Author Topic: 15th MO: Furukawa Electric 99.97% Pure Silver Cables (MO is closed)  (Read 16552 times)

Offline KopiOkaya

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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 15th 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 this Sunday, 8th January 2017 at 9pm.

I accept payment prior to ordering via POSB/DBS/UOB/OCBC ATM transfer, Internet Banking transfer or DBS PayLah!/OCBC Pay Anyone. Interested buyers please SMS/WhatsApp to me at 98805223. (Please provide your name. Do not call or SMS after 11pm and before 7am)

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 3 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. Self-collect at Raffles Place MRT station on a Saturday 12 noon, or
3. Via courier service. Flat rate of SGD 10 for up to 2kg delivery within mainland Singapore

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Sound characteristics (after 300+ hours burn-in): Smooth, clean and excellent detail retrieval without sounding etched like many silver cables. Bodied and sleek mids. Tight, punchy and extended lows. A very natural tonal balance combined with a 3-dimensional soundstage. Fast pace and rhythm. Female vocal is warm, 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$350/meter for unbalanced).

Suitable for: vocal, classical, jazz, blues, folk, rock and pop.

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 65
1.5 meters pair – SGD 75
2 meters pair – SGD 85

Stereo XLR - to - Stereo XLR (balanced)

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 50
1.5 meters Y-pair – SGD 60
2 meters Y-pair – SGD 70

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

1 meter – SGD 40
1.5 meters – SGD 50
2 meters – SGD 60

IEMs/earphones/headphones pure silver cables

Beats by Dre Studio/Mixr/Pro and Denon AH-D series:
1.2 meters stereo phone jack to stereo 3.5 mm phone jack – SGD 45, add SGD 5 for Neutrik stereo L-shaped jack


Shure/UE:
1.2 meters stereo Y-pair to stereo 3.5 mm phone jack – SGD 50, add SGD 5 for Neutrik stereo L-shaped jack


Westone UM-series/JH:
1.2 meters stereo Y-pair to stereo 3.5 mm phone jack – SGD 50, add SGD 5 for Neutrik stereo L-shaped jack


Sennheiser IE80/IE8, KZ-IE80/EarMax ER-80:
1.2 meters stereo Y-pair to stereo 3.5 mm phone jack – SGD 60, add SGD 5 for Neutrik stereo L-shaped jack


AKG Q701/K702/K271/K240:
1.2 meters (stereo mini-XLR to either stereo 3.5 mm phone L-jack or 1/4" stereo phone straight jack) - SGD 80, add SGD 5 for Neutrik stereo L-shaped jack


Sennheiser Momentum/HD598/HD558 /HD518:
1.2 meters (locking stereo 2.5mm jack to either stereo 3.5 mm or 1/4" stereo phone straight jack) - SGD 80, add SGD 5 for Neutrik stereo L-shaped jack


Sennheiser HD580/HD600/HD650:
1.2 meters (2-pin Y-pair to either stereo 3.5 mm or 1/4" stereo phone straight jack) - SGD 80, add SGD 5 for Neutrik stereo L-shaped jack


Sony XBA-H1/XBA-H3/XBA-H3 (using stock Sony MMCX connectors):
1.2 meters stereo Y-pair to stereo 3.5 mm phone jack – SGD 110, add SGD 5 for Neutrik stereo L-shaped jack

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All Furukawa Electric cables are terminated and capacitance-matched for optimum sound quality in Hong Kong. The connectors used are either Taiwanese or or Swiss. 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 75
3.0 meters  – SGD 150
5.0 meters  – SGD 250

Add SGD 5 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

[Photos: 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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« Last Edit: January 08, 2017, 21:00 by KopiOkaya »
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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 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 weeks.

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. For headphones and IEMs, it is either 24 or 22 AWG depending cable configuration.

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 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 or courier delivery at SGD 10. Please check the collection points listed in my post.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2017, 13:11 by KopiOkaya »
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Re: 15th MO: Furukawa Electric 99.99% Pure Silver Cables
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 08:38 »
For all purchasing and product details questions, please contact me either via phone, SMS or WhatsApp. Do not PM or email as I am not online often enough to answer you.

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