OMG - I am just investigating ‘tweaks’ to improve my audio system.


Everyone:

i have been been using Audiogon to educate myself on trying to improve my audio systems ( yes I have two systems - one in my main living area and one in my man cave ). I actively buy used equipment on Audiogon and I use the discussion boards to educate myself on how to best improve my sound. I just specifically asked for help on implementing the ‘new orange fuse from SR in my main system on another thread that apparently just got shut down ! To clarify comments made on the thread that is now closed - I am only looking to replace fuses that I have access to on the outside of my system components. I am not opening up any equipment. I am not qualified to do this - I am a Chemist who loves music! Audiogon discussion boards have improved my sound in the last 6 months to a level that is ‘over the Moon great’. I now use Anticable for my interconnects and speaker wire, Furman Elite 15 Power Conditioner, High Fidelity Cables MC 0.5 Power Conditioner.  I upgraded my Maggie 1.6 qrs- they are now Peter Gunned - midrange vocals are the best I have ever heard!

the people hear that have helped me - you know who you are - elizebeth - nonoise - thanks again for the help!

i asked for help directly from Oregonpapa concerning the SR Orange fuse just released - but I got the thread killed I guess - sorry. Not my intent. I just wanted to buy the correct fuse that I can access without opening up my equipment. I listed my specific equipment earlier - but the only fuses I have access to are:

Krell KAV 400 xi - one fuse port labeled AGC 8 - this integrated amp is out of warranty and 9 years old - still sounds great
Maggie 1.7i - type 3AG 4 amp max

any help would be appreciated!

tom8999
tom8999
BTW - Rodman 99999 thanks for the comments on the closed thread and the link to a Teddy Power Conditioner.
Just pull the fuses out of your gear note the values and order the corresponding values from SR.
Thanks - apparently someone on the old thread thought I was going to disassemble my Krell integrated and electrocute myself. I will probably go ahead and use the less expensive silver inserts and jumper for the Magnapans from Mike Powell audio.
@tom8999-   Replacing your source's 12V wall-wart, with the Teddy power supply, should make a major improvement in presentation.   If you shop; you may find one used, at(hopefully) a substantial savings.  Also: Michael Spallone may have ideas, on making upgrades to what you have now.  He does wonders with power supplies, like the Synergistic MPCs.  Shoot him a PM, if interested:   https://www.audiogon.com/messages/new?recipient_id=275763&layout=true
Just bought 3 x SR Orange fuses.
2 for my Perreaux R200i
1 for my heavily modded Beresford SEG Dac.
Eagerly await their arrival.

Replacing 2 x SR Black and 1 x SR Red.

Can't respond to other posts, which is a tad frustrating.


Have added a significant number of tweaks over the past 18 months. Some more effective than others.
Perhaps a budding System Builder!  :) 

Don't stop at the Moon. Systems can be taken "light years" beyond. You want to hear a universe of sound; it's there for the taking.  :)




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Initial review of the SR Orange fuses:

Base stronger - seems to hang in the air.
Instrument separation more discernible.
Again, hearing things in tracks I'd never heard before.

Wish I had longer, but gotta work some!
Jerrybj - thanks for the input on the Orange fuses you just got into your system. I am still on the fence and have not ordered anything as yet. My Krell KAV 400xi just got sent back to Krell for service - developed a ‘hum’ at higher volumes after 15 years of use. Hopefully it is repairable. I am on hold until this issue is corrected.
Tom, the best tweak for your audio system is a bottle of wine. The problem with this tweak is everything sounds like ---- the next day.
"Tweaks" in my day were always cheap using everyday items. For example, I wrap masking tape around the glass part of the fuse. Don't let tape touch metal. Big improvement for practically free.

mijostyn
Tom, the best tweak for your audio system is a bottle of wine. The problem with this tweak is everything sounds like ---- the next day.

>>>>I’ll give it a shot. What do you do, pour it on the amplifier?
tom8999 OP
I just wanted to buy the correct fuse that I can access without opening up my equipment.
I am still on the fence and have not ordered anything as yet.
Don’t get sucked in, just use the one that came new with the Krell KAV 400 xi, Krell aren’t stupid they know what works best as they are EE design technicians and not voodooist. Save your money for something real like an equipment upgrade instead.
There’s reason why many of these snake oil fuse threads get shut down.
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Silence please. 🤫 Whack-a-mole in progress. 🤼‍♂️
I do not have any fuses in my (low power) system or even any place to put one. Please, no comments from the peanut gallery. Is it possible that no fuse is better than the Orange fuse? I think it probably is. Would two Orange fuses in series be better than one Orange fuse? Hmmmmm? 🤔
Dear @tom8999 : This is today snake oil in fuses. We can read there in what ways change our system characteristics. It's as if we change the whole system for a totally new higher priced one. Way better than any other fuse in the world:

 https://highend-electronics.com/products/audio-magic-ultimate-premier-beeswax-fuse?mc_cid=21ca76dbcb&mc_eid=6caacf2f90

Maybe the orange with beeswax could outperform it.

