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Old 24th June 2003, 08:22 PM   #111
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I'm using regular cable for power cord. Sometimes I use Audioquest speaker capble. Unless you put Kimber in additional sleve, I wouldn't use it for power cable. I don't think those teflon insualtion is good enough for handling 220v.
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Old 24th June 2003, 09:52 PM   #112
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I don't think those teflon insualtion is good enough for handling 220v
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Yes, the teflon insulation is plenty good. Or i don't tend to overworry since catless Here, in the land of low electrical standards (and political correctness) the Kimber works great as PS cord. It may be a bit on the stiff side but sounds really great. If you still haven't tried the tantalum resistors from PC please do, i think they're real nice, even if magnetic. Surely beat the Rikens.

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Old 24th June 2003, 09:54 PM   #113
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4TC or 8TC?
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Old 25th June 2003, 01:15 AM   #114
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I personally have made power cords from both 4tc and 8tc,constructed just like the original Kimber PK Cords.The trick is to slide a suitably sized ground conductor right down the center of the weave.Kimber actually used stock 14ga stranded thnn,I know because I have a PK13 I took apart.Anyway the 4tc yields a 13ga cord,the 8tc a 9ga cord.
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Old 25th June 2003, 08:33 AM   #115
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4TC or 8TC?

8TC.
Or even the new and cheap 8PR.
Buy 1 or 2 meters of 8TC and test it.
As for the insulation, Peter...
I have much more confidence on the Kimber isolation than 90% of the electrical cables that come standard with the devices.
I like to put the knife and feel a good resistance to it, other cables you touch it with the knife and you've cut all the cable.
I tell you, Peter, everybody who tested 8TC as a power chord say it's very good.
Oh, and it's an excellent speaker cable.
And to me, the power chord they sell is 8TC in other color.
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Old 25th June 2003, 12:33 PM   #116
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I've been working a lot with Kimber cable. I used it in amps and interconnects. Recently, I made my home brew silver streak interconnect (PBJ with one of the 3 strands replaced by Kimber silver wire). It is very good. My only concern regarding the insulation was that sometimes you can see through it, it's so thin.

One reason I preferred Kimber to Cardas, was user friendliness, as Cardas requires solder pot to terminate the ends. However, my recent experiments indicate, that as umbilical cord in GC, Cardas provides much more 3 dimentionality and depth comparing to Kimber. This was also opinion of some other people familiar with both the Kimber and Cardas interconnects.
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Hey Peter,

I emailed you recently to see if you knew anything about Audio-Zone Amps.
I was interested if you did.

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Old 25th June 2003, 01:31 PM   #118
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I also replied to you, but both times the mail was returned.
Those amps were built by me.
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Old 25th June 2003, 03:22 PM   #119
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Thanks Peter,

Sorry I didn't know you had replied as I wasn't aware of an email glitch.
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