In Audio Accessory magazine (Japan) top audio commentator Masamitsu Fukuda reports:
…First listening impression after setting the NCF Booster… Something has changed dramatically… muddiness gone… clarity!
Increased sound to noise ratio, strengthened contrast and definition, response speed improved, transparency increased and distortion reduced… improved space, depth and imaging. So surprised by how much of an effect this product brings.
Once set on your system, you won’t want to remove it.
A completely new audio accessory has arrived.
Audio Accessory (Japan) – NCF Booster Connector Cable Holder
…they have become utterly indispensable. NCF Boosters and Booster Signals: I wouldn’t want to be without them. Roy Grgory The Audio Beat
For superior connector and cable damping
Not only does the Furutech NCF Booster Connector and Cable Holder lift audio cables off the floor minimizing their points of contact with the floor, reducing electromagnetic interference, it also excels at providing NCF damping support for connectors and cables at points of connection. The NCF Booster Connector and Cable Holder allows for the optimum alignment between connectors and sockets and eliminates static – boosting performance by allowing a more pure and clear signal.
NCF: Nano Crystal² Formula
Developed by Furutech, NCF features a special crystalline material that has two ‘active’ properties. First, it generates negative ions that eliminate static. Second, it converts thermal energy into far infrared. Furutech combines this remarkable material with nano-sized ceramic particles and carbon powder for their additional piezoelectric damping properties. The resulting Nano Crystal² Formula, exclusive to Furutech, is the ultimate electrical and mechanical damping material.
The word crystal, when applied to sound reproduction, is a truly desirable thing. When you describe a sound system as “crystal-clear,” for instance, you’re referring to its ability to offer an open and transparent window into the original recording event. You might also use this phrase to suggest a lower noise floor, less distortion, or anything else that gets you, the listener, closer to the music you love.
Furutech has produced decades of unrivaled innovation within the audio industry. We have enabled listeners all over the world to get closer to their favorite music by making it sound as crystal-clear as possible. We have accomplished this enviable feat through careful research based upon solid scientific principles, and exhaustive listening tests to confirm those results.
For example, we have pioneered the use of many revolutionary technologies in our legendary line of Furutech products—the Floating Field Damper, the Two-Stage Cryogenic and Demagnetization Process and many, many others. Now we’re set to transform the audio industry with crystals.
These aren’t “magic” crystals, mind you, but a new crystallized material that actively generates negative ions to eliminate static and converts thermal energy into far infrared. There is nothing mysterious about the way these crystals work—quite simply, they improve audio performance in a very specific and measurable way.
The story behind these crystals is simple as well. Years ago, a Japanese research team discovered that these crystals affected sound quality in a certain way—a very positive way. After learning about this research, Furutech decided to test these crystals under strict conditions. After experimenting with countless forms and composites, the Furutech team found a proprietary use for this material that would excel in audio applications.
Furutech achieved this by combining these crystals with nano-sized ceramic particles and carbon powder to create a piezoelectric effect, which results in even better damping properties. This didn’t happen overnight—this material is the culmination of 30 years of steady and consistent research at Furutech.
We dubbed this material NCF, which stands for Nano Crystal² Formula.
It works so well, in fact, that many other audio companies in Japan are now working with Furutech to implement NCF into their products. Now it is time to introduce the NCF technology to the rest of the world.
With the introduction of the NCF Booster, Furutech has made it easy for anyone to hear the differences that this technology can bring to any audio system. These differences include noticeable improvements in imaging and clarity, a reduction in distortion in higher frequencies and more dramatic tonal definition.
The Furutech NCF Booster is a simple device that can be added to any cable or connection in your system. With every NCF Booster you install, you will experience a greater overall sonic improvement. This allows every listener to set the pace when it comes to evaluating the impact of each of these amazing devices.
Or as one enthusiastic user noted, “It doesn’t matter how many you use, a saturation point is never reached!”
The NCF Booster is a simple cable elevator that can be placed along runs of cable, or even at the connection point. The height of the Booster is adjustable, so you can dress your cabling more efficiently. You can install NCF Boosters throughout your system in a matter of minutes, and immediately notice the results.
In other words, it’s incredibly easy to hear the differences that Furutech NCF Boosters will bring to your audio system. Once you hear them, the choice will be crystal-clear.
• Multi-material hybrid construction – a Furutech original design.
• Support unit: audio-grade ABS resin and NCF nylon resin to eliminate static charge.
• Top clamp unit: stainless steel block and audio-grade NCF nylon resin.
• Base unit: audio-grade ABS resin body with slip-proof, shock-absorbing plate with counterweight.
• Overall dimensions: 94 x 99.7 mm approx. Height: base level 80 mm / extended level 140 mm approx.
• Net weight: Base level 580 mm / extended level 630 mm approx.