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post #1321 of 2094
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

Does it bring you beer as well?

Pretty much. wink.gif

 

Very noticeable reduction in the noise floor and grain which leads to ++ in musical relaxation.

post #1322 of 2094

Just couldn't resist the temptation; I ordered the furutech fuse yesterday and will receive it tomorrow.
 

It cost me $86 (with shipping) here in Australia...hope its worth it.

post #1323 of 2094

You just couldn't refuse to re-fuse.....

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Originally Posted by BugleBoy View Post

Just couldn't resist the temptation; I ordered the furutech fuse yesterday and will receive it tomorrow.
 

It cost me $86 (with shipping) here in Australia...hope its worth it.

post #1324 of 2094
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

You just couldn't refuse to re-fuse.....

Yes indeed...that's another way of putting it.

 

As they say...The trouble with resisting temptation is that it may not come again!

post #1325 of 2094

Everything is more expensive in Aus, but the quality of life is worth it. smile.gif

 

I still get goosebumps listening to this amp with the furutech fuse. It takes the Leben's refinement to another level. Also the overly warm sound has cleared now the fuse is broken in.

post #1326 of 2094

I also bought a Furutech fuse last night for my Leben CS300, and I agree that it immediatley takes the Leben's refinement to another level!! 

 

It has not even been broken in.  

post #1327 of 2094

Bummer...I didn't get my fuse fix after all mad.gif

 

The reseller was out of stock and could be waiting for weeks on back order...so I got my money refunded.

 

Think I may have to get one from eBay.
 


Edited by BugleBoy - 10/12/12 at 2:30pm
post #1328 of 2094

Whohaa!! Anybody tried changing the fuse in the fuse-box for Furutechs??? (just kidding - I don't think fuses are ridiculous)

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Originally Posted by bigdish View Post

I also bought a Furutech fuse last night for my Leben CS300, and I agree that it immediatley takes the Leben's refinement to another level!! 

 

It has not even been broken in.  


Edited by ardilla - 10/12/12 at 7:19am
post #1329 of 2094
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Originally Posted by bigdish View Post

I also bought a Furutech fuse last night for my Leben CS300, and I agree that it immediatley takes the Leben's refinement to another level!! 

 

It has not even been broken in.  

 

Good to know it wasn't my imagination. wink.gif

 

The furutech is glass smooth. I tried to go back to the stock fuse but couldn't bear the sound. I had no idea all of that grain was coming from the fuse.


Edited by vert - 10/13/12 at 4:24pm
post #1330 of 2094

I am slightly cynical about a fuse making all that much difference, but if that is what you are hearing I may take a chance myself. If the Furutech Large, Slow, 2Amp fuse works that well in the CS300XS, would a Furutech Large, Slow, 1.5A fuse help the sound of the Leben RS-30EQ phono preamplifier equally? Anyone out there with one? Does Furutech make a 1.5A fuse (assuming the fuse holder in the Leben phono stage the same size holder as the Leben CS300XS)? It's just if I am going to change the fuse in one, then I should probably change the fuse in both, right?

 

Thanks,

post #1331 of 2094

The furutechs are directional and I've found that they sound best with the "F" lettering facing the amp.

post #1332 of 2094

I'm a Leben CS300XS's owner with HD800 headphones. I have to try the fuse too.

I have some questions:

1 - What amplifiers you know  are in the same level than Leben?

2 - Are the HD800 the best headphones to the Leben? or Audeze LCD-2 are better?

post #1333 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Torero View Post

I'm a Leben CS300XS's owner with HD800 headphones. I have to try the fuse too.

I have some questions:

1 - What amplifiers you know  are in the same level than Leben? - Quite a few to choose from. If you like the strengths of the Leben, I recommend trying out a good SET amp.

2 - Are the HD800 the best headphones to the Leben? or Audeze LCD-2 are better? I preferred the LCD-3 over the HD800 personally. If you can get one on loan it'd be worth trying out.

post #1334 of 2094
This Furutech fuse is tempting. I too find sometimes Leben has a little grainy sound compared to my super smooth Lehmann BCL (both with LCD-2).

Has anyone tried to change the 4/8 ohm switch at the back?
I swear it change the tonality for headphone listening a bit.
I know it sounds odd, don't ask me why, but it does change, or is it just me?
Can anyone try this and confirm?

Skylab, you want to try to change the Fuse? biggrin.gif
Edited by RedBull - 10/17/12 at 4:34pm
post #1335 of 2094
I may get to it at some point wink.gif
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