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When you upgrade fuses on an amplifier in addition to changi ... Jedinite24
Jedinite24, i have been advised that the fuse next to the po ... Milpai
I am lucky, I only had single fuse per component to change, but I would tend to agree that the fuse nearest the power cord would be the place to start, and perhaps that's as far as you need to go if you are pleased with the results.
Personally spending 200 dollars on gear worth 800 doesn't seem right to me,but if you feel the need then why should my opinions matter?
You see it doesn't bother me one way or the other how you spend your money.
No one has the right to say you shouldn't or that it is foolish.
But, spending money on things you have never heard is something that I think needs some thought.
Buying anything unheard has a 50/50 chance of you liking it or not.
That's why there's stuff on Gon.
So, unless you have some experience about what certain things like fuses or power cords or conditioners or dedicted lines can do to the sound of the music you listen to, then you are buying on faith, and relying on all of "us" and the advertising industry and are easy prey to the snake oil salesman.
I really can't say when the last time I was bitten by a snake oil salesman.
I usually do my homework and "listen with MY ears" before I decide to break out the wallet.
I would think this is the norm with most normal people ,hence no need for the evangelists to save our souls.
And yes to be able to discerne differences, good and bad or indifferent, is something that has to be learned.
Some have learned how and others have not, and so the need for measurements to soothe their insecurities in whatever white paper mumbo jumbo floats your boat.
It always helps if there is a fellow in a white lab coat or EEG attached somewhere.
I also feel that the specs of most gear made today(not vintage-sorry to say)are quite good and you might not see very much measured differences from one amp to the next for example.
And yet, people can and do buy one amp over the other and continue to do so, over and over.Look at the amp ads on Gon.
Now tell me, that all those amps for sale are bought and sold because of how they measure on paper or because of how they "sound"?
To belittle anyone's hearing ability is as bad as saying you must have golden ears.
Yet I know of many normal people not in this hobby, who can tell the differences between a tube amp and a solid state amp.
And despite what someone has said about musicians, the real one's are not tone deaf.
They futz about with transfomers, different raw speaker drivers and tubes, all in search of the "sound" that they want to get.
Why are modelling amps(they sample the tones of several makes and types of amps) so popular if musicians are unable to differentiate tonal differences?
It's the very essence of a modelling amp.
Sorry,that's one for the musicians, and a strike against the ears not being significant to a musician.
A musician's stuggle to find the right sound be it a violinist or a rocker is pretty much out there for all to read about,most guitarists have several amps and guitars and prize each one for it's own unique sound.
Are his ears being fooled?
He would laugh at that.
The only fellow who would settle for a cheap solid state guitar amp over a vintage tubed Fender reverb is the guy without the cash to buy the Fender amp.
And so to for the audiophiles who turn down their noses to the folks who can afford the stuff they can't,if they could they would.
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Jedinite, if you haven't experimented with a good power con ... Vhiner
Sebrof - "to me, this is the crux of the debate. when s ... Jeff_jones
I am firmly in the camp that upgraded power cords, whether d ... Lacee
Lacee - i'm in the camp that gives up after 3 pages of the s ... Jeff_jones
Happy listening is indeed the end result ,and the intended o ... Lacee
Did someone blow a fuse? happy listening, indeed, to everyo ... Nonoise
Jeff, you did not comment on my nordost vs signal cable poin ... Milpai
Hi you guys in my systems i do have aftermarket power cords ... Jedinite24
Jedinite, i like my hubbels...it'll be interesting to hear ... Vhiner
Carol 10/3 cables work quite well as power cord wire, but it ... Lacee
Well, how conveniently do the non-believers ignore genuine r ... Milpai
10-19-11: milpai well, how conveniently do the non-believers ... Metro04
Oh well. milpai - what exactly is your point, how does it r ... Jeff_jones
Metro04/jeff, my point was related to "generalization& ... Milpai
I just came upon this thread and offer the following story. ... Dougmc
Dougmc - what you say does make sense, however there is alwa ... Sebrof
Milpai - "my point was related to "generalization& ... Jeff_jones
Very interesting different takes on the fuse uograde advice ... Lacee
Lacee, your experience mirrors mine exactly. this hobby has ... Vhiner
Just to add another bit of info. i was glancing at the manu ... Lacee
Well....ps audio is shipping their pwd mk2 upgrade board wit ... Levy03
It's great to see that you are going to take the plunge and ... Lacee
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I think it's audio magic that a company can sell fuses for $ ... Audiofeil
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Replaced all the fuses in my system sometime back with neody ... Theaudiotweak
Magnets! now that's interesting. could you add some more in ... Lacee
Lacee i have been using magnets instead of fuses as sugges ... Theaudiotweak
Mr l- re: maggies and fuses. it's not difficult(in the lea ... Rodman99999
Rodman,yes it is very easy to do,and when done, it's also ea ... Lacee
Sounds like i was preaching to the choir. happy listening! Rodman99999
Brownsfan, i just try out one of these audio magic nano-liqu ... Hifisoundguy
Hifisoundguy, thanks so much for sharing your experience wi ... Brownsfan
I bought the hifi tuning fuse - the $37.95 ones (basic ones, ... Gbmcleod
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There is a difference between the two camps. one side, call ... Lacee
Gbmcleod, i *love * a guy who puts his money where his mout ... Vhiner
Sure, vhiner. my intent was to allow someone with no money s ... Gbmcleod
Fantastic quote! Vhiner
i only wished they had these nano-liquid fuses many years a ... Hifisoundguy
First i want to thank glenn for his generous offer on giving ... Zmanastronomy
I've dad very positive results replacing the stock fuses in ... Mross1949
The least expensive fuse upgrade is flipping all existing fu ... Geoffkait
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Nobody sways or converts? that's not correct. anyone who s ... Lacee
Gbmcleod - i somehow just happened upon your post of 12-30-1 ... Dadsears
In spite of the four pages of controversy, a consensus does ... Vhiner
The "stock fuse" is the.. weakest link Hifisoundguy
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I have a theory on fuse directionality...i installed the hif ... Aj_f75
Noticed i used 'voltages' flagrantly. although this is ac, ... Aj_f75
I've tried it and it made a difference. it made my system m ... Hkmatch23
I just popped in two 5a slo blo hifi supremes in my old acou ... Lacee
Lacee, i know what you mean about more expensive upgrades n ... Vhiner
How would that power cord sound now that you've got the fuse ... Lacee
Lacee, good decisions *do* tend to have a cummulative effec ... Vhiner
I can tell you from painful expereience that the hifi suprem ... Lacee