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2MuchRiceMakesMeSick 3rd January 2012 07:04 PM

Gold Vs Nickel
 
Some forums claim there is a difference between the sound of Gold vs Nickel binding posts terminals.

Is this true? I'm looking for real world experience here.
Thanks in advance.

luvdunhill 3rd January 2012 07:05 PM

Which non real world forums made such claims?

madtecchy 3rd January 2012 07:09 PM

i guess the best way is to buy both and have a listen yourself that way you can be very sure of the answer you get. I know they can cost good moneyas i had to pay for some.

Regards Ian

madtecchy 3rd January 2012 07:10 PM

I bet one of the forums was audio karma lol

DF96 3rd January 2012 07:59 PM

I prefer my sound to come from my loudspeakers, not binding posts (which should remain silent).

jcx 3rd January 2012 08:22 PM

please get your audiophoolish pretensions straight first
 
I hope you don't have any smt parts in your DAC, preamp, ect - all chip resistors use a Ni barrier layer on the terminal plating

in fact almost all bright Gold over Brass or Copper uses Ni plating barrier layer between the Gold and the base material



If you're going to hyperventilate over this at least ask for comparison to Rh or Pd over solid Silver


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