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Old 5th February 2004, 12:33 PM   #1
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Is 28 gauge fine silver lare enough for wiring inside dacs and input stages of amplifiers? What about using multiple strands? I ask since I got a roll of dead soft temper fine silver 28 gauge wire to make the Venhaus interconnects, and I have lots left over. I was thinking of using it instead of getting Cardas copper litz chassis wire.
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Sure. In fact with the low currents involved, you could use .002" dia. steel wire if it weren't for being hard to come by, hard to tin and dangerous as heck (think tripwire + long thin razor blade)

Only where there's a significant amount of current flowing or a low voltage drop needed will you have to be concerned about resistance (duh).

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Is 28 gauge fine silver lare enough for wiring inside dacs and input stages of amplifiers? What about using multiple strands? I ask since I got a roll of dead soft temper fine silver 28 gauge wire to make the Venhaus interconnects, and I have lots left over. I was thinking of using it instead of getting Cardas copper litz chassis wire.

Hi,

Perfect!

I have 26AWG stranded wire MIL spec silverplated wire, sounds realy great!

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