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Is there a difference in sound quality between these two lines?

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The RX-A's have this amazingly musical fuse which will open up your sound stage.
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Oh, man.... I hope you Photoshopped that.
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I wonder if I just put that type of fuse in my receiver if the sound will get better?

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I wonder if I just put that type of fuse in my receiver if the sound will get better?

Maybe, but it is huge! It's bigger than the receiver!

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Is there a difference in sound quality between these two lines?

I have my doubts. But the warranty is better on Aventage.

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Oh, man.... I hope you Photoshopped that.

No that is real marketing literature from Yamaha, lol.
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No that is real marketing literature from Yamaha, lol.

I'm surprised they didn't make an add for the power cord. It would probably sound like this:
Our new power cord has little tiny diamonds in it. These diamonds allow better bass response. No receiver can match our bass because of our diamond laced Power cord. We tried over 30,000 different materials for our cord and diamonds were the winner. They worked better than gold, platinum, red bull, flowers and candy corn.
Keep up the good work Yamaha
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It does seem hard to believe that a fuse would affect the sound much. It would heat up and it's resistance would change. I guess that could result in potential issues if these fuses are inline with the analog audio circuits, and not all circuit's fuses were heating up the same.

I watched Yamaha's little Aventage video. Does smiling woman show up to help you get the best performance from your purchase?

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The fuse would impact the sound quality when it blows. That's about it, as far as I know.
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So you are saying, if the signal path is interrupted audio will suffer? That's intense, man.

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On the other hand there are different characteristics of fuses. Slow blow, fast blow, and different transient responses within those groups depending on the material they are made from. It is possible that they looked at fuse characteristics to see what best suited the power supply response curves they were designing. I agree it's not a great marketing move but trying to point out the level of detail you engineers are going through is not a bad idea in and of itself, just poorly executed here.
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So you are saying, if the signal path is interrupted audio will suffer? That's intense, man.

I guess technically you could refer to it as a severe under-volt situation.
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I guess technically you could refer to it as a severe under-volt situation.

You can take iodine or something for that, right?

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I was just reading an article on amp protection that mentioning something that occurred to me when reading this thread. Fuses can have linearity issues due to heating and cooling according to the article (which affects their resistance.) Whether this fuse eliminates this issue is not known (nor is it known if this fuse in the audio path.)

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