Furutech Power Inlet
by James Leahy
This is a modification that many might not have thought
about but you will most probably have experienced why it is greatly needed. This
is a area that I feel not enough attention is given to when you consider all the
effort which we all go to in order to ensure maximum power supply performance by
use of power conditioners, power leads and so on.
The problem that it rectifies can be described as when you
are running highend
Furutech Power Leads or similar
specification power cables that are heavy and stiff in nature they can start to
fall out of the equipments power inlet. The issue is not with the high
performance power leads as you might first suspect but with the poor quality
control standards of most OEM power input sockets.
Retro fitting any of the
Furutech Power Inlet Connectors will make the
world of difference in fit and performance of your leads.
They offer much
tighter measurement tolerances and this makes all the difference. Mostly I
recommend and fit the Furutech FI-10 (G) as a good standard up-grade when using
high performance power leads. This power inlet connector is very reasonably
priced and offers great value for money.
Using the Furutech Power Inlet Connectors with their
matching I.E.C. Connector range makes for a very tight and secure fit that will
not have you constantly re-plugging your power leads into where they have fallen
out from. The I.E.C. Power Inlet Connectors from Furutech are made to strict
international standards and no modification to your equipment's chassis is
necessary in order to install them.
The subject of this experiment was the awesome
Marantz SA-11S2 SACD Player.
The standard power inlet connector.
The rear solder tags of the standard power inlet connector.
The front face of the Furutech FI-10 (G)
Professional screw terminated fittings on the rear of the
Furutech FI-10 range.
Furutech FI-11 series I.E.C. Power Connector fitted into
the Furutech FI-10 (G) Power Inlet Connector.
The difference is very noticeable. Both in terms of
extended extra secure fit and sonic improvement.