First, do not listen to your music in the first 12 hours. Then you will begin to be impressed. Second, the layer of the music, the separation between instruments. Third, It is for me like there is a big sphere of music in front of me (holographic). Fourth, each instrument do not interfered with the other, each one has his chance to to bloom easily. Fifth, the timber of instrument and voice is expanding from the bottom to the top end with greater extension. Sixth, it is very fascinating and hypnotizing listening session, I do not want to stop listening to this palpable new and impressive music environment. Seventh, it is a very good upgrade !
Thanks to whoever brought this thread back.
If you’re into detail and HiFi, your choice may be the QSA Yellow fuses. For tonal accuracy and overall emotional involvement in the music, the Orange, and especially the SR Purple fuses would be the go-to choice.
oregonpapa, My favorite color is Purple. I never thought that it would be an improvement. I took a chance, and it is the best upgrade for the music lover that I am. (I used before the (3) Orange). I listen mostely Classical, World Music, Jazz. Thank you for all your previous comments, it is always interesting and guiding to read you. Thank's again.
Thanks for that very in depth analysis Frank, but it doesn’t tell me the shift in overhaul tonality, if your system becomes more etched or darker etc.
And what’s worrying is 50 to 100 to break in, by that time for me it’s too late to send back for refund if I don’t like it/them, not prepared to take the gamble on that one. Thanks Andy.
+1 audiosens. You're description of how the SR Purple fuse compares with the Orange and the presentation you get mirrors mine exactly! Nicely done. I understand about being skeptical of tweeks, having been burned many times. These are a no brainer, with a money back guarentee. I'm not a Synergistic fanboy by any means, but these purple fuses are the real deal. Good listening. Jeff
Andy ... We are talking about moving beyond "etched or darker," and moving into the realm of "real" here. I mean, reach out and touch them, real.
Read the comments in this thread. We are talking about comparing the SR Orange fuses with the SR Purple fuses. The Orange fuses are really good in their own right, and the SR Purple fuses take them to a new level. If you are using stock fuses at this point, you will not be sending the SR Purple fuses back. Like any audio component, they take some time to sound their best, but that, by no means, is saying that they are slackers out of the box.
What are you using for fuses presently? Also, I’d be interested to know what your system consists of, and if you’ve tried any other "tweaks" that have worked for you. Perhaps we can garner some new ideas from you that would help other members here.
Andy, Depending on where and how many fuses you want to use, you can put your transport/dac or and old cd player on repeat to play a cd over and over for anywhere up to 24 hours a day which would in no time at all burn in the fuse(s). Just make sure your sytem is on with the volume turned down low when not doing your regular listening.
Hope this helps
Actually just having your system turned on, or even the single component you are re-fusing left on (it is always a good idea change only one component fuse at a time until you determine correct fuse directionality) is sufficient in most cases to burn in a fuse, no music necessary. It is paramount however that you first determine correct fuse orientation on a fuse-by-fuse basis before placing in the next fuse in your system and again listening in both directions where the correct directionality should be readily appertains as more air and detail. If switching from a prior SR fuse model like Orange start Purple in the same direction, if it does not sound immediately better in most ways simply reverse the Purple fuse direction. Due to a new conditioning process, purple fuses may not always perfectly mirror the same orientation as prior SR Fuses. After determining the correct directionality for one or more fuses leave your system turned on to speed realization of best performance.
Yours in music,
Ted Denney III Lead Designer/CEO Synergistic Research Inc.
You certainly state that emphatically, just as you do when you describe how something will sound based solely on looking at a picture of it. But how can you be sure you’re right? Have you actually conducted the blind tests you mention? Have you actually listened to any of the SR fuses? If you haven’t, how can you possibly tell Ted he should be ashamed of himself?
I'm guessing you're assuming the cloak of honesty for yourself, right? If so, Mr. Honest Person, what will you be doing to stop the scam? Will you file a report with a consumer regulatory agency? Initiate a court action? Have an attorney issue a cease-and-desist order? Or will you simply be satisfied to wag an accusing finger at Ted as you lecture us on integrity?
Yes, I should have made it clear that some dealers such as Parts Connexion in Canada does not have a 30-day no-risk money back guarantee on items they sell even if the items bought has a 30-day no-risk money back guarantee from the original manufacture.
Thank you Ted for the clarification.
I've successfully used Acme, HiFi tuning, and Synergistic fuses. I've got nearly 200 hours on my Synergistic Purple. In my system, in my opinion, to my ears with nearly 40 years in this hobby, the Purple fuse is one of the most cost effective improvements I've experienced.
