The Furutech FP-S55N is the Alpha-OFC version of Furutech's highly acclaimed NanoFlux NCF Power Cable, which currently retails for $5,800. Now, you can DIY this terrific 10 AWG cable, and expect extraordinary performance AND exceptional value. During the first production run of the Furutech FP-S55N, some audiophiles were labeling this cable the best AC power cable (available in bulk) ever made. High praise indeed. The Furutech FP-S55N AC power cable may be used on any component (including sources such as CD players, DAC's and preamps), but is especially well suited for higher current draw components, like amplifiers and power strips as well as power filters. Keep in mind that the FP-S55N is a VERY large O.D. cable, so it you have any flexbility or cable weight concerns, please contact us with your situation and we can advise.
>>> Burn in note: the FP-S55N needs more 'burn-in' time than most power cables. In some cases, as much as 800 hrs was the point where the FP-S55N 'peaked out' the performance. Please see VH Audio's 'burn-in tips' to help expedite breaking-in your new cable. <<<
>>> DIY tip: The FP-S55N can be more difficult to terminate than most DIY power cables, due to its large girth. Don't bother terminating into inferior connectors. Most won't fit, and sonically, they may create a performance bottleneck. VH Audio highly recommends Furutech's FI-50 or FI-52 series connectors for this power cable. Try the Gold version of the FI-50 series if you want warmth, the Rhodium version if you want more resolution, or the NCF version if you want the best of both attributes. <<<
Does everything in the signal path make a difference?
Every sound, image and feeling that you get from your system comes as a direct result of your AC power. Since the AC runs through your power cords first, it’s easy to understand how they can influence the quality of the signal just as much as any other cable in your system – perhaps even more.
Furutech’s new Nano Liquid solution
The Furutech FP-S55N power cord's stranded conductors use one of the finest conductors Furutech's engineers have ever designed: the Alpha Nano-Ag-Au, featuring Furutech's new, finely-tuned gold and silver Nano Liquid. Nano Liquid is a highly effective transmission enhancer, carefully designed to further heighten the performance of Furutech's already legendary Alpha-OFC conductors, which leverage Furutech's patented two-step cryogenic and demagnetization process.
Nano Liquid was developed by precisely mixing microscopic particles of both gold and silver into a dispersion medium of Squalene oil. Furutech’s engineers discovered that they could affect the sonic characteristics by carefully varying the ratios of the silver, gold, and Squalene oil. The Nano Liquid molecules are so miniscule (8 nano-meters in diameter or 8/1000000 mm) they effectively coat the Alpha conductor surface and fill up any concave-convex sections left on the conductor surface during the production process, thereby increasing the electrical contact surface area, and effectively lowering the impedance. Exhaustive testing then followed, until the optimum ratio was perfected. Furutech thus ‘tuned’ the Nano Liquid to deliver the most balanced, musical sound they could achieve.
The influence on the reproduction of music, and the resultant tuned cable means superb overall balance, as well as enablng you to become more immersed in the musical experience. Along with this enhanced resolution, you'll notice a lower noise floor, improved soundstaging and image palpability, wonderfully musical midrange with excellent bloom, tight & controlled bass, as well as power and dynamics in reserve to allow your music experience to elevate to new heights of enjoyment!
When you install Furutech’s Alpha Nano-Ag-Au power cords in a high quality audio or video system, you can expect the following improvements:
• Natural and more life-like midrange clarity, preserving the original qualities of any particular recording.
• Higher resolution and detail without sounding bright or analytical, striking balance between muscality and resolution.
• An increase in soundstage size, as well as more specific imaging within that soundstage, for a more 'live' experience.
• Higher video resolution with more realistic colors and clarity.• A lowered noise floor, meaning more music can flow through your system.
• Increased dynamics, particularly with complex passages that can sound compressed & confused through some power cables.
• Deeper and tighter low frequencies with better textures, impact, and slam.
Audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts, and professional recording engineers have all noticed the significant improvements in performance for all types of audio, video and display devices when switching to Furutech’s Alpha Nano-Ag-Au power cords throughout their systems.
Everything in the signal path does indeed make a difference. Hear and see the difference that the Furutech FP-S55N Alpha Nano-Ag-Au power cord can make in your system.
Diagram of the Alpha Nano-Ag-Au’s increased efficiency, when applied to the Furutech FP-S55N
|Typical wire surface image
||Alpha Nano-OFC wire surface image
A single point of electrical contact.
Many more contact points
Voltage rating: 20A 125V / 16A 250V
- Insulation: Special grade Flexible PVC (Brown, Light Blue, Green/Yellow) thickness (.8mm)
- Inner Sheath: Special grade Flexible PVC (Black) diameter (12.5mm)
- Shield: 0.12mm OFC Wire Braid
- Outer Sheath: Flexible PVC (Dark Blue) thickness (1.5mm) diameter (18mm)- Alpha Nano-OFC conductor: 3.2mm (10 AWG)
See the PDF data sheet for more details