Tweeked Out FP-S022N 14AWG Power Cable
Tweeked Out Furutech FP S022N Power Cord, Built By Tweek Geek
A Truly Remarkable Cable At This Price
We stumbled upon this combination from Furutech while looking for suitable cable and connectors for our Bybee SE AC Adapter. This cord is assembled using the following products:
FP-S022N 14 AWG wire
Alpha Nano-OFC is one of the best conductors Furutech engineers have found for sound reproduction. The new technology used in the highly specialized manufacturing process of this ultra-high performance power cable combines Furutech's world renowned Alpha conductors with Furutech's extremely effective signal transmission enhancer, Nano Liquid.
This cable is quiet, blanced, smooth, musical, and is capable of making your audio component sound wonderful. We love the articulate and controlled bass, the dynamics and the low level detail presenting itself naturally and without fatigue. It's sonic signature differs slightly from the FP S032N (12 awg) version of our cord in that this is a little smoother on transients, but very well balanced. The FP-S55N cord has a richer midrange, more body to vocals and is very complimentary to this cable when used on amplifiers, power distribution and conditioning. Essentially, use the FP-S022N based cable on source gear and preamps, and use the FP-S55N based power cord on high current electronics like amps and power conditioning. This provides an outstanding balance that is musical, airy, detailed and dynamic. You will have to pay a lot more to get better performance. If you are looking for value, you've found it.
Unplated Copper Wall Plug and IEC
We chose not to use the Furutech FI-50 connectors on this cord because we wanted to create something that sounded great, but wouldn't be outrageously expensive. After months of searching and experimenting with different connectors, we chose connectors with rhodium plated copper contacts, whose main bodies are milled out of a billet of copper, chrome plated then dressed with a carbon fiber sleeve. They are massive, provide excellent shielding from EMI and RFI and because they are copper, provide great resonance damping as well.
Our Tweaks to the FP-S022N Cord
We treat all of the contacts with Furutech's Nano Silver/Gold liquid before the cable is terminated. This is the same liquid that the individual wires are bathed in during the making of the cable. The nano particles of silver and gold are suspended in oil, when applied to the surface of wire they fill in the microscopic gaps, cracks, etc in the wire which lowers the noise floor. We coat the exposed ends of the wire with Nano liquid right before termination.
Dark Matter. Adding Dark Matter Technologies materials inside both connectors is recommended. The improvement is staggering, with a much lower noise floor, better bass, and more clarity top to bottom. Our Level 1 option adds Dark Matter to the iec end, and the Level 2 option adds Dark Matter to both ends.
Bybee V2. Adding a Bybee V2 to the end of the cable that plugs in to the component adds another level of noise reduction to the AC, further reducing noise in the signal, adding warmth, and clarity to the sound.