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Old 23rd April 2003, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default teflon 23ga. hookup/signal wire?...

Well I just recieved a spool of 1000' of some very nice Belden Premium Cat 6 cable. It has a nice white outter jacket with 8 teflon coated solid copper 23ga. interior wires. Have you guyz ever used this kind of wire for hookup/singal wire in building tube amps. I have always use thicker 18ga wire. Is 23ga fine? And how do you think it would sound?
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Old 23rd April 2003, 04:16 PM   #2
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send me some and I`ll tell you LMAO!!!!

as long as it is sheilded it will work fine......I use Belden 3 conductor 18 guage for my interconnects


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Old 23rd April 2003, 04:48 PM   #3
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It will sound terrible! You should only use women's 18k gold tennis bracelets to wire your amps.
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Old 23rd April 2003, 05:11 PM   #4
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You serious Joel? I am not too sure it is shielded, but it should be fine for hookup...?
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well, to my knowledge, wouldn't their silver bracelets work better?
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Serious, Joel?

I wire all my sources together with hand-formed bat guano, from the Auestius Urelieus species of bats from southern Siam. The indigineous people work it into a fine paste with a variety of sand there and fire it in a hot kiln until the sand becomes conductive, and the guano the insulator.


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Old 23rd April 2003, 06:40 PM   #7
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I was, of course, joking. As long as you don't exceed the voltage/current capacity of the wire, it doesn't make a damn bit of difference what you use. There is no sound to hookup wire!!!
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Quote:
Originally posted by Joel
I was, of course, joking.
Just goes to show you how gullible some people can be ... although I see several here did get it afterall.

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Default Actually I was joking too!...

Does seem abit funny though... Well I guess it is time to put the 23ga wire to use.
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Old 23rd April 2003, 08:09 PM   #10
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Hi Joel
Just curious, are you saying you hear no difference between *any* sort of hook up wire?
No difference between silver and copper, multi-strand and single-strand etc.
Apologies if you've covered this elsewhere.
Personally I'm pretty sure I do hear differences between the above, but I'm aware how suggestible the human auditory system is and how much different people's hearing and perception varies.
For instance, I've found that people who are musically talented (professional musicians, dancers etc) tend to be much less interested in HiFi. I put this down to the fact that they are better able to make sense of a complex soundstream.
OTOH, I consider myself to be musically less talented, and I am into HiFi. I put this down to the fact that I need all the help I can get to make sense of the sound that reaches me, so I'm more likely to 'lose' the appreciation of the recorded music and start to hear the system.
What do you think? Am I talking out of my fundament?
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