Historic Low Prices on Furutech Receptacles!

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Historic Low Prices on Furutech Receptacles!
« on: 11 May 2015, 12:04 am »
EDIT: The sale is over, but I still offer the lowest prices possible PLUS free shipping and burn-in of GTX receptacles!

Please email me at dave at zenwaveaudio dot com or send me a pm here if you're interested. Thanks!  :D


If you have any questions feel free to pm me or post in this thread.
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Re: Historic Low Prices on Furutech Receptacles!
« Reply #1 on: 6 Jul 2015, 02:53 pm »
The GTX-D(R) receptacles have been restocked. I will be getting in more today and burning them all in... burn-in and shipping are still free!  :D

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Re: Historic Low Prices on Furutech Receptacles!
« Reply #2 on: 7 Jul 2015, 02:30 pm »
   

I just did this install and its well worth the cost , great prices

GTX Wall Frame
GTX-D(R)
GTX 104 D


kenreau

Re: Historic Low Prices on Furutech Receptacles!
« Reply #3 on: 7 Jul 2015, 05:06 pm »
I sent payment for my GTX-D(R).

Is the Furutech sale also for their other goodies like AC IEC Inlets, or Plugs?

Thx
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Re: Historic Low Prices on Furutech Receptacles!
« Reply #4 on: 7 Jul 2015, 06:01 pm »
robin67, thanks for the pic! And welcome to Audio Circle... I'm honored your 1st (or 2nd) post was in one of my threads.  :)   I just got in the wall plate and cover with my new order of GTX receptacles and am super impressed with the quality. The wall plate is billet aluminum and the cover is stainless steel with carbon fiber overlaid, both are heavy weight and huge overkill. I am about to install the wall plate and cover in my own home, but will be upgrading wiring and installing a brand new breaker with them so I won't be able to tell exactly what the wall plate and cover do by themselves. However, I have been skeptical of Furutech's higher end carbon fiber/stainless steel offerings in the past and was totally wrong. Yes, their CF series connectors and GTX receptacles are pricey but they do make a BIG difference! I have no doubt the wall plate and cover will be worth it as well.

Ken, I'm about to print the postage and take your GTX receptacle to the post office.  :thumb:  Their other products are not included in the sale but for AC members I'll do a discount.  :green:
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« Reply #5 on: 7 Jul 2015, 09:05 pm »
Hey Dave,

Those GTX-D (R) receptacles are awesome! There is something special it seems about this line from Furutech. Dave at PI Audio looked at a GTX-D under magnification and said the plating is flawless. Would this be the reason why they're so good?

What are you upgrading your wiring to? 12g Romex or something different?


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« Reply #6 on: 7 Jul 2015, 10:01 pm »
Hi Tom,

With the high end Furutech connectors every detail is really well thought out. The plating is the best I've seen anywhere, it is a near flawless mirror finish, and this is true even for their lower end products. Conductor material is their alpha copper for most high end products, and afaik the GTX is the only receptacle to use pure copper as it is too soft to maintain the springiness required, so Furutech added a stainless steel spring to the pure copper contacts. A lot of attention is given to vibration control as well, the stainless/carbon fiber used in the CF series connectors was chosen for it's damping properties. They even add damping material to the plastic used in most of their connectors including the GTX. The AC plugs also have grounding straps for the screws so any metal parts used in the plugs is grounded. The wire clamps are curved for better contact in their plugs, receptacles and IECs as well.

As for the wire, it'll probably be a 10g twisted pair with the ground run separate or counter-rotating around the L/N twisted pair, and with this cable assembly inside a conduit.

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« Reply #7 on: 8 Jul 2015, 01:06 am »
With the high end Furutech connectors every detail is really well thought out. The plating is the best I've seen anywhere, it is a near flawless mirror finish, and this is true even for their lower end products. Conductor material is their alpha copper for most high end products, and afaik the GTX is the only receptacle to use pure copper as it is too soft to maintain the springiness required, so Furutech added a stainless steel spring to the pure copper contacts. A lot of attention is given to vibration control as well, the stainless/carbon fiber used in the CF series connectors was chosen for it's damping properties. They even add damping material to the plastic used in most of their connectors including the GTX. The AC plugs also have grounding straps for the screws so any metal parts used in the plugs is grounded. The wire clamps are curved for better contact in their plugs, receptacles and IECs as well.

Wow, that is a lot of attention to detail. I'm still dumbfounded at the improvement they bring...blacker background and crazy detail without any harshness or glare. I think they go hand in hand with your cables and come highly recommended.

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Re: Historic Low Prices on Furutech Receptacles!
« Reply #8 on: 8 Jul 2015, 03:08 pm »
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As for the wire, it'll probably be a 10g twisted pair with the ground run separate or counter-rotating around the L/N twisted pair, and with this cable assembly inside a conduit.
That's probably the best route,  although real Southwire Romex® is very good. Some of the no-name romex may not be as good. You can use solid or flexible plastic conduit. As the twisted pair (Hot & Neutral) will reduce the external field. You can expect some comments from the electrician when you tell him what you want.

