AudioQuest RF Stoppers

Has anybody out there tried these little guys? I have a fair amount of tube noise (I think) from my AI L1, but could it be RF from cables? The noise comes equally from both speakers and doesn't increase as I turn up the volume; it's a dull hiss and is constant. I have kimber PBJ's for IC's and python M1 speaker cables. For what it's worth, I also have my DVD player plugged into the preamp "video" channel. Thanks for any help out there, you guys are great. Mark
For me, they are super effective on my phono cables, between the turntable and the phono preamp. I used to hear radio stations faintly when listening to records. The AQ RF Stoppers cleaned up this noise very well.

Notably, the phono signal is often the lowest voltage in a system, requiring the most amplification boost, and a little bit of RF noise that the cable picks up gets boosted along with the signal. However, by the time you get to speaker cables, RF noise really shouldn't be a factor.

I don't know what's causing your hiss. Sure, go ahead and try the RF Stoppers -- they aren't that expensive, but my guess is you may be hearing something else.
Hi Mark if you think the AI L1 is causing high idle noise (which it probably is, being tubed) then simply turn it off. Does the noise diminish? Next, disconnect your interconnects from the power amp & see what changes; my guess is, that won't change the idle noise. If it doesn't then RF stoppers are probably not what you need. If your power amp is also tubed, then any noisy or gassy tubes therein also contribute to high idle noise. Even solid state equipment produces some thermal noise, although full-balanced topologies tend to run significantly quieter.
I will say that RF stoppers that I once placed around signal interconnects acted as filters well down into the audio band, which significantly degraded HF performance. This phenomenon will of course vary according to cable design, but just be aware of it.

Mark, I think Bob_bundus hit the point. Try it and you'll see...
I also experimented with some (TDK,no name and others I can't recall...) Ferrite RF stoppers on Interconnects, PC's, speaker cables. I didn't like the results. I always felt they sucked the life out of the music, made it sterile, uninvolving and anoying at last.
I guess if you don't hear any radio interferences they don't belong into the music system. Don't fix it if it's not broken, they say!

But, the RF Stoppers do "wonders" for your Computers, TV, cable, everything that's about Video! Make the picture sharper, less "noisy", more contrast, better colours. Or should I put it more correctly - they do good things for your eyes!
So if you like to experiment - do it. You'll use them somewhere else if they don't fit in the audio system.

Best regards,
This is probably noise from your amp. Have you replaced the tubes lately?

If you have to put your ear up to the tweeters to hear it, this is normal. If it is loud enough to hear from the listening position, you have something else goin on. May be RFI pickup from a ground-loop. Try ungrounding one component power cord at a time using a cheater plug. Always leave at least one component grounded.

If you put filtering anywhere in the system, you will lose some of the music.