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Old 27th October 2002, 07:10 PM   #1
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Hi
I have a Hirakawa AWM E35664 signal cable in my sony cdp 20es
does anybody know if it is worth replacing with something better?
I looked on manufacturers home page but it is japaneese (
is it teflon coated ofc??
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Old 27th October 2002, 11:53 PM   #2
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Hi,

Aren't these the people that used only "natural" insulators?
It was reported to be a fine interconnect made of OFC.
I wouldn't know what to suggest to you unless you could point to some consistent sonic flaws.

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Old 28th October 2002, 09:56 PM   #3
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Razaw,

If I've got the right URl:

http://www.hewtech.co.jp/pdf/cable_do_3839.pdf

It says the inner insulation is "poriechiren", which I guess is probably polyethelene.
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Old 28th October 2002, 10:05 PM   #4
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John,

I can't make much out of the pdf file but it looks suspiciously similar to a bog standard RG58 cable:solid central copper core,polyethylene insulator,copper shield and pvc sheet.
Impedance,I'm guessing,75Ohm.

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Old 28th October 2002, 10:09 PM   #5
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Frank,

It says in English that it's available in both 50 and 75 ohm versions.
Probably isn't anything special.
I'll probably get a hiding for this; but what difference will 50mm of cable make?
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Old 28th October 2002, 10:20 PM   #6
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John,

I missed that part.
50mm inside the player,you mean?
If it's in the digital section it should not be 50 Ohm,and I wouldn't loose sleep over it if its terminated correctly.
If it's in the analogue section and the user has ultrasonic hearing,err...he won't be listening to CD then,would he?

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Old 29th October 2002, 08:40 AM   #7
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The Hirakawa cable has written on it TC-C I wonder if it means teflon coated. I wonder if replacing it with teflon coated silver military cable will make sens.
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Old 29th October 2002, 10:18 AM   #8
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Razaw,

It doesn't say anything about teflon on the data sheet, just polyethelene.

Personally I am a cable sceptic. I just answered this one because I know a little Japanese.

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