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« Reply #9 on: 8 Jul 2015, 03:24 pm »
Tom, I agree, these connectors are something special... of course it would be nice if they were more affordable but the GTX receptacles and FI-50 plugs in particular are the best of their kind by far. I also use the Furutech CF XLR plugs on the D4 XLR, they are great XLR plugs. I've had other comments that my modded SurgeX have a similar effect as my cables, the goal is simply to improve fidelity so this is a good thing!  :)

SS, I do all my own work since I own my home. I've actually done custom industrial electric and mechanical design in the past when I used to do engineering consulting. Of course it's all approved by EEs and MEs with PEs  :lol:  ....as well as city inspectors. In those cases I had electricians do most of the work but I've built a multi-zone controller with over 50 KW going through it all controlled by a PLC I programmed myself. Good times but I prefer what I'm doing now...  :D

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Re: Historic Low Prices on Furutech Receptacles!
« Reply #10 on: 9 Jul 2015, 07:01 pm »
Here's a few pics of the parts (sorry for the fingerprints  :green:):

Cover plate for the GTX-D receptacles. Notice with the 2nd pic it is made of stainless steel and covered with carbon fiber, the joining of the two dissimilar materials is what gives the Furutech CF parts their anti-resonant properties. It weighs 74 grams, pretty heavy weight!






Wall Plate for the GTX receptacles. This is made of solid aluminum with black powdercoating and has a teflon gasket that is shown in the 1st pic. This is 274 grams, this plus the cover add a lot of mass to the assembly, which also helps control vibration.





And the GTX-D(R) receptacle its self!






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Re: Historic Low Prices on Furutech Receptacles!
« Reply #11 on: 17 Sep 2015, 02:58 pm »
I thought I added the pic of my install, but apparently not! Well, here it is.  :) 


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« Reply #12 on: 17 Sep 2015, 05:35 pm »
I thought I added the pic of my install, but apparently not! Well, here it is.  :) 

That would be some audiophile porn right there... :wink:

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« Reply #13 on: 21 Sep 2015, 03:49 pm »
That would be some audiophile porn right there... :wink:

Thanks! Gotta get the FI-50 plugs on there one of these days too!  :icon_twisted:

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« Reply #14 on: 9 Dec 2015, 04:28 am »
I mounted one "upside down" or upside right for the lettering on the it. I found it holds cables a little better, because these are a bit weaker than I would like. However it's a trade-off that I think is perfectly acceptable for a very nice improvement.

 :thumb: These are much like copper connectors anywhere in the system, without a doubt they make a whole stereo smoother, less grain. Things sound more accurate, but I don't know how to explain it. Hospital grade receptacles are not on this level.


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Re: Historic Low Prices on Furutech Receptacles!
« Reply #15 on: 9 Dec 2015, 12:36 pm »
Gentleman,
I want to pull the trigger on one, but is the Rhodium one the way to go?  Most people seem to think so.  Like everyone, I like more detail, but I can't live with brightness.  I was thinking of getting the copper one, but it seems most people get the rhodium and have no problem.  I have a Line Magnetic 518 tube integrated with high efficiency speakers.

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« Reply #16 on: 9 Dec 2015, 01:16 pm »
Gentleman,
I want to pull the trigger on one, but is the Rhodium one the way to go?  Most people seem to think so.  Like everyone, I like more detail, but I can't live with brightness.  I was thinking of getting the copper one, but it seems most people get the rhodium and have no problem.  I have a Line Magnetic 518 tube integrated with high efficiency speakers.

Go Rhodium.

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« Reply #17 on: 9 Dec 2015, 03:17 pm »
Go Rhodium.

I usually recommend the rhodium. It's not bright but if you want warm the gold plated version might be better for you.

I have rhodium in-stock and burned-in, ready to ship... gold would take about 10 days to order and burn-in.

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Re: Historic Low Prices on Furutech Receptacles!
« Reply #18 on: 9 Dec 2015, 03:20 pm »
I mounted one "upside down" or upside right for the lettering on the it. I found it holds cables a little better, because these are a bit weaker than I would like. However it's a trade-off that I think is perfectly acceptable for a very nice improvement.

 :thumb: These are much like copper connectors anywhere in the system, without a doubt they make a whole stereo smoother, less grain. Things sound more accurate, but I don't know how to explain it. Hospital grade receptacles are not on this level.

Yup, AFAIK these are the only pure copper receptacle on the market. They use a stainless spring for tension, so they could have made the grip stronger but the GTX is also designed not to scratch the plating on male plugs while hospital grade receptacles will definitely damage the plating on a male AC plug.

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Re: Historic Low Prices on Furutech Receptacles!
« Reply #19 on: 22 Dec 2015, 03:59 pm »
Hi Dave do you have the wall frame ,cover outlet, and the single rhodium outlet available? Thanks,Paul