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Another mains fuse hits the streets

Discussion in 'audio' started by Cyclopse, Feb 18, 2023.

  1. Ian G

    Ian G pfm Member

    Indeed, I'm well aware of the potential issues of using counterfeit / non BS approved electrical equipment. My point was how they have the balls to electro plate the ends and apply a sticker that imbues it with some magical quantum qualities which make it a viable upgrade at any cost, never mind £6 k
  2. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    It's a racket.
  3. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    I wasn’t brave enough to go that far :D
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  4. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I've have little doubt the these fuses change the sound - to quote a dealer who is quite well known in these parts:

    'The price seems to double each time they come out with a new version' 1 min 25

  5. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    You should spend 10% of your system budget on fuses.
  6. kernow

    kernow pfm Member

    Even the 10% of system on cables is a joke tbh
    booja30 and chartz like this.
  7. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Like a good judge, you'll just have to rest your case, Alex.

    B.t.w., whatever has happened to Jez? Haven't seen his posts for ages (months even?). His posts were usually extremely unilateral in far left opinion, but there was a a certain honesty to them. He was also knowledgeable and helpful, and by repute, a good designer/manufacturer and had my selected admiration, albeit not political standpoint! :D. Brickbats flew occasionally, but all par the his course.
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  8. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Told to take one hike too many I think...
  9. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    I watched his YouTube videos when he first started doing them...until he started with some batshit-crazy statements. No change there obviously.
  10. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Well, 'who's going to pay that much for a fuse' doesn't sound that silly to me. He's obviously got a few rich customers over in Cheshire (some of it is rather posh)...
  11. kernow

    kernow pfm Member

    When it comes to audio, all common sense is out the window I'm afraid
    Mr Pig and gavreid like this.
  12. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    Try 1:59
  13. per-Sony-fied

    per-Sony-fied Me in another jacket

    You'd think then if he is trying to capture such market he would sell more high end gear.
  14. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    He's said before that he has a particular customer or two. Good on him, if he can make a few grand so easily, who cares? It might make a quiet month break even in these hard times.

    Electrons don't actually flow through a fuse (or a wire) and many have a hard time understanding that because of what or they way they've been taught previously. What's needed is continuity and the material matters in that respect. A 3 A fuse doesn't blow at 3A (usually!) The make up the fuse matters electrically.
  15. John Phillips

    John Phillips pfm Member

    Making a luxury purchase may well improve the buyer's enjoyment. That's indeed absolutely fine. A lot of HiFi is, in realty, much more a luxury purchase than functional.

    However this appears to be a part of the HiFi business where luxury products are sold based on descriptions that seem designed to at least imply a functional basis for spending a lot of money. A functional basis not clearly supported by existing science in spite of the advertising copy.

    Some of this seems absolutely blatant to me, and it seems quite prevalent in more subtle forms. Society defines some types of behaviour as a harm. So is there a threshold where this end of the HiFi business becomes not OK? I think there is; I think it does get crossed; and I think that's because there's no effective deterrence.
  16. Cyclopse

    Cyclopse pfm Member

    Not in Russ Andrews eyes. This is why I posted this because it is a reflection of the market as a whole. Technics increasing price of their GR turntable by 60%. A Tara labs USB for £5K, dealer says one client bought 2! And the RA interconnect for £12700 for a metre pair.

    They are selling this stuff.
  17. kernow

    kernow pfm Member

    Well yeah
    He wasn't investigated by trading standards for no reason.
  18. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    No doubt but I think we are into the "A fool and his money are soon parted" territory.
    Dirkster likes this.
  19. kernow

    kernow pfm Member

    No way £12700 of R&D or materials went into that cable (why am I even stating this tbh).

    Buut - can't really say R.A is a snake oil perpetuator without tarring all companies with the same brush. Anyone who buys into this is letting it continue and can't really say much Tbh
  20. IWC Doppel

    IWC Doppel pfm Member

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