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Fuses are safety protection devices!

The established fuse manufactures such as listed in this thread all have UL and other world safety certification for their products. There is also a lot of physics and engineering that goes into a so called cheap fuse. The blow time for example. The ability of the casing to withstand exlposive energy such as a 1,000 amp surge - yes that can happen.

Now do these tiny garage operations making audiophile fuses have these certifications? Have they done the engineering and research to ensure their product offers the protection it is sold to provide?

If all that matters is the ultimate audio quality, then why not just buy some 1/4 inch copper rod and snap it in the fuse holder. Better yet just cut out the fuse holder and solder around it - no need for those nasty fuse contacts in the way of audio nirvana. When the gear burns up possibly taking your house with it, well just tell everyone it's all about audio quality, nothing esle matters.

Seriously, the fuse is there for the protection of the product and beyond meaning personal safety. Why compromise that with un-tested and un-certified after market components?



Edits: 04/26/17

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