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Old 13th December 2003, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default DIY phono cable suggestions.

Guys,
I have old Linn Basik TT. It has DIN style connector at the bottom of the tonearm. I'd like to build a better phono cable between TT and phono stage. I have found a good Cardas DIN and RCA connectors.
I'm not sure about cable to use for this project. I need about 2...3 feet cable.
Can you guys recommend a good phono cable?
I would appreciate comments/suggestions about shielded/no-shielded cable type.

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Old 13th December 2003, 01:24 AM   #2
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Hi,

2-3 feet is too long for MCs.

What type of cartridge are you using?

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Old 13th December 2003, 01:30 AM   #3
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I use Shure V15VxMR MM cartridge. It's output is about 3mv.
I would also very appreciate all suggestions/thoughts on cable length.

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Old 13th December 2003, 01:37 AM   #4
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I would also very appreciate all suggestions/thoughts on cable length.
As short as you can manage practically is about the best advise I can give.

If you can afford it and want sonic fireworks from the humble Shure cart, try silver solid core....They're absolutely stunning combined correctly.

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Old 13th December 2003, 01:41 AM   #5
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Can you be more specific about solid core silver cable type, sources and construction.
I can get some silver cables from www.homegrownaudio.com
They have some UN shielded silver cables.

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Old 13th December 2003, 01:53 AM   #6
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Can you be more specific about solid core silver cable type, sources and construction.
Your quoted source seems fine to me.

A simple twisted solid core silver wire should be fine.

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Old 13th December 2003, 02:13 AM   #7
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TBH IMO it won't make much difference.

You can vary capacitance at the amplifier inputs quite easily.

Just being honest , I think you are wasting your time / effort.

The standard Linn lead for the LVX is perfectly adequate IMO.

Its much more basic than 'silver' conductors.

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Old 13th December 2003, 02:20 AM   #8
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Hi,

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Its much more basic than 'silver' conductors.
And you've tried this out, no?

Guess not...

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And you've tried this out, no?

Guess not...

Cheers,
Of course not in the terms you describe, there are far more
fundamental issues to attend to than exotic connections,
of these alternatives I've tried lots.

I've also tried cable alternatives but not the silver option
you describe. The above is far more important than cables.

I stand by my opinion.

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Old 13th December 2003, 02:44 AM   #10
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Hi,

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Of course not in the terms you describe, there are far more fundamental issues to attend to than exotic connections,
of these alternatives I've tried lots.
Such as?
And what if we have these fundamentals sorted out already?

Do you still feel I/Cs won't make a difference? Wouldn't silver cable be making a difference?

Yes, get the basics right first, then optimise the potential...

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