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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
Illustration of the Alpha Nano-Ag-Au’s superior efficiency
|Original wire surface image||Alpha Nano-OFC wire surface image|
|Only one point is in contact.||Many more points are in contact.|
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.
Home Theater Phile (Japan) filter section: Flow-28 rceives Gold Award
The Flow-28 is a star performer at eliminating common AC problems, and it does it all without restricting current draw in any way. Furutech, known for its world-class Pure Transmission engineering, build and finish, have done the tests and the Flow-28 does not interfere with current draw. The AC-1501R EMI-filtering IEC input perfectly complements the remarkably effective Flow-28’s ability to eliminate distortion.
Neo Damper Outlet Cover 105-D NCF is Furutech’s “Top of the line” Receptacle Cover. After a multitude of tests involving the best in damping materials, Furutech brings you its masterpiece. This combination of carbon and NCF and Neo Damper will be the final touch to your complete AC chain.
Audio Accessory Meikisho 2017 Judge –Mr. Masamitsu Fukuda comments:
Even with development and application of high-performance AC outlets, it is often the case that the user is not experiencing the true worth of the AC outlet due to poor quality and performance of the outlet cover used with such high-performance AC outlets.
Materials used in the development of outlet covers have always been the major sales point and the task of finding new materials that are conducive to improved sound performance has been a difficult one.
Then Furutech developed an outlet cover formed of Neo Damper and NCF carbon fiber.
Reaching a level of performance not seen until now, this nonmagnetic, nonmetallic outlet cover has won high praise and is a worthy recipient of the Meikisho Audio Accessory Award’s Special Award.
Onegen Publishing’s Audio Accessory Editor – Mr. Katsunori Isayama comments:
Last year we saw the introduction of the GTX-D NCF(R) AC outlet as the first product in the NCF series lineup. Of course, there is the appeal of this NCF material, however I think it was really the synergistic effect of Furutech’s accumulated technical development prowess.
This year again, two years running, Furutech receives the Special Award, for their new Neo Damper outlet cover 105-D NCF. With this concept outlet cover plate, I hope for many audiophiles to easily experience the effectiveness of NCF and Furutech’s advanced technical expertise.
Help has arrived for owners of LINN, Devialet or McIntosh amplifiers (and many more) with those difficult-to-access IEC sockets. The Furutech FI-C15 High End Performance IEC connector with its slim design will fit those frustratingly space restricted IEC sockets with ease.
Pure Copper Conductors with Gold or Rhodium plating (NCF).
Nano Crystal² Formula – Nano Crystalline, Ceramic and Carbon Powder
Incorporated into new NCF series of Furutech products, Nano Crystal² Formula — NCF is comprised of a special crystalline material that has two “active” properties. First, it generates negative ions that eliminate static and secondly, it converts thermal energy into far-infrared. Furutech then combines this remarkable crystalline material with nano-sized ceramic particles and carbon powder for their additional “Piezo Effect” damping properties. The resulting Nano Crystal² Formula is the ultimate electrical and mechanical damping material – only found in Furutech products!
Resonance damping test:
Impact shock applied to test points and results measured with a resonance sensor
Results clearly show Flux-50 NCF Filter reducing reduces noise, oscillation and resonance in the cable by a factor of 10, resulting in very natural and extremely fine resolution down and through the utterly silent noise floor.
The Piezo Effect and Your Precious LPs
Furutech’s Pure Transmission Piezo Ceramic and Carbon series products feature a breakthrough construction technique. We create a unique material to fashion the products that combines two “active” materials: Nano-sized ceramic particles and powdered carbon. It seems that only nano-sized ceramic particles effectively couples with carbon powder. Nylon and fiberglass are incorporated as well forming an extremely effective, welldamped, mechanically and electrically noresonantmaterial. Yes, we said electrically damped.
Piezoelectric effects are the key. Furutech’s breakthrough employs nano-sized polycrystalline ferroelectric ceramic particles that exhibit electro-generativeproperties; mechanical pressure creates an electrical charge forming a bridge between electrical and mechanical oscillation.
