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post #271 of 277

So, Black Stuart, you've been impressed with Furutech fuses in the past, but now are saying Furutech are snake oil merchants because they use rhodium plating?

 

Furutech give users the choice of gold or rhodium plating on many of their plugs and sockets. Some users prefer one over the other, there doesn't appear to be a clear winner, although the consensus is that gold gives a warmer sound. I'll reserve my own judgment until I've tried them myself.

 

Most of the posters here have already got the memo about expectation bias - many times. The variety of opinions posted here show that we are quite capable of making up our own minds irrespective of marketing hype or skeptics trolling.

 

FWIW, I've been told that the harder rhodium plating can be made thinner than for gold, which negates the resistance issue. I don't know if that's a factor or not, but is an example of not basing decisions on simple electrical theory. It's the end result that counts.

post #272 of 277
Just got a SR red fuse last week, swapped out a supreme fuse for my DAC and I thought the results was unsatisfying. First the sound became thinner and the vocals were pushed back. Overall, the sound was less organic and less musical. Then I swapped back the Supreme fuse to my DAC and put the SR red for my AMR Dp777 which I use for preamp and out came the original AMR gold fuse. I was stunned by the change. The sound became organic, realistic and musical again, but in spades! After hearing the latest sound, I know I am done with the fuses asI just love it. From my experience, I think one simply just have to experiment the fuses in their own set up to find out what they like which is probably why there are so many polarized reviews. It has been a fun ride smily_headphones1.gif
post #273 of 277

The Attorney,

sorry to burst your balloon but conductivity still applies regardless of the microns involved, it's basic science and many are influenced by snake oil salemen who otherwise would go out of business.

 

A fuse is no different from any other component it should not influence or change any information directly or indirectly - unless you want it to, which is fine if that's what you want - I have no time for the fascist style police.

 

There are those who will pay loads of money for RCA/XLR  plugs but what is their actual function - to connect one piece of equipment to another with the least interference with the signal they are conveying. Superb engineering is irrelevant if this function is achieved simply and economically. likewise a sexy appearance - unless you listen to your music from  behind the equipment rack.

 

I like those original Furutechs because they are made using sound scientific principles and it can be heard. It is easy to become very anal about such things, now I just enjoy the music. To each their own.

post #274 of 277

I could no longer resist the temptation to try for myself the controversial SR Red fuse.

 

So, after first checking with the UK supplier (analogueseduction) that I could return the ones I didn't like, I've ordered a pair of Reds and also Supremes.

So for the first time, I'll be able to directly compare audiophile fuses against each other: The Reds vs Supremes vs my existing AMRs. Will report back in a couple of weeks or so.

 

I'll tell you what though, when I saw the total price of these posher fuses, gulp, they damn well better be better than the AMRs!

post #275 of 277

Just for reassurance, my full refund on the SR-Red went through successfully. The dealer insisted I let it burn-in which I had obliged, and then returned it.


Edited by negura - 11/7/14 at 12:42pm
post #276 of 277
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Many thanks for that. I have requested a return based on the SR guarantee and will revert with how it turns out as well as impressions on the Russ Andrews fuse.

Hi I was wondering if you got to check out that Russ andrews fuse yet & your opinions on it?

post #277 of 277

Hi people of sound, Ive entered the world of Hifi audio fuses prabably an obsessive expensive mistake Im sure! lol So far Ive tried the Hifi gold tunning fuse & the Iso Clean. I thought the Hifi gold tunning was to smooth/soft….it had a nice sound but lacked midrange.treble sparkle, where as the Iso clean has this with ease & I generally like it to what it has done to my sound. Im also thinking of buying the Russ Andrews fuse as Im curious about this one, I cant seem to find much reviews or opinions on this one but I like what it says on the website so im thinking about giving it a shot! Anyone tried the Russ Andrews thoughts & opinions compared to  the Iso clean?  Cheerz guys!

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