|The Furutech Flux Series Cables Review|
|Home Theater Accessories AV Cables|
|Written by Andre Marc|
|Tuesday, 29 October 2013|
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The last cables to be installed in the system were the PowerFlux power cables. They may have the most technology of any of the cables under review. This is no surprise, given Furutech’s expertise in power distribution. The PowerFlux uses 68 strands of Alpha OCC twisted around μ–conductor strands with a special grade PE dielectric. Alpha conductors, by the way, are fine OCC wire treated with Furutech’s Alpha Cryogenic and Demagnetizing process. The dielectric is surrounded by an inner sheath of RoHS compliant PVC incorporating carbon powder, which is then covered by a full α Alpha conductor wire braid shield.
With the whole system linked with Furutech cabling, there was a distinct synergy. It is often said the best cable is no cable at all, and I agree. Since we must use cables, we try to seek out the ones that do the least amount of harm and don’t impede the flow of information from component to component, component to speaker, and wall socket to power supply. Furutech, in my experience, has hyper-engineered some of the best cable solutions I have ever heard. They do this with superb materials, build quality, ultra pure conductors, and other proprietary technologies. Their connectors are even sought out and used by other cable manufacturers, which certainly says a lot.
These are not inexpensive cables. For those who have invested significant sums into room and systems, I can’t recommend an audition of the Furutech Flux series of cables any stronger. They will be commensurate with the very best components and speakers out there, bar none. If you can stretch your budget to afford these cables, give them a listen. The pride of ownership, build quality, and sonics are off the charts.
Furutech Flux Series
CD Transport: Musical Fidelity M1 CDT
Server: Squeezebox Touch w/ CIA VDC-SB power supply
via Ethernet to MAC Mini w/ Western Digital & Seagate
DAC: Bryston BDA-1, John Kenny Ciunas USB DAC
Headphone Amp: Pro-Ject Head Box II
Headphones: Grado SR60
Preamp: Audio Research SP16
Amplifier: Audio Research VS55, Bob Carver Black Magic, Rogue ST 100
Speaker: Thiel CS2.4
Cables: Stager Silver Solids, Darwin Ascension (IC), Transparent MM2 Super (IC), Transparent Plus (Speaker) Acoustic Zen Tsunami II (AC),Transparent (AC).Shunyata Venom (AC) Element Cable Red Storm (Digital AC), DH Labs TosLink, DH Labs AES/EBU, Audioquest, Forest, WireWorld Ultraviolet, DH Labs USB(USB) DH Labs (USB)
Accessories: Symposium Rollerblocks, Shakti Stone, Audience Adept Response aR6 power conditioner,Salamander rack
CD Player: Onkyo C7000R
Music Server: Squeezebox Touch via Ethernet to
MAC Mini w/ Western Digital & Seagate external drives.
DAC: Musical Fidelity V-DAC II, Burson Conductor
Integrated Amplifier: McIntosh MA6600,
Tape Deck: Revox A77
Speaker: Harbeth Compact 7ES3, KEF LS50
Cables: Darwin Cables Silver IC, Kimber Hero HB, DH Labs White Lightning (IC),QED Transparent MusicWave (Speaker),PS Audio (AC), Mojo Audio (AC), DH Labs TosLink, Audioquest Forest USB, Wireworld Ultraviolet USB
Accessories:Cable Pro Noisetrapper, Sound Anchors Stands, Wiremold, KECES XPS