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    Today's Dac upgrade.

    Still trying to eek out the maximum from my Directstream dac.
    Already done firmware upgrades, RFI treatment, custom footers and power cable upgrades, this is the final word on fuses with it.



    Swapping out from an SR Orange for this,
    which is being transplanted into the Audiolab CD transport.

    Have a Hifi Tuning Supreme 3 silver in the Audiolab already, that's getting bumped down into the Primare Phono stage.
    So a 3-in-one kinda deal on fuse upgrades.


    I've found the SR's get consistently better sounding as you go up the range (though felt the Blue was a bit "hifi" sounding?), so expecting better sound with the Purple over the Orange.
    By all accounts from what Ive read its significant.

    See how it goes.
    (yes, they make a difference, all else being equal)


    Cool.
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    you must be over the worst of covid if you're back to tweaking
    Current Lash Up:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    you must be over the worst of covid if you're back to tweaking
    Ha!

    More about keeping my sanity during it…
    best result for studio purposes are not best results for hifi purposes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazjam View Post
    Ha!

    More about keeping my sanity during it…
    welcome to my world

    good your no worse at least.
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    Cheers Grant.

    Keeps us out of Trouble
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    Purple fuse is next level good.
    Big step up over the Orange.

    More to come too as it runs in. (Owned most SR fuses, speaking here from own experience)
    Less of a choke point I guess, letting the balanced mains better to its thing with the Dac.

    *Sigh*
    Ah well, another few to get then, and call this madness done.

    Watch out for billy bargains here on Orange Fuses when I’m up to putting an Ad up.
    best result for studio purposes are not best results for hifi purposes

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    More Purple in the house,
    This time a 2A for the BHK Preamp.



    The Meridian power amp will be getting a 5A one next.
    Thats the amps and Dac as good as they can be.

    On the fence about the Audiolab CD Transport?
    Have an SR Orange in (transplanted from the Dac) and not convinced I can hear any improvement over the £40 Hifi Tuning Supreme 3 silver I had in there before.
    Maybe hit the sensible stopping point with the Audiolab.

    Got a tube of Deoxit to go round all the connections, including the fuses.
    Another wee bump in the right direction I guess.

    If SR brings out a 'yellow polkadot' fuse next year, Count me out.
    Gotta stop somewhere.

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    Just need one for yourself now.
    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali Tait View Post
    Just need one for yourself now.
    Ha!

    It's ok Ali,
    I run hardwired and fuseless.
    best result for studio purposes are not best results for hifi purposes

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    Don't burn out.
    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

    Hunter S Thompson

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