Btw, you can start a new fuse thread with the beeswax ones and follow again the fuse'e party, a learning party.

Regards and enjoy the MUSIC NOT DISTORTIONS,
R.


MUSIC NOT DISTORTIONS
Solid engineering practices, not "snake oil voodoo" makes the music, ask any equipment designer.

Cheers George
It’s been my experience that electronics designers are usually the last to get the memos regarding a whole range of audiophile advancements lo these last thirty years or so. You know the ones - power cords, vibration isolation, fuses, fuse and wire directionality. “Solid engineering practices“ has become nothing more than a euphemism for backsliding concepts of the 70s and 80s and unreasonable hyper-focus on circuits. 👀
One can always spend $99 per channel on these rocks that geoffkiat sells, and tape them to your interconnects with magic cellotape.

https://ibb.co/R2MXp0p
https://ibb.co/SJGNKwL
A lot of people suggest taping them to your forehead but I think they’re probably kidding.

I am just investigating ‘tweaks’ to improve my audio system.

What about following this guys lead below, after which you can commit yourself and join Geoff.

Upgraded over the last year:

Chokes on electrical items with a switched mode power supply
Halide Bridge USB to coaxial reclocker
Akiko Triple AC Power Enhancer
Audio Prism Ground Control spades on speakers
RCA shorting plugs for inputs on my amp.
Akiko Tuning Caps on amp outputs.
Akiko Fuse Box Tuning Chip.
1 x Shumann Resonator Chatres SE + power supply

1 x Schumann Resonator CHARTRES Mk3

Black Ravioli pads for amp, Dac and power supply

Vibrapod isolation cones and feet
Akiko Universal Tuning Sticks on speaker cables.
iFi AC iPurifier.
MCRU Mains Filtration plug
Mad Scientist Nitro Nano power cables.
’LOA audio tweak’ chip.
Signal Ground solutions SGS-1 Groundng Box.
3 x Bybee iQSE - one on power board.
High Fidelity Cables MC-0.5
XLR Noise Stopper Caps.
Russ Andrews ’The Silencer.’
Audioquest Jitterbug.
iFi USB Silencer.
SR Orange fuses

PPT Omega + EMat to trial

Mad Scientist Graphene Contact Enhancer to apply
Mad Scientist Donuts coming.


Cheers George
George

I do not question your mental health.
Where do you ever think you have the right to question mine?

We are talking about objects. As previously requested, please leave me alone.
I do not question your mental health.
Where do you ever think you have the right to question mine?
Your names not Geoff, last time I looked, but after that maybe you should add yourself.
Ouch! Pearl Harbor sneak attack!! 
geoffkait
Ouch! Pearl Harbor sneak attack!!

jerrybj
We are talking about objects.
Giving you a play pen buddy GK
Oh BTW Jerry, this is Geoff’s voodoo snake oil site, you should find some you don’t have, maybe, you two should get on like a house on fire 

http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina31.htm

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lassa_witch_doctors.jpg/250px-Lassa_witch_...



Thanks, George! The check is in the mail. 
Georgehifi
"Giving you a play pen buddy GK
Oh BTW Jerry, this is Geoff’s site, you should find some you don’t have, maybe, you two should get on like a house on fire.
George, your wisdom is intimidating, as is your quick wit.
I love your ability to listen to others, how open you are to other view points and experiences, your respectfulness, fairness and compassion.
How kind you are to others. What an awesome human being...
I love your ability to listen to others
Love listening to others that have something "sound" to say, just not snake oil voodooist like you two, it needs culling from hi-end audio as it’s doing it harm.

How kind you are to others.
Very kind to those that need it or ask for it you’ll see if you search, just not to those that believe in voodoo snake oil products, that only in Scientology could it have a place.

Scientology believes in effective tweeks? Who knew?

Seriously though... Copying Jerry's post was in bad taste. That makes me wonder... George, are you just angry your products don't sell as well as the tweeks do? Maybe you should start selling tweeks instead of whatever it is you sell. (Just trying to help) 
Copying Jerry’s post was in bad taste
Why? it's public, I was showing the OP what he may end up as
Because he has already asked you to back off several times. Take a hint george. 
I am curious as to who tweaks are harming. No one is being saved from anything here by anyone. 
"I am curious as to who tweaks are harming"

george
Some comments to George and his ’less than reasonable’ posts.

