The Furutech FPX Cu Duplex Receptacle is the Non plated version, and is priced each.
FPX-(Cu) Non plated RATING: 2-pole+earth for North America: 15A / 20A 125V A.C
The new FPX series feature a new plating technique which delivers sonic improvements and a more durable finish.
Also Unique to the FPX series is a pin insert construction that ensures increased contact areas, stable transmission and the tightest contacts in the Audio industry and they won’t scratch or mark the plating on male AC connectors!FEATURES
Furutech is known the world over for a huge variety of top-quality OEM parts and delivers consistently superior results by following Pure Transmission principles; examine every link in the power and signal path and ultimately optimize each and every element.
The new FPX series feature a new plating technique which delivers sonic improvements and a more durable finish. Also Unique to the FPX series is a pin insert construction that ensures increased contact areas,stable transmission and the tightest contacts in the Audio industry and they won’t scratch or mark the plating on male AC connectors!
Japanese audio commentator, Masamitsu Fukuda says the following on the new plating:
“The new Rhodium plating offers high resolution, transparent and precise sound.
The high signal-to-noise ratio delivers greater contrasts across the entire frequency spectrum along with tight and precise bass.
Rhodium especially excels in the high frequencies which are detailed and clear.
Overall rhodium yields a super responsive, delicate, expressive and neutral sound…”
“Gold plating is ideal for enthusiasts who prefer a flowing, somewhat warm and softer sound.
With a slightly thicker layer of gold plating than before the sound is a touch more precise allowing a stable soundstage and a smoother tonal balance. With better response and dynamics the new cable yields a detailed, powerful bass and an overall expressive sound….”
“The unplated copper reveals none of the characteristics of the rhodium- or gold-plated versions.
It is full of vitality and energy with powerful bass and midrange texture so some people will find this model very interesting indeed.
There is a slight tendency towards brightness in the midrange but the clarity yields a very special vibrancy to the sound.
It sounds very attractive with full-range dynamic music like jazz…”
Furutech FPX Cu Duplex Receptacle SPECIFICATIONS:
All non-magnetic α (Alpha) Phosphor bronze Conductor
All models c(UL) approved
Unique pin insert construction ensures increased contact areas,
stable transmission and the tightest contacts in the Audio industry and they won’t scratch or mark the plating on male AC connectors!
・Accommodates cable diameters from 10 AWG to 24 AWG.
・Dimensions: 104.2mm×33.5mm (L×W), 28.2mm thick.
・Materials: Main body: Nylon and Fiber Glass
・Cover: White polycarbonate for FPX- (R) and (G), Black for FPX – (Cu)
・Non-magnetic Rhodium, 24k Gold or Non plated Phosphor Bronze conductor（t: 0.8 mm）
ALL metallic parts used in Furutech products go through the Alpha Process treatment to keep all connectors, conductors, and metal parts in a perfect stress-free, stable and highly conductive state.
The treatment begins during the manufacturing process 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. Ordinary high power magnets used for this purpose often increase magnetization effects; they leave some areas more magnetized than others. Just like a CD spinning over a fixed magnet; when the CD stops the area above the magnet is still exposed to the magnetic field causing audible effects. 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.
The Final Result The 2-Step Alpha Cryogenic and Demagnetizing Process works in tandem with other design-in features to create the most optimized power and signal transfer possible. Furutech’s 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.