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Old 30th December 2004, 09:54 AM   #1
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Hello Everybody,

I was wondering what would you guys think of using this wire for DIY RCA's..?

http://www.powerwerx.com/product.asp...172&CtgID=1002

would that be a cost effective way to silver patch cables..?

or would this be better..?

http://www.apexjr.com/wire.html

Thanks for any input,
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Old 30th December 2004, 10:14 AM   #2
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or would this be better..?
...I bet titanium would be wonderful... light yet strong soundstage...

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Old 30th December 2004, 11:05 AM   #3
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I've learnt that there is simly no way of telling how silver wire sounds by just looking at it. IME the sounds of solid core silver varies from barely acceptable through mundane to absolutely glorious. I have also noticed no corellation with purity.

Plated multistrand copper, otoh, seems uniformly bad. Just my opinion.
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what about fairly priced good copper wire, silver solder, and silver RCA connectors
Copper wire is fine. I use Kimber hookup wire for almost anything and like it a lot.

Why silver RCAs? The good ones are certainly not cheap and only make sense if RCA socket and wire are also silver.
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...I bet titanium would be wonderful... light yet strong soundstage...

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ive never heard the use of titainium...

http://www.amm.com/index2.htm?/ref/conduct.HTM

but according to that link, it doesnt look like titainium conducts electricity very well.....?

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I've learnt that there is simly no way of telling how silver wire sounds by just looking at it. IME the sounds of solid core silver varies from barely acceptable through mundane to absolutely glorious. I have also noticed no corellation with purity.

Plated multistrand copper, otoh, seems uniformly bad. Just my opinion.
thanks for your input (both of you ) but if you look at the prices of those wires, thats about the range in cost that i am in..

after some searching i found solid silver wires to be completely out of my budget..

what about fairly priced good copper wire, silver solder, and silver RCA connectors..?

thanks again,
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ive never heard the use of titainium...

http://www.amm.com/index2.htm?/ref/conduct.HTM

but according to that link, it doesnt look like titainium conducts electricity very well.....?
Exactly...

Besides the radiation and heavy metal poisoning, I bet plutonium would be absolutely fabulous. . .

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Exactly...

Besides the radiation and heavy metal poisoning, I bet plutonium would be absolutely fabulous. . .

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I don't know about that, but I've heard that caesium gives a sparkling, energetic sound with truly explosive transients.
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I heard caesium improves the time-alignment of all signals.
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Exactly...

Besides the radiation and heavy metal poisoning, I bet plutonium would be absolutely fabulous. . .

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i only have a basic understanding of electronics but since our audio systems use electricity to transfer an audio signal, i thought it would be best to have the most conductivity to prevent any loss in between components....?
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what do you guys think of carbon wires..?

http://www.vandenhul.com/
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I agree totally with analog_sa. Eischmann Silver plugs sure are swank, but sets you back about $100. There are cheaper alternatives, but none really cheap I believe.

An alternative to hook-up wire and litz might be getting professional microphone cable . This example is from a European site, but should give an idea. Here's a pair twisted cable . This particular cable is made of PVC, though it doesn't say. Prices are in Pound Sterling.

Edit: VDH The First is pretty good and has a price to match. But I can't say anything about carbon per se.
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