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Old 7th March 2007, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default Tonearm rewire

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I can get my hands on a large spool of AWG 34 transformer wire (very fine enamel insulation). I'm wondering about uses for this - I thought of a tonearm rewire.

What do you guys think?

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Old 7th March 2007, 10:09 PM   #2
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you can buy high purity fine silver wire in short lengths for not very much at all if you're going for quality, hificollective in the UK sell the same stuff Audio Note use for 9.99 per half metre
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I can get my hands on a large spool of AWG 34 transformer wire (very fine enamel insulation). I'm wondering about uses for this - I thought of a tonearm rewire.
It will break. Trust me on this, I tried it years ago. You need stranded wire.

Secondly, rewiring a tonearm is the most horrible job that can be done. I dread it, and I've made a number of arms.

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OK advice taken - Is this wire good for anything audio? Bifilar trafo winding? All ideas welcome - the wire is free but I'm short of ideas

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