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In Reply to: RE: Attn: Duster - Furutech FI-11M (CU) Plug posted by The Dill on May 03, 2017 at 15:57:58
I'm not Duster (and I'm sure he's very glad to learn that) :), but what you appear to have is a genuine outer shell for an FI-11 Copper plug and the innards from something else. I have both the gold and copper versions of the FI-11, and you are correct that the gold plated version has a black outer shell. Beyond that, the gold plating on the FI-11M G is far shinier and mirror-like (even after 2+ years) than what's shown in your photo, which looks like brass (the FI-11 Copper plug is NOT a copper plating over phosphor bronze, it is pure copper).
Looks like someone has played a switcheroo with the guts of the plug, as what's shown in your photos is NOT a genuine Furutech FI-11, either gold OR copper.
bcowen: The black insert with the prongs have Furutech and 15A - 120v embossed on the bottom and the plug was sold as used.
I'll weigh in on the side of it not being copper. As stated before the real one is bare copper and is copper colored, as it should be. Send it back. Hope it works out. Can't get a better deal than the ones from Sonic Craft if he still has them. Your not alone. I bought a used one from ebay before I saw the Sonic Craft sale price. He sent me a unit without the proper screws and gave me a hard time about taking it back. Ebay took care of it. T456
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Perhaps you got one of the ones as sold below. To my knowledge (which isn't all-encompassing), that is not a genuine Furutech plug but rather a knockoff. The genuine FI-11M CU has solid copper blades and internal contacts, and the blades are a reddish color. There is no plating. The "G" version is a gold plating directly over solid copper.
Not sure how much you paid for it, but you can get the genuine plug (new) from Sonic Craft for $35 if you can return that one to the seller. He may have acted entirely in good faith and just didn't know it's not a genuine Furu plug.
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