Furutech NCF is impressive!

Jul 26, 2018
So what differences can you hear in your system with products that utilize Furutech NCF? What I have noticed is overall increased clarity. Anytime you reduce noise and vibration you improve the way the sound is reproduced. With increased clarity there is really no appreciable downside. Read more below:


Uk Paul

Member Sponsor
Sep 27, 2012
Absolutely, more air, space and yes, clarity, no downsides that I can detect..

Elliot G.

Industry Expert
Jul 22, 2010
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
I am using all the outlets and cable lifters in my sound room as well as their power distribution all with NCF technology and IMO its very effective.


[Industry Expert]
Nov 16, 2014
I use NCF plugs on my power cables, and the NCF receptacles and IEC inlets in my modded SurgeX power distributors.

The NCF material lowers the amount of noise on AC lines, it acts as a filter. AC power quality meters will show a large difference. The result is better clarity and less distortion. The plugs have a stainless steel and carbon fiber body that is also intended to damp mechanical vibration, and this works very well too.

I have a single NCF booster I got to test and will add more as funds allow, now there is a smaller version available as well. These are the best cable supports/stands on the market imo.
Likes: Elliot G.

Uk Paul

Member Sponsor
Sep 27, 2012
Not tried the signal booster yet but use 7 NCF standard boosters in total now (in addition to several NCF IEC's and UK mains plugs), I can easily tell when one is removed. Interestingly, it made little or no difference when used on a 32a Neutrik Powercon mains connector we use on our balanced power supply, possibly because these lock securely into place.


New Member
Oct 17, 2018
I agree. The NCF conectors are excellent. If you like more the sound of gold plating a good choice is add the Supressor CF-080 to the FI 28 and FI 38 plugs.

In addition to using that is good to wrape teflon tape around the IEC extreme (to avoid microarc). An if you add the boosters.........:eek:.
Jan 15, 2012
I have Furutech FI-50 NCF IEC plugs on my three Audio Note ISIS power cords. Compared to the half dozen other IEC plugs I have tried on the same cables, these are in a class by themselves. Clarity,, fast transients without sounding bright, solid tight bass, excellent dynamics, see-through transparency, and smooth linear tonal balance, are the descriptors I would use.

But there are two downsides. The NCF plugs take a long time to break in (500 hours) and they go through a lot of ups and downs before settling down. Second, each time the equipment is turned on, they go through a warm up cycle lasting about 30 minutes. For a long listening session, this hardly matters, but it’s a bit annoying when I only have 30 or 45 minutes to listen.

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