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Old 24th June 2010, 11:02 AM   #131
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Now push your conductor through. Bend the end slightly so it doesn't catch itself inside the cotton and prohibit the wire from moving further. A 28 gauge wire will slide through very easily. Shown here is my 28 gauge silver/copper wound wires. I will show you how to do this later on.
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Old 24th June 2010, 11:07 AM   #132
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Later I will continue with the connectors. This is a little tricky because you are now working with a completed cable (including the texflex jacket you see pictured), and are somewhat limited to how you can manipulate the ends. The difficulty will depend on what type of RCA's you use.

Don't start building these yet...I haven't show the little trick I use to keep the cable from breaking.
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Old 24th June 2010, 03:20 PM   #133
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Is there any proof that less resistance sounds better? If this was the case surely transistors would always sound better? What about anode resistors, grid stoppers etc?
There are many who will tell you that transistors do sound better. That said, if I'm not mistaken, resistance affects frequencies differently. High frequencies, even within the audible range, are affected more than low frequencies. Resistance also causes time domain issues. See e.g. Skin Effect and cable impedance
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Old 24th June 2010, 03:49 PM   #134
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Later I will continue with the connectors. This is a little tricky because you are now working with a completed cable (including the texflex jacket you see pictured), and are somewhat limited to how you can manipulate the ends. The difficulty will depend on what type of RCA's you use.

Don't start building these yet...I haven't show the little trick I use to keep the cable from breaking.
Adiós for now.
Hey i have a whole PILE of cotton tube rope you can have, if you pay the shipping you can have it or trade for something. Its just sitting here collecting dust about 75 feet of it.

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Old 24th June 2010, 06:47 PM   #135
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Thanks for the offer. I have 40 packs myself. Nice collection of sheathing. What do you use for shielding?
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Thanks for the offer. I have 40 packs myself. Nice collection of sheathing. What do you use for shielding?
I use silver teflon wire from a guy in the states, its like coax but smaller i like it and its what i have been using, i also use silver wire braided for my speaker cables.
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Old 25th June 2010, 02:29 AM   #137
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its a fact that water always runs/turns th same way, due to earth magnet field
it can be seen when draining a bathtub
but I believe it turns differently in different parts of the world

any idea if this also affects the way wires are twisted
and its not a joke
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Old 25th June 2010, 11:32 AM   #138
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its a fact that water always runs/turns th same way, due to earth magnet field
it can be seen when draining a bathtub
but I believe it turns differently in different parts of the world

any idea if this also affects the way wires are twisted
and its not a joke
After having experimented with single solid core 28 gauge cables, I wanted to try a few alternatives like a thicker gauge, combining Au and Cu together, and using different positive and negative return configurations. I believe that the Au/Cu wound wires have the best overall balanced sound. I could hear a subtle difference when using my Gamut amp. The Gamut is a strange beast. Many say that it lacks in bass resolution. And at first, I wanted to agree. BUT, after listening to quite a few albums...this is not the case. It has a unique way of delivering precisely how the material was mastered. For example, I find RADIOHEAD to be strangely mastered. Over emphasis on the bass guitar, yet weak in bass drum expression. Don't get me wrong...they rock of course. But for some reason, the Gamut balances this out, and produces a more balanced sound between the two. The Au/Cu combination extended the bass drum signature and, for the first time, I was pleased with the representation. I tried more albums that I found to be mastered similarly. And sure enough, I observed the same characteristics. Technically, I think that it has to do with the slightly larger gauge that the Au/Cu combination allows BUT configured in a twisted morphology. Oddly, running Au and Cu in a paralleled fashion did not produce the same result. Another interesting note is that I also noticed that using a Au/Cu twisted positive conductor WITH a single Cu negative conductor displayed no difference than a Au/Cu double run. Initially, choosing the 28 gauge size was due to my belief that it would reduce skin effect issues. Possibly, the larger gauge combination of the Au/Cu provided less resistance, thus producing the above mentioned differences in signature. Unfortunately, real means of technically measuring this is out of my league. But my ears don't lie. I'm also a strict believer in controlled experiments.

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Old 25th June 2010, 11:53 AM   #139
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its a fact that water always runs/turns th same way, due to earth magnet field........... I believe it turns differently in different parts of the world
I thought I remember reading that it was the spinning of Earth on it's axis that determined the direction of plughole drainage.
I also thought the northern Hemisphere behaved in opposite direction to the Southern Hemisphere.
Are you suggesting that the Brazilian and Ossie Members should twist their cables differently from us Northerners? Surely not?
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It depends how one is viewing the drain. If you stand facing it, it goes one way. If you stand across from it...it goes the other way. It's all in the mind my dear Watson.
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