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Furutech releases new high-end performance AG-16 Phono Cable range

The output from a phono cartridge is vanishingly small and easily polluted by RFI and EMI. Every element of signal transfer must be perfectly engineered to avoid distortion that robs music of life. If you`re going to the trouble of playing vinyl why swamp the low‐level signal in a veritable soup of noisy distortion right at its source!


All enthusiasts are looking for the same qualities: Verisimilitude to the original event, a sense of engagement promoting suspension of disbelief, an immersion in audio and video experience. To engage without effort requires meticulous preparation of the entire playback chain especially including cables and most importantly at the signal source.


The AG-16 Phono Cable achieves its remarkably quiet soundstage and transparent presentation with α silver-plated OCC conductor, three‐layer shielding and external ground wire, even a specially engineered cable clamp to improve grip and avoid any potential distortion

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Furutech releases new Slimline Power Cable Series

All home audio and home theater enthusiasts look for the same qualities from their systems: Verisimilitude to the original event, a sense of engagement promoting suspension of disbelief, a visceral immersion in the audio and video experience. To engage without effort requires meticulous preparation of the entire playback chain, especially signal-carrying cables, and especially the power cord which carries the same signal your system plays back. The new Furutech Slimline power cords were designed for discerning listeners and home theater enthusiasts with an eye for detail. Developed in Tokyo with extensive feedback from top Japanese audio and video commentators, the Odeon and Roxy power cords have been specifically tuned and balanced to deliver greater depth, extension and dynamics to your playback experience.

Picking up a beautifully-made Furutech Slimline upgrade power cord, the integrity of the cable’s build is immediately apparent. Furutech Pure Transmission quality turns a macro lens on every element of power transfer applying optimized engineering solutions to well-known problems such as contact resistance, EMI and RFI rejection, and using the best materials and processes available.

The Roxy & The Roxy-E

The Roxy Power Cord has been designed and tuned to complement a wide range of analog components. It delivers a balanced energy allowing for a powerful, yet stable and defined bass. Greater extension at both low and high frequencies delivers clears and dynamic imagery in an ultra-quiet soundstage. The new slimline IEC connector also allows for easy connection to light weight components, like phono stages and is perfect for fitting space restricted IEC sockets that can be found on some high-end components.

The Odeon & The Odeon-E

The Odeon Power Cord delivers blacker blacks and more vivid colors and gives sound greater resolution, clarity, and dynamics in an ultra-quiet soundstage where the sound blooms seamlessly from top to bottom without artificial upper-frequency “presence region” glare. The new slimline IEC connector also allows for easy connection to space restricted IEC sockets that can be found on some high-end projectors and HD screens.

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Furutech launches new top-of-the-line Neo Damper 105-D NCF wall receptacle outlet cover

The Neo Damper Outlet Cover 105‐D NCF is Furutech’s new top-of-the line dual wall receptacle outlet cover. After a multitude of tests involving the best in damping materials, Furutech brings you its masterpiece. This combination of carbon and NCF and Neo Damper will be the final touch to your complete AC chain.

The 105-D NCF outlet cover was designed to be used with the Furutech GTX and FPX AC dual wall receptacles.

NCF ‐ 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.

Neo Damper – an extremely effective elastomer composite material created in Japan for vibration damping in sensitive electrical and mechanical devices such as high end audio products where transference or transmission of vibrational and electrical noise through power cables has detrimental effect of sound reproduction

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THIXAR Distribution - High-end vibration and damping control

AVCables has secured an exclusive Distributorship for THIXAR products in Southern Africa.

A true music lover cares for each and every detail of his/hers equipment setup. It is a known fact that up to a quarter of the virtues of a high-end system derive from the setup of the components. Most people pay huge amounts of money for their equipment - and forget about the fundamentals by which their equipment operate; unknowingly that their gear are sensitive to mechanical- and electrical vibrations that impact performance and sound quality.

THIXAR addresses the impact that mechanical- and electrical vibrations have on your system by utilising a gel-based proprietary damping technology within their exquisite range of passive decoupling- and damping equipment platforms, hi-fi racks and related accessories. Their philosophy is simple: To promote PEACE in the listening room; and a heavenly pleasure for the music lover!

THIXAR’s hi-fi racks offer two advanced features, namely (1) there is no fixed contact between the rack system and the mounting base, meaning that external sources of vibration cannot impact on the equipment; and (2) their proprietary gel dampens the mounting base in a way that is targeted towards eliminating vibration of the equipment itself. Their hi-fi racks offer a modern-looking, visually attractive, fully modular design and a wide range of finishes to choose from. Beautiful hand-polished, chromed spikes ensures that the rack is properly aligned on a secure base.

THIXAR’s passive decoupling/damping equipment platforms comes in two standard sizes (Medium: 450mm x 360mm x 48mm or Large: 500mm x 440mm x 48mm) and may be ordered in various luxurious finishes, including carbon fibre.

