Originally Posted by Champ04
I understand the skepticism.
But I had a chance to try some. No $$ outlay. No expectations. No biased "prepping" by anyone interested in selling them.
Just a friend that had come by some, had no use for them and said, "Here, I don't know what to do with these. You want 'em?"
Differences? Subtle. But distinct, in my system. Enough that I won't be pulling them back out.
For what it's worth....
And how exactly did you measure the difference? Simply replacing the fuses and hearing what you think is a difference is not a valid test at all. If you are going to do a listening test versus an electrical measurement, you need to do DBT which is discussed at length on these forums.
Now were these fuses used? If so that brings up yet two more contradictory audiophile theories:
1) Used parts are "worn" and may not be giving you the full experience.
2) Used parts are "burned in" and therefore quite superior to new parts.
Either way it's hogwash to me and many others with electronics backgrounds.
And again, legitimate fuses from the classic manufactures, Bussman, Littlefuse, etc, are tested and certified to strict standards for current rating and blow timing. They are further tested and listed by independent safety labs like UL, CSA, ETL.
How about these foo foo fuses with no traceable manufacturing origins? The engineer who designed your amps and other components no doubt designed to the standards I speak of. Now you put these charlatan fuses in to protect those circuits.
Yep, they sound great so leave them in!