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Old 14th April 2005, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default DIY speakers cables with several non-insulated cores

Hi,

I consider using 0.5mm (app. 24 AWG)) non-insulated solid core silver wire for DIY speaker cables.

However, since the 0.5 mm (24 AWG) is rather thin - even when I only intent to use them for the mid high section – I consider combining 3 cores for + and 3 cores for – for each channel.

Now to the question:
I will try to keep the cores as close as possible and solder them together at each end, but it will be difficult to avoid that one of the cores will “let go” of the the other cores at some time. Will it cause problems if the 3 cores are not all in touch at all times along the cable?

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Old 14th April 2005, 10:36 PM   #2
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nope other than if you make a mess with it
by the way you sould insulate the cables
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Old 15th April 2005, 07:09 AM   #3
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You'll probably get better result if you insulate the 3 cores individually and only join them at the ends.
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Old 15th April 2005, 08:33 AM   #4
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Hi Mastertech and analogue_sa,

Thanks a lot for your replies!

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Old 15th April 2005, 09:28 AM   #5
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Hi,

I consider using 0.5mm (app. 24 AWG)) non-insulated solid core silver wire for DIY speaker cables.
Unless you have ~50W running through the wire, I'd try it single core first, to get an idea.

Using uninsulted wire is a HUGE hassle, I've tried it (you can't listen, you're always worrying that a ghost will pass by and short the wires!). See if you can't get the wire with some insulation (enamel maybe?) -- otherwise thread it through some (teflon) tubing to be on the peace-of-mind /safe side. Cheers
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Old 15th April 2005, 08:27 PM   #6
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Hi gregm,

Thanks a lot for your suggestions!

Don't worry, I will insulate the wires somehow. I just wondered whether I could avoid insulating each wire separately which would be a lot of work:-)

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