Carbon powder exhibits thermal-conductivecharacteristics that interact with the charged ferro-ceramic particles, converting their energy into heat that’s conducted away and released from the surface of the material!
These carefully chosen and tested “active” materials have a mechanical and electrical damping effect as it “interconverts” thermal, mechanical, and electrical energy forthe finest Furutech Pure Transmission LP playback imaginable.
Furutech partners with “Down Under” brands Brigadiers Audio, Pure Audio and Audio Union at Newport 2016
Kind words from David Robinson at Positive Feedback Online
Furutech Astoria and Empire power cords
If you’re a musician or a recording professional, ask yourself the following question: Do your current power cords make sense?
They might make sense to your budget or in the context of your recording and playback equipment, but are they making sense to your brain? Does the music you create in the studio sound like the music in your head, natural and inviting and emotional? Or do you listen to your music with an imaginary clipboard in your lap, checking off what’s right about the sound you’re getting—and what isn’t so right?
The new Furutech Astoria and Empire power cords were designed for demanding professionals just like you. Developed in Tokyo with extensive feedback from musicians and recording professionals, the Astoria and Empire power cords have been specifically tuned and balanced to deliver greater punch and dynamics to your sound—more of what you’re hearing in your head and in your heart.
In fact, choosing between the Astoria and the Empire provides you with even greater control over the type of sound you’re trying to achieve. Pick the Astoria if you’re aiming for quick response and natural speed, mated with deep and powerful bass. The Empire, on the other hand, offers a well-balanced sound with incredible resolution so that you hear every detail and nuance. It’s up to you.
Just replace the existing power cords for your amplifiers, mixing consoles, microphone preamps and even your entire recording and playback system, and you’ll immediately hear more top-to-bottom coherence in the sound. Dynamic range will be greater than ever before, and the music will sound effortless and expansive instead of congested, edgy or muddy.
Your music will start to make more sense where it counts—in your brain.
The legendary design team at Furutech are experts when it comes to preserving the signal path and delivering an end result that’s accurate, honest and uncompromised. Our innovative (Alpha) PC-Triple C power cable, used in both the Astoria and the Empire, is the result of a proprietary forging process that involved repeated rounds of metal folding—the same method used to create the katana, the sword used by Samurai warriors!
We’ve taken that art of sword-making to new levels, however, by applying variable high pressures to high-purity oxygen-free copper. This creates a forging process that is identical to folding the steel of a katana tens of thousands of times. This ensures that the crystal grain boundaries deep inside the copper are rearranged so that electrical current travels through the signal path more smoothly than ever before.
Add our renowned gold-plated connectors, our noise-reducing (Alpha) conductor shielding, our vibration-controlling RoHS-compliant flexible PVC sheath and our patented Floating Field Damper grounding system and you’ll have a razor-sharp tool for extracting the finest results– both in the studio and on the stage.
Use Furutech’s Astoria and Empire power cords for all your recording and playback needs and the end result will not be subtle
Furutech Co. Ltd. • Tokyo, Japan, manufacturer of ultra-refined analog, digital, video cable and accessories, invites you to Hall 3, K07. Furutech debuts a new line of top-end power connectors and schuko sockets featuring Furutech’s revolutionary NCF sound enhancing material. The invitation also extends to the PADIS room (Atrium 4.1 F105) and the VITUS room (A4.2 E208) where the new destat III, Demaga and Furutech’s new Nanoflux cable series will be on show and active.
Furutech was honored to support Estelon Speakers as they accompanied the Estonian Prime Minister on his visit to Japan
See Estelon Extreme Speakers here: http://www.estelon.com/
The new destat III is incredibly easy to use as it removes dust and static charge from audio/video media in just one 15 second treatment – now with 30% more zapping power. High performance enthusiasts know that static charges on analog and optical media — LPs, CDs and DVDs – can lead to distracting noise and compromised sound. Simply place your media on the destat III or hold it over your media of choice and press one button! The powerful fan removes dust while the destat III’s Balanced Ion Flow Generator – releasing just the right balance of positive and negative ions – eliminates static.