P-046 / C-046 / P-046e / C-246
The reference grade of P/C series with phosphor bronze contacts and 24K gold + palladium plating
Audio Excellence Award 2006
Every one of our products are totally "made in Japan" even down to minute component, all because for us to maintain our high standard of quality and reliability, it is essential to have every production system under our direct and strict control. Our products are for special market where minute vibration from loose connection or due to imperfect choice of material could become a vital failure.
We carefully design each and every component for easiness in assembling, simplicity and requirement, cost factor is secondary. Instead we ignore excess decoration and unnecessary complexity. We are proud to present the ture value for your enjoyment.
These plugs and connectors are not merely high grade; every step is taken to realize the `State of Art` for audio application.
The basic material is deoxidized phosphor bronze (1.4mm thick) for strength and secure contact. When connected, they can take over 7kg load. Surface is thoroughly polished twice.
The manufacturing process is started from foundation coating. The material which was punched out as a part is polished by hand piece by piece after machined barrel-polishing.
The plating of the P-046/C-046 is a combination of 24k gold and palladium which were selected as a result of repeated listening tests. The inner gold layer is 1.5 microns thick and the outer palladium layer is 0.3 microns thick.
30% glass filled PBT has excellent machine-ability and provides superior electrical isolation. The highly rigid body of the P-046/C-046 effectively attenuates high-speed vibrations. All screws, which were originally designed for P/C series, are made of highly rigid stainless steel which is non-magnetic substance. Moreover, the cable cannot be separated from the plug by a force less than 30kg, a significant safety feature.
■ Stainless screws
The screws of P/C series are all made of highly rigid stainless so its screw head doesn't collapse even if you give them too much strength. In addition, because it is non-magnetic material, it helps to achieve hign S/N ratio without being magnetized at its conection part.
■ Outer cover
The outer cover of P/C series is made of PC(PolyCarbonate) for its rigidity and hardness. It helps to attenuate tiny vibrations in quick response and reduce distortions by its superior mechanical strength.
SPEC P-046 / C-046 / P-046e / C-246
Deoxidized Phosphor Bronze (Buff Surface)
24K Gold (1.5 Micron) + Palladium (0.3 Micron)
Install cable O.D.
min 6.5mm max 17.0mm
Maximam wire gauge
P-046 : 125V・15A <PS>E
C-46 : 125V / 15A, 250V / 16A <PS>E, CE
P-046e : 250V / 16A CE