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Synergistic Research Orange
The ORANGE Fuse is Synergistic Research's latest and greatest version of their extremely popular UEF Blue Fuse. In fact the Blue fuse earned Enjoy the Music.com's 2018 Great Audiophile Gift recommendation. If you are one of the thousands of SR Fuse users, than you already know what an improvement the tiny devices add to your electronic's performance and now is your chance to see what the newest generation has to offer. If not, now is a chance to buy them and experience it for yourself. According to Synergistic Research, the improvements of the ORANGE Fuse over the previous generation Blue fuse is the largest margin of improvement between any of the four previous models.
Synergistic Research's new ORANGE Quantum Fuse is a direct result of technology they first developed for their Limited Edition Galileo SX PowerCell. At its core are new UEF Technologies and a completely new multi-stage high voltage treatment process for the lowest noise floor of any fuse Synergistic Research has ever manufactured. In fact, ORANGE is by far the most significant leap in performance across five fuse generations according to the company. Subjective improvements include better timbral accuracy where separate instruments and voices take on a new degree of life-like realism.
Other benefits over prior Synergistic Research fuses are said to be a larger soundstage with greater depth, width, and front-to-back layering. Musicality or the presence of increased detail without a hint of fatigue is off the charts for extended listening that is never harsh despite being our highest resolution fuse to date. As always, you are welcome to try Synergistic Research ORANGE Fuses in your system for 30-days risk-free and return them to your SR dealer for a full refund if you are not completely satisfied.
A world from our reviewer Rick Becker, who says "After returning home from the Toronto Audio Fest 2019, I dropped my familiar compilation CD into the tray and listened to the Orange fuses that had been burning in for four days. My rig, which previously had Synergistic Research Blue fuses and is priced in the tens of thousand dollars, was sounding like rigs I heard at the show that cost in the low hundreds of thousands. That's all the math you need to know. Start with your source if you're skeptical, and work your way through to the amps. The plans to upgrade my speakers are on hold, indefinitely."
Like the Orange Quantum Fuses above, the Synergistic Research UEF Black Duplex Outlet adds clarity, a greater sense of space to the soundstage, and bloom to the music. When installed at the end of a dedicated line it can work its magic on your entire system. Though care must be exercised in proper installation, it is a lot less intimidating than changing a circuit breaker in your panel box. At $249 it is more expensive than their fuses, but it is not a product that will fail as a result of a voltage spike.
When used together with the Orange Quantum Fuses it gives you a generous sonic taste of what you can expect from their power cords, cables and power conditioners—at a small fraction of the cost. If you need more convincing, check out the review of the Black Quantum Synergistic Research fuses and duplex outlet here.
Recommended by Enjoy the Music.com's Rick Becker.