Cheers for those links, I'll try maplins
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You should read this: http://www.barrydiamentaudio.com/vibration.htm
some good tips that don't cost the earth, better than black pasta, lol.
Excuse my ignorance, but what's an 'Easter egg holder'?
What classical music are you listening to?
A good question, I think something like this: http://howaboutorange.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/easy-washi-tape-easter-egg-holders.html
I think in the UK you can use furniture castor cups: http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/140740861165?var=lv<yp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&_lwgsi=y&cbt=y&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=63&ff19=0
Thanks. That makes sense. I like the idea of marbles in furniture castor cups. Not sure how tidy it'll look though ...
Isopropyl alcohol and a soft cloth, lint free, microfibre is good for cleaning cables. At a push, acetone (aka nail varnish remover) very cheap and effective on cables. Always leave the cables to dry thoroughly in a ventilated room.
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I have often found that breathing deeply around some of the solvents mentioned above can inprove the sound of youe system quite significantly.
It wll definitely sound better and that is without even turning it on......
We do so many shows in a row,
And these towns all look the same,
We just pass the time in our hotel room
And wander 'round backstage,
Till the lights come up, and we hear that crowd,
And we remember why we came.
Me too, but I find that after you wake up, the drool stain on the carpet can take a while to clean up...
Wooden floors so no problem.....
This is however a serious subject (probably for another thread), your mood and possible 'altered mental state' makes a huge difference to how good your hifi sounds.
Get into the 'right state of mind', make yourself comfortable and pop on Dark Star, preferably the version recorded in Wigan (yes that Wigan) in 1972....
Speaking postioning is everything. Experiment. Then experiment some more. Don't be scared to try some angles last seen on a 1974 Austin Maxi
Experiment with surfaces. Moving my separates from a solid wooden floor to a wooden table on a rug on said wooden floor varied things dramatically. Experiment like a 1970's hippy. Try everything
Shut your curtains. Turn off all lights. Hear things improve dramatically
Avoid cheese and milk. These can clog your eustachian tubes and reduce clarity and bass
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