Anyone with experience changing their subwoofer(s) fuse(s)? With SR running a 3-for-2 promo this month on their Orange fuse line, which I use everywhere else in my system, I’m curious if there’s anything noticeable to be gained swapping out the OEM’s in my JL Audio e-110’s.
I had Blue first, now Orange. Also have five subs in a DBA. https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/8367 Clearly they do make a difference. However, not equally as much in everything. The vast majority of the improvement seems to be in opening up detail and dynamics, but not so much the deep bass. A lot of the improvement seems to be due to improved timing and reduced smearing of transients. Exactly the sort of thing you'll be hard pressed to notice with deep bass. Even the power cord used on the subs seems marginal, or at any rate way less obvious than on anything else. Ditto interconnects. So I never even tried them on my sub amps.
If I was buying right now I would get what was needed for components I thought it would make a difference, and take the bonus as extra. Don't sweat the values. Hate to tell you, they are not accurate anyway. Not even.
I've got some that are 2x, 3x. For what its worth I would keep for a spare before I'd sell. They will replace if one blows but there's the mail lag and listening to the factory fuse after getting used to Orange is hard.
Consider me a major proponent, having experienced the various subtle, but highly enjoyable improvements in reproduction, that fuse experiments/upgrades have made, in my system. Though I wouldn’t consider doing without them in my main amps, CDP or phono stage; the Transnova 9505, driving my woofer bins, still has it’s original main and rail fuses. I did upgrade it’s RCAs, Five-Ways, filter capacitors, install HEXFRED bridges and a Synergistic A/C Master Coupler, but- do not believe changing the fuses would make an audible difference, below 80 Hz. However: far be it for me, to dissuade you from any experimentation. I’d suggest you check Parts Connexion’s sale on Hi-Fi Tuning’s Classic Golds, for applicable fuses, first. If you notice an improvement with those, spend the money for the SRs. Probably; now that your post has piqued my curiosity, I’ll find myself trying that. https://www.partsconnexion.com/hifi-tuning-classic-gold-fuses.html
@millercarbon5 & uberwaltz -- From the standpoint of having a useful thread about the topic raised, I don’t see your posts as any better than his. If you can delete them, please do so. In any case, please leave it to the OP, i.e., me, to handle the situation.
Aunty Fuse will do anything to close a thread on fuses. Just ignore him. He won't go away and will become more irate as time passes. Just ignore him. He'll provoke, insult and go as low as he can to get a rise out of you in order to close this thread. Just ignore him.
Please check back in after you've tried a fuse or two and let us know how it worked out for you.
Highstream The fuse in the JL Audio woofers protects the amplifier not the driver. Between that fuse and the driver is a big power supply with enough capacitance to drive that driver into mechanical distortion without stressing the line power at all. The power supply is like a big water reservoir between your house and the water supply. Changing the fuse will not change the way the driver functions at all. JL Audio over builds their power supplies. Hope this helps. Are you having a problem with the woofers?
Highstream. While I agree that my post does not truly help your threads main point too much, your post does show you have no idea yet as to the depths Aunty Fuse will plumb to scupper ANY aftermarket fuse thread. However I do accept that my participation will likely drive Aunty Fuse to the point of blowing his Poofel valve so I will graciously accept your request to leave well alone. Good luck sir with your adventures! 👍👍
(Note: this thread is only for those who accept that fuses make an SQ difference; others, please pass).
BTW it’s a public forum you can’t ask that. In other words your asking that no Audio Electronic Engineers can comment on this, (try to get one to back the fusers) good luck getting anyone that has any cred to answer your questions. If you believe anything the fusers offer here, then your as bad as them.
Watch as the worm turns. With only 15 responses, Aunty Fuse has gone from advising to attacking the OP. That must be a new record.
BTW, being a "public" forum gives no one the right to attack and denigrate. I hate it when the "free speech" trolls take refuge behind a badly misunderstood meme.
Only the federal government is restricted in what they can do to a persons rights with regards to their speech. Hate speech is not protected, especially when done by a troll. Anyone can moderate a forum or a thread they initiated and censor a mean spirited jerk.
Fusers are like heroin addicts looking for that bag of H stamped with a smiley face!
" Boy isn't that the truth!!! I like the beeswax impregnated ones the best or maybe ones covered in blackout paint.