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Old 4th November 2017, 04:26 AM   #11
PRR is offline PRR  United States
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All my life, car brake lines were steel.

Now my mechanic has sold me Copper-Nickel brake lines (at 3X the price).

Some research says that steel lines rust (I know), that Cu-Ni lines were identified as better in 1969, but most car makers clung to steel for cost.

I'll find out if my car sounds better with mixed metals lines.
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Old 4th November 2017, 04:30 AM   #12
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Old 9th November 2017, 06:02 AM   #13
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A couple of years ago I made a Single End Balanced output headphone amplifier and a set of balanced cables for my HD600’s. The SET transformers are custom balanced push / pull with a center tap ground.

The cables are two silver plated Teflon insulated conductors with shielding. The cable is surplus and came from apexjr.com. Each channel is a monoblock. The cables connect separately to each amplifier with mini-XLR’s. Unlike the original HD600 cables there is not a common ground conductor, there is no cross talk caused by a common ground conductor.

There is no magic in the silver.


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DualTriode: I have some of the wire you are describing. The one I have has two 24 AWG stranded silver plated copper conductors, each with its own Teflon sheath, inside a shield that is also silver plated copper. These are all contained in another exterior Teflon sheath. I usually use it to wire from the inputs of tube amps to the pre amp tube. It's convenient because I can ground the shield too. This would make a very quick, shielded interconnect cable or a headphone cable as you applied it. It's great wire.
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