Two new power cables announced by Furutech – The Roxy and The Empire

The Empire

The new Empire power cable features the company’s ‘PC-Triple C’ power conductor, which is crafted using a proprietary forging process involving repeated rounds of metal folding. Furutech applies variable levels of high pressure to high-purity oxygen-free copper (OFC), resulting in a forging process that would be the equivalent of folding the steel of a katana (Japanese sword) tens of thousands of times. This process is meant to ensure that the crystal grain boundaries deep inside the copper are rearranged so that “the electrical current travels through the signal path more smoothly”.

A low capacitance, audio-grade PVC dielectric surrounds each of the Empire’s three 45-strand conductors. The three are then encased in an inner sheath created from lead-free, audio-grade PVC impregnated with electrically conductive carbon particles to damp the cable and reduce the effects of static. This whole is then screened from external RFI  by way of a conductor shield constructed from a multi-strand OFC wire braid. An ultra-flexible outer sheath, again in lead-free, audio-grade PVC, surrounds the shield and the complete assembly is then housed in an outer sleeve of braided nylon yarn.

The Empire power cable is finished with Furutech’s gold-plated power connectors, featuring the company’s Floating Field DamperTM grounding system, in which all metal screws in a connector are tied to ground via a metal ‘bridge’.

The Roxy

The Roxy features a 37-strand silver-plated OFC conductor for each of live and neutral plus a 37-strand OFC earth core. Like the Empire, it includes five distinct layers of insulation and protection. An audio-grade polyethylene dielectric surrounds each of the three conductors, and the three are then encased in all-natural materials: a cotton inner filler, wrapped in a paper barrier layer. Finally, like the Empire, the Roxy is finished with an ultra-flexible outer sheath in lead-free, audio-grade PVC and a tough, nylon yarn braid outer sleeve. Again, it is topped off with Furutech’s high-quality connectors.

In both the Empire and the Roxy, all metal parts are treated with Furutech’s trademark two-stage ‘Alpha’ cryogenic and demagnetization process”.

Furutech’s Empire and Roxy power cables are available now priced at £327 and £233 respectively (including VAT). Cable length 150cm approx.

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