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Old 28th October 2012, 12:30 PM   #11
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Forgot to mention, I twist my zip cord. I do this because I lost a set of T1000 tweeters when an illegal 1000W CB radio got picked up in my cables, detected by the feedback and then amplified. I still have a set of old Kimber 4tc for that reason.
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Old 28th October 2012, 01:04 PM   #12
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Henry, we are picking on you as we have all been down this route and are offering the advice to get you past it sooner. Eventually we all learned that is is just not important and we spend our time and money on the more critical parts of the system. Dave on improving the breakup behavior of the driver for example.

I have seen $500 cables hooked up to a speaker with an electrolytic cap on the tweeter. I have seen a big box salesman sell $200 cables on a $200 set of speakers. Wanted to smack him, as the customer would have been far better served buying his $400 speakers and provided him a bigger margin. Ironic, speaker cables look like snakes. Snake oil. Usually they do no harm, but as Dave says, some can upset the amp and make things worse. ( like trying to use all the strands in a cat-5 cable in parallel on an amp without an output choke)
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Old 28th October 2012, 01:04 PM   #13
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Good luck getting silicone to stick to PTFE.

Second the other comments- this is not an approach likely to help your sound, but it would be useful in keeping you busy so you don't get into trouble carousing with your beer-drinking friends.
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Old 28th October 2012, 01:17 PM   #14
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we are picking on you as we have all been down this route
Some of us have yet to go down this route, because the map tells us it leads to a dead end. How boring is that: expecting low frequency electronics to do what electromagnetism says it will.
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Old 28th October 2012, 03:29 PM   #15
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I thought audio was absovled from the laws of electromagnetism.
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Old 28th October 2012, 03:40 PM   #16
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Some of us have yet to go down this route, because the map tells us it leads to a dead end. How boring is that: expecting low frequency electronics to do what electromagnetism says it will.
Thanks for a good laugh!
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Old 28th October 2012, 05:25 PM   #17
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Old 28th October 2012, 05:55 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the replies. The system is: OPPO BDP-95 or Meridian 506.24 > Audible Illussions M3A > Aragon 8008BB > B&W Nautilus 803 speakers and a Velodyne HGS10BG sub woofer. Presntly connections are, XLO reference 2 Series interconnects and, XLO Ultra 6 speaker cables. I am hoping to hear an improvement, via speaker cable design I described due to, reduced number of 22AWG wires in each leg to get to about 17AWG and, the cotton sleeving, ptfe and braiding.

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Old 28th October 2012, 07:54 PM   #19
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Dave, Don't you think the solid core is a bit too susceptible to fatigue and breaking?
It is susceptible to fatigue and breaking but i don't find it too much. It breaks were it is stripped and bent to go into the connector on the pomonas. In 6 or so years of using the cable and switching speakers ALOT (which is when they are stressed) i've had to "shorten" the cable 4-5 times. In a install & leave situation failure would be much less common.

I did give up on the ribbon cables made with erse copper foil failed so often i put them aside.

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Old 28th October 2012, 08:06 PM   #20
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The copper wire is soft annealed and if I like them they probably won't be changed for years. The XLO cables have been in my system for over 10 years. I am not a cable chaser.

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