Proof that ‘audiophile’ fuses are worth the cost…?

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As we all know....resistence is futile.
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Yes, we should conduct ourselves accordingly and it's us who shouldn't blow a fuse reading this stuff :D

So perhaps an alternative thread is in order with questionable tweaks, but tongue firmly in cheek as if any of this stuff works for you, fine, there's no argument or suggestion what people should spend their hard earned on.
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Here's my total tweaks list.

Inner tube under my TT, two sorbothane feet under front of my dac, so I can see the screen, ice lolly stick under one corner of one of ns1000m, so it doesn't rock about on the bent top plate of the speaker stand and that's all she wrote.
Paradise phonostage, benz lp, kuzma stabi s 12
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Yamaha ns100m, quarter cut Oak veneer, raal 140-15d ribbons
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I’m just thinking what I have in my system - quite a few I think.
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YNWaN wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 9:52 pm I’m just thinking what I have in my system - quite a few I think.
Let me count the ways........................................................
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sq225917 wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 6:45 pm Here's my total tweaks list.

Inner tube under my TT, two sorbothane feet under front of my dac, so I can see the screen, ice lolly stick under one corner of one of ns1000m, so it doesn't rock about on the bent top plate of the speaker stand and that's all she wrote.
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List of my system tweaks...

1/ The most obvious tweak is probably the custom made arm cable and other interconnects I built - so that’s four custom interconnects.

2/ I’ve got hi-fi equipment stands (old ones, but still).

3/ I’ve got a low mass, composite platform under my pre-amp.

4/ I’ve got custom designed stands under my speakers (does that count as a tweak?).

5/ I’ve got a slab of granite under my sub-woofer.

6/ I’ve got ‘audiophile grade’ components in my crossovers.

7/ do super-tweeters count as tweaks? Well I’ve got them anyway.

8/ I’ve got a bunch of custom mains cables (nothing very fancy though).

9/ DC blocker - is that a tweak?

10/ BMU - is that a tweak?

* magik illuminated room optimiser - beyond being a tweak ;).
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I've got nowt.

Standard Linn interconnects throughout and 79 strand for speaker wire. Power leads are all El Cheapo computer "kettle " leads bought in bulk... £10 for 20 on eBay if I recall correctly ( I suddenly needed 10 or so EU plugs when I moved over here. )

Tweek-free zone here.
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Re: Proof that ‘audiophile’ fuses are worth the cost…?

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OK, here's my list.

1. A couple of isolation boards to try and give my TT's some damping.
2. Some sorbothane under my pre-amp and power amp to try and limit traffo vibration into my rack.
3. A Tenuto platter mat - Yes it works!
TT Garrard 401 (Fully Bastin'd)
Phonostage Paradise (4 Box)
Pre Croft Epoch (Heavily modified)
Power Sondex S100 (Heavily modified)
Cabling National Grid
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I don't know if this all counts, but... if it didn't come with and I added on. In living room.

1. Ifi AC Purifier x 2 One for attached computer.

2. Delrin and ball bearing speaker isolation between stands and speakers 4 per stand

3. Modified commercial speaker stands. Added solid aluminum rods x 3 per stand.
Filled with 7.5 pounds each of "non-lead" shotgun pellets.

4. Dedicated AC mains power x 2 I have ALOT of equipment in HT!! 11 items including HT receiver, Monster HTPS, 2 Parasound amps, 1 Hegel amp, Technics TT, XBox One, Computer, Modem, and Router.

5. Monster HTPS 7000 AC line conditioner/surge protector/DC blocker with digital, video, and analog isolation

6. TII 220 Ground Loop Isolator for Cable TV

7. NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS308) - Home Network Hub, Office Ethernet Splitter Allows streaming and system control over ethernet.

8. 1 internal crossover pair and 1 external pair with audiophile grade components. Custom external cases x 2.

9. Van Damme Black Series Tour Grade 4 x 2.50mm Multicore Speaker Cable, Black 12m. All four HT speakers. Front pair highs and mids.

10. Van Damme Black Series Tour Grade 2 x 2.50mm 5m HT front speaker pair bass only.

11. Speakon connectors on External crossover and speakers. And on HT to external crossovers. One end only to plug into crossovers.

12. HPM-100 supertweeters with custom stands.

13. High quality interconnects, HDMI, and USB 2.0 and 3.0.

14. Custom speaker diffraction rings. Mark

15. Custom speaker badges. Mark

16, J River Media Center 26 Computer

17. Amazon Music HD app for phone, DAP, and computer.

18. Sirius XM radio app for phone, DAP, and computer.

19. Bose Soundtouch 10 bluetooth streaming speakers x 2. And app for phone, DAP, and computer.

20. Stageek Cable Management System Kit. Keeps power cables from signal cables.

21. Audio-Technica AT150Sa Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge.

22. Ortofon 2M Blue Moving Magnet Cartridge
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