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Teflon silver coated wire - where to use, what size, and ratings?
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Old 29th June 2020, 04:43 PM   #61
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Also round wire imparts roundness to sound, for flat and edgy sound you need to use copper ribbon.

Lead in solder gives you heavy sound, I much prefer aluminum wire solder.
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Old 30th June 2020, 02:22 AM   #62
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I like the teflon silver wire because the jacket is thin but tough, which, combined with the many thin strands, lets it be shaped easily, yet keep a shape, the silver 'takes up' solder especially quick and well and the jacket experiences no melting during any reasonable extent of soldering. It's one of those things that would create a severe incremental cost with no significant payback in a consumer commercial product, but that those of us who do this for enjoyment can "round up" into doing in one-offs and using surplus wire. The most dangerous words of any DIY project being "while I am at it, I might as well ___fill in the blank___"
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Old 30th June 2020, 08:35 AM   #63
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I like the teflon silver wire because the jacket is thin but tough, which, combined with the many thin strands, lets it be shaped easily, yet keep a shape, the silver 'takes up' solder especially quick and well and the jacket experiences no melting during any reasonable extent of soldering. It's one of those things that would create a severe incremental cost with no significant payback in a consumer commercial product, but that those of us who do this for enjoyment can "round up" into doing in one-offs and using surplus wire. The most dangerous words of any DIY project being "while I am at it, I might as well ___fill in the blank___"
These pros are really making sense. On the contrary any audible improvements are just anecdotic.
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Old 30th June 2020, 09:12 AM   #64
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I like the teflon silver wire because the jacket is thin but tough, which, combined with the many thin strands, lets it be shaped easily, yet keep a shape, the silver 'takes up' solder especially quick and well and the jacket experiences no melting during any reasonable extent of soldering. It's one of those things that would create a severe incremental cost with no significant payback in a consumer commercial product, but that those of us who do this for enjoyment can "round up" into doing in one-offs and using surplus wire. The most dangerous words of any DIY project being "while I am at it, I might as well ___fill in the blank___"
This is basically why people actually use it. Also, PTFE / Teflon is pretty inert and probably won't degrade over time. Quite honestly, the fact that it won't be melted by a soldering iron is full justification for using it in point-to-point wiring for tube amps. About the only downside is that stripping it is no fun.

Regarding "sonic differences"... eventually some dork is going to try to use rigid coax for their RCA interconnects, and they will claim to hear a world of difference. The more money and time gets spent on something, the more inclination people have to like it, regardless of if it is any different.
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Teflon silver coated wire - where to use, what size, and ratings?
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Lamp cord enlights sounds.
And makes the earth flatter.

Did you know that earth becomes concave if you connect the lamp cord backwards?

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Old 30th June 2020, 01:01 PM   #67
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So enough of the blah blah blah this vendor has all kinds of MIl-Spec 19 strand PTFE insulated wire. If you can't find what you want there Dynakit has 22ga. PTFE. He also has ptfe tubing.


25 ft 20 AWG Silver Plated PTFE Teflon(R) Wire White 19 strands made in USA SPC | eBay
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I'm in California, so I need a wire connection that can withstand an earthquate measuring 3g in all three planes simultaneously.
 

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