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In Reply to: RE: $400-$600 posted by Sondek on August 01, 2020 at 12:11:03
For some reason, I'm thinking the Furutech is the "top of the mountain" (I'm sure due to its price) and all others fall below them.
It's a bit embarrassing to admit this when normally I'm of the belief price doesn't equate with quality.
"Man, that mouse is Awesome." - Kaemon (referring to Jerry, of Tom and Jerry fame)
I'm cock-sure you'd find either of them a wonderful improvement.
A vital matter to consider is the influence of the particular make/model AC outlet installed at the wall establishes the character of an audio set-up, systemwide. It's a key factor in the choice of custom system tuning methods.
I chose to use an Oyaide R1 AC outlet mounted on an Oyaide WPC-Z aluminum bracket with carbon fiber faceplate installed at the wall since it's an excellent sounding option for the purpose. It's relatively neutral, not hyped sounding, nor too warm sounding. The Oyaide R1 offers a notably musical and elegant presentation, with excellent detail and a firm bottom-end. It really comes into its own when an Oyaide P-004 AC plug is connected to the Oyaide R1.
If a listener wants a very lively top-end with a vivid presentation, the Furutech GTX-D NCF(R) AC outlet will provide that. I choose to use the Furutech GTX-D NCF(R) installed in a power line distributor for my preamplifier and DAC since those particular audio components benefit from its presentation. I use another Oyaide R1 and an unplated Oyaide R0 installed in the power line distributor for use with other power cords for my primary audio components.
So the Furutech GTX-D NCF(R) is implemented for a special purpose rather than being the greatest influence on my AC delivery system.
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