Furutech GT40 – All-Rounder in Test

Furutech is a recording and playing talent on the legs far and wide seeking his peers with the GT40 (500 euros). So, users can look forward not only on its sound card function and D/A converter capabilities, but will appreciate his MM/MC input and headphone amplifier due to him.

  1. Furutech GT40 – all-rounder in test
  2. Data sheet

Furutech, which so far have been striking with cables and CD-Entmagnetisierern, have come up with a small Jack of all trades for around 500 euros out of a hat.   

Although, this brings digital data up to the resolution of/24-bit / 96 kHz exclusively via USB – even with its ASIOTreibern for all operating systems. For this he offers its owner apart from the volume-controlled analog transmission also the performance of the built-in headphone amplifier. And to top it all off, he is not only a surprisingly solid phono amp for MM and MCsystems – he uses the USB current in the opposite direction and serves the calculator Additionally digitized sounds of connected analog sources.

The A/D converters used by tenor has although no level adjustment, but even protects the oversteer: Although floated the maximum level of the test shots always dangerously close to the clipping area, but never crossed it.

As a USB converter, the liveliness of the V-DAC lacked a little and the accuracy of the Hegel – for that is the GT 40 so versatile, you like to forgive him. As universal talent for vinyl lovers with its own computer corner, it is virtually unique.

Furutech GT 40

Manufacturer Furutech
Price €500.00
Rating 103.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H T) HöheTiefe 11.3 x 5.7 x 15.0 cm
Weight 680.0 kg
Digital volume control
Analog volume control
Remote control
Display sampling rate
Word width display
Digital effects loop
Maximum sampling rate RCA / AES –
Maximum sampling rate optical –
Maximum USB sample rate 96
USB asynchronous mode USB
Adjustable digital filter characteristics
Number filter options –
Have Phono amp for MM and MC, Headphone amplifiers, A / D converter
Inputs CD player
Digital RCA 0
Digital BNC 0
Digital optical 0
Digital ST 0
Digital AES / EBU 0
Digital DSD
I2S –
FireWire 0
Output D/A converter
RCA outputs 1
Outputs XLR stereo 0
Outputs headphone 6, 3 mm / 3, 5 mm 1 / 0
Digital output to RCA
Optical digital output
Digital output other: USB
Test results
Conclusion +. Sound card replacement for playing and recording.
Conclusion- Does sound somewhat contained.
Sound RCA 103
Balanced sound –
Sound SACD –
Facilities Very good
Operation Very good
Processing Very good
Sound judgment outstanding 103
Predicate 5 ears
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 9 /.