Furutech GT40 wins What Hi-Fi Product of the Year Award
We became fans of the Furutech GT40 some months ago. It seems to us that anyone interested in listening to high quality music from a computer would inevitably want to squeeze the maximum quality and detail from their music. This means avoiding use of the onboard DAC and taking the output to a dedicated DAC using a high quality USB cable. But since many users will want to listen using premium headphones the best way to get optimum results means also using a headphone amplifier. The Furutech GT40 makes this easy by combining both within a single unit.
The reason we rate the Furutech GT40 is that it offers a superb headphone listening experience with the minimum of clutter at a realistic price.
It is important when using the GT40 to use a high quality USB cable. We are aware that many people think that because the cable is digital it must be error free and thus all cables will sound the same. But we have performed our own audio test with digital coaxial and digital USB cables and confirmed that quality cables have a noticeably better sound that cheap ones.
The GT40 has another trick up it’s sleeve that is of great use to someone who is digitising their vinyl collection. It incorporates a high quality MM and MC cartridge input that digitises analogue audio. So it works superbly if you are ripping your vinyl collection and wanting high quality results.
What Hi-Fi must agree with us because they have awarded the GT40 the prestigious title of product of the year in the 2011 awards. A well deserved win for Furutech.
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