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Old 9th July 2013, 08:48 AM   #1001
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Next someone will suggest that the time delay "wire coil" type fuses set up mains borne RF interference in power supplies and that low value capacitors filter RF out ... Ah the latter is a fact!
You DO know that you can buy fuses with the capacitor internally across the fuse wire...?
I kid you not!

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Old 9th July 2013, 12:01 PM   #1002
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The same company has a $1500 pair of RCA's too. Again would probably cost less in gold. I just made some triple shielded high resolution RCA's for my car that cost me $60 in materials that I'd bet would rival these. The markup is just plain offensive.

@ john curl, So whats the verdict? Ridiculous or Audiophile?
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Old 9th July 2013, 12:51 PM   #1003
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I have some of those fuses, and I gave some to Jack Bybee. We like to try such things.
Well there's a fair swap if ever I saw one, audiophile fuses for Jack Bybee's devices.
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Old 9th July 2013, 01:08 PM   #1004
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I also have some of those fuses - I think it's the same ones. They sit on the self.

The special volume knob thing is great. As I can see how it might affect the sound thru microphonics, I set out to test it. With any decent volume pot I could not generate a signal* even when I banged it with a hammer. I concluded it's not a problem.

* 9V DC across the pot, signal taken from the wiper via DC blocking cap.
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Old 9th July 2013, 03:40 PM   #1005
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sq You are more right than maybe you thought. I DID give them to Jack Bybee, and he has given me quantum devices, but the REASON is to listen for a DIFFERENCE.
I think that the fuses are too expensive, but potentially useful in critical situations.
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Old 9th July 2013, 04:53 PM   #1006
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That's not required. People are amazingly adept at rationalizing that whatever they do is for the good of someone else. It's a survival trait.

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Hence to the fact that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

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Old 9th July 2013, 07:09 PM   #1007
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My 'good intentions' have made me a 'hero' to thousands of audiophiles. They are like what some people feel, who have lived with a cheap beer, finally having an alternative (although slightly more expensive) brew to drink. Of course, a number of others will stick to 'Tree Frog' or whatever local beer is cheapest (MP-3) and still be happy.
The ESSENCE of my 'good intentions' is to TRY just about any reasonable approach to better sound quality. It works for me, you should try it sometime. '-)

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Of course, a number of others will stick to 'Tree Frog' or whatever local beer is cheapest (MP-3) and still be happy.
You remember Tree Frog beer! I do have a question, how does a fuse be a fuse without the inherent non-linearity? Must be something like boundary layer quantum tunneling.
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Old 9th July 2013, 07:27 PM   #1009
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The ESSENCE of my 'good intentions' is to TRY just about any reasonable approach to better sound quality.
I think a lot of people would stick on the word "reasonable." A lot of what's talked about does not seem reasonable.
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You remember Tree Frog beer!
Wasn't that what Fat Freddy drank?
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