|Track:||It Was A Very Good Year|
|Album:||Genius Loves Company|
If you already have the necessary active listening skills to discern the ground loop hum on TV shows this track will be something you should be interested in. Somewhere along the 2:30 mark (the timestamp is just a rough guide) you will hear a weird artefact. There is a small background noise located some where along the left hand side of the sound stage. Try and guess what that sound is!
This artefact is present in all the mixes I own - CD, SACD and HDTracks. As such it may well be possible the sound is recorded in the original master and missed by the recording engineer, and not from post processing in the later mastering stages.
I always stress the most important component in your audio system is you the listener (your system is only as good as your active listening skills). The truth is the audio system and you goes hand in hand - your audio system needs to cut the mustard too. If your audio system makes a sound, you must have the skills to be able to hear it. The average system is not resolving enough to reproduce this artefact. And those that can, not everybody can hear it. I have personally demonstrated this track on systems that are capable of generating this artefact, and everybody missed this.
With the Furutech fuse, the artefact to me sound very much like a soft sneeze. The actual artefact could well be something else, I’m just letting my imagination do the talking.
Willie’s Nelson’s voice is really an acquired taste I reckon, but his vocals is surreal here. The southern American accent is something I admitted I never noticed before, and that accent is really difficult to miss now. There are heaps more details everywhere, and I’m still blown away by Ray Charle’s larger than life, and very charismatic voice.
So in this track, I’m:
- more aware of details in the recording I’m previously unaware of
- getting better timbre from the supporting musical instruments
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.