifier.

 

:?

 

JC

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jcbrum wrote:

jjbomber wrote:

. . .  but socks filled with sand? Really.

 

About as much use as putting anechoic tiles on your amplifier.

 

:?

 

JC

 

 

Having said that,  I suppose it might prevent it from getting hit by sonar-guided torpedoes, though.

 

:roll:

 

 

JC

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jcbrum wrote:

jjbomber wrote:

. . .  but socks filled with sand? Really.

 

About as much use as putting anechoic tiles on your amplifier.

 

:?

 

JC

 

Bazinga!

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Hi,

The Black Ravioli are meant to stop vibrations - this is how they are supposed to work from the advert that was reported.

So old socks with sand is equivalent. The only reason the company has stated they are using nuclear submarine material (if they are, this is a statement by forum poster, so i cannnot confirm) is that it sounds sexy and they can charge you a lot of money.

If old socks and sand were feasible for use on a submarine - they would use them. You cannot use old socks and sand as they are too heavy and get wet, hold water and would sink the submarine. So they engineered an alternative.

Just because a nuclear submarine used a special material does not mean that my Grandma's old socks and a bit of sand is not equivalent for hifi.

Regards,

Shadders.

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jcbrum wrote:

About as much use as putting anechoic tiles on your amplifier.

 

:?

 

JC

 

Eh?   

 

*takes them off again*

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shadders wrote:

Hi,

The Black Ravioli are meant to stop vibrations - this is how they are supposed to work from the advert that was reported.

So old socks with sand is equivalent. The only reason the company has stated they are using nuclear submarine material (if they are, this is a statement by forum poster, so i cannnot confirm) is that it sounds sexy and they can charge you a lot of money.

If old socks and sand were feasible for use on a submarine - they would use them. You cannot use old socks and sand as they are too heavy and get wet, hold water and would sink the submarine. So they engineered an alternative.

Just because a nuclear submarine used a special material does not mean that my Grandma's old socks and a bit of sand is not equivalent for hifi.

Regards,

Shadders.

 

Just another take on sticking a house brick on top of your amp or CD player that was popular in the late 90s.  Maybe just in more granular form!

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the record spot wrote:
Just another take on sticking a house brick on top of your amp or CD player that was popular in the late 90s.  Maybe just in more granular form!

Twasnt that long back that folk* on this forum where doing that. I remember advising against if you had a top loader  :twisted:

 

* Got my diplomatic head on today  Wink

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shadders wrote:

Hi,

I had a quick read of the forum post - read the ASA details and looked at their (Black Ravioli) web site.

The advert claimed that the product eliminates bad vibrations - i would assume all vibrations are eliminated.

On the forum, someone has stated that nuclear submarine material is used ?.

What would work just as good is an old sock filled with sand. The reason perhaps vibration elimination is used on subs is that they are then less detectable using passive sonar. The reason subs do not use old socks filled with sand is that the material needs to be light, neutral density (will not sink or float), and not affected by water - else the submarine would sink.

So rather than pay £200 for these products, buy some sand from B&Q, fill up a few socks and it should make a difference.

Regards,

Shadders.

 

Thought The Beachboys had sorted the 'bad vibrations' issue way back.

 

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