High Performance 6.3mm mono connector
A new kind of audio accessory will be relased by Furutech at the end of October.
The NCF Booster is a multifunctional performance-enhancing connector & cable holder. The much antcipated NCF Booster has been receiving rave reviews in Japanese publications and such was demand that initial production runs sold out to industry insiders in Japan before the NCF Booster even reached audio store shelves.
Furutech has since increased production to allow for international release in late October.
What is the NCF Booster?
It is a multi-material, hybrid constructed performance-enhancing connector & cable holder for superior connetcor and cable damping.
Not only does the Furutech NCF Booster Connector and Cable Holder lift audio cables off the floor minimizing their points of contact with the floor, reducing electromagnetic interference, it also excels at providing NCF damping support for connectors and cables at points of connection. The NCF Booster Connector and Cable Holder allows for the optimum alignment between connectors and sockets and eliminates static – boosting performance by allowing a more pure and clear signal.
NCF: Nano Crystal² Formula
Developed by Furutech, NCF features a special crystalline material that has two ‘active’ properties. First, it generates negative ions that eliminate static. Second, it converts thermal energy into far infrared. Furutech combines this remarkable material with nano-sized ceramic particles and carbon powder for their additional piezoelectric damping properties. The resulting Nano Crystal² Formula, exclusive to Furutech, is the ultimate electrical and mechanical damping material.
In Audio Accessory magazine (Japan) top audio commentator Masamitsu Fukuda reports:
…First listening impression after setting the NCF Booster… Something has changed dramatically… muddiness gone… clarity!
Increased sound to noise ratio, strengthened contrast and definition, response speed improved, transparency increased and distortion reduced… improved space, depth and imaging. So surprised by how much of an effect this product brings.
Once set on your system, you won’t want to remove it.
A completely new audio accessory has arrived.
Recording studio trptk.com tests NCF – Netherlands July 2017
(TRPTK was founded in 2014 by audio engineer Brendon Heinst and music producer Luuk Meijssen, as a movement against the degradation of sound quality and emotional impact of recordings. The only reason why music still exists as an art form, is because there are artists out there who want to keep telling their stories, regardless of what it will take to do so. They just want to be heard! And we want to be there to pass their message through)
TRPTK did recordings with test power cords powering the Sonodore power supply and preamplifier, one test with a cable fitted with Furutech’s FI-50 NCF and FI-E50 NCF connectors, and then one with a regular generic power cord. The recordings of a piece called Luminous by composer Maurizio Bignone played by cellist Maya Fridman – the cello was chosen as it is such an extremely rich and broad-band sound
The signal path was:
- Sonodore RCM-402 60V active powered microphone
- Mogami 2534 Quad Neglex microphone cable
- Sonodore MPA-502 60V power supply and preamplifier (powered with either Empire, NanoFlux NCF, or generic cable, through the NCF test box’s normal or NCF output)
- Furutech FA-aS21 interlinks (12m)
- Merging HAPI at 352.8 kHz with Premium Input Modules
- Digital Audio Workstation with Pyramix 11
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All cabling, both power and audio, were by Furutech.
In my personal opinion, there is no other choice for cabling if you’re only happy with the absolute best.
Being very finicky about my sound, there’s only one cable manufacturer I fully trust.
– Brendon Heinst
…I have to say, after this test, I am astounded by the quality of this cable. You clearly hear there’s so much more space in the recording, such an openness I’ve never experienced before.
– Brendon Heinst
The recordings can be heard below:
Phono cartridge output is vanishingly small and easily polluted by RFI and EMI. Every element of signal transfer must be perfectly engineered to avoid distortion that robs music of life. If you’re going to the trouble of playing vinyl why swamp the low-level signal in a veritable soup of noisy distortion right at its source!
All enthusiasts are looking for the same qualities: Verisimilitude to the original event, a sense of engagement promoting suspension of disbelief, an immersion in audio and video experience. To engage without effort requires meticulous preparation of the entire playback chain especially including cables and most importantly at the signal source.
The Ag-16 Phono Cable achieves its remarkably quiet soundstage and transparent presentation with silver-plated α OCC conductors, three-layer shielding and external ground wire, even a specially engineered cable clamp to improve grip and avoid any potential distortion.
1.1 meter phono cable available in three versions:
Ag-16 (straight DIN)
Ag-16-L (angled DIN)
Ag-16-R4 (RCA connectors)
Ag-16-XLR (DIN to XLR connectors) – by custom order
Furutech Co. Ltd. • Tokyo, Japan, manufacturer of ultra-refined analog, digital, video cable and accessories, invites you to Hall 3, K01. Furutech debuts a new line of top-end power connectors, schuko sockets and power distribution units featuring Furutech’s revolutionary NCF sound enhancing material.
Nano Crystal² Formula (NCF).
Incorporated into selected Furutech products, NCF features a special crystalline material that has two ‘active’ properties. First, it generates negative ions that eliminate static. Second, it converts thermal energy into far infrared. Furutech combines this remarkable material with nano-sized ceramic particles and carbon powder for their additional ‘piezoelectric effect’ damping properties. The resulting Nano Crystal² Formula is the ultimate electrical and mechanical damping material. Created by Furutech, it is found exclusively in Furutech products.
The Flux-50 NCF Inline AC Filter lowers noise on every component on which it’s used resulting in very natural and extremely fine resolution down and through the utterly silent noise floor. It improves soundstaging and image palpability and creates musical highs, an attractive, engaging midrange, tight and controlled bass, plus you’ll notice power and dynamics to spare.
New High Performance Power Cord designed for Analog Components
The Roxy Power Cord has been designed and tuned to complement a wide range of analog components. It delivers a balanced energy allowing for a powerful, yet stable and defined bass. Greater extension at both low and high frequencies delivers clears and dynamic imagery in an ultra-quiet soundstage. The new slimline IEC connector also allows for easy connection to light weight components, like phono stages and is perfect for fitting space restricted IEC sockets that can be found on some high-end components.
New high Performance Power Cord for Home Theater
The Odeon Power Cord delivers blacker blacks and more vivid colors and gives sound greater resolution, clarity, and dynamics in an ultra-quiet soundstage where the sound blooms seamlessly from top to bottom without artificial upper-frequency “presence region” glare. The new slimline IEC connector also allows for easy connection to space restricted IEC sockets that can be found on some high-end projectors and HD screens.