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6 hours ago, plissken said:

I think it's dangerous for the equipment as it's over current protection is gone.

Exactly !

So potensial risk is minimal. 
Those that have courage, can temporarily exchange a fuse with a wire. This ought to give you a very good indication if $150 to $180 is worth the investment. Don’t do this as a permanent solution. 
 

I would probably used a long wire properly twisted around fuse connection points. Done wrong will worsen the outcome, as bad connection will create a resistance and then a heating effect. And in worst cause fire. 🔥 
 

Just like what could happen to wall sockets.

 

If possible, you can use the fuse itself as the tool to secure the shunt. Do not in any case leave your house during such a test, unless power off the DUT (Device Under Test). 
 

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3 hours ago, R1200CL said:

Exactly !

So potensial risk is minimal. 
Those that have courage, can temporarily exchange a fuse with a wire. This ought to give you a very good indication if $150 to $180 is worth the investment. Don’t do this as a permanent solution. 
 

I would probably used a long wire properly twisted around fuse connection points. Done wrong will worsen the outcome, as bad connection will create a resistance and then a heating effect. And in worst cause fire. 🔥 
 

Just like what could happen to wall sockets.

 

If possible, you can use the fuse itself as the tool to secure the shunt. Do not in any case leave your house during such a test, unless power off the DUT (Device Under Test). 
 

Alligator clips are used for this.

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5 hours ago, ray-dude said:

 

 

 

2000A for the wrench is about right (although a little too slow to be useful)

 

 

Many years ago, an Installation staff member accidentally dropped a spanner across a Sydney Au. Telephone Exchange's -52V busbar and melted the spanner. The 2 x 24 cell parallel banks of 2V (nominal ) batteries were of 2.000AH capacity each .

I understand that the staff member also suffered severe  burns to his hands .

 

How a Digital Audio file sounds, or a Digital Video file looks, is governed to a large extent by the Power Supply area. All that Identical Checksums gives is the possibility of REGENERATING the file to close to that of the original file.

PROFILE UPDATED 13-11-2020

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4 hours ago, R1200CL said:

Those that have courage, can temporarily exchange a fuse with a wire. This ought to give you a very good indication if $150 to $180 is worth the investment. Don’t do this as a permanent solution. 

 A better way to do this, if you have a spare fuse of the same diameter is to drill out (or blow) the fuse  wire at each end of the fuse and solder in a length of suitable tinned copper wire.

 

Incidentally, if the fuse was in the DC area of a large PSU you may be able to bypass it with operated relay contacts, using a suitably voltage rated relatively small physical size relay connected across the PSU output. 

 The relay must of course be a fast release type.
The relay could have a series resistor that matched the "must operate" voltage requirements of the relay.

You may also be able to do this with an A/C fuse if you know what you are doing.

 

How a Digital Audio file sounds, or a Digital Video file looks, is governed to a large extent by the Power Supply area. All that Identical Checksums gives is the possibility of REGENERATING the file to close to that of the original file.

PROFILE UPDATED 13-11-2020

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Good luck with your home owners insurance coverage if such a tweak is found to be the cause of burning down your house. This goes for many of the audiophile tweaks seen in use by many folks around the web.

 

If these tweaks haven't received some sort of certification by the authorities who do testing of electrical parts/components then your on your own. This of course applies to fuses, power cables, wall sockets, power supplies..etc...etc.

 

Yup the chances are low of that happening but it does happen. These insurance companies will crawl up and into any crevice they can find in order to avoid paying out. Sad but true.

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IME, it's all about the poor metal to metal contact of where the fuse is clipped in, as mentioned in an earlier post - if you want to eliminate that weakness, and still keep the fuse functionality, then one get fuses with solderable leads. Or, if deft with the iron, add leads to a non-leaded fuse, or otherwise solder in place - there is stuff online detailing how people do this ...

Frank

 

http://artofaudioconjuring.blogspot.com/

 

 

Over and out.

