Furutech Launches Ag12 Tonearm Cable
New for 2008!
Ag-12 Pure Transmission Silver-Plated Tonearm Cable • DIN/RCA
Tokyo • April 14th, 2008 • Furutech Co., Ltd., manufacturer of analog and digital audio and video cable and accessories, debuts the Ag-12 Pure Transmission silver-plated Alpha μ-OFC tonearm cable featuring nonmagnetic rhodium-plated DIN and RCA connectors.
Furutech’s Award-Winning Pure Transmission Build Quality
The sense of mechanical integrity of the Ag-12 tonearm cable’s build is immediately apparent. Furutech Pure Transmission technology turns a macro lens on every element of power and signal transfer applying optimized engineering solutions to well-known problems such as contact resistance, grounding, EMI and RFI rejection, and using the best materials and processes available.
Meticulous attention to build quality is a large part of the engineering equation: Rhodium-plated nonmagnetic pure-copper and phosphor bronze fittings, Furutech’s silver-plated Alpha μ-Conductors with four-layer shielding, and beautifully engineered rhodium-plated DIN and RCA connectors [FP-126(R)]. The Ag-12 Tonearm Cable’s low-level phono signal is further shielded with a cuff around the cable containing GC-303 EMI-absorbent material. All metal parts are subjected to the deep cryogenic and demagnetizing Alpha Process. Stay tuned, Michael Fremer of Stereophile has the silver-plated Ag-12 now!
MSRP: $390 • Available: Now
• α (Alpha) silver-plated μ-OFC Conductor
o Fine OFC wire strands treated with Furutech’s Alpha Cryogenic and Demagnetizing process
• Special EMI and noise-absorbent Formula GC-303 material in housing around cable
• Four-layer shield for improved noise insulation
• Main Insulation
o Air-foamed polyethylene
o Furutech-engineered rhodium-plated DIN and FP-126(R) RCA connector
• Carefully designed cable clamp improves grip and reduces mechanical and electrically-induced distortion
• Finest damping and insulation materials for improved frequency extension and tonal balance
• Dimensions: Cable diameter ~9.5mm • Overall length: 1.2m/set
The Critics Speak!
“If, like me, you appreciate taking many sonic steps forward and no steps backward, you’ll want to give these components a try.”
-- Chris Martens, August 07 the Absolute Sound
“If I had to limit myself to one key term … I'd opt for relaxed ultra resolution. … Things sound bigger. … [Under high SPLs] there's no funny business of compression, smearing or skewing … The sense of big simply gets bigger and bigger and bigger. … Tolerances are spot on … go in smoothly, locks and unlocks without any undue play … something luxurious and silken about the Furutech connectors. Like fine Swiss watches … perform to a very high standard, getting the tactile satisfaction and pride of ownership…
--Srajan Ebaen, 6moons.com
Furutech makes a wide variety of high performance 15A and 20A A/V cable and power connectors and parts, as well as distribution/filtering products like the cost-no-object Pure Power 6, the Dual Mode e-TP4+4, the popular e-TP609, the e-TP60 Power Distributors, and e-TP80 Power Distributor/Filter, the award-winning deMag and DFV-1 LP Flattener, the deStat, a fan-driven, Balanced Ion Drive device for totally eliminating static from LPs and CDs, lightweight and stylish FRD Room Diffusion Panels, PC-2 Disc Pure Cleaner, and their own very special NANO Liquid Contact Enhancer, plus even more fine cable and OEM products.
Winner of Four Positive Feedback Online Brutus Awards for the deStat, the DFV-1 LP Flattener, the Select Series SK-II Antistatic Brush and Nano Fluid Contact Enhancer!
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