What the " h, e, double chop-stix"?
I prefer Green Totellini.
Providing a link
might help. Bill, I'd recommend a nice puttanesca sauce.
Mine are white, al dente'
Marco, I tried boiling those black things for hours in salt water and they just don't soften enough to eat.
I'll try baking them in some olive oil for a week or so.
Would you have those with white or red?
Red- If they're filled with meat and served with a tomato sauce, white- if with seafood and a white clam sauce or pesto.
I have tried them under tube gear, under solid state gear, and have also used them between the upper and lower cabinets of a pair of Von Sweikert VR5SE speakers. They actually work extremely well. I was quite surprised by the improvements they made.
I had the same experience, but then my wife slow cooked them overnight in the Le Cruset Dutch Oven, and the next day it was a jaw dropping, veil lifting meal!
A transparent meal eh ?
Jaw dropping can be bad manners at the table, dribbling may occur.
Was that veil lifting or veal lifting?
I guess I'll truffle off to Buffalo.
A buckwheat pillow works much better than the Black Raviolis.
Glory, are the buckwheat pillows something that you made yourself.. Please describe.
Adam, the black raviolis do work under tube gear. When I had my amp serviced last year I demoed them under it with positive results, especially with piano music.
I did not purchase any because I already have BDR and Hrs isolation and platforms. I have seen them used between binding posts and ic plugs, under speakers and wherever vibration can be a suspected problem.
See review at innerearmag.com
I recommend listening while wearing Buckwheat Skivvies
Buckwheat Pillow: (http://www.target.com/Sobakawa-Buckwheat-Pillow-Off-White-20x15/dp/B000FJQCP8) They are great for sleeping, and I've used them for decades. Never thought of them for audio isolation. HMMM!
I replaced the foam in the headrest of my audio room chair with buckwheat hulls. Quite comfy. I don't think ravioli would be as nice. Haven't tried though...
It's unfortunate that so many responders above are unfamiliar this product, yet willing contributors...http://www.innerearmag.com/reviews/accessories/18-1_black_ravioli.html
I use them to great effect:
1) sandwiched between the chassis of my amplifier (solid state) and BDR cones
2) wedged between speaker terminals
The net effect is in noise reduction. More of the finer musical details become exposed.
I have no experience with the effects on tube based equipment.
I've used the buckwheat pillow; noisy when you move your head.
Buckwheat noodles on the other hand can be quite tasty!
Buckwheat pillows are used for a threefold purpose.
Beat that you Black Ravioli suckers.
Glory- The Sobakawa Pillow is stuffed with buckwheat HUSKS. Not very tasty first thing in the morning, and BOY do they ever get caught in the teeth! =8^)
Bumping. Has anyone actually tried these under equipment?
Several positive reviews on these.
Yeah, I had these under my tube monos (Cary 300SE's) for a couple of years. I took a lot of care with vibration control. The amps were on top of 3" thick hardwood blocks I made, which were in turn supported by cones. The black raviolis sat between the amps and the wood blocks. The tubes all had dampers on them. The net effect was very positive. I put the raviolis in last and did notice an incremental improvement. I've changed my whole setup now and they are just sitting around ... forgot about them till you brought it up! Hope that helps.
I like them a lot and there are upgraded versions now with corian between them to improve performance.
I use a range of footers for different purposes and carried out a recent shootout with my ears only, comparing with Stillpoints and HRS. I found them difficult to separate from stillpoints, which er on the bright side of neutral, in my system, wheras the stillpoints are more truly neutral. Both were clearly better than HRS , in my opinion, which I found a little on the laid back side of neutral.
It really is suprising to me, not only that footers work, but have there own sonic signatures.
Not surprising to me. You're lookin' right at 'em.