It's rank hubris for mijostyn to suggest that I don't know what I'm hearing. And those of you who think that blind ab testing has anything to do with how people actually listen to music, please spare me the tired psycho-babble about self delusion.
Wow, when I first stumbled upon Audiogon I was struck how such nasty comments were coming from middle aged men (which is a misnomer). Or should I say men who are closer to there end times in age and bully others like spoiled children with nothing else better to do.
You would think as we get older we have learned to treat each other with old school courtesies and respect. The same courtesies and respect that we have tried to teach our kids.
Some say you should ignore comments like that. I could not.
That was probably one of the lowest things I’ve seen here yet. Not only will I be buying SR Purp(le) fuse(s), I also will be buying some of Ted’s other products as well. Such as his power cords.
With so many hobbies to choose from, I do not understand why people who cannot hear the difference between most things in a stereo choose High End audio as a hobby in the first place. I mean if you can’t trust your own ears, how do you know a pair of Wilson speakers sounds any better than a Bose Wave Radio? Or if human hearing is so insensitive that it can’t discern differences in what it is that makes up a stereo, why spend good money on a high-end stereo in the first place? And what I have the greatest difficulty understanding, is why people who don’t hear differences care about what people think who do hear differences. When did we become a society bent on making those whose opinions are different from ours conform to our way of thinking? It's very odd.
Yours in music,
Ted Denney III Lead designer/CEO, Synergistic Research Inc.
I am in the same situation as Frank with TC everywhere and a tube stash. Been helping someone with their system who if he follows through and sends me his leftovers I might try NPS-1260. Until then, as best I have been able to determine it is a knock-off of an earlier version of TC with the main difference being the carrier. TC was in paste form that dried to a thin inert film. NPS remains oily, and this oil may or may not prove to be a long term problem.
In any case the active ingredients are similar enough it should work both on physical contact points as well as coated over the outsides of things like fuses. As I have said before many of these fuses have active ingredients added to the outside. The gray blob on Synergistic, the little bits of adhesive on QSA. Coating with NPS or TC work similarly. Just be careful to leave a gap or you may wind up with a short!
Andy, SR had nothing to do with this thread being reinstated (again.) We also have zero for sale on AG. To my knowledge my company has never sold anything on AG nor do we advertise our products here. Your link is a compilation value servic based on past AG sales of older used SR gear paid for by AG users, my company has zero to do with this. My guess, AG contributors who are also SR users contacted AG as to why their posts on SR fuses were consistently getting taken down.
Yours in music,
Ted Denney III Lead Designer/CEO Synergistic Research Inc.
Very odd, oregonpapa gives the impression he gets pre-production SR fuses, and "thinks" himself a "beta tester" for Synergistic Audio, and generates many sales for you. Andy
When I was young and playing tournament racquetball there was this one young kid Keith who was always there hours before I got there after work, always there when I went home. Not just playing games, he would practice drills, run the court, and whenever he wasn’t doing any of that he would be searching out and picking the brains of all the best players. He was playing them when he was getting trounced. Badly. Until one day he was the one trouncing them. Easily.
This kid Keith started getting racquets and balls and stuff from manufacturers. Didn’t go to his head. All I ever heard from him was frank evaluations of how the stuff performs.
The smarter players would seek him out for whatever tips they could get. A few would complain, but it was easy to tell they were just jealous. I never was. Nobody gave him success. He worked for it. He earned it. And as far as I could tell he never was anything but straight up about what was what.
Like I said, that was when I was young. Since then I’ve gone deep into marine aquaria, rock climbing, cycling, autocross, Porsche, and of course audio. Seen the same sort of thing play out in all of those. With just one difference. With all the other stuff the haters were few and far between. This is the only one where it seems there are as many ignorant malevolent haters full of jealousy as earnest sincerely dedicated audiophiles.
I don’t know if this is due to the public nature of the internet, the policies and people running this site, or something deeper to do with audio.
What I do know is guys like Frank and myself, we are like Keith. We have this crazy drive to create something captivating, magical. Beyond merely good sound. I would put Ted Denney right up there in that same category.
Main difference being he has some kind of crazy special genius hooks him up with ideas he is somehow able to bring into the world. This ain’t no mean feat. In 30+ years the best I have come up with is a rubber band.
Ted is not alone. Others come up with great ideas too. But then you have to build the darn thing, figure out how to sell it, and somehow make enough money to keep building and selling it. All the while with competitors and government doing their level best to put you out of business.
It is easy to write off the haters as mindless zombies. Because to a large extent they are. But even so it is no fun to read, and hard to see how they do anything to move us forward.