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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 2:28 pm 
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I also have Furutech gtx gold and rhodium receptacles. I opted for Oyaide base plates and carbon fibre covers as I found a good deal on a used pair of them. I found an improvement in low level detail in replacing the crappie ones that came with the house. They fell apart in my hands so I am glad I replaced them.

I liked the new receptacles so much I installed them in my Cullen power box as well as 5 of them in my Consonance dLinear 15 power filter. I am happy with them and don't feel the need to upgrade any further. If I were doing this again I would most likely try the ncf ones.


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 6:29 pm 
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Finished installing two of the FURUTECH GTX-D NCF (R) RECEPTACLES early this evening...each one is on a dedicated line.

Have been listening to music for 3 hours...but it was evident in the first 5 seconds that there had been a significant improvement...there is simply 'more' of the music...the 3 dimensionality is broader and fuller and the soundstage is larger...the tonality completely changed...much more foundation to the music...and I'm told that it will only continue to improve as time goes by.

There is no question in my mind that I will complete the project by buying a 3rd one to put on the remaining dedicated line.

Highly recommended. 8)

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Funny that you mention you heard it in the first 5 seconds. It was that immediate for me as well.

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 5:08 am 
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every time i have upgraded my AC path i have been rewarded.
many tweeks are inexpensive.
it started 20 years ago after reading an UHF article, their kitchen kettle boiled significantly quicker after changing cord end to hubbell.

experiment #1.... hubblell hospital grade (red with green dot) in wall. no other change.
result:...richer bottom end and less noise.
cost: $25. and 15 minutes.

today i G5 and Stabilant 22A everything in the AC path, starting at the breaker.
GTX in the wall today... NCF eventually when i do another dedicated line.
GTX bought from fellow cammer who was upgrading, said i would like it,
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Here's an interesting thing that has happened since installing the FURUTECH GTX-D NCF (R) RECEPTACLES.

I have a pair of monoblocks that use the KR842VHD tube...and I do the biasing myself.

Prior to putting the new receptacles in my plate voltage would swing anywhere from 873mV to 920mV...now the swing is 894mV to 905mV!!!

Anybody know as to why that might be?

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What kind of receptacles were you using before the Furutechs Alan?


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Just the ones already installed in the wall...more than likely cheapo ones from Canadian Tire or Home Depot.

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Well that is a pretty significant jump up in the receptacle food chain :lol:

Builder grade receptacles are pretty crappy. The contacts on the Furutech are going to be much beefier with much better grip and, if I'm not mistaken, either 100% copper (never quite sure how they have achieved this) or with a significantly higher copper content than the builders grade.

UHF Magazine, many years ago, used to promote the sale of some better quality receptacles by making note of how a kettle would boil noticeably faster using the higher quality receptacle than standard builders grade stuff.

So the narrowing of the voltage swing may just be a result of the improved receptacle doing its job better, although you would want to look at that over a fairly lengthy period of time to be sure it is simply not a matter of what is coming out of the wall right now vs. other times (which can vary from hour to hour or minute to minute during the day).

Furutech also, very smartly IMO, cryogenically treats pretty much everything they sell. This results in lower resistance in many cases vs. a non-cryoed version of the same item, and in virtually all cases IME will result in improved performance, whether it relates to power or actual signal transfer.


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Blake wrote:
Well that is a pretty significant jump up in the receptacle food chain :lol:

Builder grade receptacles are pretty crappy. The contacts on the Furutech are going to be much beefier with much better grip and, if I'm not mistaken, either 100% copper (never quite sure how they have achieved this) or with a significantly higher copper content than the builders grade.

UHF Magazine, many years ago, used to promote the sale of some better quality receptacles by making note of how a kettle would boil noticeably faster using the higher quality receptacle than standard builders grade stuff.

So the narrowing of the voltage swing may just be a result of the improved receptacle doing its job better, although you would want to look at that over a fairly lengthy period of time to be sure it is simply not a matter of what is coming out of the wall right now vs. other times (which can vary from hour to hour or minute to minute during the day).

Furutech also, very smartly IMO, cryogenically treats pretty much everything they sell. This results in lower resistance in many cases vs. a non-cryoed version of the same item, and in virtually all cases IME will result in improved performance, whether it relates to power or actual signal transfer.


Works for me...thanks!

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So where is the best place to by these receptacles from?


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Parts ConneXion was a good source (Last Month). You just missed their 25% Off "AC Products" Sale.
*But, I am sure that they will have it again (This Month is the 25% Off "Film Capacitor" Sale).


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newmusic wrote:
Everest Audio wrote:
I've been using the full NCF package since it came out. Absolutely phenomenal! Prior to that I had used both the GTX-D (R) and (G). In my system, I had preferred the gold over the rhodium, but then the NCF seemed to take the best of both and go further yet. Anybody else that has gone this route through us has raved about the incredible quality of the Furutech NCF products. Since then, I've also gone with the E-TP609 NCF distributor (I had the non-NCF one prior) and have made power cables with their NCF bulk power cable and full NCF plugs. Furutech is definitely on a roll with these products.
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Oh great, I just rebuilt both my listening rooms with dedicated lines and GTX-D(G) throughout a couple years ago.
And now I have to swap these out for GTX-NCF!!! Come one, will this ever end. :cry:
Thanks Furutech, for being so damn effective with your R&D. :evil:
:wink: :D


Can I buy your discarded receptacles please?


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Installed one in November.....didn't notice anything.


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Post edited to remove off-topic content.


Folks, please take note that commenting on the topic thread itself is actually off the topic — Mod.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 2:56 pm 
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GWNG8 wrote:
Installed one in November.....didn't notice anything.


That is unusual but yes it depends on the rest of your component quality, AC quality (noise etc) and other factors.

For the last few years I have recommended to all who are somewhat new to audio, that after you get the gear you want, do the AC receptacles as the next step. So before any upgrades to cables, power conditioning, isolation, etc. Cheaper by comparison and lets the rest of the gear perform at its best.

I have used the Furutech GTX-D also, but not the NCF. The GTX-D are good, however, I prefer the Wattgate - 381 RH EVO Audio Grade Receptacles. I find they allow more of the dynamics to shine through, whereas the Furutech GTX-D for me were a bit warmer in comparison. Either are huge upgrades over the 50 cent builder special outlets installed in every home. Yes, 50 cents at your local hardware store. And worth every penny of that outlay...

My number 2 recommendation now for newbies is install a good audiophile fuse in your amp if you have a user replaceable fuse. The Synergistic Research Black or the newer Blue fuses will give you an even bigger ROI than the AC receptacles will. After that, then look at isolation under components, cables, etc if you are interested in taking it further. It’s pretty tricky and lots of landmines along the way. You need good advice from a dealer you can personally trust and who knows all tne options and knows you well.


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