- Oct 14, 2013
Not to get too engineering nerd on you guys, but, let me point out that:
1) the KGSSHV Carbon, like all of Kevin Gilmore's recent designs, is fully balanced differential, which is a circuit that has inherently good power supply rejection.
2) also, all the power supplies are regulated, which means it has very good to excellent rejection of AC power line issues.
3) with an all differential design, the power draw is pretty much constant, so the AC line is supplying a steady current draw with practically no variation - with essentially no current variation, there is nothing in the fuse that should change, hence there shouldn't be anything that could get into the power supply.
4) the power fuse is on the AC side of the power supply, so any sonic issues it could possibly cause would have to get through both the regulated power supply and the good power supply rejection of the amp circuit itself.
All of which is to say, the likelihood that the sound of a fuse is detectable is really, really, really low. Personally I think that placebo effect is more likely, but that's just IMHO. Of course, everyone is free to spend their money any way they like.
I agree, and I am using homedepot fuse without any issues .
Idk, it I’d kinda crazy to me that people are so different. Someone would try to find the cheapest KG Amp that can be built, and while someone else would be trying to find the most expensive fuse that can be used. Well, I did build my KG Amps with the best components there is, which I did, and I would use Home Depot fuse...which I do