Monday, 27 February 2012

New 0144 from WBT

The new model WBT-0114 is an excellent product with all the advantages of the “nextgen™” technology at the price of the midline range and with a very attractive finish. The body will be the same as WBT-0110 Cu and the sleeve will be made from brass, same as the model WBT-0102 Cu, but anodized in black. Also the cap is anodized in black.
Prices will be the same as the old 0144 and the loose version is available immediately, the packed version probably in 2-3 weeks.

The above was cut and pasted from the German press release, hence the dodgy grammer.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Furutech IEC connectors

I've experimented quite a bit with better quality plugs and sockets over the years. Results can be a little patchy sometimes and, as these things tend not to be too cheap it is very easy to become disallusioned.

The one brand that seems to give consistently good results is the Furutech series .... Once you have navigated the vast, and to be honest, quite confusing range of products you can replace connections all the way from the wall socket, right through to the socket on the back of your amp/cd etc.

The easiest to replace is the mains plug .. and straight away the sound becomes more focused and together. As you go up the range definition and soundstage are quite radically improved too.

The surprising thing to me was that replacing the IEC plug gave similar results. ...and then changing the IEC socket on the back of my amp did the same again! I havent played with the Furutech wall sockets yet .... but I think its going to be just as impressive

.... I've added some more IEC plugs to the site

http://www.cheshireaudio.co.uk/acatalog/IEC_Plugs.html

Sockets will follow