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Danny Tse

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I just picked up something called "Handi-Tak" from my local Target store. The packaging said it is "reusable adhesive replaces tape, push pins & nails." It's supposed to be just like "Blue-Tac", right? If it is like "Blue-Tac", I intend to use it between my speaker stand and my bookshelf speakers. Anyway, the "Handi-Tak" are on sale at Target for $.60/package of 4 pieces.
 

Guy Kuo

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The stuff doesn't work. I mounted my surround speakers to the walls using it and within just a few minutes the speakers fell right off. It doesn't tack the speakers to the walls worth a dang and the store manager refuses to refund me for the damage it caused my speakers! Once I get new replacement speakers, I'll know to use the real blue tack to mount them.
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Saurav

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For a second, I thought you were serious. Sheesh.

Anyway, you're right, you should use the real audiophile-approved blu-tak for such applications.
 

Danny Tse

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Saurav,

I found it in the Hardware section, where they have the adhesives and tapes. It has a Red sticker on it marking the reduced price. Check it out.
 

James Zos

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What you really need is Audio-Tak. Audio-Tak absorbs all the sound waves that get trapped in the gap between your speakers and the surface they are resting on. It can even absorb outside sounds - like the sound of a garbage truck rumbling past your house - that might interfere with the sound coming from your speakers. Yes it's expensive, but in my experience it is definitely worth it.
 

Chu Gai

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how much do you need to use to drown a garbage truck out or for that matter my son's electric guitar?
 

Guy Kuo

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Three or four packets should be enough. Most people's ear canals aren't that big. If that isn't enough, the remainder can be used to block your airway. Once the anoxic seizures set in no noise will bother you ever again. :O
 

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