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Old 11th December 2011, 10:44 PM   #19021
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I only wonder what is the motivation of some people to tell me what I hear and what I don't hear, what have an impact on the sound of my setup and what doesn't.

as long as you emphasize that it is your setup.......but fuses?
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Old 11th December 2011, 10:49 PM   #19022
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No, I mean another one, Alex Z. He uses batteries to power vacuum tube phono corrector with LR networks...
I'd love to meet him.

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If you are satisfied by AC powered solid state corrector with RC networks you can probably convince him, no?
My present phono stage is a tube one, not exceptionally good but a decent one.
My next planned project is a tube pre-amp combined with phono stage, after the late Allen Wright RTPC3C. I'm buying gradually the components.
My means are severely limited, being fully retired with no monetary reserves. So I buy the best gear that my means allow me to. I know there are much better pieces of gear than what I have, from sources through amplifications to loudspeakers. I just cannot afford better things.
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Old 11th December 2011, 10:51 PM   #19023
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Always.
Good.
Should I be again in the USA, I'd love to hear the wonder with my own ears.
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Old 11th December 2011, 10:53 PM   #19024
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Good.
Should I be again in the USA, I'd love to hear the wonder with my own ears.
I will need to build one before. As you know, shoemakers are usually barefooted.
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Old 11th December 2011, 10:54 PM   #19025
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You are welcome to do with your audio gear whatever you please.
I do things differently, that is, I listen to changes prior to deciding anything.
I'm going to try different fuses after the CDP will finis its' burning in.
However I have a feeling that none participating in this thread (other than maybe Thorsten) is actually interested in my findings.
In my other pieces of gear to my audio setup, different fuses definitely mad a change to the sound. However, it seems to me that none who is adhering to ones' beliefs religiously is going to let oneself be confused by facts.
So I let it be.
Each to ones' own.
I only wonder what is the motivation of some people to tell me what I hear and what I don't hear, what have an impact on the sound of my setup and what doesn't.
Suit yourself of course, I suggested no fuses but if the fuse adds some je ne sais qua who am I to disagree.
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Old 11th December 2011, 10:58 PM   #19026
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^and the millions of Japanese amps sold the world over....with their dinky power cords.....says that power cords are never an issue......

unless of course they are of the cheap china jobs using substandard copper wires that look like they were made out of brass.....
Different people say different things.
I care much about what I hear, while I don't care at all about what other people say about what I hear and what I don't hear.
I don't recommend others what to do and what not to do in their own sound setups.
In my own setup, whatever I do is according to what I hear, not according to what others are saying about it. Even if the entire population on the face of the earth will say one thing, while I'll hear differently, I'll go by what I hear.
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Old 11th December 2011, 11:00 PM   #19027
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as long as you emphasize that it is your setup.......but fuses?
I'm always speaking only about my own setup.
What about fuses? Are you convinced they make no change?
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Old 11th December 2011, 11:05 PM   #19028
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I will need to build one before. As you know, shoemakers are usually barefooted.
Will you be able to refer me to one of your clients?
Anyhow, it seems that you'll be benefited should you'd build one for yourself. It may be time for the shoemaker to walk properly footed…
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Old 11th December 2011, 11:06 PM   #19029
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Suit yourself of course, I suggested no fuses but if the fuse adds some je ne sais qua who am I to disagree.
You are free to agree and disagree with whatever you may choose.
I choose components to my sound setup according to what I hear, not according to others' agreements.
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Old 11th December 2011, 11:13 PM   #19030
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You are free to agree and disagree with whatever you may choose.
I choose components to my sound setup according to what I hear, not according to others' agreements.
That's interesting, Josh! I have never heard you express that opinion before.
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