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Better Sounding Systems, Objectivists or Subjectivists?
It’s fine if someone chooses not to listen to something, because they “know” it can’t possibly make a difference in the sound, or for any other reason. In doing so, though, they give up the ability to make any credible observations about whether o... 
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
I posted recently saying I was awaiting two more purple fuses, and then went on to describe what I was hearing with the one that I had. I got a notification it had been deleted by a moderator.   Content may be removed for one or more of these re... 
Synergistic Research XOT Carbon Crossover Transducers
I wonder if SR has any plans to update these? If they incorporated some of the new treatment/materials used on the purple fuses and other products, that would be cool.   
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
I was pointing to RCA connectors as another example of a ubiquitous, but not ideal, solution. There are better connectors out there, but why would a manufacturer adopt them when nobody else has? Not necessarily saying they are detrimental to the s... 
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
Here’s the thing about fuses, I don’t like them in general. They’re designed to break, on purpose, to protect us and our property from catastrophic events. Like RCA connectors, they are not an ideal solution. Fuses, in their standard form, are det... 
Science that explains why we hear differences in cables?
“Going out on a limb here and guessing Jeff understands the concept poorly and the math even less.”   “CEO/Designer Jeffrey Smith is a Wyoming native and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in General E... 
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
“....but no one mention putting one in their power conditioner. I have a Transparent PI8 that all of my other components (except power amps) plug into first. Logically, wouldn’t this be the place to start since it where ALL AC enters my system.” ... 
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
I’m curious why a CD player would have 6 fuses, that's pretty odd? I’d try the main power one first, the one that’s in, or very near, the power cord inlet.  
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
The SR purple in my CD transport now has close to 100 hours on it. As you know, I am thoroughly convinced that fuses can and do make a difference in the sound. Even so, I am still rather blown away by what changing one small fuse has done, and tha... 
Quantum Science Audio Thread
I believe there have been some issues with spam bots posting on the forum, and that is the solution.  
Quantum Science Audio Thread
So far, I’m finding the QSA Stones to be the best value for for me in their line. The trick is to use all three colors together, and put them in places that have strong EM fields, like on top of power and signal transformers.  
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
The bass is certainly not the only improvement I heard on Blue Train, or any of the other recordings I’ve been listening to with the SR purple. People seem to like it when you cite specific improvements on specific recordings, so I was using the b... 
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
“Blue Trane” is an absolutely fabulous recording regardless of fuse. Something is wrong if it is otherwise.” Agreed, it’s a great recording. What are you trying to say, that the reproduction of great recordings can’t be improved?!  
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
Coltrane’s Blue Train is sounding mighty fine. With the SR purple I am hearing, and appreciating, more of Paul Chambers’ contribution on the bass.  
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
I have to admit that I’m glad to hear at least one person who’s done the comparison say that the SR purple is as good, or better, than the QSA violet. Over $200 is definitely getting out of my comfort zone for a fuse, however much benefit it may b...