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Here is an 'off the wall' effort

It started out as ...I wonder if this will work... and now I have them all over the place. After reading about the stillpoints and ceramic balls I priced some ceramic balls and they are expensive. So I tried some marbles (amorphous non crystaline ... like ceramic) and placed them in prescription bottle caps. At first I placed them in layers like the stillpoints but quickly discovered that even if not layered and not tight within the cap they worked (stable but enough lateral compliance to act as a bit of isolation) and they sounded good. They sounded good enough that I displaced some generation 1 aurios so I put them all over the place...under components, power supplies etc and I moved the system to a new sonic level. Give it a try.

BTW if anybody knows a good inexpensive source of ceramic balls please let me know. I know ceramics will be better.

Edits: 05/17/12

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