View Single Post
Old 07-16-2002, 10:48 AM
G-Benz's Avatar
G-Benz G-Benz is offline
Razorback Soccer Dad
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Dallas/Fort-Worth
Posts: 5,711
You can buy them at car audio outlets. Typically, they are used exclusively for car stereo installations. Gold is a superior conductor and for audio purists, that is the only way to go.

You see gold-plated connections in home audio on quality speakers and amplifiers too. While home systems remain in the home, gold connections in a car are subject to the environment, and can tarnish over time. This will degrade sound quality (at least the purists will tell you that), so the tips will require cleaning from time to time.

Truthfully, in non-audio applications, you won't notice the difference between gold-plated fuses and nickel-plated ones. Also consider that many car audio systems are meant to look as good as they sound, especially in competition, so there is more of an aesthetic appeal to showing off a plexiglass fuse panel with gold-plated fuses...
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (138K) - My daily driver
2016 Mustang (32K) - Daughter's car
Reply With Quote