ggkasper wrote:The fuse change is an upgrade. not a repair. The 9555 should sound better with the better fuse compared to the stock fuse. That's all. Thanks for the comment!
I forgot to say. Phono stage is not important as I'm using a Quasar stage.
Question on 'upgraded' fuses.
If you consider the action of a fuse, depending on the design, it is a varying function of current over time. Fast-Blow fuses are designed to fail at a specific current level within a specific period of time, and not fail below some point on that curve. Slow-blow fuses (my opinion on these will be saved for another time) have a wider (longer/steeper) curve between current and time. Dual-element fuses will tolerate a large over-current for a specific period, then behave more like a fast-blow device.
By definition, a properly designed fuse will fail *at* a certain point and maintain *until* a certain point. Meaning it will pass current based on its *INTENDED DESIGN AND PURPOSE*. If it does not, it will not perform its required function. If it does, it cannot be different from any other that also does.
So, how does the upgrade alter the function of the fuse and/or cause it to be any different than a similarly rated (and also properly designed) fuse that is not considered to be 'audiophile'?
By the way, have you ever observed a typical AGC fuse at/near the failure point? The element dances!
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