THIXAR’s active damping control system, the Silencer, are for people that demands an absolutely authentic rendition of their music. Utilising ultra-fast control engineering that absorbs vibration amplitudes in the micron-area, the Silencer suppresses disturbances masterfully, delivering spectacular results that are simply not available with passive vibration isolation systems.

Other vibration damping accessories include beautifully-engineered spiked feet and equipment feet, as well as an ingeniously-designed equipment case damping system, called the Eliminator.

 

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Furutech releases new slim-profile FI-C15 IEC power connector

Furutech has released their new FI-C15 series power connectors, featuring a new plating technique which delivers sonic improvements and a more durable finish. Also new to the series are newly design cable clamps for firmer grip and resonance control. 

Newly designed outer dimensions provides a slimline profile which makes it easy to use the connector in cramped, small places (e.g. behind a tv)!

The connector is available in a 24k Gold-plated version, as well as a Rhodium-plated version with NCF technology.

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Launch of new high-end Amplifier- and phono Preamp products from ASR Audio, Germany

We have landed exclusive distribution rights for the ASR Audio brand from Germany.

It has been a long, long time since I've been so excited about a high-end audio brand....believe me if I say that this is simply "to-die-for" stuff. ASR products are able to express product uniqueness and individualism that is unrivalled in the hi-fi industry.

ASR products consist of two versions of ultra-high-end solid state integrated power amplifiers (ASR Emitter I and ASR Emitter II) and two versions of high-end phono preamplifiers (Mini Basis and Basis Exclusive).

All ASR products are individually hand-crafted on order only, in Herborn Germany; and the customer may choose from various optional extras for enhanced performance; as well as the final finish of the product.

Friedrich Schaefer, founder and designer of the ASR products, implements design concepts that are completely different to all other integrated amplifier designs. The amplifiers’ large, high quality Philbert Mantelschnit transformer power supplies are contained in separate casings. This design eliminates induced power supply electromagnetic fields and vibrations from affecting the amplifier circuitry. This is an essential precondition for a calm, quiet and relaxing sound stage. The power supply circuitry is equipped with a buffering capacity of more than 1,300,000 micro Farads and very fast rectifiers – a necessity for the power supply to remain stable under extreme loading conditions. ASR amplifiers are able to drive very low efficiency or low impedance loudspeakers with ample power. The amps can be driven into 1 ohms loads at full power and still remain stable.

Other specifications are equally impressive, with their top-tier Emitter II Exclusive boasting 500W per channel (measured over the entire audio band) into 4ohms, a frequency response of 0.2Hz to 500kHz (-3dB) and a greater than 1000 damping factor. More impressively, when configured for bridged mono-block operation, the amps can deliver 900W per channel into 8 ohms!

 

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Furutech launches new Flux 50 NCF - High-End Performance Top-Tier Passive in-line AC Power Filter

 The Flux-50 NCF is a sophisticated, luxuriously made and finished inline power filtering unit that eliminates many common problems caused by contaminated electrical power lines. It protects against distortion caused by ground noise, voltage spikes and sags, high frequency power supply noise from other components in your own system, plus high frequency digital noise from processors and digital interconnects.

And while the Flux-50 NCF is a star performer at eliminating common AC problems, it does it all without restricting current draw in any way! Furutech, known for its world-class Pure Transmission engineering, build and finish, have done the tests and the units does not interfere with current draw. The AC-1501R EMI-filtering IEC input perfectly complements the remarkably effective Flux-50 NCF`s ability to eliminate distortion.

The Flux-50 NCF features the Innovations Award winning top-of-the-line silver-plated Piezo Ceramic rhodium-plated α (Alpha) nonmagnetic FI-50 NCF(R) power connector. They combine three "active" materials: Nano-sized crystalline, ceramic particles and powdered carbon. Nylon and fiberglass are incorporated as well forming an extremely effective, mechanically and electrically non-resonant connector body that may just be the most
sophisticated in the world. And it incorporates the AC-1501R EMI-filtering IEC connector with Neo Damper technology.

The Flux-50 NCF Inline AC Filter lowers noise on every component on which it`s used resulting in very natural and extremely fine resolution down and through the utterly silent noise floor. It improves soundstaging and image palpability and creates musical highs, an attractive, engaging midrange, tight and controlled bass, plus you`ll notice power and dynamics to spare.

 

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Furutech launches new Monaco LP Stabilizer

The Monaco - Grand Prix Technology for Your Valued Vinyl!

At 210 grams, the Monaco is a compact version of the Monza LP stabilizer. It has been designed for use with light weight and spring suspension turntables

The Monza has a beautifully finished precision machined non-magnetic  stainless steel base and top modules; separated by a layer of damping  carbon fibre. The bottom surface is covered with 8 concentric  cushioning grooves made of an extremely effective Piezo Electric damping  material.

Piezoelectric effects are the key. The nano-polycrystalline  ferroelectric ceramic particles exhibit electro-generative properties  (mechanical pressure creates an electrical charge) and the carbon powder  exhibits thermal-conductive characteristics. The mechanical and  electrical damping effects occur while `interconverting` thermal,  mechanical, and electrical energy.

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