- Jun 27, 2014
I have replaced stock IEC inlet on my Pass Labs XVR-1 active crossover with Furutech-09 Gold NCF one, and I completely agree with Mark, the change in SQ is very significantMarty raises a good point about the type of connector sockets fitted to pieces of equipment. I have long advocated to my customers that they upgrade their iec inlets to something from Furutech / Oyaide as many manufacturers simply use the cheapest generic crap. @$40 here achieves much the same as a $400 NCF IEC plug on your cord. That said, I understand concerns over diy / originality / warranty however the empirical evidence remains unchanged......
It did require a lot of grinding of the 5mm thick aluminum chassis and I used filtering capacitor to replace stock integral IEC filter.
It was worth the effort.