|Track:||Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word|
|Album:||Super Deluxe Sound|
Acoustic music is my personal favourite and this song is one of my reference tracks. In this track all you have is the sweet vocals of Lydia Gray accompanied by a acoustic guitar, with a short violin interlude thrown in to for good measure. The whole experience is very intimate with a unplugged feel to it.
The music begins with a short guitar intro, and Lydia’s voice leads in at the 20 second mark. For me I find the Furutech fuse improves on clarity and focus, and these two improvements made the guitar sound more intimate now. This new intimacy revealed to me for the first time just how important this short 20 seconds is all about. It’s hard to put it down in words, but in essense the 20 seconds sets up the listener for the entire mood of the entire track.
With the Furutech fuse in place, it’s now easier for me to tell the relative position of where everything is on the sound stage. e.g. I can tell Lydia’s voice is fixed in the centre, with the guitar on the centre right, slighly recessed. The guitar and vocals do not seem to play off and interact with one another, suggesting to me this is a studio album.
Now is it just me? Why am now I getting the vibe that the violin interlude is actually symbolism of a guy apologising to the woman? The solo is charming and sincere, and yet almost feels like empty words at the same time. Does not quite make sense though given the lyrics .
So far this simple track is telling me a lot about the fuse:
- Better clarity
- Easier to focus and localise where all the sound comes from in the sound stage (pin point imaging)
- Easier to discern the difference in distance between different point sources in the 3D sound stage (image depth)
- Improvement in timbre
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.