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0.3db down @ 20khz, for shame. Noise at -160db, I'll give them a pass on the fft, as we don't know how long it ran or how these measurements stack up against an AP.

Either way it's all utterly inaudible
 

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read the linked review, it's unintentionally hilarious. I'd post a few gems but it won't let me copy and paste. The 'designer' appears to be making 'scientific breakthroughs' every couple of months, resulting in more and more expensive fuses, each better than the last. It's risible.
Quantum Science Audio, the undisputed heavyweights in the audiophile fuse space

Uhhh...ok!
 

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How about a £4200 fuse?


''Much of this may sound outrageous, but only to those who have not had the chance to hear it for themselves.''
I plugged a paragraph of that into GPT-3. It continued thus:
"To put it simply, if your power cables or components are not of the highest quality, they will struggle to transmit the power they are designed to and this can have a negative impact on your system's performance. QSA fuses are designed to improve the quality of your power cables and components by essentially reducing the amount of bottlenecking that can occur, meaning your system will be able to transfer power more effectively and with less interference.

QSA fuses are available in a range of prices and are available in both male and female connections. Whether you are looking to upgrade your power cords or just want to ensure your audio is of the highest quality, QSA fuses are the perfect solution."


With slightly tweaked settings:
"Quantum Science Audio fuse sizes are colour coded for convenient reference, and are based on the diameter of the outer body, with the power cord fuses measuring 29.5mm along the upper body and 25mm at the base, and the component fuses measuring 22mm along the upper body and 18mm at the base. The small size makes them extremely useful if your amplifier is equipped with an IEC standard 3-prong plug on its rear panel. Very often amplifiers require the use of larger diameter fuses than those provided by manufacturers, which usually are not easy to change. The fuse is placed onto the internal terminals inside the plug and this snaps into position while holding onto the fuse firmly."
 
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I plugged a paragraph of that into GPT-3: It continued thus:

"To put it simply, if your power cables or components are not of the highest quality, they will struggle to transmit the power they are designed to and this can have a negative impact on your system's performance. QSA fuses are designed to improve the quality of your power cables and components by essentially reducing the amount of bottlenecking that can occur, meaning your system will be able to transfer power more effectively and with less interference.

QSA fuses are available in a range of prices and are available in both male and female connections. Whether you are looking to upgrade your power cords or just want to ensure your audio is of the highest quality, QSA fuses are the perfect solution."
It just writes itself. Literally. :)
 

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read the linked review, it's unintentionally hilarious. I'd post a few gems but it won't let me copy and paste. The 'designer' appears to be making 'scientific breakthroughs' every couple of months, resulting in more and more expensive fuses, each better than the last. It's risible.
I mean -- that's why we have screenshots. ;)


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... and it continues... :)

source: https://dwh435ac0wj26.cloudfront.net/media/amasty/amfile/attach/cbbbb9d11b9e5286122fd3283b771160.pdf
 

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I don't recall him as snake oil. He was pretty honest about what he was selling.
Well, if you analyze a C-2 preamplifier you will see the tone control section is extremely poorly designed, almost criminally so. I had to bypass it entirely when I did a recap and opamp roll - I installed a Doug Self tone control - and it was perfect. I doubt Carver had any hand in this design, but he should have caught this error ...
 

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"With that $399 they could have bought themselves some nice gold-plated optical cables." :D:D:D
Price reduced to $299.
New version of this fiber-optic cable improves cable's performance by (A)providing full-braided shielding/grounding, (B)confining the fiber inside a Faraday-cage preventing photon-scattering noise, (C)while reducing all phase and time inter-photon distortions (IPD).
EDIT: Adding a :)
 
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Price reduced to $299.
New version of this fiber-optic cable improves cable's performance by (A)providing full-braided shielding/grounding, (B)confining the fiber inside a Faraday-cage preventing photon-scattering noise, (C)while reducing all phase and time inter-photon distortions (IPD).
I find it amazing we can see anything at all without any faraday cage between the light travelling to our eyes and all that photon scattering noise.

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You were ninjad just two days ago :p

 

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This piece of audio advice from the fine folks at What HiFi seems particularly slippery…

“The surface your stereo amp sits on can make the world of difference to its performance. Generally speaking, glass shelving tends to encourage a more forward sound, while wooden supports typically result in a warmer and more rounded balance.”

:facepalm:
 

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This piece of audio advice from the fine folks at What HiFi seems particularly slippery…

“The surface your stereo amp sits on can make the world of difference to its performance. Generally speaking, glass shelving tends to encourage a more forward sound, while wooden supports typically result in a warmer and more rounded balance.”

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They're not even pretending not to speak bollox now, are they? It's like they're daring each other to make more and more ludicrous statements to see if people will still lap it up.
 

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They're not even pretending not to speak bollox now, are they? It's like they're daring each other to make more and more ludicrous statements to see if people will still lap it up.
And they do.
 

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This piece of audio advice from the fine folks at What HiFi seems particularly slippery…

“The surface your stereo amp sits on can make the world of difference to its performance. Generally speaking, glass shelving tends to encourage a more forward sound, while wooden supports typically result in a warmer and more rounded balance.”

:facepalm:
What about the mono amps in my active speakers, do they count? Asking for a friend. :p
 
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