The only reason why I’ve decided to start fuse rolling on the PSAudio P5 first is because this unit has a very easy to handle fuse holder mechanism (remove the holder by a simple twist). Almost everything else I own requires me to either open up the unit itself (e.g. the Marantz SA-11S2), or pry the fuse holder from the IEC inlet with a flathead screw driver.
On hindsight swapping the fuse of the P5 is a great idea as that fuse powers the entire audio system - every audio equipment is powered from the PSAudio P5. Swapping this fuse ensures every component will benefit. Having said that, what will it be like if I swap the fuse further down the chain, e.g. on the JS-2? Will that yield even bigger benefits, ot would it be a furby? In time I will try that and see how that goes.
If you’re wondering if I am imaging all these improvements, of course I am! As I mentioned earlier, music interpreation is 100% congition! Instead of focusing on what you can hear from the sound waves, focus more on what you can feel from the music. Do the latter and you’d open yourself to a whole new world (and probably a lot of flame wars too).
This is my first review where I explain in more detail on how I listen. The quick story is I have a list of reference tracks that I listen to almost daily, and I have listened to these tracks for years (revising and honeing the list along the way). As shown in this example the tracks don’t necessary need to be audiophile level recordings, the key is you need to familiarise yourself to these tracks so as you’d pick up new things, or notice existing things aren’t there any more . If you’re intrigued to learn more, check out for the “How To Listen” chapter in the manual in a few months time.
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.