The new Synergistic Research BLUE fuses ....

New SR BLUE fuse thread ...

I’ve replaced all 5 of the SR BLACK fuses in my system with the new SR BLUE fuses. Cold, out of the box, the BLUE fuses stomped the fully broken-in SR BLACKS in a big way. As good as the SR BLACK fuses were/are, especially in comparison with the SR RED fuses, SR has found another break-through in fuses.

1. Musicality ... The system is totally seamless at this point. Its as if there is no system in the room, only a wall to wall, front to back and floor to ceiling music presentation with true to life tonality from the various instruments.

2. Extension ... I’ve seemed to gain about an octave in low bass response. This has the effect of putting more meat on the bones of the instruments. Highs are very extended, breathing new life into my magic percussion recordings. Vibes, chimes, bells, and triangles positioned in the rear of the orchestra all have improved. I’ve experienced no roll-off of the highs what so ever with the new BLUE fuses. Just a more relaxed natural presentation.

3. Dynamics ... This is a huge improvement over the BLACK fuses. Piano and vibes fans ... this is fantastic.

I have a Japanese audiophile CD of Flamenco music ... the foot stomps on the stage, the hand clapping and the castanets are present like never before. Want to hear natural sounding castanets? Get the BLUE fuses.

4. Mid range ... Ha! Put on your favorite Ben Webster album ... and a pair of adult diapers. Play Chris Connor singing "All About Ronnie," its to die for.

Quick .... someone here HAS to buy this double album. Its a bargain at this price. Audiophile sound, excellent performance by the one and only Chris Connor. Yes, its mono ... but so what? Its so good you won’t miss the stereo effects. If you’re the lucky person who scores this album, please post your results here.

Overall impressions:

Where the RED fuses took about 20 hours to sound their best, and the BLACK fuses took upwards of 200 hours of total break-in, the BLUE fuses sounded really good right out of the box ... and that’s without doing anything about proper directional positioning. Not that the BLUE fuses don’t need breaking in, they do. The improvement continues through week three. Its a gradual break-in thing where each listening session is better than the last.

Everything I described above continues to break new ground in my system as the fuses continue breaking in. Quite honestly, I find it difficult to tear myself away from the system in order to get things done. Its truly been transformed into a magical music machine. With the expenditure of $150.00 and a 30 day return policy there’s really nothing to lose. In my system, its like upgrading to a better pre amp, amp, CD player or phono stage. Highly recommended.

Kudos to Ted Denney and the entire staff at SR. Amazing stuff, guys. :-)


PS: If you try the SR BLUE fuses, please post your results here. Seems the naysayers, the Debbie Downers and Negative Nellie’s have hijacked the original RED fuse thread. A pox on their houses and their Pioneer receivers.


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It’s been my experience, the better/more efficient/more finely tuned, everything around something that’s going to be upgraded: the more obvious a change that upgrade will provide.    Works with computers, race cars, motorcycles, or- audio equipment.     Anything that can be upgraded, in a series of components/parts.     ie: The differences in PCs, home wiring, outlets and fuses, are much more obvious, after improved capacitors, regulators, and(especially) rectifier tubes or diodes are installed, in one’s power supply.     The particular device(pre, power amp, phono stage, etc), doesn't usually matter.        Actually having some experience in these things, makes it much easier to understand.
@grannyring-   +1(same train)
The changes to tonal balance, the slight shifts or tilt on the treble/bass balance. A big increase in clarity. The prominence of vocal or their recession into the music.. all features if slight changes to various tweaking. One far cheaper way to get the SAME RESULTS is to fiddle with bits of wood under your gear. Naturally it can be boosted into the expensive with exotic wood... But trying a few exotic wood pen blanks, or knife blanks might bring more surprises than buying the latest color fuse. And I nor anyone I know makes a nickel off somebody finding some bits of wood to play with. even the local Maple, Oak and Walnut trim at your Menard’s can be a good place to start.  I just cut up a 1/2" by 3/4" 8ft long Oak stick into 3" bits to try out under the Bloodwood spindles holding up my Magepans. I had used some African Blackwood (as I had the wood laying around 1/4" by 3/4" by 4" anyway, but it way making the bass too strong for my apartment living... So the Oak was a on hand thing to fiddle with.
This is also Truth Liz! Michael Green turned me onto this fact. Good point.  
Yes, I have to give any credit to Michael Green for showing me the idea of tuning. I took it and did different things with it, but the idea was his, and he deserves a lot more credit for his ideas, than what folks handed him around here.