Furutech products are not the idea or work of one person, they are a combined and cumulative effort of a team of dedicated designers and production specialists with an eye for detail and quality. Furutech's President – Frank Hayama – heads a dedicated staff of 48 employees at the Tokyo head office, a Taiwan branch and a Hong Kong branch. And everyone at Furutech is passionately devoted to reaching the highest watermark in reference-grade A/V cables, OEM parts and accessories for home audio where Furutech maintains a very strong presence. Ideas for new Furutech products come from numerous sources, but more often than not, it is ideas from Furutech product distributors, dealers and their loyal customers along with collaborations with other manufacturers that become final Furutech production product. Ideas become prototypes and these prototypes are tested exhaustively, both by our in-house team and by some of Japan's most respected audio commentators. A new Furutech product only comes to fruition once it has passed a gauntlet of dedicated audio enthusiasts and the most fastidious quality control inspections.
A recent hit product from our product design team – Furutech's NCF Booster.
What is NCF?
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. We have 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.
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. Furutech tested 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. We dubbed this material NCF, which stands for Nano Crystal² Formula.
Furutech first incorporated NCF into three market-topping products, the GTX-D NCF wall receptacle, the FI-06 NCF IEC inlet and the FI-50 NCF series connectors – all award-winning products adopted by leading manufacturers worldwide for use on their flagship products. Later releases included the e-TP609 NCF & e-TP809 NCF power distributors and the Flux-50 NCF inline filter.
In fall of 2017, Furutech introduced the NCF Booster – a connector holder and cable lifter designed to support and damp connectors at components or wall outlets and to lift and damp cables between components – eliminating static fields around connectors and cables, boosting connector and cable performance. April 2018 saw the series grow to include the NCF Booster-Signal and optional modular parts.
With the NCF Booster Series of products, Furutech has made it easy for anyone to hear the differences that this NCF technology can bring to any audio system. These differences include noticeable improvements in imaging and clarity, a reduction in distortion in higher frequencies and more dramatic tonal definition.
The versatility of the NCF Booster Series and its modular parts (Top Clamp, Cradle-Flat, Cradle-Curved, Extension Shaft Bars and Adjusters) offers customers a complete solution for damping and arranging cables, allowing customers to build their own customized multi-level NCF Booster Series support systems. You can install the NCF Booster Series throughout your system in a matter of minutes, and immediately notice the results.
Many Japanese Audio commentators have described the NCF Booster Series as a "new kind of audio accessory", completely unique in function and surprisingly effective in performance. One commentator labeled the NCF Booster Series as "not an accessory, but more of a necessity".
The NCF Booster Series is the most innovative audio accessory to arrive this year, featuring one of the most innovative materials designed for boosting audio performance ever - Furutech's NCF.
We have been very fortunate at Furutech to have our products to receive almost every prestigious and recognized industry award, lifting the Furutech brand to be recognized as the world's leading High-End audio accessory maker. We thank our legions of loyal supporters and we remind you that our mission has not changed since foundation, to build the absolutely best products imaginable whatever the effort involved and offering them at a price/performance ratio that deeply satisfies every purchaser.
Furutech Patented /
Patent Pending And Trademarked Technologies
Piezo Ceramic & Carbon Series Products
Piezoelectric effects are the key. Furutech's breakthrough in design and materials is based on employing nano-sized polycrystalline ferroelectric ceramic particles exhibiting electro-generative properties; mechanical pressure creates an electrical charge forming a bridge between electrical and mechanical oscillation.
Carbon powder exhibits thermal-conductive characteristics that interact with the charged ferro-ceramic particles converting their energy into heat that's conducted away and released from the surface of the connector body!
These carefully chosen and tested "active" materials mechanically and electrically damp connectors, receptacles and other products as they "interconvert" thermal, mechanical, and electrical energy for the finest Furutech Pure Transmission signal imaginable.
The Furutech Floating Field Damper completely solves the biggest problem you never realized you had by star grounding the parts in which floating magnetic fields are created by current flow. As represented in the images below, a precisely engineered, sprung metal bridge in the connector body ties the various parts together and shunts the potential to ground, preventing the flow of noise and significantly reducing distortion for ultra clean and stable power transfer. US Patent No. 6,669,491
Furutech Alpha Process
Step two in the Alpha Process exposes these same parts to the patented Ring Demagnetization treatment. Ordinary high-power magnets used for this purpose often increase magnetization effects; they leave some areas more magnetized 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 magnetization for immediately more vivid and colorful improvements. Ring Demagnetization further enhances conductivity of all treated materials.
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 Demagnetizing 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 colors and deeper extension at both ends of the frequency range.
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