Hi has anybody had any experience with the Furutech FP-1363-D NCF sockets?
I’ve had positive results from the Russ Andrews Supersocket which is considerably less money but I think my new system deserves the very best so I’m looking for any user feedback please. Otherwise I’ll continue with the Russ Andrews.
I have the Furutech FT-SWS NCF (R) which I guess is a close cousin to the one you ask for. It was a transformation in my home and system replacing the existing socket from 1981 with this. I guess many forget about this connection which in many cases are very old compared to the mains block and electronics used and every component draw current through the same jack so, important one! It took 2-300h to burn in and calm down is worth mentioning but from thereon, great!
Good quality sockets combined with good mains cables going directly to components will often produce the best result or performance, in my experience. Much better result than connecting the equipment to a cheap block such as Wireworld Matrix 2 etc.
I use a Furutech outlet as well but not the model as listed above. In comparison to the standard wall socket, it’s not a subtle difference. It is also useful to note that higher quality wall sockets are a more economical option than investing in a costly block such as the Niagara 3000 for instance. If there are sufficient wall sockets for all your equipment, I feel it is more worthwhile to upgrade the sockets.
They’re not ganged together as a conventional double socket is. Instead they are, as said above, two independent single sockets housed on a double plate. Therefore you will need to connect the mains to one socket and then manually gang the relevant connections to the second socket using some spare wire from the loom.
If your socket is at the end of the line, as it were, this is very simple. More likely, though, is that it has a cable in and a cable out (feeding other sockets on the ring). You cannot connect these to the separate sockets and expect it to work, you will have broken the line - you will still need to gang the two individual sockets together.
Well the older Shuko ones were probably stainless or aluminium as is more common in the EU. Perhaps not obviously non rhodium to the naked eye. The US ones were brass and moved to rhodium a couple years ago. After I bought mine so I have the brass ones.
Instead of spending money on exotic sockets, try using a power socket like the one for air conditioners and you have solved the problem.
Think for a moment, what do we want to achieve at the point of contact of the power cable in the system to the home electrical network -
Firm and tight contact without displacement of the plug in the socket.
The rest are urban legends…