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post #346 of 355
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Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post

I've only briefly tried the SR-20 and was underwhelmed. The SR-Red though is great, and others have said that the Black is better. The highlighted HF you mentioned is definitely not a characteristic of the Red. I'd say the opposite.

Have you tried the SR Black yet?
post #347 of 355

I'm not in the habit of perpetual fuse rolling. Once I've done a bit of experimentation, I then stick with what I have until I have a real need to change, for example when I get a new main component. The exception was the AMR fuses, because of their relative low cost, I felt it acceptable to upgrade them to SR Reds quite quickly.

 

However, at around £60 a fuse, I don't feel sufficiently extravagant to replace my Reds with Blacks.

So no. I haven't tried the Blacks yet. I was expecting to on delivery of my new DAVE DAC earlier this year, but as far as I can tell that component does not contain any fuse!  .  

post #348 of 355
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Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post

I'm not in the habit of perpetual fuse rolling. Once I've done a bit of experimentation, I then stick with what I have until I have a real need to change, for example when I get a new main component. The exception was the AMR fuses, because of their relative low cost, I felt it acceptable to upgrade them to SR Reds quite quickly.

However, at around £60 a fuse, I don't feel sufficiently extravagant to replace my Reds with Blacks.
So no. I haven't tried the Blacks yet. I was expecting to on delivery of my new DAVE DAC earlier this year, but as far as I can tell that component does not contain any fuse!  .  

As you are UK based, like me, have you replaced both internal and mains plug fuses with SR Reds? Or are you a European plug and socket man?

I have SR Reds in all my Furutech mains plugs and my amp's internal fuse, but was thinking of going for Blacks for future upgrades.
post #349 of 355

I won't say what I do with my UK plugs because it should only be done if people really, really understand what they're doing and have the appropriate safeguards in place. The Euro plug is a good alternative, but I didn't go down that route because it may limit choices in the future - e.g. if I wanted top sell my cables etc. 

post #350 of 355
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Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post

I won't say what I do with my UK plugs because it should only be done if people really, really understand what they're doing and have the appropriate safeguards in place. The Euro plug is a good alternative, but I didn't go down that route because it may limit choices in the future - e.g. if I wanted to sell my cables etc. 

I understand.
post #351 of 355
Have read the first 12 pages of this very interesting thread. I started my venture into the World of audiograde fuses about two years ago.

My amp is a NAD M3. I live in Denmark so its 230 V and has two 3.15A (powersection) and one 100mA fuses. Read a post in a Canadian forum about changing fuses i M3. I contacted the guy and he told me that only Hifi Tuning Gold were stable in the powersection -all others he tried had blown! He recommended the 100 mA be a Synergistic Research Red.

The change i SQ was noticeable - More "flesh and blood" and better stereoimaging. I did not notice any significant difference when switching orientation of the fuses.

Six months ago I changed the SR Red to SR Black - again a similar improvement in SQ. Then the other night i flipped over the SR Black. WOW - Big difference! Suddenly the bass got real power and voices were even more realistic.

Another thing of note: The two 3.15A stock-fuses must somehow be different from eachother. The output of the right channel always was about 2dB more than the left. This diffence disappeared when I inserted the Hifi Tuning Gold fuses. I know becauce I had to reset the balance on the amp.

In short my experience with audiograde fuses is that the music becomes more real - the feeling of actually being there is enhanched.

Hos Can this be? a fuse is after all only a thread - right? Yes but so are all components in an amp - and so are cables!! For me it is quite simple: Unless you can remove the "component" entirely without hearing a difference there is a good chance that changing it do matter!
Edited by Dalgas - 12/7/16 at 2:42pm
post #352 of 355

Great info, audiophile grade fuses maybe built with better tolerance and have better flow.

post #353 of 355
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Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post

Ok, so who's going to be the first to post impressions of the new SR Black?
Allegedly (by SR), a bigger improvement over the Red than that was over the Quantum

I can confirm that SR Black is a big improvement over the Red. The SQ gained was bigger than going from Stock-fuse to Red.
post #354 of 355

Hi Black Stuart,

 

Replying to your 7 year old post about Hifi fuses on Head-Fi.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/419939/audio-grade-fuses/150

 

(BTW Also read that earlier post when your friend was being hammered with Clown jokes).

 

As I expect you already know by now... (but just in case)

Some people believe PADIS are the suppliers to Furutech.

And their rhodium fuses can be had for £20 on Ebay.

 

Good reviews and worth the punt.

Thank you for your past input.

post #355 of 355
I have been happy with my SR Black fusein my Burson DAC/Pre.
Given that you can send it back, it is worth considering.

Biggest change was in soundstage with my HD-560s. Improved transparency was also noted.
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