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 Post subject: Fuses? I never thought.
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 2:07 am 
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First off I will say that I will soon be carrying fuses . I have had them from several companies for years and have never pushed them but last weekend a few friends dropped down with a couple of fuses for me to try / listen to as they were not leaving them with me.
One friend of our's that has hearing that we would all die for said to me you need to hear this and that he wants to order a few for his own system . All we did was change a single fuse in my preamp - Latest deHavilland UltraVerve DU Special .
We started with a "Black Fuse" and instantly the music had less grain and edge , Soundstage increased and became more dynamic. Next we did another change - " Black for
Blue " . Now all the improvements were more pronounced but the bottom end had so much more power and drive. We all listened for a couple of hours like this and found the system even more engaging than before. Relaxed - yet powerful . Huge soundstage and very natural. Then we went back to the stock fuse and soon went into the kitchen for food and more wine.
I know there are non believers out there but this was my experience in the don't knock it till you try it . Call your local dealer and ask if he sell's fuses. You won't be disappointed if you try the ones we did.
The system we were using was only for digital as it was quick and easy :
deHavilland UV DU Special pre vintage RCA 6SN7
Sanders Magtech amp
Spendor D9 speakers
Pair of REL S212 SE's
Auralic's new Vega G2
Melco N1a v2 Audioquest Diamond Ethernet and digital cable
Audioquest Niagara 5000 with all Hurricane power cords
Kubalal Sosna Emotion ic's and speaker cables
HRS RXR Rack and various IsoAcoustic isolators.
Not sure if this should be in dealer anouncement or not but I was wondering if anyone else has heard such a dramatic improvement with fuses.

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Floyd, thanks for posting your findings. I have access to a number of brands of fuses. however, I have never tried them. I make so many other changes to the front end that i'm never stable enough to make a fuse change and appreciate it.
based on your post, I will make it a priority to try changing out the preamp fuse first.
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Do aftermarket fuses still have the same protective value (i.e. they will blow just as quickly and under the same circumstances) as the stock fuses they replace?

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 3:55 am 
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Yes they do have the same protection and at least with Synergistic they have the following values:
Available Values:
5mm x 20mm Slo-blow
5mm x 20mm Fast-blow

100mA
160mA
200mA
250mA
315mA
500mA

630mA
800mA
1A
1.25A
1.6A

2A
2.5A
3.15A
4A
5A

6.3A
8A
10A
12.5A
16A

50ma
160mA
200mA
250mA
500mA

800mA
1A
1.6A
2A
2.5A

3.15A
4A
5A
6.3A

8A
10A
12.5A
16A

6.3mm x 32mm Slo-blow
6.3mm x 32mm Fast-blow

250mA
500mA
800mA
1A
1.6A

2A
2.5A
3.15A
4A

5A
6.3A
8A
10A

12.5A
15A
16A
20A

250mA
500mA
800mA
1A
1.6A

13A UK Main

2A
2.5A
3.15A
4A

5A
6.3A
8A
10A

12.5A
15A
16A
20A


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I replaced the fuse on Maggie 1.7...a big improvement
I,m a believer !


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Just curious, what is a "Black Fuse" and a "Blue Fuse ?

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I think they're different levels of Synergistic Research fuses. Reasonably priced by this hobby's standards.

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 5:58 am 
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Just curious, what is a "Black Fuse" and a "Blue Fuse ?

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Hi Yes they are from Synergistic Research and the Blue is their latest fuse. They make 3 versions - Red - $120 - Black $165 and Blue $190. They seem like a lot of money for a "Fuse" but you need to think of it as an upgrade and not a small one as we have seen with the Blue. I as many of you have spent a lot more for much smaller gains. Contact Tri-Cell for your nearest dealer. -Jody

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 6:17 am 
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AudiOhm wrote:
Just curious, what is a "Black Fuse" and a "Blue Fuse ?

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I’m 100% convinced that the spelling is different.
Beyond that my confidence drops dramatically.

Anyone offer up a blown audiophile fuse for dissection?
I’d particularly like to report on a directional part for comparison.

What a great “hobby”!


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 6:31 am 
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I would love to replace fuses in my gear to see how it sounds!


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 7:16 am 
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"Not sure if this should be in dealer anouncement ... "

Well ...? That would be for "Dealers" to make "Announcements" of new products, etc. ... stuff like that ...

Ring any bells? :P


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jst_canuck wrote:
AudiOhm wrote:
Just curious, what is a "Black Fuse" and a "Blue Fuse ?

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I’m 100% convinced that the spelling is different.
Beyond that my confidence drops dramatically.

Anyone offer up a blown audiophile fuse for dissection?
I’d particularly like to report on a directional part for comparison.

What a great “hobby”!


Oh, indeed but, have you not heard? Unlike regular ole dumb ones, these fuses are "smart" wires and have miraculously been able to determine the direction in which power and energy are being conveyed through them during the positive and negative half cycles... thus they can function in a directional manner. :roll:

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A bit late to the party lads.... :wink:

And wasn't this the same crew that pooh poohed the changing of fuses??? :roll: :roll: :roll:

I have upgraded all fuses with my system(s), going back now approximately 5 years now and have not looked back....Nice to hear that some of us have raised the performance bar within their systems... 8)

For those of you who doubt this....try it first and then post your findings....

Happy Listening,
Francis R. :D

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 7:34 am 
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well, it is hobby guys....pull up the savings and get the f....ing fuses....I actually believe in it in some gear....


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Thanks Floyd, I must say that I am a must hear it to believe it kind of guy but a friend has been talking about these fuses as well as talk on CAM so I am curious. I also happen to have a deHaviland preamp but the Mercury 3 remote model. I love its sound mated with a Luxman tube power amp. Any advice on a fuse change for this preamp would be appreciated.


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