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Unread post by Geoff.R.G » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:39 pm

Classicrock wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:30 pm
I feel that a specialist fuse should be about £5 max given a standard one is 18p. I even got accused of peddling NVA on TAS even though I never mentioned you or the brand. Just shows the agenda some people have. Can't believe fancy fuse sales are that big or of such importance to MCRU and other retailers for their survival.
If someone is mug enough to buy an over priced fuse in the belief that it will make a difference then retailers will continue to sell them.

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Unread post by Daniel Quinn » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:03 am

Martint is a fantastic, he imagines small improvements that just ain't there , he reports back and takes a few suckers on a joy ride with him.
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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:35 pm

THE FUSES ARE NOW UP IN PRICE TO £130 - even more ludicrous. So let us see what the eeeediot is saying about it. Please remember this is a man with a radial feed to his hi-fi system, so doesn't need fuses, AND has said of course no fuse is better than any fuse. So read this and tell me you can ever take seriously anything the man says again.

I can't believe this man can be so stuuupid, along with completely daftly priced Coherent mains lead this rip-off fuse is fitted to I am leaning to him having joined the slurp, I can see no other justification.

And remember he is describing the effect of a fuse :-?

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Post by MartinT today at 9:17pm

I received the SR Blue fuse today (thank you, David) and have just spent three hours listening to the system with it installed in the Coherent BD power cable, the main one feeding the regenerator and therefore the whole system. The previous fuse was an SR Red.

The SR Red is significantly better than any other audiophile fuse I've tried, including Russ Andrews, HiFi Tuning and AMR Gold among others. I never heard the SR Black but I would say that this SR Blue is a much smaller, but quite easily discernible, improvement. Accepting that it's all subtle, what I'm hearing is a soundstage that's even more detached from the speakers, incredible purity around instruments and bass that 'grumbles' more effectively (I can't think of a better way of putting it). The clarity that my system does so well in the midrange is more startling in tiny details and I definitely noticed more things going on in recordings I know very well, especially in the decay of sounds. Voice remains superbly fluid, tactile and focused.

I'm not getting into any more arguments about silly prices for fuses as it completely misses the point. Does the improvement I heard merit an expenditure of £130? Yes, in MY system it does. Will it do similar things in other systems? I can't answer that, but you can try for yourself if you're willing to be open minded. I would say that your system needs to be well sorted first, though.

I'm awaiting a second 20mm SR Blue to go into the P10 regenerator rear panel.

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Unread post by southall-1998 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:55 pm

Enjoy your snake oil, Martin.

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Unread post by Geoff.R.G » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:50 pm

I can only wish him good luck with that because I am totally unconvinced that these fuses are making the slightest difference. I am prepared to believe that removing the fuse altogether makes a difference but that would have to do with removing two sets of contacts and their associated shortcomings.

I would imagine that his response would be that I should try it for myself, well if he has £260 spare to buy me the fuses I'll give it a go, but I can find many better uses for that kind of money.

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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:11 am

I can well accept that fuse is better than other fuses, and if someone is on a ring to the hi-fi then they legally should have plugtop fuses. BUT more logical spend the £260 on getting an electrician to install a dedicated radial, then no fuses. Safer and better mains supply, the chance to use better plugs. It amazes me that the members at TAS who live in the EU like Pinky and Cagey, and at least two other I know of who are on radials aren't laughing at him as well.

BUT the really ludicrous thing is he has a radial circuit, but for some daft reason has kept 13 amp UK plugs on it, so they have fuses in them, so he refuses to bypass them. This is why I am now believing he has been drawn into the slurp in some way 1/ because he is spending so much effort promoting them 2/ and that he must realise, especially as I have said it so many time - HE CAN LEGALLY JUST REMOVE HIS FUSE FROM THE PLUGTOPS, solder across or just put in an bar.

I cannot believe people aren't reading this and telling him AND he should know it already. All he has to do is ask his electrician who fitted the radial circuit.

So frustrating to watch more bullshit and slurping taking over our hobby.

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Unread post by Daniel Quinn » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:26 am

I can't accept fuse a is better than fuse b, they both blow at 13 amps and have the same reusable element
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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:33 am

Completely ludicrous rip-off marketing company - research in the title, my arse, "gimme yer money" in the title would be more appropriate.

These are the makers of Martins daft fuses, read all and have a good laugh at the stupidity that can be invented to try and get money from ignorant people.

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Unread post by savvypaul » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:11 pm

I don't mind the idea that some fuses 'damage' the music less than others, but it can't be less damaging than no fuse at all.

The pricing and BS are enough to put me off, regardless...
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Re: The Audio Standard Forum.

Unread post by Daniel Quinn » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:25 pm

What is different about the fuseable element ?
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