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post #1336 of 2090
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

 I too find sometimes Leben has a little grainy sound compared to my super smooth Lehmann BCL (both with LCD-2).
 

That's funny. With my HD800s i would say the opposite. After reading your post I tried a direct AB again. In particular, with hi-res (24 96) I found that the Leben was smoother and LESS grainy the the really good sound of the BCL. Not surprising that we get different results depending on the headphone.

post #1337 of 2090
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Originally Posted by vert View Post

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

 

Are the Leben fuse Slow or Fast blow? I have purchased furutech Slow blow on ebay.

post #1338 of 2090

Slow.

 

I just read about the Synergistic Research fuses. I'm going to try them.

post #1339 of 2090
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Originally Posted by shabta View Post

That's funny. With my HD800s i would say the opposite. After reading your post I tried a direct AB again. In particular, with hi-res (24 96) I found that the Leben was smoother and LESS grainy the the really good sound of the BCL. Not surprising that we get different results depending on the headphone.

Which gain settings did you try the BCL with? I always leave my BCL at medium gain.
I find low gain is more detail, brighter and less bass punch. Very very good for vocal musics but not for overall genre.
Medium gain leaves me with slighly less detail, but still very detail, warmer vocal, smoother, better bass dynamics and punch, which I prefer, genereally.
Do you want to try BCL again with different gain settings? I am curious if the effect is the same with HD800 also.
post #1340 of 2090
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Originally Posted by vert View Post

Slow.

 

I just read about the Synergistic Research fuses. I'm going to try them.


Thx

 

If my Furutech experiment works...then I might give Hi-Fi Tuning, Audio Magic Nano Liquid, and Synergetic  Research a try.

 

Bring on the Fuse rolling!

post #1341 of 2090
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post


Which gain settings did you try the BCL with? I always leave my BCL at medium gain.
I find low gain is more detail, brighter and less bass punch. Very very good for vocal musics but not for overall genre.
Medium gain leaves me with slighly less detail, but still very detail, warmer vocal, smoother, better bass dynamics and punch, which I prefer, genereally.
Do you want to try BCL again with different gain settings? I am curious if the effect is the same with HD800 also.

 


Good point! Anyway I also keep the BCL at medium gain. I found it to sound the best, but I no longer remember why (it's been two years). I will play around with the gain settings and report back in the next day or two. Maybe this should move to the BCL thread?

post #1342 of 2090
I'll try to find existing BCL thread, if any, and move there.
post #1343 of 2090

Installed the Furutech fuse today.

 

Without doubt one of the most satisfying upgrades I have made to the Leben CS300X.

 

Wonder why Leben don't make this a stock item in their amps...its a no brainer IMO. confused_face_2.gif
 

post #1344 of 2090
One more happy customer! Seems quite convincing.
post #1345 of 2090

All,

It might be a good idea to post the resistance values of your fuses if you have access to a multimeter. I just ordered a Hifi Tuning Silverstar and will post my result soon. smile.gif

post #1346 of 2090

Well it's only been a few hours, but comparing the Silverstar to the Isoclean I had in there to begin with, there seems to be increased top-end sparkle, and air. I've switched them out a few times, and the difference is subtle, but it's there. I suppose the difference would be much larger between this and a stock fuse (I wish I still had it to compare).

 

Interestingly I also found a difference in DC resistance of about .1 ohms between them (Silverstar .1 ohms, vs. Isoclean .2 ohms).


Edited by nd4speed - 10/28/12 at 3:52pm
post #1347 of 2090

More impresions of fuse upgrade?

post #1348 of 2090

No fuse - but I simply ADORE the HE-500 with the CS300XS...... It is impossible to imagine life without them :P

post #1349 of 2090

I'm satisfied with the Furutech.  It was worth it to me.

I haven't tried the HE-500 yet, but the T1 with 3dB bass boost is pretty freakin' awesome. 

post #1350 of 2090
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Originally Posted by vert View Post

Slow.

 

I just read about the Synergistic Research fuses. I'm going to try them.

I just installed SR fuse in my MA6900, it lifts sound little bit, which means it made amp sound brighter and more transparent. Fuses are system dependent.

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