Synergistic Red Fuse ...

I installed a SR RED Quantum fuse in my ARC REF-3 preamp a few days ago, replacing an older high end fuse. Uhh ... for a hundred bucks, this little baby is well worth the cost. There was an immediate improvement upon installation, but now that its broken in (yes, no kidding), its quite remarkable. A tightening of the focus, a more solid image, and most important of all for my tastes, a deeper appreciation for the organic sound of the instruments. Damn! ... cellos sound great! Much improved attack on pianos. More humanistic on vocals. Bowed bass goes down forever. Next move? .... I'm doing the entire system with these fuses. One at a time though just to gauge the improvement in each piece of equipment. The REF-75se comes next. I'll report the results as the progression takes place. Stay tuned ...

Any comments from anyone else who has tried these fuses?
Try this. Leave the listening room and have somebody swap your Special Fuses out (or not) and replace them with un-special fuses like something from Littelfuse or maybe Bob's Discount Fuse House…come back and listen to your rig…do this again a few times to see if you can tell when the fuses are different. I'm assuming the Special Fuses don't lose their "broken in" status when briefly removed (damn…there goes 170 hours!)…note the results. Did cello's feel less cello-like? Did the soundstage seem less soundstagey? I doubt any Fusers are going to do this experiment, but hey…you could claim to do it and fake the results to gain credibility among Real Audiophiles. Win win. Also, paint Jujubes silver and replace the tiny SR "transducer" dot things with them and try this experiment again, although this version may be flawed when it's discovered that painted Jujubes work really well in that role. I just think the damn things stick to my teeth too much.
Hi kedoades, 
The differences you note between the Red fuse and the Beeswax fuse is what I and others hear comparing the Red vs Black fuses.  I honestly believe that both (Beeswax and Black) are terrific and will always be listener and component/system specific. Enjoy!
  wolf garcia,  we get it you think that fuses are snake oil,  I have nothing to prove to you, believe what you want, but have you tried a beeswax fuse, probably not.
but have you tried a beeswax fuse
Ear wax fuses are even better, as they have a more humane sound to them, they don't buzz like bees-wax ones, give them a go.
I promised not give the suppliers name as he doesn’t want to rushed with orders. As he can only suck enough out of his families ears for one fuse a week. So you’ll have to search for it, but keep it to yourself.

Cheers George
" Hello Highstream, 
Although I’ve had no blown Black fuses (slo blo) in my components I believe as others have stated,  moving up 1 step for ampere rating is an acceptable practice. 

The question I have at the moment whether or not it's necessary - or very prudent - to go up based on people's experience. I only pose it this way at the moment because I've come across a pair of used Blacks at a good price that match the specs of soon to arrive bi-amped active speakers. Thanks,