OXYGENE in Cables - How much is acceptable??

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gromanswe

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2002-07-08 8:42 am
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I will upgrade all my CABLES.
Power Supply, Signal, Loodspeakers.
I feel it is time to UPGRADE.

Now my question how few 9s is acceptable
for a good sound?

I have allready figured out that
99.9% Copper is not enough.

Should I chose Silver-Cables?
How much Oxygene is acceptable in Silver cables?

I find very little Information about
the Sound effects of Oxygene in Cable materials.

This is about all I have found, so far. LINK at bottom.

Please Help Me!
I want to be satisfied with this investment
I am going to do!


http://www.satcure-focus.com/icetech/page4.htm

gromanswe
invester
in
good sounds for music listening pleasures
 

KarlP

Member
2002-06-03 12:39 am
Here is some stuff you can check out about cables. The anti-hifi-cable sentiment: http://sound.westhost.com/cables.htm and a whole bunch of diy cable stuff at TNT audio: http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/diycables.html . I wouldn't get too hung up on the cables though, you're going to have to put a couple thousand dollars into equipment before 99.9% anything is even potentially going to make an audible difference, but to each his own.
 

gromanswe

Disabled Account
2002-07-08 8:42 am
North
www.google.com
Thanks KarlP!

I found the first LINK informative.

The Second LINK, is heaven to me!
After all. I am a "Do It Yourself-er"
and belong to this FORUM
dedicated to us home builders.

To make my own HiFi cable is good solution.
1) I can get the exact lenght required.
2) I can chose the diameter of conducting material.
So it suits the currents delivered to and from my devices.
3) I can make a choice of connectors that fit my gear.
4) I get the satisfactory feeling of making a creation.

groman
HiFi Cable Producer
by small quantities
 
Cable Conductors

I remember the frenzy in the mid '80s over OFC (oxygen-free copper) and PVC-free insulation.

Come to think of it, I even saw a hideously expensive example of steel conductors with wooden terminations! Ah, the good old days...

If you are interested in speaker connections, the quality of the conductor is matched in importance with its jacketing (I assume aesthetics and mechanical strength have some relevance here). Be sure that your conductors are sufficient for the required current and length of cable run.

On the other hand, be cautious with the signal cabling. Since the signal levels are low, and the input impedance of your amplifier and other devices often is in the region of 50k Ohms, cables do make a difference. Don't forget the insulation (dielectric) and shielding construction...all the OFC in the world can't make up for a poor cable design.
 
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