I see grammar is not one of his strengths.
Also, a thesaurus may help...

Love listening to others that have something "sound" to say.
Then stop listening to those who don’t agree with you.

There’s reason why many of these snake oil fuse threads get shut down.
Because people like you ruin it with unreasoned diatribe.

What about following this guys lead below, after which you can commit yourself and join Geoff.
You show how petty you really are with these personal attacks.

Your names not Geoff, last time I looked, but after that maybe you should add yourself.
Your comprehension of replies is low, as evidenced by your responses. Automatically reaching for putdowns is not an argument.
Giving you a play pen buddy GK
Oh BTW Jerry, this is Geoff’s voodoo snake oil site, you should find some you don’t have, maybe, you two should get on like a house on fire.
The only person who loses here is you. If only you could see how your inane thinking is showcased in every comment.
In the end it shows how absurd you are...

*These are just from this one thread.

whatever🤦‍♂️ 
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I hate to judge before all the facts are in but this appears to be a simple case of fools rushing in where angels fear to tread.
georgehifi ...

Have I told you lately how good the SR Orange fuses are?

Have I told you lately how good the PPT Omega + E mats are?  

Have I told you lately that the products produced by these two companies have nothing to do with "voodoo" are not "snake oil?"

Have I told you lately that these two companies are not affiliated in any way?

Have I told you lately how much I enjoy your inane posts? 

Frank
To the op, I see lots of mentions about component changes in your system and tweaks but nothing about acoustics. No tweak will ever accomplish what acoustics will.  Look at the system pictures of many of the "tweakers". Pretty much all have poor acoustics.
Gad zooks!! Another new challenger driving to the hoop very hard. Is there like a full moon?
Dear @oregonpapa  : ""  Have I told you lately how good the SR Orange fuses are?

Have I told you lately that the products produced by ..... companies have nothing to do with "voodoo" are not "snake oil?" ""



I used all the SR fuses models but the orange and before the SRs other boutique fuses.

Every one has its own colorations that at the end are only added " nice " distortions that sounds just " diferent " of what we are accustom to.

My audio system electrical power supply is totally and secure/bullet proof regulated line, with filter noise levels and obviously surge protections.
So, I made it something to confirm or not if those boutique fuses are or not true snake oil and what I did was to take out/disappear all the input fuses in all the system electronic items and guess what: suddenly the listened MUSIC achieves its real and true rigthness ( like a live music. ) that all those boutique fuses not ever can dream because those boutique fuses only DISTORT the audio signal and are true SNAKE OIL no matters what.

Now, that many people as you like it what you listen just does not means is rigth because in reality is wrong with those added colorations/distortions. In the past I like those distortions till I learned.

Don't believe me and please do it your self a favor making what I did it. 

The snake oil issue of the orange SR or other that kind of fuse should not be only a matters of opinion but a test comparison against no fuse at all and till you don't have that first hand experiences about you just can't understand why your SRs are true snake oil devices.

Useless to argue about till you have your own first hand experiences and I'm totally sure that if you do it then never comeback: no-return ever.

Btw, I only take out the input fuses not some internal fuses that some electronics has.

Regards and enjoy the MUSIC NOT DISTORTIONS,
R.


My latest tweaks,

1. Black USB Schumann frequency generator (2)
2. PPT “sandwich” for my Sony Walkman 🚶🏻CD player - eMat underneath, two eCards on top
3. PWB Gold Morphic Barcode device for my wallet (their brand new product)
4. PWB Christmas card for window sill, my 20th PWB Christmas card 🎅
5. Wipe down headphone cable, wiring for Schumann devices, headphones, CD with Bounce anti-static tissue
Looking at buying a Schumann Resonator CHARTRES Mk V recently listed on eBay.
rauliruegas ...

  •  "... what I did was to take out/disappear all the input fuses in all the system electronic items ..."

Did you replace all of the fuses with copper plugs?

Also, I don't know how you can classify that something is "snake oil," when admittedly, you said the after-market fuses improved your sound and you liked the results: 

  • "In the past I like those distortions till I learned."  

Frank
Here’s a link to the Blue and Black USB Schumann frequency generators from Hong Kong sold on eBay. So cute! I use the BLACK device which is more accurate than the BLUE. The listing is for the BLUE device. To order a BLACK unit you need to specify quantity of 2 of the BLUE units. Then you’ll get one BLACK. Yes, I know it’s a little confusing.

Note: you want to position the USB device (or any Schumann device) at height of about 5 feet so you’ll need a standard 2 amp wall wart and 6 ft long USB cable for each device.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273903516414
If your Schumann generator is 180 degrees out of phase with the natural Schumann resonance what happens?