Furutech new top-of-range LineFlux NCF (RCA) interconnect cable
Japanese cable and connector specialist Furutech announces an exciting upgrade to its top-of range LineFlux (RCA) interconnect cable, which now features new CF-102 NCF RCA connectors and an enhanced cable design.
The new LineFlux NCF (RCA) interconnect is the first of Furutech’s analogue signal cables to incorporate the company’s proprietary Nano Crystal² Formula (NCF).
NCF, which already features in selected high-performance Furutech products, uses 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. By eradicating vibration and static-derived noise, it delivers blacker backgrounds and enables an increase in sound resolution.
The redesigned LineFlux NCF (RCA) interconnect features new CF-102 NCF RCA connectors, in which the tube pin is a one-piece construction design formed of rhodium-plated OCC injected with NCF.
The connectors’ housing is a multi-layered design, in which a hybrid of NCF and 3K silver carbon fibre are layered onto a nonmagnetic stainless steel body. A specially engineered set screw construction ensures firm contact between the connector and conductor. The solid core Alpha-treated* OCC conductor is encased in double-layer shielding, a high-grade polyethylene dielectric and a composite sheath incorporating resonance damping nano ceramic and carbon powder for improved signal transmission.
Thanks to meticulous engineering and the incorporation of NCF, the newly enhanced LineFlux delivers a markedly lower noise floor, resulting in improvements in the depth and focus of the soundstage, harmonics and tonal balance. Resolution is extremely fine, right down to the cleaner and clearer low frequencies.
*All metal parts are treated with Furutech’s trademark two-stage ‘Alpha’ cryogenic and demagnetization process, designed to render the metal stress-free, stable and highly electrically conductive, enabling that all-important Furutech goal of ‘pure transmission’.
Pricing & availability
Furutech’s new LineFlux NCF cable is available now, priced at £1,750 per 1.2m pair.