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"Audio Grade" fuses, system synergy, ABX comparators
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#1 Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:29:32 AM(UTC)
 
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Was cruising around the internet being bored, and came across this gem... "Audio Grade" fuses- seriously, you couldn't make this stuff up. Maybe I'M the uninformed here - anyone have experience? I especially like the middle sentence/paragraph...;-)

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Ar9Jim on 2/25/2017(UTC)
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#2 Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:16:50 AM(UTC)
 
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$70 for a 10A miniature fuse? I'm in the wrong business....
 
Here's an earlier thread on the same subject ==> "Audiophile" Fuses - Fact or Fiction? 
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#3 Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:45:39 AM(UTC)
 
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a friend of mine has changed the fuse in his krell KAV300CD frankly we could not hear any difference.
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#4 Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:21:17 PM(UTC)
 
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The electrons must really love the 2M-volt Quantum Tunnel of Love custom-built for them by Synergistic. 

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loner_t;297760 wrote:
The electrons must really love the 2M-volt Quantum Tunnel of Love custom-built for them by Synergistic. 
Lol.. Electrons need love too..    So 2M volts is the point that the Quantum Tunnel opens.. Jeeze it took a fuse company to figure it out..  Just imagine a cryogenic freeze added to the process!! Have no idea what it would do, but it would have to be amazing..  Cryogenic Quantum Tunnel of Love... Sounds expensive and high end..
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A friend of mine asked me to help him pick up a system last weekend..., it was a Krell - this pair.  Price, well, just say 3 figures.  We put it through the paces before final offer and leaving, 3 channels out.  On the way home, $8 in fuses at the hardware store (identical to the ones in the unit) and perfection.  Good enough for Krell.
 
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I have a vintage Threshold amp.. So overbuilt it has gold circuit board traces.. I'll look and see what the fuses look like.. 
 
Just plain Jane glass tube fuse. Nothing special there..
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Anything to make a quick buck off of the un/ill-informed. Just like tying little baggies of rocks onto your interconnects. ROCKS!
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   There is soooo much BS out there. It makes me wince to read entire threads dedicated to the orientation of the fuse, and the little round dots that can be placed on top of them, and on and on. I often think about those who will spend thousands on interconnects, that on each end, connect to a simple circuit board.
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Ar9Jim;297766 wrote:
I have a vintage Threshold amp.. So overbuilt it has gold circuit board traces.. I'll look and see what the fuses look like.. 
 
Just plain Jane glass tube fuse. Nothing special there..
 
AWW no gold plated end-caps and fuse wire?  That's not audiophool grade!! 
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