Product Summary:The Furutech FI-48 NCF connectors are a less-expensive alternative to the FI-50 NCF connectors, with substantially the same level of performance. The premium stainless steel covers are instead aluminum, while everything else is the same as the FI-50. FI-46 indicates gold-plated blades and FI-48 indicates rhodium-plated blades.... Click To Read More
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FI-48 NCF (R) AC Connector Pair by Furutech
The Furutech FI-48 NCF connectors are a less-expensive alternative to the FI-50 NCF connectors, with substantially the same level of performance. The premium stainless steel covers are instead aluminum, while everything else is the same as the FI-50. FI-46 indicates gold-plated blades and FI-48 indicates rhodium-plated blades.
The Furutech FI-46 NCF and FI-48 NCF are the chosen AC connectors for the power cables in the Jaguar reference system. We use these because they’re considerably less expensive than the FI-50 NCF but deliver essentially the same performance. The cover is not as exotic but otherwise, they’re the same as the FI-50 NCF. Gold-plated connectors deliver a mid-range-focused, full-bodied sonic profile, while rhodium-plated connectors deliver a high-frequency-focused, fast, and lean sonic profile. We like to use a mix of gold and rhodium-plated connectors, depending on what works best with the component in question.
Incorporated into selected Furutech products, NCF features a special crystalline material that has two ‘active’ properties. First, it generates negative ions that eliminate static. Second, it converts thermal energy into far-infrared. Furutech combines this remarkable material with nano-sized ceramic particles and carbon powder for their additional ‘piezoelectric effect’ damping properties. The resulting Nano Crystal² Formula is the ultimate electrical and mechanical damping material. Created by Furutech, it is found exclusively in Furutech products.
Magnetic Floating Field Damping Current flowing through a cable and its connector creates magnetic (and electrostatic) fields around them, building and collapsing 60 times per second in 120VAC systems. This magnetic field induces current flow– electrical potential–in small parts like the screws holding the connector shell together which have to be metal for tight clamping. The current flow in these small parts actually creates “floating” magnetic fields around them, and they interfere with the cable/connector’s larger surrounding magnetic field resulting in noise and distortion.
The Furutech Floating Field Damper solves the biggest problem you never realized you had by star grounding the metal parts in which floating magnetic fields are induced by current flow. All the various metal parts of the connector are tied together and shunt whatever electrical potentials are generated to ground. This significantly lowers noise by reducing distortion for ultra-clean and stable power transfer
- α (Alpha) Pure-Copper Rhodium-plated Conductor
- Floating Field Damper (US Patent No.: 6,669,491/European: EP1445837)
- Nylon/fiberglass body with a special anti-resonance nano-sized crystalline, piezo ceramic particles and carbon damping material
- Beautiful polish finished Nonmagnetic SUS303 housing. The best of damping and insulation materials improve frequency extension and tonal balance.
- Specified for cable diameters from 6mm to 20mm
- Body length 41.8mm x 34.0mm diameter / 78.9mm overall length approx.
- Metal cable clamp improves grip and reduces mechanically and electrically induced distortion
- Net Weight: 174.8g approx.