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BlueSkyy

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  1. Thanks for that information regarding directionality. I'm throwing spit balls at the moment, and although I am not proposing this as a long term solution or even a short term test, why not bypass the fuse and fuse holder altogether? Unsolder the fuse holder and its interconnects entirely from the circuit board and in it's place, install a one-inch jumper made of solid silver wire in the 16-14 AWG range and see how it sounds? Worst case and if Murphy's Law chose to rear its ugly head at that exact time and a fault in the device under test occurred, the 15 amp circuit breaker in the box on the wall should take care of things averting a catastrophe. Of course I may be missing the whole point of a high quality fuse and looking at it from the wrong perspective. My assumption is that a fuse like the SR fuse does a better job by not adding anything to the mix than a standard fuse but it may be that a high quality fuse is actually designed to add something that was lacking before.
  2. I've also read that those fuses can be unidirectional. Is that something y I've also read that the SR fuses are unidirectional and it's possible they sound better installed one way or the other. Is that something you've found to be true?
  3. No doubt about it what you say is very true. In my case, I've had the same recording ripped from CD for many years and the speaker setup and amplifiers have been pretty much the same for over a decade. Back in the day, I used to be able to hear the horizontal oscillator in a tube type television set which was right about 18khz. Now I do well to hear the dinner bell call me to supper. Here's an odd one I will never be able to explain: I fell asleep overnight with a pair of Audeze LCD-XCs on my head at a not unreasonable volume level. I woke up about eight hours later to the horror of finding the hearing in my left ear was completely dead. No ringing. No tinnitus. Absolutely nothing! I was scared as hell. This loss of hearing on the left went on for about two more days then my hearing slowly returned. A week later I got in and saw an audiologist who could find nothing wrong save the high frequency roll off that I knew was there. To this day I've no idea what happened to my "brain" for that two day period.
  4. My understanding is that there is a helluva lot of DSP going on inside those tiny buggers but I could be wrong.
  5. Back in the day when I lived and worked in Bermuda, my old Bob Carver Phase Linear 700 power amp that was driving a pair Bose 901 Series IV speakers was prone to blowing its fuse on musical peaks and there was this time I ran out of spare fuses and I was forced to stuff a wad of aluminum foil in the fuse hole so I could get through the evening's revelries. Truth be told I could hear no difference between the sound quality of a real fuse and the wad of Reynold's Wrap that was pressed into service that evening.
  6. I was never gifted with the ability to hear changes that many are able to hear sonic differences in things like fuses or contact enhancers or devices that elevate speaker cables off the floor etc. For me I find that my mood or state of mind when I listen is as important to the listening experience as is the equipment that I am listening to. I remember a crafty audio dealer in Oklahoma City who successfully plied me with some fine Scotch while auditioning some full range self powered (tube amps) electrostatic Acoustat Monitor 4 speakers while listening to Karla Bonoff's "Never Stop Her Heart". To this day I am not sure if it was the sonic properties of those fabulous speakers, Karla Bonoff's voice or the single malt that caused me to shake hands, empty my bank account and leave the store with that $6,000 pair of speakers which was quite a bunch of money back in 1978.
  7. He might be a little biased but it certainly looks out of this world!
  8. Good to know. Before I sold my X1 I was contemplating trying a fuse upgrade. I had agonized about that prospect for several years and, unfortunately, the education I received in electronics engineering convinced my I was being foolish and it won out and I didn't try it. As an aside, one of the finest speaker system I ever listened to was the Dunlavy SC-IV when I was invited to the builder's premises in Colorado. Magnificent sounding speakers and they were driven by some very fine Boulder mono amps. I asked John Dunlavy what speaker cables he was using and he said some 14AWG lamp zip cord. Go figure!
  9. Pretty cool and a thing of beauty! My go to deck for analog will always remain my Revox PR-99 mk II with low noise FET modifications done to all devices in the signal path.
  10. View Classified Wireworld Platinum Starlight 1.5M USB A to B Up for sale is my Wireworld Platinum Starlight 1.5M USB. Model number PSB1.5M serial number 07516. Nice condition and please see pictures for evaluation. Comes with COA and aluminum box as provided by Wireworld. $475 plus shipping and insurance based upon where you live and the desired method of shipping. Local pickup as well. Will only ship to the United States of America. Paypal will incur an additional 3.5% on top of the total paid plus shipping. Please ask any and all questions that you may have, I prefer email exchanges, before purchase and there are no returns. Thanks for looking! Seller BlueSkyy Date 10/13/21 Price 475.00 USD Category Cables  
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    Up for sale is my Wireworld Platinum Starlight 1.5M USB. Model number PSB1.5M serial number 07516. Nice condition and please see pictures for evaluation. Comes with COA and aluminum box as provided by Wireworld. $475 plus shipping and insurance based upon where you live and the desired method of shipping. Local pickup as well. Will only ship to the United States of America. Paypal will incur an additional 3.5% on top of the total paid plus shipping. Please ask any and all questions that you may have, I prefer email exchanges, before purchase and there are no returns. Thanks for looking!

    475.00 USD

  12. I use JRiver MC and the built in 20-band eq and parametric eq work wonders for my hearing dip at 6khz.
  13. View Classified Marshall Full Stack JVM410H/1960A/1960B I thought why not? This is an amplifier and two speaker cabinets so maybe this fits the bill. In any event, here goes: Up for sale is my mint condition Marshall full stack consisting of the JVM410H head and the 1960A slant cabinet and the 1960B straight cabinet and the footswitch for controlling the amplifier. Tube driver and output stages with digital signal processing up front to tailor the tone of the four individual input channels. Each cabinet has four (4) Celestion speakers. If not actually high fidelity, it certainly does play loud and with as much crunch and distortion as you could ever hope for! All three are in mint description with any cosmetic or operational issues whatsoever. Speaker cables and and original Marshall covers for each of the three are included. Pickup only in the Washington, DC, / Northern Virginia area only as I am unable to move the equipment by myself to a shipper, etc. In the past some have used the UBER delivery service but that must be arranged for and paid by the purchaser. Payment must be in cash when picking up in person or via Paypal prior to picking up which incurs an additional 3.5% on top of the bid price. Items are listed elsewhere and may be subject to prior sale. Please ask any and all questions you may have before you bid and make sure you want the equipment because there will be no refunds. Thanks for looking and good luck! Seller BlueSkyy Date 10/08/21 Price 2,700.00 USD Category All Others  
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