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Synergistic Red Fuse ...
Tsushima, contact¬†berniceskaudio at gmail.com to order the Telos Quantum X2.Oregonpapa, I didn't run the Black fuse for 70 hours. I just didn't like the tonality. I may put it back in, but I like the Telos at the moment.Gwalt's Beeswax impressions... 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
T_ramey, I ordered it directly from Telos in Taiwan.So far it's promising - refined with an ease for long listening sessions. 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
Black fuse installed in the DAC wasn't my cup of tea.Beeswax fuse has an organic rightness and is incredibly dynamic/expansive, but just too aggressive with glare in the DAC.Just received the Telos Quantum X2. So far it's promising - delicately re... 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
Mapman, thanks for the tip. The designer of the DAC told me to try a slow blow fuse instead of fast. 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
Both Red and Black fuses in my DAC blew last night.Will have to try going up a value. 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
I prefer the Red over Black in my DAC for the same reasons oregonpapa mentioned. The Red is just more involving and fun to listen to. 
Going to rip 2000 cds. Which software?
I would like to hear rips with the Unitiserve.I use XLD and could never get my rips to sound anywhere near as good as CD playback.To compound the problem, I found rips via dbpoweramp on a different Macbook sounded totally different. 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
Audiolabyrinth, you'll get a better deal on the Beeswax fuse by going with Jerry at Audio Magic.Interestingly, the sound in my system started getting dull with the Beeswax after it settled in. I flipped the direction of the fuse and it's back to s... 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
Fliz, stock fuse vs Beeswax. I have had the Red fuse before and I liked it. But the Beeswax is is just a huge upgrade with the Exemplar DAC. It dropped the noise floor significantly, and has a lot of the benefits similar to the ESS rack.As you kno... 
Best integrated up to $6000
Yes, the Exemplar gear is for real.I have John's eXception DAC.It's very good and the most musical and engaging DAC I've owned. He's made me a believer in his tube output stage. 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
Fliz, yes the ESS rack is very good.Interestingly, the designer of the Beeswax fuse uses techniques to keep the fuse from vibrating.I can tell you that the leap in resolution and ease is very similar to what you get with the ESS rack. Yes, from a ... 
Exemplar Audio - What's Needed In High End Audio
I upgraded the fuse in the Exemplar DAC to an Audio Magic Beeswax. Unbelievable. The DAC is in another stratosphere now. 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
Charles, I agree with you wholeheartedly.These are the things we learn from being in this hobby for a long time. And sometimes it still surprises us when something comes out of the blue that gives us a huge return on a relatively small investment.... 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
Oregonpapa, I have a Stillpoints ESS rack and it allows my components to perform at a level I never imagined. So I'm a big believer in reducing micro vibrations. The rack would be the last thing I sell if I ever got out of this hobby. 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
Yes $175 for a fuse.Enough to make one question one's sanity.It's up there on the pantheon of upgrades for me though.This is the unexpected and fun part of the hobby.