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Old 12th January 2004, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Dewire Flat wire at CES

Are these guys new to the game?

I dont think I remember seeing them anywhere before.

$2/foot for flat 12 gage wire...

http://secure.decorp.com/index.php?s..._product_id=26
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Old 12th January 2004, 10:00 PM   #2
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I doupt of flat wire quality/utility unless you really need it. I know a lot has been said about wire and sound but is it worth spending big money on flat wire if you cant get 16ga copper wire for 150% less?

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Old 12th January 2004, 10:03 PM   #3
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I doupt of flat wire quality/utility unless you really need it. I know a lot has been said about wire and sound but is it worth spending big money on flat wire if you cant get 16ga copper wire for 150% less?

Just my two cents

OOOHhh yes it is.

We can conclude that Guss is obviously not married

Flat wire goes under the carpet, and behind the wallpaper


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Old 12th January 2004, 10:10 PM   #4
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Are these guys new to the game?

I dont think I remember seeing them anywhere before.

I don't know if their new. In fact, I've never heard of them before now, but in this news release it calls them "the leader in advanced flat wiring and interconnect technologies".
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Old 12th January 2004, 10:14 PM   #5
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They claim to be introducing power distribution products too. I just cant imagine getting UL and National and local electrical code certifications for a product carrying 15-20 amps at 120 VAC that you tape to the wall and paint over. Yikes.

I guess I'm curious about this because of some forum members who have been making there own speaker cables using un-spooled inductors. I think I even remember seeing a picture of one member that was doing their own flat power cables.

The flat coax idea is just cool, although I dont think that they are the first to do it. Wonder if its true 75 ohm? How would your crimp a BNC onto it, a sledge hammer?
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I got my flat wire from a local hardware/marine shop maybe 10 years ago. As I recall, it wasn't much cheaper. The thing to be careful of is that it's secured to a pretty rigid surface, assuming you're running it under the carpet (as I did). I learned this the hard way.

To do something like this on the cheap, plain old ribbon cable works well. This approach has the advantage that you can, by choosing the way the wires are grouped, tune the relative amounts of inductance and capacitance.
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I found pretty useful for that purpose, good sounding and relatively cheap, the copper foil taken off Alpha Core (or similar) inductors.
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"Flat Coax", Hmmmm. Sounds like an oxymoron.
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Old 16th January 2004, 04:06 AM   #9
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Goertz has been doing this for years and years and years....
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how is the flat wire connected to a speaker? any pictures?
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