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Old 16th August 2004, 10:52 AM   #1
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Has anybody got any opinions on the suitablility of using

'a Solid Molybdenum core with solid Silver return'

for interconnects? I saw a pair for auction on ebay but I've never heard of Molybdenum being used for interconnects.

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Old 16th August 2004, 11:44 AM   #2
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Another cable thread! Isn't that great! Hopefully someone will promptly warn us against snake oil merchants before one of us naive diyers parts with the hard earned cash

There seem to be a few manufacturers for molybdenum cables such as Black Rhodium. I wonder what the paramagnetic properties will do for the sound. It also seems difficult to achieve high purity due to the very high melting point.

I am a bit suspicious of exotic materials in cabling. Such cables are more likely to exhibit a strong 'personality' which may or may not be appealing.
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Old 16th August 2004, 12:06 PM   #3
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F... off Molybdenum - it is only about how to get money from your pockets.
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Old 16th August 2004, 12:07 PM   #4
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Even when they cost ~15 pounds with Eichmann bullets?
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Buy it and you will have somethig extraordinary - psychoacoustic works .
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Old 16th August 2004, 12:22 PM   #6
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I have only previously made comparisons between 'freebie' interconnects and cheap interconnects (30) and there was a vast difference. I'm not saying spending hundreds of pounds on interconnects will make cheap hifi sound like expensive hifi. Even my nan with a whistling hearing aid could tell the difference!

Anyway, I was really asking whether anybody had experience of interconnects being made from Molybdenum. I assume you haven't but thanks for your useful, insightful comments.
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Old 16th August 2004, 12:37 PM   #7
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thanks for your useful, insightful comments
It's just the first of many more to come. First you'll hear that molybdenum is not such a great conductor anyway and that paying more than 5c a metre is stupid beyond belief.

Btw, who's selling them for 15? It seems worth buying them just for the bullets.
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Old 16th August 2004, 12:44 PM   #8
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Subzero on ebay (uk user). Seems to have quite a few satisfied customers.

Like you say, thay are probably worth trying just for the bullets. I'll let you know if they improve the hi-fi beyond belief

After a bit of searching on Google I've found that Black Rhodium use Rhodium plated Molybdenum in some very, very expensive interconnects. Who knows!
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Somehow I can't imagine molybdenum making for particularly good wires; It has a conductivity only one third that of copper or silver.

For normal copper cables the resistance of interconnects is usually negligible, but raise it by a factor of three and it may begin to have a detrimental effect on frequency response.
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