Author Topic: 20th MO: Furukawa Electric Company 99.97% Pure Silver Cable (MO is closed)  (Read 23762 times)

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Most audiophiles and hifi enthusiasts already know pure silver is one of the best electrical conductors - it has 6% higher conductivity than ordinary copper ones of identical dimensions, but costs much more. But wait… silver cables cost more? Not anymore.

I am conducting the 20th mass order for Furukawa Electric 99.97% pure silver interconnect cables. Furukawa Electric is one of the leading manufacturers of superconductors in the world.

MO will close Sunday, 9th December 2018 at 6pm (Last order at 5pm). All payments are to be paid in full.

I accept payment prior to ordering via PayNow (transfer to +65 98805223 or scan the QR code below), POSB/DBS/UOB/OCBC ATM transfer, Internet Banking transfer or DBS PayLah!/OCBC Pay Anyone. International buyers may use PayPal (add 3.9% + SGD0.50 to the final total). Interested buyers please SMS/WhatsApp to me at 98805223. (Please provide your name. Do not call or SMS after 11pm and before 7am)

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All items listed are strictly sold through mass order ONLY. I do not have overstock.

Delivery of goods takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

I offer 2 methods of collection and delivery. They are:

1. Self-collect at my block in Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 (weekday after 9pm or Sunday afternoon), or
2. Via courier service. Flat rate of SGD 10 for up to 10kg delivery within mainland Singapore.

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Sound characteristics (after 300+ hours burn-in): Expansive depth and resolution of the most minute details appear from an absolutely silent background. Instruments and voices remain tightly focused within a soundscape that defines the boundaries of the original stage itself. Smooth, clean and excellent detail retrieval without sounding etched like many silver cables. Tight, punchy and extended lows. A very natural tonal balance combined with a 3-dimensional soundstage with razorsharp, pinpoint stereo-imaging. Fast pace and rhythm. Female vocal is sweet and full-bodied without being too weighty or muddy. Slightly forward sounding. Very musical sounding cable. Several users remarked this cable is very similar to Kimber Kable KCAG (US$1080/meter for unbalanced).

Suitable for: vocal, classical, jazz, blues, ballads, oldies, folk, country, contemporary, soft rock, acoustics and pop, etc.

Here are the prices:

Stereo RCA - to - Stereo RCA (unbalanced)

IMPORTANT: This cable CANNOT be used as phono cable for turntable.

1 meter pair – SGD 70
1.5 meters pair – SGD 80
2 meters pair – SGD 90

Stereo XLR - to - Stereo XLR (balanced)

1 meter pair – SGD 80
1.5 meters pair – SGD 90
2 meters pair – SGD 100

Stereo XLR - to - Stereo RCA (unbalanced) - Please specify either male or female XLR connectors

1 meter pair – SGD 75
1.5 meters pair – SGD 85
2 meters pair – SGD 95

Stereo 3.5 mm phone jack - to - Stereo RCA (unbalanced)

1 meter Y-pair – SGD 55
1.5 meters Y-pair – SGD 65
2 meters Y-pair – SGD 75

Stereo 3.5 mm phone jack - to - Stereo 3.5 mm phone jack (unbalanced)

1 meter – SGD 45
1.5 meters – SGD 55
2 meters – SGD 65

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All Furukawa Electric cables are terminated and capacitance-matched for optimum sound quality in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The connectors used are from either from Taiwan or China. These cables are individually hand-soldered using either Siltech or Cardas lead-free 4% silver solder to ensure optimum connection and contact.





Stereo RCA unbalanced


Stereo XLR balanced


Stereo 3.5 mm phone jack unbalanced


ALL cables are tested before I distribute them.


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Furukawa Electric PCOCC-A (Pure Copper Ohno Continuous Cast Type A) Power Cable with IEC C15/C16 Coupler to American NEMA Grounded Plug

Sound characteristics (after 150+ hours burn-in): Midrange is sweet, transparent and bodied. Bass is strong and punchy. Overall, the sound is vivid and detailed. Soundstage widen, well-layered and three dimensional. Background is significantly quieter and darker. A high-performance power cord at exceptional value.

