Furutech introduce top-of-line NanoFlux NCF power cable & NanoFlux speaker cable
Japanese cable experts Furutech’s recently-developed ‘Alpha Nano-Au-Ag’ OCC conductor is among the best that the brand’s engineers have ever conceived for sound reproduction. Not surprising, then, that it underpins the brand’s new top-of-line power and speaker cables.
The highly specialized manufacturing process of this ultra-high performer begins with Furutech’s world renowned Alpha-OCC conductor which, after undergoing a patented two-step cryogenic freeze and demagnetization process for superior signal transfer, is treated with Furutech’s finely-tuned transmission enhancer, Nano Liquid.
Nano Liquid features a precise ratio of tiny gold and silver particles (approximately 8 nano-meters or 8/1,000,000th of a millimetre in diameter) that finely coat the conductor, filling up and smoothing out any microscopic concave-convex areas left on the conductor’s surface during the production process, and thus providing a greater contact surface.
Furutech’s engineers found that the precise ratio of gold and silver particles and of the dispersing Squalene oil used in the Nano Liquid had a notable effect on sound reproduction, and undertook extensive tests before settling on their final, very specific ratio.
NanoFlux NCF power cable
The NanoFlux NCF is Furutech’s new top-of-line power cable, featuring the ultra-high performance Alpha Nano-Au-Ag OCC conductor.
An advanced double-layer insulation combined with a complex outer shield, damping layer and EMI-absorbing modules reject external vibration and electromagnetic radiation to ensure clean power flow.
The NanoFlux NCF power cable also includes Furutech’s new and unique NCF piezo ceramic series connectors. Recent winners of Enjoythemusic.com’s 2016 High-End Top 10 Award, they feature several breakthrough construction techniques. Furutech’s Alpha pure-copper rhodium-plated conductors are housed within a body that contains an active damping material, Nano Crystal² Formula (NCF). The latter incorporates a special crystalline material with two active properties: first, it generates negative ions that eliminate static; second, it converts thermal energy into far-infrared. This remarkable material is combined with nano-sized ceramic particles and carbon powder for their additional ‘piezo effect’ damping properties.
This is then enclosed within a multi-layered non-magnetic stainless steel and silver-plated carbon fibre outer shell, incorporating a special damping and insulating acetal copolymer, the EMI-absorbing GC-303.
The result? The NanoFlux NCF power cable eliminates static, ‘interconverts’ thermal, mechanical and electrical energy and damps vibrations, delivering the highest level of Furutech ‘Pure Transmission’. A carefully engineered cable clamp improves grip and reduces mechanical and electrically-induced distortion.
New NanoFlux speaker cable
The link between speakers and amplifiers is one of the most critical in a system. Speaker cables carry high current and require low resistive loss to avoid turning part of the signal energy into heat; high performance construction techniques call for large cable diameters or bundles of smaller conductors for an effective large diameter. Low resistance also keeps an amplifier’s damping factor high, avoiding uncontrolled driver movements.
Pricing & availability
Furutech NanoFlux power & speaker cables are available now, priced as follows (incl. VAT).
NanoFlux-NCF power cable Length 1.8m £ 3,795
NanoFlux speaker cable Length 2.5m £ 4,995 (per pair)