Brilliant Pebbles - best of both worlds?
I did some more testing and weird stuff is going on with the eggs now! They sounded smooth now. It sounded like the best of both worlds. I got more low-level detail and it sounded smoother than the white ball (without plastic). It seems like the position of the eggs had shifted inside the plastic jar, it's not consistent.
So then I realized that if the stones are even smaller you can get both the open and smooth sound signature, and if the stones are of different shapes it should be even better. I just found out the design for Brilliant Pebbles! Is Brilliant Pebbles the Valhalla of stones?
The books seem to make everything dull, it reduces the resonances but it also seems to make something worse in the process, it reduces the brightness by making it darker and heavier, but it's choking the gear instead of letting it breathe.
But with the Brilliant Pebbles, it's so light that it lets the component breathe while reducing some of the internal resonances!
I did some testing with Brilliant Pebbles and the improvements are far from significant. But without the bottle it sounded harsh and fatiguing. With the bottle it sounded silkier, similar to changing from RCA to XLR connectors (night and day). But the difference wasn't night and day, it was almost inaudible.
Maybe a bigger bottle is better, or more of the small bottles! Then the weight distribution on top gets consistent. I want dozens of these bottles!
Or maybe I should buy (or hunt the beaches of Turkey) these stones myself and make my own enclosure. Or maybe I should put the stones inside the chassis? Or even better, a new chassis entirely made of stones!