- "Why in the world would anyone be opening up a perfectly fine component to replace its fuse if it is not broken ..."
Um, for a large improvement in sound quality?
Yes the fuse conundrum like most "tweaks" can be taken mostly with a grain of salt--but hey we are creatures of habit and in this game you must know when an "itch" pops up --damn hard not to scratch --so why not allow one a side track and dabble --hey only a few $$s for some fun and fuses-ha!
Yep at CES in 08 Bernd Hahn of Hi Fi tuning gave me some to try--sounded Ok nothing popped out and said take me--but I left them in and convince myself they were adding something maybe(?)-- hey its fun to try things and like I said scratch the itch!
Over the years tried many similar and some pricey ones namely
AMR/Furutech/Isoclean/Synergistic--I still have a Furutech Rhodium in my Tube Amp and it is the last of the Mohicans and seems stable.There are currently "new" Furutech fuses but they come out of HKG and are terribly finished and fail--I'd avoid them.
In my CD Player EVERY rated Slo Slo fuse from the MFG's named above all crapped out on turnon- did Smokey the bear blah!--I feel they are either poorly made or well below rating on their boxes--sadly I say save you $$'s on those brands
Now a light at the end of the Tunnel--and the only fuse that I feel does improve the sonic presentation -that is my feeling anyway and if others shout rubbish then Ok --but I'm the one listening not surmising .
The Jewel in the Crown of this is the Audio Magic Ultimate Premier
This little bugger survived turnon rush when over 12 others from other Mfgs FAILED Instantly and after 5/10 days is I feel giving the musical presence and sonic performance a substantial improvement to my ears.
Deride at your leisure--but I'll back my statement that this companies fuses are the real deal.