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Old 6th December 2018, 06:09 PM   #11
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Uh, why are you posting golden-ear audiophoolery here? Careful, the thread might get moved to the lounge, as religion (and politics) is prohibited from discussion on the forum...

Besides, we're discussing signal wiring inside an amplifier here, right? Silver wire is fine, if a bit unnecessarily expensive for the job.

That second link has some hilariously expensive snake-oil parts (RCA plugs for 299$ a set?!) recommendations.
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Old 6th December 2018, 07:03 PM   #12
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That was not my intend...the title was "best ..."

I used all kind of wires for signal within an amp and I am not relegious about silver vs. copper. If you want to stay reasonable, you will get excellent results with Jupiter solid core copper 0,4mm in cotton. Absolutely great stuff as well...today I would always try to stay with cotton, silk etc. But I used as well all kind of teflon coated cables, copper, silver, stranded, solid. On connector, WBT AG are very good, but you can as well use the asian Eichmann plug copies for 16$ from ebay with excellent results.
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Old 6th December 2018, 07:09 PM   #13
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In the average power amp, you could use barbed wire :P
I use these RCA connectors: 10Pcs RCA Female Jack Socket Red/Black Chassis Panel Mount Connector Ga | eBay

I use this wire: Single Conductor Cables (Hook-Up Wire) | Cables, Wires | DigiKey

YMMV, but in the average power amplifier, noise on the input isn't an issue.
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Old 7th December 2018, 02:15 AM   #14
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What does the input wire GO to? Typically a PCB, open to the same EMI influences, and laid-out for the circuit's needs. Or point-to-point (to-point to-point to-point) construction. i.e. if the inside of the chassis is "clean enough" for the PCB, any sane length of any kind wire will be fine.

People have opinions on copper, silver, etc. Personally, in DIY, I think a nice color insulation affects "sound" more.
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Old 7th December 2018, 06:14 AM   #15
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Good good site !!
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Old 7th December 2018, 11:11 AM   #16
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What does the input wire GO to? Typically a PCB, open to the same EMI influences, and laid-out for the circuit's needs. Or point-to-point (to-point to-point to-point) construction. i.e. if the inside of the chassis is "clean enough" for the PCB, any sane length of any kind wire will be fine.

People have opinions on copper, silver, etc. Personally, in DIY, I think a nice color insulation affects "sound" more.
Your absolutely right. Different insulation for each type of music you listen to. Red for rock, Yellow for Jazz and so on. So, be prepared to take the amp apart every time you change your music.
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You are welcome...I am always curious...what is new school ?
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Old 7th December 2018, 11:39 AM   #18
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Cotton, silk etc. should always be avoided unless you sincerely believe that the dielectric makes absolutely no difference. This is because they are awful dielectrics whose properties change with the weather. Of course, if you believe that it makes no difference then you have no reason to choose them anyway.
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Old 7th December 2018, 11:55 AM   #19
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Hmmm...it seldomely rains in my living room and humidity is pretty constant...temperature as well...but I will observe this now more seriously...I always though that it sounds better in the winter.
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You are welcome...I am always curious...what is new school ?
this site is old school,not what they sell
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