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What's your WTF hifi moment

Discussion in 'audio' started by Dean Jordan, Feb 7, 2023.

  1. Dean Jordan

    Dean Jordan pfm Member

    Not much in hifi shocks me. I have heard small sound huge, expensive things sound terrible, things I thought would cost the earth be reasonable and things that I thought be cheap cost way more than.

    This morning I had one of my very few WTF moments when I came across this

    Now I showed my wife and she just said do you get lots of them for that price.

    £4200 for a fuse. I nearly fell over when I seen the first fuse for £50.

    What are your WTF hifi moments. Can be anything.
    chris@panteg, RJohan and Jezzer like this.
  2. rag987

    rag987 pfm Member

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  3. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Not sure I'd trust myself with a quantum science fuse. I'd probably put it in back to front and cause the universe to stop.
  4. marktr

    marktr Registered User

    Err, thing is: Who’s going to buy them?
  5. AndyU

    AndyU pfm Member

    I bet it’s directional. So it’ll be 50/50 whether it sounds better or worse. Ah well, its only money.
    chris@panteg, coredump and RJohan like this.
  6. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

    Mine was the discovery that people like to remove the upper bearing “bridge” from SME V arms and think this is an improvement.
    Andy1912, chris@panteg and kernow like this.
  7. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Twice as much speaker cable which obviously lowers resistance improves sound. Who would have thought it.

    BUT then realising that some amps prefer to play with a stronger load on the mosfets, hence some amps sound better with more resistive cables.

    And so begins the cable debate.

    Rather like tonearm mass and cartridge weight, I believe that the cable debate could be ended with simple maths..
    lambo likes this.
  8. kernow

    kernow pfm Member

    They know better than a precision engineering company because hifi
    Let's see them do the same with a car
  9. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    They walk amongst us.
  10. Gomers1607

    Gomers1607 pfm Member

    Utter madness but I think you're right :mad:
  11. gustav_errata

    gustav_errata pfm Member

    In fact the item description even states as fact that fuses are directional.
    AndyU likes this.
  12. gingermrkettle

    gingermrkettle Deep vein trombonist

    Are you aware of a shop called Halfords?
    Ginger likes this.
  13. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    My worry would be that I'd put it down, and then not be sure exactly where to find it.
    Miss Ariel, nobeone and w00fer like this.
  14. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    If you only sell one or two, it doesn't matter. One or two deluded loonies, bingo.
    narabdela likes this.
  15. Funk

    Funk pfm Member

    I said over on PH that it's the perfect cover for money laundering. 50p fuse 'sold' for £4,200 - dirty money goes in, clean money comes out.
    AndyCC72, booja30, AndyU and 2 others like this.
  16. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Vat deductable too - very clearly marked.
  17. stuwils

    stuwils pfm Member

    Hearing a rega planar 2 at a party before I knew that the turntable was important in 1980, it was a total revelation and I bought a rega soon after.

    hairyderriere, tpetsch and Tim Jones like this.
  18. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod

    The objectivists on this forum like to disparage quantum fuses, but what they don’t recognize is that the very act of measuring changes the fuse’s state. Is it any wonder their measurements are meaningless? The only sensible way such fuses can be assessed is by listening.

    Whaleblue, Jono_13, Durmbo and 5 others like this.
  19. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Absolutely, and listened to by someone who has just invested 4 big ones and is going to feel really, really stupid if they make no difference.
    Rockmeister and chiily like this.
  20. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Discovering that the glowingly reviewed £100 interconnect sounded indistinguishable from the one that came free with the CD player. You dishonest, thieving, lying, emperor's new clothes...
    Fretbuzz, Jono_13, Durmbo and 4 others like this.

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