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19 minutes ago, Apmusson said:

I added an SR Orange Fuse to the mains plug for my Stax 700s Energiser last Thursday.  I've never purchased an audiophile fuse over £25 before.  The immediate impact to the soundstage and placement of instruments was obvious.  It presented an almost holographic 3D image.  The overall impact was one that I wanted to keep.

 

Unfortunately, since my initial observation the sound has changed almost daily, initially losing bass and treble and soundstage (which has now returned to a certain extent - especially tonight). 

 

Based on others burn in experiences I am hopeful that things will return to something similar to my initial experience.  If that was to happen and be consistent I would consider the SR Orange to be one of the best value upgrades (price to positive impact) I have purchased.

 

Ade

 

For reference my system is

 

Innuos MK3 Mini & Innuos Linear PSU

Chord Mscaler & Sbooster PSU

Chord Hugo 2 (awaiting Paul Hynes SR4T PSU)

Stax 700s Energiser

Stax L700 Earspeakers

 

All power cables are good quality Kimber Cable based Russ Andrews.  Storm Wave BNC to Hugo 2, Toslink from Innuos to Mscaler.

 

Is there an explanation that the sound changes every day? it is confirmed in other bizarre.
 

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3 hours ago, Apmusson said:

The immediate impact to the soundstage and placement of instruments was obvious.


As many others has indicated. 
 

So let’s reframe the question a bit. Maybe most manufacturers is making “bad” fuses, that somehow has a bad impact on any power supply ? What causes this distortion ?

 

It shouldn’t be to hard to measure these things. Or know what data to look for. 
 

There must be someone here at AS that’s capable of revealing the “secret” ?


In UK they have the fuse in the wall socket. Will shorten the fuse, and move the fuse out to the socket help ? I don’t know. Logic says no. 

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I have heard my system sound similar (not the same but similar characteristics) to using it with the SR Orange fuse.  This happens at night after about 10.30pm.  I assumed it was because in general there was generally less interference in the mains power supply.  I asked questions on a couple of forums and this was the consensus opinion for those who had similar experiences.

 

I've just had a look at the Synergistic Research website and they also refer to clean electricity which I thought was interesting.  I assume that this is marketing but thought it was mentioning.

 

I know there is justified skepticism regarding audiophile fuses.  Some refuse to try.  I get that.  However my ears (and many other people) can hear an obvious change. 

 

It would be great if some  research was carried out to ascertain what is causing the effect.  It's a mystery.

 

(I think this is what others on this thread have been asking for so sorry for repeating).

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On 3/25/2021 at 8:10 PM, cjf said:

Good luck with your home owners insurance coverage if such a tweak is found to be the cause of burning down your house. This goes for many of the audiophile tweaks seen in use by many folks around the web.

 

If these tweaks haven't received some sort of certification by the authorities who do testing of electrical parts/components then your on your own. This of course applies to fuses, power cables, wall sockets, power supplies..etc...etc.

 

Yup the chances are low of that happening but it does happen. These insurance companies will crawl up and into any crevice they can find in order to avoid paying out. Sad but true.

Hopefully, the claims adjuster isn't savey enough to discover the "tweek".

mQa is dead!

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Is this marketing BS or ?

Have they really put circuits inside a fuse ? Power conditioning in a fuse 🤣

 

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Out-of-the-box our Harmony Fuse will require 60-80 hours for a complete break-in.  When CEF is applied to a circuit, all parts throughout the internal circuity will be conditioned to our noise specifications.  No other product can deliver this level of power conditioning.

 

(CEF: Conductive Energy Field)    ...whatever that means. 

 

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And here is a $250 fuse

https://www.alanmaherdesigns.net/product-page/fourier-audiophile-fuse

 

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I’ve not so much into YouTube sound comparisons, but this one has links below in text that makes you jump directly between fuses tested. 
 

Maybe it make sense for someone. I don’t think I’m able to hear differences on an iPad Pro. So open in YouTube. 
 

In the comment field, one guy believe in putting fuses in the freezer 🥶
 

 

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