Swiss Digital Fuse Box, the fuse reinvented

Scotte, I finally found my sluggos. I changed to a different box that I have many and did not remember. Anyway, I put back Pure Copper sluggo that I liked before Rhodium/silver.

There is no winner and for sure it is system dependent. In my system R/S sounds cleaner in treble area and seems to have more detail. However, P/C brings a more analog warmth that is very pleasant to hear. More importantly, the midrange has a slightly weightier presentation that really helps in imaging. This was what I was looking for earlier and P/C hit the spot. It will stay now.

In a week or two I will go back to the Super Sluggo that came as the standard (gold plated copper). I wonder if it will sound better now my system has settled (it was the least favorite when I first heard it).

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Hollow silver no rhodium. I have not wanted to put silver rhodium back in.

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I’m surprised that you have not compared it to R/S sluggo yet. Come to think about it, I have a hollow silver that I have not tried either; too many sluggos.

I’m more surprised that you have not tried the M-2 fuse :thinking:

I have the M2 in P20. Need to swap to sluggo and M2 to router LPS.

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What is this business with sluggos? I put in the Super Sluggo last night. This afternoon I am hearing the most balanced and analog-like beautiful music. This gold-plated copper one was my least favorite when I first tried it. Something in my system has made me appreciate it much more now. It seems every time I switched to a new sluggo I like the new one better. :thinking:

The sluggo is more directional than a fuse in my system. Both Rhodium/silver and Gold/copper have one end smoother than the other end (from plating process I assume). The sound is much better with the smooth end in the endcap. If you have plated sluggo let me know your thoughts. However, Pure copper sluggo did not make this much difference as I remember.

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I first had a Super Sluggo (the gold immersed copper one) with the SDFB and liked it. One of my audio mentors let me know he thought the High Purity Copper Sluggo would really suit me and I got one and it did. Then I got two more SDFB and two more High Purity Copper Sluggos. Then I tried hollow silver slugs in two of the SDFB and they were the best for me. . . I had those in the DAC and the amp and had a High Purity Copper in the P15 and that was a really good blend. Then Mark sent me a Super Duper Sluggo (high purity copper with Rhodium plating) and I put that in the amp, the silver sluggo from the amp into the P15 and that was another step up. . . best sound yet. I view these Sluggos as NOS tubes as far as rolling them–I love to roll NOS tubes and I find the same sort of results rolling Sluggos except I am with you: they are clearly directional, and I clearly prefer one direction on each I have tried.

I have a Graphene Sluggo on the way to me. These have gotten good reports, I had a credit with Verafi, and I want to try it.

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These sluggo may become my new drug of choice soon. :laughing:

Super Duper and Graphene? Do you buy them from Verafi site?

They are not on the site --I have asked him to put them there for sale and I think they will --but I have emailed them to order them.

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You really need a turntable, my friend, to temper your analogue obsession, it’s so obvious that you miss it!

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Hmmm! Let’s see. I’m pretty sure your last 10 upgrades were all on digital side. Just remember to vacuum your LP selection once awhile to prevent mold growing. They may work better as diffuser behind the speakers too.:laughing:

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Your inner voice is calling out to vinyl this is The Way. Feed your obsessions with vinyl.

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You and Luca obviously try to Bankrupt me!

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“If you have plated sluggo let me know your thoughts.”

The only plated Sluggo I have so far in use (Super Duper Sluggo–rhodium plated high purity copper) I have it in use in my Decware SEWE300B amplifier and it does not have an end cap type fuse holder. It is directional, but no end cap.

PS ignore the vinyl snobs. :wink: Concentrating on power fluidity improves everything.

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@scotte1 Happy Cake Day!

Have you played your sluggos lately? Time to get a few more to play. I’m contemplating getting the Super Duper and Graphene, but I’m already confused by what I have (soon to go try Silver hollow which I have not tried yet).

I myself (I know you were asking Scott) find the hollow silver to be mellow, a bit tamer and sweet, and it really works well in my system–I have one in the P15 and one in the DSD Mk II and I have one more not in the system. The hollow silver worked well in my amplifier as well, but I like the Super Duper Sluggo better there, that is where a little more “force” from a slug seemed appropriate.

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Since I’ve gotten my Denon TT and a 2M black, I’ve spinning my old collection and buying good and bad pressings non-stop, chomp change compared to the tweaks madness, just saying :stuck_out_tongue:

That sounds nice! My system is on 10 hours per day if I’m not on the golf course. So, I’m getting there.

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If you leave Donald alone on a desert island for a while, he finds a way to tweak the grains of sand! And we love him for that!

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Silica sand, of course. I guess you could always try running it through a demagnetizer prior to use.

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My Engineering brain didn’t know I’m retired, it kept me going with many useless projects including tweaking my audio system to, sometimes nowhere. But it kept me staying busy😆

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