FURUTECH e-TP609 POWER DISTRIBUTOR FEATURES
ANTI-EMI FORMULA GC-303 AND AXIAL LOCKING SYSTEM
Tokyo December 11th, 2006 Furutech Co., Ltd., manufacturer of analog and digital audio and video cable and accessories, enthusiastically announces the availability of the e-TP609 AC Power Distributor. It features Furutech’s new Axial Locking System, GC-303 EMI-Absorbent Internal Coating, plus all metal parts are treated with Furutech’s 2-Stage Cryogenic and Demagnetizing a Alpha Process.
The e-TP609 is a sophisticated, luxuriously made single-chassis power distributor that eliminates many common problems found in audio and video components caused by massively contaminated electrical power lines. That’s why many audio and video enthusiasts notice their systems are more enjoyable late at night or on weekends!
How can you tell you’re a victim of polluted AC power? Listen and look for these symptoms: Flat, hard, and grainy high frequencies, a thick and bloated midrange, fat, uncontrolled bass, and loss of air and soundstage stability. On video displays the picture resolution is less than sharp, with “ghosting”, color shift, “snow”, or vertical and horizontal lines. If this looks and sounds familiar, you need Furutech!
Total Attention to Detail and Build Quality
Many A/V enthusiasts go to great lengths to carefully set up major system components, but pay little attention to their AC power. Furutech knows that each and every part of the chain is as important as the next, so maximum attention is lavished by Furutech on all aspects of power transfer.
The beautifully crafted milled-from-solid aluminum chassis effectively shields against another common problem, RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) and a layer of Formula GC-303 (see below) blocks EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference). Internal wiring is Furutech a-22 at 3.8 sq. mm (< 12 AWG) guaranteeing low electrical resistance. Furutech Hyper Quality FP-20A rhodium-plated receptacles are "star-wired" to the FI-09 IEC AC input - separate sets of conductors for each of the three duplex receptacles. They feature rhodium-plated phosphor bronze, non-magnetic conductors for stable, long lasting, optimized power transfer.
GC-303 is a special material Furutech bonds to the interior bottom-plate of the chassis (see illustration below) that absorbs EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) generated by the internal fittings of the unit! The e-TP609 uses no filtering besides Formula GC-303 so AC resistance is kept to a minimum, allowing a more resolving and powerful, dynamic, and colorful performance from your components.
Patent-Pending Axial Locking System
Furutech designed a special locking screw (see illustration below) that anchors each duplex receptacle, preventing oscillation and enhancing long-term stability. Further, a special 3M material isolates the duplex outlets from resonance. Each Axial Lock is torqued to perfection to work with the 3M resonance control material, with 4 spikes provided to mount the entire unit.
Two-Stage Cryogenic and Demagnetizing Alpha Process
Using cutting-edge technology and materials, Furutech developed a low-temperature two-stage process that significantly improves every facet of audio and video performance. The treatment begins during manufacturing with a deep, conditioning cryogenic freeze of all metal parts. Using high-end refrigerants — liquid N2 or He — Furutech achieves temperatures of between -196 to -250C. The treated parts actually change their molecular structure at these extremes of temperature relieving internal stress. The molecules bond together more tightly and the overall structure becomes more stable. This improves electrical conductivity and so power and signal transfer.
Step two in the Alpha Process exposes these same parts to the patented Ring Demagnetization treatment from Sekiguchi Machine Sale Co., Ltd. in Japan. Ordinary high power magnets used for this purpose often increase magnetic effects; they leave some areas more magnetized than others. 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.
ALL metallic parts used in Furutech products go through the 2-Stage Alpha Process keeping connectors, conductors, and metal parts in a perfect stress-free, stable and highly conductive state.
The Final Result
Furutech’s scientific outlook and total awareness and devotion to detail results in a greater sense of power, dynamics, and resolution, with cleaner, blacker backgrounds and a larger, more stable soundstage, vivid tonal colors and deeper extension at both ends of the frequency range. The e-TP609 will allow the delicacy, refinement and nuance of a performance through, along with startling micro and macrodynamics. Displays of all types will exhibit greater, sharper resolution with less ghosting, color shift, “snow”, or vertical and horizontal lines.