First post for me on this forum and I wanted to say 'Hi' to everyone, too.
I just replaced my four (very) old Sansui SP-2500 speakers that I bought back when I was in Vietnam with one pair of Monitor 70's and all I can say is WOW!! I have them connected to a Denon AVR-3200 and I can't believe the difference in the way the new Polk speakers sound compared to the Sansui speakers. The Sansui's were really decent for their day and I have had them for so long they are almost like old friends but I think they are going into storage after hearing the Polks.
So, my question is does anyone here bother to fuse their speakers? I had a high school buddy who worked for Heath Company as an audio technician before they got sold to Zenith (I am really showing my age here! lol) and he was a big advocate of putting external fuses in the speaker wires to help prevent any damage to the speakers in case of too much power or if the amp ever fried and sent too much current to the speakers. He used to say "Just like seatbelts, there is no guarantee that the fuses will help if the situation is bad enough but they might help and they are cheap insurance!" Sadly, he passed away a few years ago so I can't ask him for advice any longer and I thought I would come here and ask that as my first question on the forum.
Thanks in advance