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Thread: My recent experiences with synegistic research fuses

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    Default My recent experiences with synegistic research fuses

    Started off buying three 13 amp SR20 fuses second hand from a member here. Pleasantly pleased with the performance of these for the price. I put one in my mains block plug, one in my TDAI3400 mains lead and one in my Rel Stentor III subwoofer mains lead.

    Overall the system sounded slightly more relaxed, and tighter focussed , a worthwhile investment but not ground breaking.

    Inspired by the discovery that fuses can make a difference and after reading some threads i decided to take the plunge and try the newer and significantly more expensive blues at £130 each.

    To be continued.

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    I got the blues on a bit of a deal at 3 for £365. 30 day return as long as i only returned 1 opened, fair enough.....


    I had done a lot of research on these and plenty of consumer reviews waxing lyrical about the improvements in sound quality after using these. That was mixed in with a few negative reviews and lots of intejections from electrical engineers who seem to be on a crusade to protect the vulnerable consumers from fuse snake oil.

    Most beneficial in a source component apparently, but I spotify stream from my TDAI 3400. You need to pay close attention to the direction you place these fuses too.

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    Default Blown away

    Im 15 days into using these now, they do go through a burn in process which swings the performance around a little , but never once sounding meh.

    Iím actually blown away by the performance of these fuses and for my system they are undoubtedly the best tweak ive used from a value for money perspective.

    So whats going on? In my system substantial reduction in noise floor, which seems to be the standard response from other satisfied users. This reveals itself in:

    Details coming through in familiar tracks.
    Soundstage is slightly wider, but deeper and focussed to the point that my speakers dissapear totally and instruments and voices have their own space.
    Much cleaner Bass
    Much more realistic music, I particularly notice that percussion is so much improved and realistic thats crisper beats and sustains on rings and chimes that seem to go on forever. Cymbals particularly realistic now, but this goes across the board to strings, brass and voice.
    It all adds up to something quite beautiful and very unexpectedly good.

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    A brave decision to spend that kinda money on something as controversial as fuses. I believe and have heard their benefits but not heard the fuses you have bought. I don't doubt they have given you something extra in your system.

    Well done for taking a punt, it sounds like if you can afford them they are a worthwhile investment.

    Just hope you don't blow one!
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    Jimbo, I would not have tried these if it wasnt for the 30 day trial offer. If I blow a fuse it would be painful, but not the end of the world. I’m going to be a lot more careful plugging things in and out for sure.

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    Think I got my Reds on 30 days return
    Once in there was no way they were going back

    System changes leave me only needing one external fuse
    Blue came in. Better than Red from new
    Some weeks later..... still better
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMusic View Post
    Think I got my Reds on 30 days return
    Once in there was no way they were going back

    System changes leave me only needing one external fuse
    Blue came in. Better than Red from new
    Some weeks later..... still better
    Mike which cables / equipment have best responded to the use of ferrites?
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    You should add it to your system signature Mike


    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMusic View Post
    Think I got my Reds on 30 days return
    Once in there was no way they were going back

    System changes leave me only needing one external fuse
    Blue came in. Better than Red from new
    Some weeks later..... still better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discopants View Post
    Jimbo, I would not have tried these if it wasnt for the 30 day trial offer. If I blow a fuse it would be painful, but not the end of the world. I’m going to be a lot more careful plugging things in and out for sure.
    I think it could be painful if you didn’t blow a fuse,that is after all their job!
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    Out of interest I tried some 'audiophile grade' fuses and found they made no difference at all (they weren't the SR ones though).

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