Review: Schurter clear bodied fuse with gold end caps / Mouser Electronics $1 tweak buster
Budget Esoterica Review Magazine December 2018 Issue
If you don't believe audiphile fuses can make a difference you need to try a Schurter fuse sold by Mouser electronics. This is a clear bodied fuse with gold end caps. The price is $1.08 plus shipping. I installed this fuse into an Arcam Alpha 8p power amp in the same system i used with the Acrolink power cord review. I listened to the same cd's , Ahmad Jamal Digital works, and Genesis Foxtrot and i noticed a few improvements.
On the opening track of the Ahmad Jamal cd , i noticed a slight reduction in harshness. The highs seemed to be a little fuller with a slightly weightier sound. The sound seemed a little livelier with a better sense of presence. The piano was reproduced with better dynamics and a slightly shinier sound. The bass seemed more rounded and three dimensional.
Track number two from the Genesis cd gave me a little better vocal clarity and the vocals also seemed more subtle. The sound seemed a little richer with deeper harmonics.
There are a lot of audiophile fuses on the market. Prices range from a few dollars to a 100 dollars or more. The Schurter fuses sold by Mouser electronics sell for a little over a dollar. For that price why not try it! You should notice slight improvements in several areas. A good tweak for a very reasonable price.
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In the same vein ... if you are on a budget, and are satisfied with small improvements from your tweaks, you can make an upgrade by swapping out your existing stock wall sockets for a commercial grade sockets from Home Depot. Look for the orange ones. They're only a few bucks.