Furutech’s new top-tier, off-the-reel loudspeaker cable, the DSS-4.1, has conductors constructed using a combination of the company’s own Alpha-treated Ohno Cast Copper (OCC) with Ultra Crystallized High Purity Copper (DUCC), developed by the Materials division of Mitsubishi.
The Mitsubishi DUCC conductor begins with an extremely pure oxygen-free copper, which is then processed using technology designed to optimally align the conductor’s crystals, while also reducing the number of crystal-grain boundaries, resulting in a tremendously efficient conductor.
Furutech claims that its OCC conductor offers the benefit of larger and more ‘fibrous’ crystals, in which one dimension is longer than the other two, so as to create as few crystal junctions as possible. Again, since the copper molecules / crystals that make up the conductor wire are elongated in the direction of the conductor, fewer crystal boundaries occur within any length of wire. All metal parts are treated with Furutech’s two-stage cryogenic and demagnetisation process, designed to render the metal stress-free, stable and highly electrically conductive. Michael Marchant of Reference Audio Visual, which distributes Furutech in Australia told Australian Hi-Fi that he has yet to receive his first shipment of Furutech's DSS-4.1. Watch this space for an update on availability.
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