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The only use that could affect the sound or distortion of an amplifier is the Audio output / loudspeaker input fuse.
Not to exclude myself, I'm fairly certain my car's engine runs smoother and quieter after a good wash and touch-up application of Speed Shine.Steve
. I'll bet a lot of people with "cheap and cheerful" systems here actually enjoy their systems more than some with megabucks stuff because they aren't as worried as to whether they got their money's worth. (You can buy a lot of concert tickets for $50,000.) I actually enjoy listening to the BBC3 and KWAX 320K classical streams. Maybe I should turn in my audiophile card, but I just wanna hear some music.
BTW : XLO cables are awesome, and particularly good value for the money vs many other brands. Too bad they are closing down.
Is it any wonder that when a normal well adjusted human being is introduced to our hobby, that they throw up their hands in dismay and run for the Bose boutique in terror, when confronted by a sales person who’s already convinced them they need a $10,000 plus system
I agree with you, but alas there are others who don't. I'm not surprised, as I've been witness on too many occasions to audio aficionados going gaga over placebos.Not to exclude myself, I'm fairly certain my car's engine runs smoother and quieter after a good wash and touch-up application of Speed Shine.Steve
I think you may have missed the point of the fuses article, and the author didn't help. It wasn't to review their effectiveness as "safety" devices : presumably the stock fuses do those just as well.
No, I think you missed fastfred's point, which is that fuses are, first and foremost, safety devices. HiFi Tuning fuses are mysterious 'safety' devices. The manufacturer publishes nothing with regard to how they perform their primary role as fuses (beyond a semi-useless amperage rating). Send them an email inquiring about their characteristics as fuses and you will receive no useful information. All this talk about their behavior as wires is a red herring. I'm quite certain the stock fuses perform their task as safety devices, but it's impossible to say how the HiFi Tuning fuses will perform until the worst happens, at which time I'd wager that it truly will be the worst.BTW, another manufacturer of audiophile fuses did comment that all of their fuses are slow-blow for the best sonics.
Call me naive or too trustful, but when you charge 10X or more vs a standard fuse, the presumption is that they can adequately perform their primary safety purpose. Which then leaves how it affects, presumably positively, the sound quality. You don't see reviewers trying to blow up power conditioners and power strips to test the stated safety features of those. Why do you expect a higher standard for fuse reviews? Would be a pretty boring and short review if just to test the rated capacity of the fuse. Though until someone actually does, I don't think you can reach the conclusion that "it will truly be the worst".
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