Furutech Co., Ltd., manufacturer of ultra refined analog, digital, video cable and accessories, announced the GT2 today in Tokyo. The GT2 cable features 24k gold-plated nonmangnetic connectors and silver-plated Alpha OCC conductors. Furutech suggests that the GT2 is "a beautifully engineered and built USB 2.0 cable for enthusiasts with growing music collections on their computer hard drives looking for high performance sound." The GT2 will have its US debut at the upcoming CEDIA show.
Furutech provided the following details about the GT2 USB 2.0 cable today:
Hard Disk Management
More and more people have amassed large collections of music on their computer hard disks, and there are an increasing number of USB-input DACs to serve them. If properly setup and implemented computer-based systems are capable of smooth and detailed sound, especially with high resolution recordings. But as with any system component you need quality, well-engineered and built USB cables to get there.
Furutech turned its Pure Transmission engineering talents toward creating the highest quality 2.0 USB cable possible. They begin with silver-plated α (Alpha) OCC conductors and a special-grade high-density polyethylene insulation/dielectric. As illustrated below the GT2 features three-layer shielding and specially engineered 24k gold-plated USB 2.0 connectors. As with the more highly specified GT3, the cable wrap includes damping and insulating materials keeping mechanical ringing from affecting the sound. A carefully engineered clamp improves grip and keeps both mechanical and electrical distortion at bay.
The result is much as you will hear from our higher-specification GT3 USB 3.0 cable: Clear and open highs, elegant midrange textures, powerful but in-control bass, an enhanced sense of the sheer palpability of the music you’ll enjoy. The GT2 creates real musical experience from the data stored on your computer. Furutech builds each and every cable in their line the same way; optimized engineering solutions applied to advanced materials and processes, backed by utterly meticulous build quality.
- Main conductor: Silver-plated (Alpha) OCC Conductors
- Main Insulation: Special-grade high-density polyethylene
- 3-layer shield construction for improved noise insulation
- Connectors: Furutech-engineered 24k gold-plated USB series Connectors
- The best damping and insulation materials for improved frequency extension and tonal balance
- Cable Types
- GT2 USB-A (Type A-A) / USB-B (Type A-B) / USB-mini B (Type A-mini-B)
- Cable Lengths
- 0.6m (2ft) / 1.2m (4ft) / 1.8M (6ft) / 3.6m (12ft) / 5.0m (16.5ft)
- 7.0m (23ft) and 10.0m (33ft) by request
Furutech makes a wide variety of high performance 15A and 20A A/V cable and power connectors and parts, as well as distribution/filtering products like the new 120Hz standard xv1.3 HDMI cable, Ag-12 Silver Tonearm Cable, Pure Power 6, e-TP4+4, e-TP609, e-TP619 and e-TP60 Power Distributors, and e-TP80 Power Filters, deMag Disc and Cable Demagnetizer, the deStat, a fan-driven, Balanced Ion Drive device for totally eliminating static from LPs and CDs, DF-2 LP Flattener, lightweight and stylish FRD Room Diffusion Panels, PC-2 Disc Pure Cleaner, and their own very special NANO Liquid Contact Enhancer, plus even more fine cable and OEM products.