Ebony Wine Stopper Blanks
Yesterday I went to a local exotic wood shop here in Asheville, NC to browse their wares. I ran across Ebony Wine Stopper Blanks, heavy little buggers they are! They measure 1.25 inches by 1.50 inches by 2 inches. I have heard/read about the acoustic qualities that ebony has. I said to my self, "Self, what if they could control vibrations for my equipment, this would be an inexpensive way to go". So, I purchased 5 sets of 4 blocks to a set. 12.00 a set. The gear I have is: Joule Elecrta Stargates, Joule Electra 150 Mk II pre amp, Cary 303/300 CDP feeding Zu Audio Druids. Placing 4 blocks each under the amp, pre, and CDP, I turned the gear on, let warm-up for 10 minutes, then hit the play button on the remote. I don't know if these old ears suddenly decided to wake up or if I turned up my Bell Tones, there was a difference in overall sound. Not suttle, mind you, but a significant difference. There was more of everything good and I'm loving it! I know that Herbie's used to make ebony balls in a holder, but don't offer them anymore. Has anyone had this type of experience using Ebony, or for that matter any other type of wood to control vibration?