And here is the fuse unpacked. This is really a lot of packing for a tiny fuse.
Being an eternal optimist I was hoping perhaps there is another 1 or 2 fuses hidden from view, nup, only one!
A macro shot of the fuse up close. Nothing else to say really, it’s a fuse after all. Think about this for a moment, out there there is somebody with a job that involves lining up the fuse so that the word Furutech shows up perfectly in this packaging. If you are reading this and this is your job, I salute you!
The Furutech fuse is intended for my PS Audio P5 power re-generator. Shown here are the fuses I’ve experimented so far on the P5. From left to right:
- 5x20 AMR Audio 90% Silver alloy fuse tube 3.15 Amp slow blow.
- 5x20 Furutech TF 3.15 Amp
- Some random 5x20 fuse. This may or may not be the fuse that came with my P5. I removed the stock fuse and put it in a bin of fuses and can’t tell which is which now.
The stock fuse is the reference where the other 2 fuses are based upon. Long story short, the AMR brings more clarity and sweetness but all the low frequencies and weight disappeared. The Furutech has the same clarity and focus, but did not lose the weight. Overall I prefer the Furutech out of the 3 and this review will concentre solely on the Furutech.
Read on for listening impressions!
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.