1.5 meters  – SGD 80
3.0 meters  – SGD 150
5.0 meters  – SGD 250

Add SGD 8 for hospital grade MK 13 ampere BS 1363 (UK) grounded plug



Audiophile-grade 24K gold-plated NEMA (US) grounded plug


12AWG PCOCC-A 99.99% pure copper multistrand cores and shield


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Audiophile-grade 4N OFC (Oxygen Free Copper) USB Cable with USB-A to USB-B Connectors*

Ever since Belkin stopped manufacturing shorter lengths of their Gold Series USB A to B cable (which was a Stereophile recommended component), I have been sourcing for an alternative. That was about 2 years ago and since then I have tested more than 20 so-called "audiophile-grade" USB cables - both high and low-end. None of them meet my criteria until now... Thanks to my supplier, he was able to help me source for this extraordinary USB cable from Japan after I told him what I want. This is the same exact cable used in Curious USB cables

Sound characteristics (after 150+ hours burn-in): The first thing apparent is the expanded and holographic soundstage. Much improved stereo imaging, details and depth. Tonally balanced and transparent. Bass tight, precise and textured. Midrange is neutral and bodied, not overly-warm or lackluster like many I have tried. Treble is pristine, open and lively. Background is exceptionally clean, quiet and opaque (NOTE: I don't use an USB noise filter such as iFi iPurifier2) thanks to the double shield with 100% coverage and double drain wire architecture. SEPARATE data/power sections and high-quality dielectrics eliminate crosstalk and electromagnetic interference.

1.0 meter  – SGD 30
1.5 meters  – SGD 40
3.0 meters  – SGD 80

*USB cable with Micro-USB, Mini-USB, USB Type C and Apple Lightning connectors are available in 10 cm (for portable audio devices), 50 cm, 1.0 meter, 1.5 meters and 3.0 meters. 6N PCOCC-A copper cable. Contact me for price.



Taiwan-made audiophile-grade 24K gold-plated USB-A connector


Taiwan-made audiophile-grade 24K gold-plated USB-B connector


Inner-beauty! - Four 20AWG conductors with two individual shields and drain wires

[Photos: KopiOkaya]

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« Last Edit: December 14, 2018, 10:18 by KopiOkaya »
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Read the testimonies:

"Very good MO seller. Very timely. He keeps me updated all the time. These silver cables are excellent. The lows tight and punchy. Vocal is very 3D. Highs exceptionally smooth. Better than the Van Den Hul cables I replaced. Thanks for doing the MO." - Ronnie Lee

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"Bro, you are the man! Silver cables made affordable to the masses. Nice sounding cables." - Tim

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"A poor man's Kimber silver cables..." - Samuel Peh

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"Larry is a very knowledge seller. I managed to learn quite a few tips from him. The silver cables sound fabulous. Really value for money!" - Lionel Kong

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"I am extremely happy with the cable. To find out if it really is all silver (not silver-plated copper), I dismantled it to see. True enough, it is as described." - William

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"This cables are exactly the same ones I bought from Hong Kong in the late 80s. The vocals sound fantastic! I love them so much that I went back to the same shop to buy two more pairs but the owner told me he doesn't sell them anymore. Instead, he recommended Mogami cables and said they are as good. Decided not to waste the trip (and airfare), I bought a pair. The Mogami cables are good but I still miss Furukawa for that extra "oomph". Although I wish I had them 25 years ago but it is never too late as long as I am still alive... Thanks for bringing them to me again." - Michael Lim

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"I bought the cables to try out of curiosity. I have been using silver cables for some time and frankly, these Japanese cables are just okay in my opinion. The sound spread can be wider. Then again, I am comparing them with silver cables that cost 20-30 times more. They are value for money for their sound quality." - Keith

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"Ok... Here are the long and short of the cables. Like you said, it is smooth. Bass is extended. Vocal has moved back. Stereo imaging and separation is better and more precise. The hardness from of my previous cables gone. Now the minuses... The heat shrink is on mine not properly done. It does not cover the entire jack housing. The highs can be bright on some tracks I tried (but generally not too prominent)." - Mike

