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Old 4th July 2009, 12:08 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what the difference in inductivity and capacitance would be between the following two designs?
Start with the same copper mutli-strand wire, strands being twisted in a rope-lay configuration, entire wire enclosed in PVC insulation.
You want to tri-wire your speakers.
You construct one pair of speaker cables from this wire in a form of two parallel leads having their jackets conjoined by a strip of jacket material, essentially a ZIP cord.
You end up with 3 independent ZIP cords in your tri-wire application.
You construct another pair of speaker cables in a form of twisted configuration, where each lead, positive and negative, in total 6 leads (because of tri-wire) are intertwined in a braid, something like Kimber 8TC cable,
Which of the two constructions would exhibit larger inductance, which larger capacitance?
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Old 4th July 2009, 12:53 PM   #2
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The braided cable will have less inductance and more capacitance.
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Old 4th July 2009, 12:55 PM   #3
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In general, the closer the wires are to each other, the more capacitance there will be, and the less inductance. Vice versa if they are further apart of course.
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