[Furutech] Audio Reference III (XLR)

Product Infomation

Top of the line double-shielded α (Alpha)-OCC conductor interconnects, power cords and digital cables featuring extraordinary build quality and Formula GC-303 antimagnetic EMI-absorbent modules surrounding the cable offering greater resolution, more powerful dynamics, and virtuoso performances from all your components. All connectors are rhodium-plated for optimal signal transfer.

" Furutech might rightly be thought of as WBT's elder Japanese brother. Elder and bigger ... Shielding from and against noise pollution in cables has become more important than ever - and Furutech has developed a very powerful yet elegant antidote … Bravo."
-- Srajan Ebaen,


ㆍDouble-shielded α (Alpha)-OCC Conductors eliminate radiated noise
ㆍFormula GC-303 Antimagnetic EMI-Absorbent Modules surround each cable
ㆍHigh performance beautifully engineered rhodium plated XLR [FP-601M/602F (R)] connectors
ㆍXLR pins [FP-601M (R)/602F (R)] high-contact luxuriously-finished nonmagnetic rhodium-plated phosphor bronze for stable Furutech Pure Transmission signal
ㆍShield 1 0.12 mm α (Alpha) conductor wire braid
ㆍShield 2 special EMI-absorbent Formula GC-303 Modules for superior noise isolation
ㆍInsulated with air-foamed HDPE reducing capacitance and damping vibration
ㆍResults in greater resolution, clarity, powerful dynamics, and an ultra-quiet soundstage in which music develops more fully without artificial upper-frequency “presence region” glare.
ㆍGC-303 allows a deeper, tighter bass to form a solid foundation for the rest of the frequency range, better defining the original recording’s venue. Natural, unforced detail reveals nuance and energy for an engaging musical experience.

α (Alpha) Conductor Is Composed Of Fine PCOCC Wire Strands
Treated With Furutech’s α (Alpha) Cryogenic and Demagnetizing Process

Here’s What The Critics Say
“The Furutech cable sound is easily described as one that completely avoids those peculiar striations that result from highlighting, the providence of certain silver cables that emphasize edge definition for nearly surreal image lock. Such sharp edging then becomes synonymous with etching. It gives a short-lived appearance of exceptional detail - short-lived since such sound is not only unrealistic but fatiguing.

“The Furutech cables patently don't cause this. However, they are exceptionally detailed. I can't help but think that the hexagonal barrel innards [Formula GC-303 Modules] are at least somewhat responsible for this wealth of clearly intelligible inner detail. Rather than throwing detail at you, they throw out inter-note noise. While the end result might seem the same -- more detail -- the way it communicates is very different. Put plainly, the Furutechs never fatigue even at elevated levels yet they do remain ultra resolved.”
-- Srajan Ebaen, 6moons.com



Specifications: Construction and Materials
ㆍ30-strand α (Alpha)–OCC Conductor・0.18mm, 1.14mm diameter
ㆍInsulation: 30% air-foamed HDPE (Red/White) 2.60mm diameter
ㆍCable Lay: Two twisted cores with cotton yarn
ㆍCable Wrap: Non-woven fabric wrap ~5.8mm diameter
ㆍShield-1: 0.12mm braided α (Alpha) Conductor・Braid density: 80% UP x 6.3mm diameter
ㆍSheath: Two layers flexible PVC (Dark Brown) 8.0mm diameter
ㆍShield-2: Special EMI- and noise-absorbent Formula GC-303 module
ㆍJacket: Nylon yarn braid. ~10.5mm diameter

Electrical Properties of Cable Test Method
Max. Conductor Resistance 26.4 Ω/km JISC3005 6 20℃
Min. Insulation
Resistance 1000 MΩ‧km JISC3005 9.1 20℃
Dielectric Strength AC. 500 V/1 min
JISC3005 8
Electrostatic Capacitance Approx 42 PF/m at 1 KHz
Characteristic Impedance Approx 120 Ω at 100 MHz