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Old 25th January 2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default Anyone have spare tonearm wire for sale?

Does anyone have about 4 metres of a budget Litz-type wire that they no longer need?

I have some incredibly fine solid core enamelled copper wire that I was going to use until I saw someone's warning about the movement inevitably breaking it.

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Old 25th January 2005, 11:21 PM   #2
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hi,
all i have left are 4 pieces at app. 15" each colour coded(r,b,w,g) - if i remeber correctly - cardas tonearm wire.
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Old 26th January 2005, 06:46 AM   #3
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Default tonearm wire

Thanks, but I want to wire all the way from headshell to preamp so I need longer pieces than this.

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Old 26th January 2005, 01:53 PM   #4
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Dear Kraut,

I may be intrestet in your wires.
How much are you asking for them?

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Izhak
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Old 27th January 2005, 04:55 PM   #5
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Here is a good site for wire, you need to download his PDF catalog, it is in the US however..

http://www.percyaudio.com/
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Old 28th January 2005, 01:28 PM   #6
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Hi,
when I first entered hifi (in it's correct sense) over 30 years ago I was told only cheap phono preamps were located next to or inside the record deck. To do it properly you have to integrate the pre with the amp. How times have changed.
Can you relocate your phono pre to under or next to your arm bearing and thereby shorten your cables to about 600mm or less from the headshell?
The long leads at much higher voltage and more resistant to interference can then run to a line input preamp or integrated amp.
regards Andrew T.
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Old 28th January 2005, 05:54 PM   #7
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@Izhak,

got your mail, will be shipped today or tomorrow,
Bye, peter
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Old 29th January 2005, 05:48 PM   #8
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Hi Andrew,

I intend making very short cables anyhow, but I'm still wondering about what cable to use.

From what I've read solid core no matter how thin, will eventually break.

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Old 30th January 2005, 03:14 AM   #9
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You CANNOT use solid core for a tone arm - except if you want to have a static arm.
No solid core cable has the flexibility not to impede arm movement.

Try partsconnexion in montreal - they ship overseas afaik..
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Old 30th January 2005, 12:08 PM   #10
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I do not agree with the other posts over here.

I've got very, very good experience with solid core.

Very thin emailed solid core copper costs about a dollar/euro per mile and is extremely good. Don't forget most coils of the cartridges are made of the same material.
The lacquered isolation is better than all other isolation materials.

Solid core silver is even better but hard to get and more expensive.


I never had any problems with breaking, altough I don't know what you intend to do with it.
I normally only plug the cables into the cart and pre-amp and play records.

Don't forget all wire and kable eventually is made up of solid cores.
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