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    Default Cryo Fuses - way good!

    I've read several articles, posts, etc. about bypassing the fuses in my Maggie 1.6QR's and getting a significant improvement in SQ. Bypassing the fuses always makes me a little uncomfortable! I had also heard that ceramic fuses give a good improvement in SQ. The problem was I couldn't find any in the 4A fast-blow size I needed for my maggies. A post on Audio Circles had a link to www.cryo-parts.com, and they had 4A fast-blow fuses that have been cryo treated. Now, on target rifle gun barrels cryo treating makes a nice improvement, however I hadn't ever considered it on fuses! I ordered a couple of sets and have been trying them out tonight. Very nice improvement! Much smoother top end and mids! I have swapped the fuses back and forth several times, and there is definetely an improvement. I also tried them on my Monitor 5's, and there was a little bit of improvement also. Anyone else tried these?
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    Default By passing Fuses

    DKG999,

    Jeff at SonicCraft suggested to me that bypassing the fuses on my SDAs would potentially give me better sound on the high end. He stated in his experience this should be an improvement. The logic is the fuses are very fine wires compared to the speaker wires, etc. Essentially limited flow to your tweeters. I bypassed mine. I noticed a difference, but not profound. Some people are not comfortable with this arrangement. Just ask yourself how many times have you blown a tweeter fuse in your listening experience. I personally have neve blown one. If you have, or do regularly, give this a second thought. If you've never blown one, give it a try.

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    if you've blown tweeter fuses, you need to take a look at your equipment and listening styles. Either you're underpowering your speakers, or your speakers are not large enough to support the volumes you wish to attain...
    Ludicrous gibs!

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    Or .......... you have kids that sometimes play with the volume controls and if you don't notice it prior to hitting play on the CDP! I have only had it happen once, and fortunately it wasn't turned up all the way, however it's enough to make you want to leave the fuses in just in case.
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    My cryo coathangers keep my shirts nice and wrinkle free.

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