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"These silver cables sound pretty good. At this price, they are a steal!" - Edmund Chong

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“Sorry for my very late reply. I just saw this MO and remembered that I must give feedback. The silver cables are very good. Warm but fast sounding. I find it good for a wide range of music. Okay, only negative I find is the top-end can be a bit too smooth for heavy rock. The cable pouch is nice. I use it to protect my Samsung Note 3." - Gabriel Chua

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"Already second order. These cables are very well-made and sound good." - Eddy Loh

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"Cheap and good... Works well with my setup." - Wilbert Chan

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"I did an AB comparison with my Kimber KCAG. No audible difference between the two cables." - Giam

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"These cables are great value and sounds fantastic. I have replaced all the cables in my system." - Gerald Koh

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"Wow! Your Japanese silver cable is good!" - Prakash

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"The USB cables are very good. Will buy more in your next MO" - Ron Yun

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"Larry, your silver cable rocks! Perfect match with my McIntosh amp." - Edmund Chiam

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« Last Edit: November 26, 2018, 20:17 by KopiOkaya »
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Re: 20th MO: Furukawa Electric 99.99% Pure Silver Cables
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 08:38 »
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Q : "How do you manage to get PURE SILVER cables at such low prices?"
A: The supplier which I buy the Furukawa Electric Company cables obtains their cable stock in bulk reels. It is ALWAYS cheaper to buy in bulk reel when silver price is good. In fact, the price of silver has dropped in recent years.

Q: "Why are these cables only 99.97% purity while others come in 6Ns or 7Ns?"
A: Well, can you differentiate a 99.97% silver cable and a 7N silver cable? I can't tell (or hear). Frankly, how true are these percentage?

Q: "Are these really PURE SILVER cables?"
A: Yes, they are. The main conductors are made of 99.97% pure silver. I understand your concern. There are many silver-tinned copper cables passing as "silver cables" in the market today.

Q: "What gauges are these silver cables?"
A: There are several gauges for different type of cable. For interconnect cables, it is 17 AWG braided.

A: "Are these cables shielded?"
Q: Yes, they are. There is a silver-plated micro-braided shield in every cable.

Q: "Are these cables terminated with silver solder?"
A: Yes. Only 4% lead-free silver solder (either Siltech or Cardas) is used.

Q: "What material is the outer sleeve made of?"
A: Polyvinyl chloride or PVC.

Q: "Can you do 0.5 meters?"
A: Sorry, no. These cables come terminated from factory in three lengths - 1 meter, 1.5 meters and 2 meters.

Q: "Can you help me get Furukawa Electric Company 99.97% Pure Silver speaker cables?"
A: Sorry, no. My supplier does not have it.

Q: "Can you terminate with WBT connectors?"
A: Sorry, no. Like I have mentioned earlier, the cables come terminated from factory.

Q: "Can I loan a pair of cable from you to try before I buy?"
A:Sorry, I don't loan cables for trying and testing. Read my descriptions. They are as accurate as I can describe this cable.         

Q: "If I buy 3 pairs of cable, any discount?"
A: Sorry, no. This is a mass order. If you buy 3 tubs of ice cream from NTUC FairPrice at regular price, does the supermarket give you a discount?

Q: "Do you accept C.O.D.?"
A: No. All payments have to be made in full via POSB/DBS/UOB/OCBC interbank transfer or DBS PayLah!/OCBC Pay Anyone before MO closes.

Q: "How do I receive the cables from you once they arrive?"
A: You can opt for either self-collection at my void deck in AMK or courier delivery at SGD 10.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2018, 20:17 by KopiOkaya »
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Re: 20th MO: Furukawa Electric Company 99.97% Pure Silver Cable
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 20:29 »
PLEASE DO NOT PLACE YOUR ORDERS HERE.

Strictly no discussions, comments and preposterous remarks on this thread. I want to keep it as clean as possible. Appreciate your cooperation.
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