The importance of a passive component like a fuse is akin to finding out the length of a piece of string. It all depends on the context, some will find rolling fuses essential while others will find they get better rewards from something else.
For those who has an intention to do fuse rolling, here’s a quick summary of the potential benefits of the Furutech:
- you’d have a better perception of depth
- Better imaging
- Better clarity
- Quieter background
- Improvement in timbre
- Perhaps a bit on the “bright” side? (Most will say this is an improvement in detail though)
- It is still an expensive piece of kit
Be warned though this is a YMMV thing as there are so many variables to consider. It is entirely possible that you can spend good money on the fuse and get zero benefits out of it. System synergy and knowing where the weaknesses are in yourself and the audio system are important factors to consider as well, e.g. if your system has too much bass the AMR fuse may well be the better option here.
Do not buy a fuse as “insurance” thinking you may enjoy the benefits later. Only make changes to your system when it gives you a definite improvement. If you can, borrow this fuse and test it in your system first before making any decision.
Comment from: Thuan Bui Visitor
Totally agreed with your review. Having installed and lived with two small Furutech fuses for 24 hours (obviously not burned in yet), I’ve found them to possess those characteristics that you described.
I’ve seen more expensive fuses advertised else where, so I think these Furutech are pretty cost effective especially for what they do to our gear. Thanks for the good work.