Furutech GTX AC Audio-Grade Wall Socket Set. Special Price A Must hear
We installed a couple of these thinking, yeah sure, maybe 1-5% improvement max. The we sat in stunned silence as everything, did we mentioned everything? Just got better. Quieter, more dynamic, better bass, more natural highs. Finally, one of our wives who sat for a listen said, "What did you do? It sounds so much better. Quieter. Everything sounds better". That is the reaction of a very non-audiophile. These are at a very special price. DO NOT MISS OUT -- True Audiophile quick review
Featuring 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.
No other manufacturer goes to the expense and effort that Furutech does to develop and produce high-end audio accessories and cables, and NCF is a cumulative result of 30 years of research and development of Pure Transmission high-end audio grade products. The very audible improvement to sound playback offered by this unique material is winning praise and support, not only from Furutech’s loyal following of “Pure Transmission” audio enthusiasts but also from numerous makers of audiophile products worldwide that incorporate NCF components in their products.
The word crystal, when applied to sound reproduction, is a truly desirable thing. When you describe a sound system as “crystal-clear,” for instance, you’re referring to its ability to offer an open and transparent window into the original recording event. You might also use this phrase to suggest a lower noise floor, less distortion, or anything else that gets you, the listener, closer to the music you love.
Furutech has produced decades of unrivaled innovation within the audio industry. Furutech has enabled listeners all over the world to get closer to their favorite music by making it sound as crystal-clear as possible. We have accomplished this enviable feat through careful research based upon solid scientific principles, and exhaustive listening tests to confirm those results.
For example, Furutech have pioneered the use of many revolutionary technologies in our legendary line of Furutech products—the Floating Field Damper, the Two-Stage Cryogenic and Demagnetization Process and many, many others. Now we’re set to transform the audio industry with crystals.
These aren’t “magic” crystals, mind you, but a new crystallized material that actively generates negative ions to eliminate static and converts thermal energy into far infrared. There is nothing mysterious about the way these crystals work—quite simply, they improve audio performance in a very specific and measurable way.
The story behind these crystals is simple as well. Years ago, a research discovered that these crystals affected sound quality in a certain way—a very positive way. After learning about this research, Furutech decided to test these crystals under strict conditions. After experimenting with countless forms and composites, the Furutech team found a proprietary use for this material that would excel in audio applications.
Furutech achieved this by combining these crystals with nano-sized ceramic particles and carbon powder to create a piezoelectric effect, which results in even better damping properties. This didn’t happen overnight—this material is the culmination of 30 years of steady and consistent research at Furutech.
Furutech dubbed this material NCF, which stands for Nano Crystal² Formula.
It works so well, in fact, that many other audio companies in Japan are now working with Furutech to implement NCF into their products. Now it is time to introduce the NCF technology to the rest of the world.
NCF Damper Outlet Cover 106-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 will be the final touch to your complete AC chain.
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.
Includes a NEW version of the GTX DR receptacle. The basic body style and features are retained, and the conducting parts are made of pure copper. The difference for the NCF version is that it makes use of Furutech's Nano-technology to obtain better performance. NCF stands for Nano Conductor Formula. This is a NEW from Furutech pure copper AC receptacle like the original GTX, but here the part is manufactured with Furutech's NCF technology, which translates into even higher performance that is obvious to the listener at even the first blush of music. SPECIFICATIONS Rhodium-plated (Alpha) Pure Copper Conductor (0.8mm) Nonmagnetic stainless conductor spring system Body material: Nylon/fiberglass with piezo ceramic and carbon damping material Cover material: Polycarbonate Parts set with nonmagnetic 2.0mm-thick stainless brace plate Specified for wire diameters of 4mm (set screw)
Dimensions: 104.0 mm (L) x 47.2 mm (W) x 28.0 mm (H) Total attention to detail and build quality extends right down to a specially designed patent-pending conductor pressure plate.
Important notice for 105-D NCF outlet cover users: for improved sonic performance, the 105-D NCF has been designed not to sit on the base of the GTX Wall Plate and the Teflon sheet is not required when fixing the 105-D NCF to the GTX Wall Plate.
David W. Robinson | PFO Issue 89 on GTX-D NCF… the sound became more transparent, and seemed to have less hash in the playback. …there was no gainsaying the audio outcome. And this was regardless of audio format.
Marcin Olszewski of Sound Rebels on FI-50 NCF… the first impression… with the new plugs almost everything improved. The sound spectrum extremes were extended, what allowed the system to play a step further to the bottom and top end. In addition, at first you could have the impression, that the whole is presented a tad thinner, but this is just an illusion that lasts until true bass kicks in. You just need to play things like “Hallucination Engine” Material, or the true system-killer “Khmer” Nils Petter Molvaer. The genesis of those illusive observations becomes clear to us after a few minutes listening to such music – it is not that the sound got thinner, but all kinds of dust, distortion and all other parasitic artifacts were removed from it, which were influencing the audible frequencies. Without this “coat”, which was flowing to our ears unwanted, we can hear much more of the information hidden in the source, and we can enter the structure of the recording much deeper and better.