Furutech FI-1363 / FI-UK NCF (R) Rhodium Mains Plug
Furutech performance is legendary in the hi-fi industry, and they continue to bring exceptional products to the market that are carefully engineered to guarantee the best sound per pound.
Using Furutech's patented alpha cryogenic process and demagnetising of all contact pins, this connector is a reference product due to the company’s attention to engineering and manufacturing detail; and adding Furutech’s FI-1363 rhodium-plated mains plug to your power cord will bring sonic benefits to your system because of this. Whilst rhodium is not such a good conductor as silver or gold, it brings a flavour to music that many audiophiles love.
Furutech’s Pure Transmission FI-UK 1363 NCF Piezo Ceramic series connector bodies feature several breakthrough construction techniques. The body of the connectors incorporates an “active” damping 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.
Nano Crystal² Formula eliminates static, “interconverts” thermal, mechanical and electrical energy and damps vibrations—all for the finest Furutech Pure Transmission signal imaginable.
Features and specifications:-
- Rhodium-plated α (Alpha) Hybrid Copper Conductor
- Body Material: Polycarbonate incorporating Furutech’s “NCF” anti-resonance nano-sized crystalline, piezo ceramic particles and carbon damping material
- Housing Material: Fireproof ABS body/housing (RoHS compliant)
- Accommodates cable diameters of 6.0mm to 20.0mm
- Dimensions: Body 48mm (W) x 50.2mm (L) x 55.8mm (H)
An explanation of Furutech’s DCT process:-
Using cutting-edge technology and materials, Furutech developed a low-temperature two-stage process that significantly improves every facet of audio and video performance. The treatment begins during the manufacturing process with a deep, conditioning cryogenic freeze of all metal parts. Using high-end refrigerants (liquid N2 or He), Furutech achieves temperatures of between -196 to -250C. The treated parts actually change their molecular structure at these extremes of temperature, relieving internal stress. The molecules bond together more tightly and the overall structure becomes more stable, which improves electrical conductivity and so power and signal transfer.
Step two in the Alpha Process exposes these same parts to the patented Ring Demagnetisation treatment. Ordinary high power magnets used for this purpose often increase magnetisation effects; they leave some areas more magnetised than others. Just like a CD spinning over a fixed magnet, when the CD stops the area above the magnet is still exposed to the magnetic field causing audible effects. This patented process uses controlled attenuation to completely eliminate magnetisation for immediately more vivid and colourful improvements. Ring Demagnetisation further enhances conductivity of all treated materials. The patent holder for this treatment is Sekiguchi Machine Sale Co. Ltd. inJapan, and Furutech are licensed users of this technology.
ALL metallic parts used in Furutech products go through the Alpha Process treatment to keep all connectors, conductors, and metal parts in a perfect stress-free, stable and highly conductive state.
The Final Result The two-step Alpha Cryogenic and Demagnetising Process works in tandem with other design-in features to create the most optimized AC power transfer possible. Furutech’s total awareness and devotion to detail results in a greater sense of power, dynamics, and resolution; with cleaner, blacker backgrounds and a larger, more stable soundstage, vivid tonal colours and deeper extension at both ends of the frequency range.