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Old 21st December 2004, 04:47 PM   #21
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Thanks Jam for the link!

Grey, I would have assumed that computer ribbon cable would have somehow colored the sound characteristics either brighter or more sterile.

Kilowattski had an interesting idea of using trailer light ribbon cable to think about.

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Old 21st December 2004, 07:05 PM   #22
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Ribbon cable in the X amps?
With ribbon cable you can control the inductance/capacitance
as you please, using any combination of parallel outgoing
and return wiring spacing. In the X amps it has the particular
virtue of allowing good matching of the symmetric parts of the
circuit wiring so that they follow consistent matched paths. As
each of these wires is good for a continuous amp and you get
tons of redundancy, it works out extremely well. 640 wires
allows a continuous bias current of about 200 amps in an
XA200, which of course it does not use.

And contrary to the assumptions of the thread starter, it is much
more expensive than even heavy "audiophile" wire.
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Old 21st December 2004, 08:19 PM   #23
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Quote:
Originally posted by kilowattski
analog,

Could it be that we all have subscribed to the fallacy the we need to use the most expensive components we can get our hands on, when if we really understood the physics of what we are doing, we would realize that the mundane would suffice.


Yes, once in a while somebody sees the connections (pun intended). Wholeheartedly agree!

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Old 21st December 2004, 11:02 PM   #24
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Great! Thanks Nelson for the helpful overview.

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