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In Reply to: RE: Big +1 on the Furutech IEC inlets posted by bcowen on April 08, 2017 at 15:08:33
For solid state gear, I find Furutech's gold plated phosphor bronze and pure copper IEC inlets provide a more natural sounding presentation vs. their rhodium plated counterparts, with a major sonic improvement vs. a typical nickel plated brass IEC inlet. However, for tube gear the rhodium plated models may be more appropriate since they present a leaner characteristic and a more forward presence.
The Oyaide Inlet R features phosphor bronze blades, and after hand polishing, is plated by the same platinum + palladium plating scheme as the Oyaide Beryllium Line AC products (R1 and 004). I find the sonic signature falls somewhere between the gold and rhodium version Furutech IEC inlets, and the platinum + palladium plated Oyaide Inlet R provides good synergy with the platinum + palladium plated Oyaide C-004 Beryllium IEC connector, as well as the SOTA Furutech FI-50 Gold IEC connector.
Good to know Duster, thanks. I haven't tried the Oyaide IEC sockets, as I haven't seen a version with an integral fuse holder (like the Furutech FI-03/06) and all but one of my components have required that configuration. Perhaps I just haven't looked hard enough -- do you know if they make one?
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