Furutech 4-Way Mains Block. This mains block has been designed and finished to a meticulous standard by a local CNC manufacturing company. The unit is perfectly machined to accept exact shape Furutech IEC socket and Furutech UK mains sockets and includes deep recesses typically found only on very expensive mains power distribution units. The recesses provide every socket an incredibly secure fit which consequently improves performance by. The unit is fitted with a Furutech FI-06 gold-plated IEC inlet socket and 4 x Furutech FP-1363 gold-plated UK mains sockets and internally star-wired throughout using solid core 6N pure silver (99.9999%) wire with teflon (PTFE) insulation. The chassis has been earthed internally for safety purposes and is fitted with solid brass feet featuring rubber grommets to help insulate from external vibrations. As a finishing touch, every connection has been treated with Caig ProGold – a high quality contact cleaner that improves conductivity and helps prevent tarnishing. Gold plated connectors were chosen as they produce a richer tone and more musical sound compared to rhodium; furthermore gold connectors compliment the tone of the silver wiring much better than rhodium. It should also be noted that gold is a far superior conductor of electricity than rhodium (twice as good in fact). Indeed the only advantage rhodium has over gold in hi-fi applications is that it is more hard wearing. This mains block is 100%’star wired’ for maximum performance. Most mains blocks feature sockets wired in series (ie daisy-chained) in order to save on wire and therefore cost, the downside to this design is poor performance as each socket is affected by the electrical draw from the other sockets. Another method is to wire each socket in parallel (ie individually) but use different lengths of wire for each socket (short lengths of wire for the sockets nearest the IEC inlet and longer lengths of wire for the sockets further from the IEC inlet), again to save on cost, but the downside of this design is that each socket will sound slightly different due to the different electrical resistances produced by the different lengths of wire. Star wiring’ is a method where each socket is wired individually using identical lengths of wire. This design uses more wire but ensures that each socket is performing to its utmost and in complete harmony with every other socket. In short it is a no-compromise design. This mains block sounds absolutely phenomenal and is ideally suited for high end systems. I have owned several audiophile mains blocks over the years, including some very expensive and celebrated designs from Nordost, Isotek, Russ Andrews and MCRU – but I can honestly say that this outperforms them all. There are no filters to affect dynamics, no circuit boards or LED lights to pollute the feed and no cost-cutting design compromises of any kind. In short this is as good a mains block as you will find. The item “Furutech 4-Way Mains Block Power Distribution Unit Hub Bar Gold/Silver, RRP £900″ is in sale since Monday, November 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Sound & Vision\Multipurpose Batteries & Power\Power Cables & Connectors”. The seller is “zendharma” and is located in Caernarfon. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Type: 4 Way Mains Block
- Connector A: Furutech FI-06 Gold-Plated IEC Inlet
- Connector B: 4 x Furutech FP-1363 Gold-Plated UK Mains Sockets
- Brand: Bespoke