I like Furutech products, when I have questions in regards to their products I ask Doug, Douglas Connection, lives in Austin.
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Several cable manufacturers and Furutech retailers say that once you get to a certain level of cable quality the connectors make a bigger difference than the cable itself. Since I have been very pleased with all of the Furutech power connectors I have tried (and not so pleased with some other brands), I recently upgraded the IEC connectors on my power cords to Furutech FI-50 NCF. I am very pleased with the improvement over the FI-11 Ag plugs I was using previously. The cable in this case is not a Furutech but Audio Note Isis mains cable which is available in bulk form from the UK. So I would encourage allocating a major part of your cable budget to the connectors.
Thanks for your answers.
Problem is, I'm not located in the USA. I live in France.
So I think it would be unfair to contact VH Audio or Douglas Connection and ask them for advice, and then not buying from them because the cost would be much increased by taxes and shipping.
Here in France we have very few Furutech dealers.This is the reason why I'm looking for advices from you.
The TS20 is full OCC copper, but only 14awg, so for high current amp it could be a little bit current limiting.
The TS762 is standard Alpha (NOT OCC), but 10 awg biggest cable. The TCS31 is, apparently, their new Triple-Alpa process that I think gets the wire closer to OCC, but is 12awg. So, ulitmately, The Triple-Alpha TCS31 may have better sound quality, but the TS762 may be able to draw high levels of current better.
In all honesty, I wold not choose any Furutech cable because of my preference for solid-core, but in the above choices, the TS762 might do a little better on the amp for bass and slam. Amplifiers will be influenced by things like copper quality, but they are less influenced than source/preamp components.
you may consider Power Evolution II, or if you want to DIY S55N would be a good choice. 3TS20, TCS31 are completely different sounding cables and most probably not suited to a power amp. 3TS20 is open and well suited to preamp, TCS31 better for CD.
No experience with TS762 but i would expect a lighter version of Power Evolution. Quality of power plugs is critical.
Hi,Well, I’m coming back here to give some news, since I ended buying a 3TS762 because I had a discount on one, so I was able to try it.
Now I can speak about these two cables, so this could be useful for some of you.
Both of these cables - TCS31 and 3TS762 - share the sound signature of Furutech cables: very smooth midrange, some kind of a liquid sound. But unlike the 3TS20, they don’t have some highlight in the upper midrange or in the treble (the 3TS20 had a highlight in the treble only with low power gear, like dacs or headphone amps).
Both of them have more presence in the bottom than the 3TS20, more dynamic and deepness in the soundstage.
Their main difference is located in the midrange. The 3TS762 is a quite neutral cable (but very smooth with zero agressiveness, and a very thick sound), and the TCS31 is a mainly warm cable, which adds some colour to the sound (and has essentially the same amount of thicknes/smoothness).
According to your preference, you could prefer one or the other. The warmness of the TCS31 is extremely seductive. It has some kind of a nocturnal feeling, but you lose a bit of light in the upper-midrange and some intruments may sound a little less realistic than with the 3TS762.
The 3TS762 also seems to have a bit more bloom in the bass, while the TCS31 seems a bit more straight, defined in the bass and at the same time less thick (but not lean).
I ended using one or the other according to my humor, the amp I want to use, the headphone or speakers I want to use, etc.
Imposible to go wrong with either of them.
In the end, the 3TS762 sounds like the 3TS20 without its shortcomings, and it even works with low power devices (superb on my KGSSHV Carbon headphone amp, for example), like the TCS31, which makes the 3TS20 the least interesting Furutech cable (but it remains, by the way, a great cable).
The 3TS762 has a bigger soundstage, more dynamics and more bass slam than the 3TS20.
Any here try Oyaide Tunami V2 102 power cable?
Like I said, I had some of them. They sounded quite dry, on the lean side. Very detailed but lifeless, to me. I didn’t like them and sold them.
As said above, from my small sample set (basic Wattgates, basic copper Furutechs), I do think you can continue to tweak your sound by changing the connectors over time to different platings. Kind of expensive to do but might give the ultimate synergy of attributes across different cables and partnering equipment. I'd like to try Rhodium one day, but always seem happy with copper and not so much silver stuffs.