|The Furutech Flux Series Cables Review|
|Home Theater Accessories AV Cables|
|Written by Andre Marc|
|Tuesday, 29 October 2013|
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Ring Demagnetization Treatment: This patented process uses controlled attenuation to completely eliminate magnetization for immediately more vivid and colorful improvements. Ring Demagnetization further enhances conductivity of all treated materials. The patent holder for this treatment is Sekiguchi Machine Sale Co., Ltd. in Japan; Furutech are licensed users of the technology.
Set Up & Listening
The interconnects were the top tier LineFlux models, RCA terminated, but they are also available with XLR connectors. According to Furutech, "the interconnects feature solid-core α (Alpha) OCC conductor, double-layer shielding, and a high-grade polyethylene dielectric with insulating materials that further dampen the transmission line. The substantially-built extremely nonresonant RCA or XLR connectors are finished in layered carbon fiber and stainless steel with rhodium-plated pins."
I was sent a 1-meter pair for source to linestage, and a 3-meter pair as well. I ended up using those to connect a pair of Burson mono block amplifiers. Since the whole set of cables was well burned in from use at trade shows, I gave all the cables just a few days of use before critical listening. After those few days, I was treated to an incredible combination of body, smoothness, detail, and vibrancy. Music came alive, with absolutely no part of the frequency spectrum being spotlit.
The LineFlux interconnects did offer up the most seductive, dimensional midrange I have experienced from any cable. There was all the transparency you could hope for, with a shimmering high-end, and a somewhat warm, yet articulate bottom end. No matter the genre of music, there was a coherence and a pleasing smoothness to the presentation that was simply addicting. Overall, one of the very best, most holographic sounding interconnects that have been in my system. And certainly the most expensive.
Next up where the SpeakerFlux speaker cables. The SpeakerFlux cables also feature (Alpha) OCC Pure Transmission Conductors, rhodium-plated nonmagnetic pure copper spades (Type CF-201R), and high grade PE that Furutech says reduces capacitance for improved vibration damping. The SpeakerFlux cables are beautiful to look at, if one takes note of these things, and it is built to standard that is quite impressive. As a matter of fact, they are over the top in the attention to detail and durability.
The SpeakerFlux cables added an additional layer of smoothness and refinement to the presentation. They were very much voiced like the interconnects, with a beautiful midrange and deep, taut bass. Everything was correctly balanced, and the noise floor was amazingly low. It is difficult to articulate or explain easily "noise levels in cables." However, one can hear the music emerge from more distinct, "blacker" backgrounds. I wish there was a less clichéd, more specific set of terms to explain it.
I thought the SpeakerFlux cables were allowing as much musical information to flow from amplifier to speaker as I have experienced in the listening room. I have had some very good speaker cables in the system, but none have bettered the SpeakerFlux. In just about every performance parameter, the Furutech SpeakerFlux are world class.