fscl wrote:Art Dudley in this months Stereophile commented on THESE VERY isolators in his possession.
He writes about a bunch of snake oil products and mentions:
Quantum's QX4 Electro Magnetic Field Stabilizers...
and that they work when tested on his wife.
Fred and what the heck?
Turning to J.S. Bach's "Concerto in d, after Vivaldi", Stereophile Test CD (CD, Stereophile STPH-002-2), the system could now resolve the notes generated by the Flentrop organ pipes distinct from the strong reverberation of the stone surfaced Busch-Reisinger Museum, a small chapel in which it was recorded. Previously the pipe tones and reverberation blended together rendering the system unable to resolve the recorded space separate from the music itself. I could now even hear a slight chuffing of the pipes as each key of the organ was depressed
jon tiltman wrote:
I know there are some utterly stupid tweaks out there - I was at a dem last year where they had the Shun Mook mpingo bits including that €1,800 record puck - I heard an A/B where it clearly made no difference at all. However they're not all snake oil and shouldn't be tarred with the same brush.
Better (or even better, no) fuses in UK mains plugs do make an audible improvement and I'm sure that the only doubters are the people who've not tried it because they're convinced it won't work.
jon tiltman wrote:I said that after living with the Nordost Thor it was difficult to listen to music without one.
Fuses do make a difference albeit not as profound as the Thor. I'm not disagreeing with the theory that they shouldn't but I also suspect that you're so convinced that you're right that you've not tried it.
Blue Angel wrote:EdAInWestOC wrote:NickT wrote:I just had to check my calendar to make sure it's not April 1st yet. Who thinks up this cr@p? File alongside pyramid power, the Loch Ness monster, Yetis etc...
Did you know your fuses are mucking up your hi-fi? Nope, neither did I until I read this...
http://www.russandrews.com/product-13A- ... d-1019.htm
If you remove all of the fuses from your rig it will be dead quiet. No charge for the advice...
So how much is your fuse puller Ed? I think I'll splash out on a couple.
jon tiltman wrote:Better (or even better, no) fuses in UK mains plugs do make an audible improvement
henkuk wrote:It always seems that when these claims are made the same old line comes up:
"The soundstage was hugely improved....."
That is probably the most meaningless sentence in the hi-fi world as it is completely subjective
flavio81 wrote:jon tiltman wrote:Better (or even better, no) fuses in UK mains plugs do make an audible improvement
Solid electrical theory says "no". A fuse is only a conductor and it's usually placed on the transformer's primary where it simply conducts vulgar, noisy, unstable AC current.
ld wrote:But I suppose they might save burning the house down. Then again, I bet amongst the smouldering ruins, the fuse would be intact.