Enhance any power lead with this up-grade kit, the best connectors we know of and the best fuse we know of. Ideal for DIY mains leads or as a replacement for your current plug and connector. You will receive a mains plug, an IEC connector and a UK plug fuse to fit in the plug plus 6 free Furutech rhodium plated spade lugs to crimp the cable which are designed to fit into the IEC and mains plug slots .
Furutech FI-1363 NCF mains plug
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 – Nano Crystalline, Ceramic and Carbon Powder Incorporated into select 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!
Nano Crystal² Formula eliminates static, “interconverts” thermal, mechanical and electrical energy and damps vibrations—all for the finest Furutech Pure Transmission signal imaginable.
High End Performance BS-1363 Connector
Type: 2-Pole + Earth
Rating: 13A Fused/250V
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)
The Furutech website lists all the variations available; we stock most of them.
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.
Furutech FI-50 NCF IEC connector
A multi-layer non-magnetic stainless steel and silver-coated carbon fibre housing has a special damping and insulating acetal co-polymer.
These materials are chosen only after extensive listening tests and work with developers and audiophiles. Recorded in the best Furutech products, Nano Crystal² Formula NCF is a special crystalline material with two “active” properties.
First, it generates negative ions that eliminate static and secondly converts the heat into the deep infrared. Furutech combines this remarkable crystalline material with microscopically small ceramic particles and carbon powder for the additional “Piezoelectric Effect” damping properties.
Resulting Nano Crystal² Formula is the ultimate electrical and mechanical damping material – only in Furutech products!
Material Conductors alpha pure copper, rhodium coated nylon / fiberglass body Crystalline Piezo ceramics Carbon Non-magnetic stainless steel silver coated carbon fiber
Dimensions Compatible with cables of 6 to 20mm LXO (mm) 93.2×39.5 Rating 16A 250V
Synergistic Research PURPLE 13A plug fuse
In fact, before two last-minute breakthrough SRX technologies, we could not better the Orange Fuse with its impossible combination of detail and rich harmonic musicality. As a result, we were set to forgo a new fuse introduction for 2022 as we could not build anything better sounding than Orange despite two years of trying.
It was not until we finalized two new technologies, namely a three-stage long duration high voltage conditioning process and a brand new UEF compound featuring Graphene, that we were able to beat the Orange Fuse significantly. Together these new technologies create a larger soundstage with better image focus and higher resolution from a perceived lowering of the noise floor.
Of all the fuse generations and refinements we have pioneered over the past decade, the new Purple Fuses are by far our best sounding and take the single greatest leap in performance over previous generations.
All aspects of subjective sound quality get enhanced, including natural sound where instruments and vocals sound inherently right, dynamics, low-level detail, high-frequency extension, and smoothness all take a massive leap forward.