Audio Reference III (XLR)
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Top of the line double-shielded α (Alpha)-OCC conductor interconnects, power
cords and digital cables featuring extraordinary build quality and Formula
GC-303 antimagnetic EMI-absorbent modules surrounding the cable offering greater
resolution, more powerful dynamics, and virtuoso performances from all your
components. All connectors are rhodium-plated for optimal signal
transfer.

" Furutech might rightly be thought of as WBT's elder Japanese
brother. Elder and bigger ... Shielding from and against noise pollution in
cables has become more important than ever - and Furutech has developed a very
powerful yet elegant antidote … Bravo."
-- Srajan Ebaen,
6moons.com


Features:
• Double-shielded α (Alpha)-OCC Conductors
eliminate radiated noise
• Formula GC-303 Antimagnetic EMI-Absorbent Modules
surround each cable
• High performance beautifully engineered rhodium plated
XLR [FP-601M/602F (R)] connectors
• XLR pins [FP-601M (R)/602F (R)]
high-contact luxuriously-finished nonmagnetic rhodium-plated phosphor bronze for
stable Furutech Pure Transmission signal
• Shield 1 0.12 mm α (Alpha)
conductor wire braid
• Shield 2 special EMI-absorbent Formula GC-303 Modules
for superior noise isolation
• Insulated with air-foamed HDPE reducing
capacitance and damping vibration
• Results in greater resolution, clarity,
powerful dynamics, and an ultra-quiet soundstage in which music develops more
fully without artificial upper-frequency “presence region” glare.
• GC-303
allows a deeper, tighter bass to form a solid foundation for the rest of the
frequency range, better defining the original recording’s venue. Natural,
unforced detail reveals nuance and energy for an engaging musical
experience.

α (Alpha) Conductor Is Composed Of Fine PCOCC Wire
Strands
Treated With Furutech’s α (Alpha) Cryogenic and Demagnetizing
Process


Here’s What The Critics Say
“The Furutech cable sound is
easily described as one that completely avoids those peculiar striations that
result from highlighting, the providence of certain silver cables that emphasize
edge definition for nearly surreal image lock. Such sharp edging then becomes
synonymous with etching. It gives a short-lived appearance of exceptional detail
- short-lived since such sound is not only unrealistic but
fatiguing.

“The Furutech cables patently don't cause this. However, they
are exceptionally detailed. I can't help but think that the hexagonal barrel
innards [Formula GC-303 Modules] are at least somewhat responsible for this
wealth of clearly intelligible inner detail. Rather than throwing detail at you,
they throw out inter-note noise. While the end result might seem the same --
more detail -- the way it communicates is very different. Put plainly, the
Furutechs never fatigue even at elevated levels yet they do remain ultra
resolved.”
-- Srajan Ebaen, 6moons.com
Specification
Specifications: Construction and Materials
• 30-strand α (Alpha)–OCC
Conductor・0.18mm, 1.14mm diameter
• Insulation: 30% air-foamed HDPE
(Red/White) 2.60mm diameter
• Cable Lay: Two twisted cores with cotton
yarn
• Cable Wrap: Non-woven fabric wrap ~5.8mm diameter
• Shield-1:
0.12mm braided α (Alpha) Conductor・Braid density: 80% UP x 6.3mm diameter

Sheath: Two layers flexible PVC (Dark Brown) 8.0mm diameter
• Shield-2:
Special EMI- and noise-absorbent Formula GC-303 module
• Jacket: Nylon yarn
braid. ~10.5mm diameter


Electrical Properties of Cable Test
Method
Max. Conductor Resistance 26.4 Ω/km JISC3005 6 20℃
Min. Insulation
Resistance 1000 MΩ‧km JISC3005 9.1 20℃
Dielectric Strength AC. 500 V/1 min
JISC3005 8
Electrostatic Capacitance Approx 42 PF/m at 1
KHz
Characteristic Impedance Approx 120 Ω at 100 MHz