Fuses that matter.


I have tried six different fuses, including some that were claimed to not be directional. I have long used the IsoClean fuses as the best I have heard. No longer! I just got two 10 amp slow-blows WiFi Tuning Supreme fuses that really cost too much but do make a major difference in my sound. I still don't understand how a fuse or its direction can alter sound reproduction for the better, but they do and the Supreme is indeed! I hear more detail in the recordings giving me a more holographic image. I also hear more of the top and bottom ends. If only you could buy them for a couple of bucks each.
tbg

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I have been tempted to try these, and now I feel more tempted.
Stay tuned. In a week or two, Geofkait will be selling fuses with little colored pebbles in them that blow everything else away. Of course, there will be an additional charge for "activating" them via phone.
Geoffkait,
It's funny to hear a charlatan like yourself speaking about comparative testing. I doubt that you had any need for it while conjuring up your imaginary audio improvement tweeks.
So tell us, when are you going to start selling your "ultimate fuse"? I guess that would be a lot more difficult than going to AC Moore and filling up some little craft bottles with colored quartz beads.
No way! I couldn't do without it. I place one pill at the top corners of each speaker cabinet...it improves the cabinet rigidity. I'm surprised that a genius such as yourself didn't "discover" it first.
Lacee,
Try Avatar Acoustics. It's run by Darren and Bonnie, a husband and wife team. My fuses are arriving today.
Bonnie had the flu this past week, try again.
I have been using an AMR in my amp for about 2 weeks now, and also ordered one for my preamp, but unfortunately, it arrived DOA. Bonnie at Avatar was very accomodating, but will not have any more of the value I need 'til after CES.
Anyway, after listeming for two weeks, my initial impressions haven't changed very much. Changes are definately positive, but in my system, more of a specific change than an overall change. One member on this thread described the change he heard a few weeks ago, as I recall, as making the midrange more vivid. This is what I have experienced. The treble region seems no more or less extended, and I don't really notice a difference in the power or the definition of the bass region. What was plain to hear was a cetain clarity, or increased sense of vividness in the mids. This is in no way percieved as brightness. My McIntosh 2105, much as I love it, can fairly be faulted for a mild murkiness in the otherwise excellent mids, and this AMR fuse seems to have "fixed" a problem that I didn't know I had.
While I had heard amps that were more lively in the midrange, I had thought that I would have to give up the fullness I was accustomed to, but that is not the case.
The increase vividness, if I can call it that, seems to give voices better focus, and as a byproduct, reveal more nuance and detail. I don't notice any differences in the soundstage concerning width or height.
For $20.00 a piece, I can't see how anybody would lose by trying them. I look forward to getting the one for my pre.
Tbg,
I was surprised when I read your post. Looking at my post again, I can't see any inference that all audiophile fuses are the same. I am sure that like any other component, like cables or interconnects, they all sound somewhat different. I haven't even tried other brands of fuses, so I wouldn't know anyway. All that I was saying was what others before me have said. It is much less of a financial risk at $20.00 than at $60.00 to $80.00.
Krell-man,
What you said.
I suggest that everyone stop arguing about if and how. Take $20.00 out of your pocket if possible and buy one AMR fuse. If you need more than one, you will likely end up ordering them. They are cheap, and they make your system sound better. Period.
Sometimes when you blow things, they leak.