After a good long listening session yesterday and some today I am ready to post some comments regarding the isoclean fuses . I have a concept 16.5 receiver that I am using as a dedicated headphone amp . Yesterday I replaced the two stock fuses on the output of the receiver . There are two one for each channel . I have to report the change has been very satisfying . Referring to the statements that isoclean makes with regards to the improvement they bring I have to agree they were right on the transparency, the airy spacious soundstage and the extended top and bottom octaves are all there . My concept sounds so palpable now that I can not imagine it getting much better with the parts that are in it . It is possible the sound could get better with parts upgrades and such but it sound so good now that is not going to be any time soon .
I absolutely agree with big poppa on his assessment of the isoclean fuses they are the most transparent fuse by far compared to the ones I have tried . Which are mostly the various hifi tuning fuses . I did try a quantum fuse but I did not like the sound at all on that fuse . I returned it for a refund .The isoclean is strikingly transparent sounding and seems to be exceptionally neutral sounding without being in any sense brash with good sounding recordings . It is also is a very musical performer just as big poppa stated .And on recordings that are less than acceptable it does not add any additional artifacts that make things worse . Just total honesty.
My concept which already was a pretty fast sounding headphone amp seems to be even faster sounding . The beast (my pet name for the concept 16.5) is sounding so good I am playing cd after cd .The isoclean is a game changer and a essential tweak to get the best out of components .
Time for some more listening if things get better which at this point of the break in process it is hard to imagine I will make some further observations .
Edited by buson160man - 8/14/14 at 4:03pm