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Addendum: 22 AWG Neotech Solid Core Pure Silver Teflon Wire




I find the Xhadow XLR Clone complements the sonic signature of 22 AWG Neotech SOST-22 UPOCC solid core pure silver wire with Teflon dielectric when implemented for a short-length 0.5m DIY UTP AES/EBU pure silver digital cable. The particular 22 AWG conductor when used for a custom DIY twisted pair offers the identifiable sonic signature of a solid core pure silver digital cable, to my ear. When terminated with my favorite Wonder Solder Signature solder, the particular silver-plated phosphor bronze with Teflon dielectric XLR connector helps to provide an expansive soundstage, neutrality without sounding lean, sweet treble, a goodly amount of speed, transparency, and dynamics, as well as a certain delicate firmness rather than an ethereal tonality that some pure silver cables are known for. The Xhadow XLR Clone performs better to my ear than both the platinum-plated and the gold-plated EIZZ XLR connectors when used with this particular wire, for the particular application. The previously mentioned mechanical issues aside, I find the sonic qualities that it offers makes it a high-value product from an audiophile POV, and a worthy element to add to my digital cable collection. Unless VH Audio offers 21 AWG solid core silver wire with AirLok dielectric someday, this wire may be as good as it gets for a home-brew solid core pure silver UTP AES/EBU digital cable project.


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