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  • Furutech 105-D NCF outlet covers---wow!

    ok, tonight Joe Pittman installed -7- of the Furutech 105-D NCF outlet covers on my outlets replacing the previous metal covers.. it took him about 30-35 minutes. he torqued them to a spec he has found is best so far in his experience.

    I did expect them to be an improvement. but this was bigger than I expected.

    -a layer of greyness was removed. it's more vivid and open.
    -I get more a sense of weight and tonal sparkle. more alive and micro dynamic.
    -slightly greater soundstage, mostly decays go on farther.
    -greater sense of focus.....vocals are spooky good. (Joe and I both thought 'vinyl' good).

    I suspect that my recent addition of the Aqua Formula dac and SMG server, which lowered noise floors and increased detail and focus already made this change more profound.

    anyway it's a killer addition......I would caution that while I expect they would make a positive audible difference in most systems, the degree of benefit will likely vary from system to system. so I'm not proclaiming universal rave level here. but......anyone who has already done the rest of the Furutech NCF program likely will get a significant boost.

    enjoy.

    I expect Joe will be around if you have any techie questions.

    and.....to Ed and all my weekend visitors, yes......it's even better now.

    added note; I did a no-no. I made 2 changes at once. when Joe switched out the cover plates, I switched power cords between my dart pre and SMG server. the one that had been on the server was a decent Tel Wire I've had for awhile. I had one of my Absolute Fidelity power cords with the new Furutech NCF plugs on my dart pre. I figured the NCF plugged PC on the dart pre is only powering the battery charger and has no effect on performance. so why not put it where it can do some good?

    anyway.....likely there is a muddying of the water on degree of cover plate switching cause and effect. wanted to do full disclosure. I'm guessing some of the extra vividness, microdynamics and additional decays are the PC change.
    https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/615

  • #2
    I have these. They are part of a 3 piece system (outlet, base, and cover). I like them a lot.

    They are pretty as well.
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    • #3
      And it all started with Enid.
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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      -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
      -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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      • #4
        Has anyone ever "listened" to these in comparison to the Oyaide WPC-Z outlet cover? (see picture below)

        I have 2 of the Oyaide outlet covers installed in my system (in combination with Furutech NCF outlets) and a third one that I haven't yet gotten around to installing.

        I'm undecided whether I should replace my Oyaide cover with the Furutech.


        p.s. I'm not sure I ever noticed any improvement by using these but I'm sure it hasn't hurt.




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        Amp: Ypsilon Aelius Mk II (Silver Edition)
        Preamp: Pass Labs XS
        Phono preamp: EMIA LR Phono Corrector, Slagle Silver SUTs
        Phono: Continuum Criterion, Kuzma 4-Point, Lyra Etna SL Lambda
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        Tape: Studer A80 RC, Doshi V3.0

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        • Joe Pittman
          Joe Pittman commented
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          I am also an Oyaide dealer and the WPC-Z were my previous reference. The Furutech GTX Wall Plate is also CNC machined aluminum but with an added finish which damps resonance and reduces ringing. The WPC-Z carbon fiber cover is good but the Furutech covers, the 104-D and 105-D NCF are better. But the WPC-Z is still good, and recommended. I will take your WPC-Z in trade for Furutech if you are interested, just pm me or send email to [email protected].

      • #5
        Originally posted by Madfloyd View Post
        I have these. They are part of a 3 piece system (outlet, base, and cover). I like them a lot.

        They are pretty as well.
        What did you hear in your system with the combo Ian?
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
        ________________________________________

        -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
        -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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