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RE: Audio Research VSi-60 vs Rogue Cronus Magnum side-by-side comparison

I sent the unit back to Rogue, who supplied and installed the caps It's tight but they just fit with socket extenders, which I use anyway to raise the KT120s above the chassis. I don't like the metal bases of the tubes so close to the metal chassis and I figure it may help with heat dissipation also. (I'll try to post a pic later: I'm listening now ;) ).

They are the stock value (2.7uf IIRC) and are available from Parts Connexion ($55 list each). I had already disconnected the bypass caps as I found that they threw off the time alignment a lot (my speakers, like your Thiels, are first order crossover, time and phase coherent models).

I had previously installed Hi-Fi Tuning Fuses in all of the locations in the Cronus to good effect (more harmonic richness & resolution) but I read a post by Roger Modeski (Music Reference) on AC about their being unsuitable for fusing tubes (mains & B+ apparently are okay). So I changed to Synergistic Research Red fuses for the tubes (which location, I've found, has the most effect on the sound). They're significantly more resolving, transparent, accurate, and three dimensional than the other fuses. Drawback is they list for $90 each and only sell with a 10% discount at this time (being new?). I bought them from The Cable Company.

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