When I built my solid state amp kit the "fashion" was to pull apart CAT-5 cable and use the solid copper/PVC insulation wires.
Last night I was reading a book which said multi-strand teflon insulated is the go.
I see well regarded tube preamp kits offering single strand enameled copper wire.
I'm about to wire my latest KT88 PPP amp - what should I use
a) for heater wiring
b) for high voltage wiring
c) for signal chain wiring
d) for the ground buss
Any opinion gratefully recieved - facts would be even better.
I've been selling Teflon Wire to amp bulider's for quite
some time. It handles 200 degrees C - 500 + Degrees F
and standard wall will handle 600 Volts, there is also a
EE Type which is a heavy wall which will handle 1000Volts.
Most of what I stock is standard Mil-Spec M16878/4
which is the 600Volt and works very well with tube amps.
But also stock the heavy wall, lots in 20 AWG
Steve @ Apex Jr.
Plain copper with enough current and voltage handling for the job.
I should clarify my original post. I can work out current, voltage, power, temperature rating.
What I'm interested in is sonic influences. What to use for the best SOUND.
What about no wire? I built mine point-to-point laid out such that the only wires between the final supply cap and the output binding posts are the output tranny leads.
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