While not priced completely out of reason as was the $1,800 Piezo Powerflux Power Cord, Furutech's latest aren't exactly the cheapest options on the block. Aimed squarely at the hard-nosed DIY crowd, the FI-03(R) and FI-03(G) Pure Transmission IEC Input Connectors (or just "receptacles" for the laypeople) are apparently snazzy enough to demand $19.60 / $15.00 apiece. Sure, they're plated in rhodium and gold, respectively, but we get the sense these are still custom made for those with more money than sense. Moving on, we've got the slightly-less-attainable FI-28(R) and FI-28M(R) power connectors, which obviously won't show their true awesomeness without using cabling that's over $400 per foot. Both releases are hosted up after the break for your enjoyment.

FI-03(R) and FI-03(G) Pure Transmission IEC Input Connectors

MSRP: FI-03(R) Rhodium-Plated $19.60 • FI-03(G) Gold-Plated $15.00
Shipping 2nd Week of January '09

CES Venetian Tower 30-201

Tokyo • December 22nd, 2008 • Furutech Co., Ltd., manufacturer of analog and digital audio and video cable and accessories, debuts another sophisticated and thoroughly engineered AC connectors in the world, the FI-28(R) and FI-28M(R).

Features

* α (Alpha) Copper Alloy Conductor
* PBT and Fiberglass Housing
* Dimensions: 44.0mm (w) x 28.6mm (d) x 33.0mm (h)
* Rating: 10A/250V
* Standard: IEC 320-1 C14
* Approvals: UL/CSA/VDE/DEMKO/SEMKO/NEMKO/FIMKO

Furutech Pure Transmission Philosophy
Meticulous build quality is a large part of the engineering equation. Furutech Pure Transmission technology turns a macro lens on every element of power and signal transfer applying optimized engineering solutions to well-known problems such as contact resistance, EMI and RFI rejection, grounding, and using the best materials and processes available.

FI-28(R) and FI-28M(R) Power Connectors

MSRP: $98/each Male or IEC • Shipping 2nd Week of January '09
CES Venetian Tower 30-201

Tokyo • December 22nd, 2008 • Furutech Co., Ltd., manufacturer of analog and digital audio and video cable and accessories, debuts another sophisticated and thoroughly engineered AC connectors in the world, the FI-28(R) and FI-28M(R).

Features

* α (Alpha) pure-copper rhodium-plated conductors
* Floating Field Damper System* eliminates magnetic interference
* Nylon/fiberglass body incorporating carbon particles that absorb vibration and resonance
* Specified for cable diameters from 6mm to 17.5mm
* Dimensions: FI-28(R) • 39.6mm diameter x 76.2mm overall length
* FI-28M(R) • 39.6mm diameter x 71.6mm overall length
* Metal cable clamp improves grip and reduces mechanically and electrically induced distortion
* Rating: FI-28(R) • 10A 250V /15A 125V AC / FI-28M(R) • 15A 125V AC

* We've renamed the patented Earth/Ground Jumper System to better describe the circuit's engineering and effects. US Patent No. 6,669,491.

The Furutech Floating Field Damper System
The Floating Field Damper completely solves the biggest problem you never realized you had by star grounding the metal parts in which floating magnetic fields are created by current flow through the connector. A precisely engineered, sprung metal bridge ties the various parts together and shunts the potential to ground, significantly reducing distortion for ultra clean and stable power transfer.

Specially Engineered Pressure Plate and Cable Clamp
Furutech engineers have calculated that the increase in contact area is precisely 17.142%! Our specially designed secure metal cable clamp relieves strain on wire bundles of all sizes.

Furutech Pure Transmission Philosophy
Meticulous build quality is a large part of the engineering equation. Furutech Pure Transmission technology turns a macro lens on every element of power and signal transfer applying optimized engineering solutions to well-known problems such as contact resistance, EMI and RFI rejection, grounding, and using the best materials and processes available.

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Furutech looks to DIY crowd with new power connectors, receptacles