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Old 14th May 2006, 08:32 AM   #31
AndrewT is offline AndrewT  Scotland
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Hi,
the modern polysomething (urethane?) enamel burns off at soldering temperatures and saves damaging the ends of the wire.

Do the fluxes in lead free also achieve this?

This prolonged heating will also help anneal the ends.

The avoidance of nicks and the annealing will improve the fatigue life of the copper just at the point where it is likely to break.
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Old 14th May 2006, 08:33 AM   #32
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Hello!

how about wrapping wire?

I have here lying around some 30g kynar insulated and imagined that stuff should be right for the matter.

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Old 16th May 2006, 12:32 PM   #33
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Maybe is not flexible enough. I still have a lot of 0.1mm enamelled copper wire, if you want some, let me know.
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Old 16th May 2006, 01:02 PM   #34
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are you sure? The original cable on my SMEII improved is less flexible and thicker than the wrapping wire, and multistranded. Difficult to believe nobody has tried yet the wrapping wire!

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Old 19th May 2006, 11:56 PM   #35
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Enjoying this thread, trying to get as much info before I DIY a turntable to go with the rest of my DIY system.

If you wanted to wrap the wires, would teflon plumbers tape be a good thing to try, I have made interconnects using cat 5 cables wrapped with a foil sheath and then teflon tape to hold the foil tight followed by shoelace outers. The foil is then earthed to the - post. THis has worked very very well, absolutely no noise pick up in the system at all.

Plumbers tape is cheap as chips and easy to get and you could use several thicknesses is you wanted.

I am looking to building a resin coated woden unipivot tonearm with the cables run along the top through small eyelets, so I was considering a downsized version of my cables, with just the wires where it exits the arm above the pivot. I am a little worried about picking up noise.
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Old 20th May 2006, 06:05 PM   #36
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cat 5 cables wrapped with a foil sheath and then teflon tape to hold the foil tight
I've used this one too - good. Even better is to salvage some braid from old RF cable (antenna coax), do up your Cat5, thread it thru the braid and solder a short wire to one end of the braid only. Then finish the ends with heat-shrink, leaving the wire protruding. Connect the wire to the ground post at the preamp end - no hum and the interconnect stays intact - looks good too!

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building a resin coated woden unipivot tonearm with the cables run along the top through small eyelets, so I was considering a downsized version of my cables, with just the wires where it exits the arm above the pivot.
I have a Grace 714 tonearm on my Unity Rotary Platform table - I tried buidling a copy for fun a few years ago. Bad hum. On the Grace the wires run thru a brass tube set into the bottom of the teak arm. So, on my clone, I tried running the wires thru a fine braid, grounded at the termination strip. This worked aces. You just have to find a fine coax to be donor for the braid.

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