Oyaide introduces the F1/M1 AC (M1) and IEC (F1) Plug set made with Beryllium Copper contacts and plated with 0.5 microns of Platinum followed by 0.3 microns of Palladium. Oyaide's all-out assault on State-of-the-Art
We thoroughly tested several dozen combinations of plating methods, selecting the very best, platinum + palladium, for our flagship model, the F1/M1. The first layer is 0.5 ? (microns) of Platinum, followed by the second layer of Palladium which is 0.3 ? in thickness. The initial shaping of the contact is done via an automated mill. This is followed by a manual polishing which is done before the first direct plating layer and again before the final plating. This process is unique and unparalleled and achieves a mirror finish. The use of Beryllium Copper provides a high level of conductivity and at the same time a high level of mechanical integrity, both appropriate qualities for a flagship level product. Heat treatment is applied to enhance its machine-ability. Its rigidity and thickness (1.0mm thick and 6.0mm wide) increases the holding capacity of the plug to 8kg and minimizes vibrations which would otherwise degrade the transmission of energy.