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

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Ah, well that’s why MrD also has two subwoofers (with DSP) ;).
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Inspired by the spirit of tweakery and fuses I received these today:

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Super high-end (;)) T4A ceramic Bussmann fuses - a whopping £3.20 for ten. My Naim gear has got the big transformers in the system and all three components take a T4A (but then they do all have the same transformer).
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You wanna be careful flaunting you wares like that, the Audiophonics forum crowd will call for you to be cancelled
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Dont forget to match them
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And get the direction correct….


(I’ll start by trying to get them in focus ;))
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Yawn. Plain audiophool fuses are soooo yesterday. Your system is nothing without beeswax filled fuses to damp the lektrons to stop them arriving all jittered up and upset.

Yes, this really is a "thing"!

https://highend-electronics.com/product ... 3610604573

we can't have the fuse wire suffering vibrations. That would be cruel. Apparently, signals travel through mains fuses according to their blurb.

The Audio Magic Premiere SUPER fuse incorporates Audio Magic's anti vibration fluid to stop the element from vibrating at 50/60 hz and then the blackout powder super mix to absorb all EMI and RFI riding the element as well as ambient sources and insert a new HRC core which allows the signal to travel through the fuse in a more cohesive and linear manner

What a load of complete and utter nonsense!
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But mine have a specially formulated anti-vibration powder to damp the internals (cos they are ceramic fuses). Honestly, these fuse foo masters are doing their best with very little to work with :). I’ve seen the beeswax filled ones before - sounds somewhat dangerous to me what with a fuse inherently working by overheating and burning through the internal wire!
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Wow, $225.00 USD for one fuse! Never mind beeswax, I’m going to fill some with kerosene - people will love their explosive dynamics :)……



(should anyone doubt, this is a joke! I do not recommend anyone tampers with fuses or uses ones filled with any combustible substance)
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I just use straightened out paper clips...never had one blow yet.
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I did once see an amplifier where someone had jammed a wood screw into it.
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Just to be 100% clear. You should ONLY ever use a fuse rated as per the original manufacturer supplied/recommended one.

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