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Furutech 104-D Update.

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Posted on October 7, 2020 at 14:00:15
Cougar
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Today I went to Lowes to pick up some things and went and looked at some of the outlet covers they had. I saw the Brainerd Satin Nickel outlet cover, it's little bit larger than a normal outlet cover. This thing is pretty heavy for its size.

I removed the Furutech 104-D outlet cover and put the Brainerd cover in. Yes, everything is back like how it was before I put the Furutech 104-D in. All the dynamics, upper, lower end plus no tizziness like with the original outlet cover. All the instruments sound real and have that lifelike sound back. One thing that is different from both the original and Furutech is that there is a little more meat to the sound plus a slight warmer sound than the Furutech and the original outlets didn't have. I know it sounds crazy what I'm saying but that is what I have been hearing since I changed the outlet today.

btw, the organ is back sounding meaty with more real sound of the horn inside the Leslie spinning. That was taken away with Furutech.

I will leave this in for now since, I'm happy with the results. The best part was the Brainerd outlet was just a little over $4.

I hope this helps others!

 

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RE: Furutech 104-D Update., posted on October 7, 2020 at 14:11:02
tweaker456
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Nothing crazy about it at all. I will soon be comparing a heavy brass plate to the Brainerd. With a titanium screw, of course.




A Foolish Inconsistency Is The Hobgoblin Of Little Minds- Alfred E. Neuman

 

Looking forward to the results., posted on October 7, 2020 at 14:16:16
Cougar
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I tried the Stainless steel and the Black screw the Furutech came with but haven't heard an difference in that. I ended up using the Nickel screw the Brainerd came with.

 

RE: Furutech 104-D Update 2, posted on October 9, 2020 at 11:05:03
Cougar
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After listening for a few days with the Brainerd outlet, I wwent back to the Furutech 104-D but I used its black screw that came with the outlet.

I first tightened it and then back off until the plate started to be loose. Well, that was the ticket for my system. The Fututech outlet and cover together sound awesome! The Brainerd sound good but a little on the darker side.

So as of right now I'm set and no more tweaking my system.

Thanks Everyone for the for the advice.

 

RE: Furutech 104-D Update 2, posted on October 9, 2020 at 13:17:02
tweaker456
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Not even a titanium screw tweak?


A Foolish Inconsistency Is The Hobgoblin Of Little Minds- Alfred E. Neuman

 

I'm totally satisfied with where the systems right now., posted on October 9, 2020 at 14:32:23
Cougar
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So I will not be doing any more tweaking on the outlets or covers. Thanks for the info on the Titanium screw tweak.

 

RE: I'm totally satisfied with where the systems right now., posted on October 9, 2020 at 21:34:24
Duster
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I'm glad that matters have resolved and are more than satisfactory, Cougar. The stock screw for the Furutech 104-D wall plate is an M4 X 12mm non-magnetic stainless steel screw, which is an excellent fastener. It's all that's required to secure a wall plate to an AC outlet. No need to second guess an audio manufacturer like Furutech when it comes to their choice of material for the purpose.

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Yeah, I know when to stop., posted on October 10, 2020 at 12:06:02
Cougar
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You can get really into this.

 

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