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RE: Brass wire

A copper alloy brass connector is a different animal than a brass wire, of which from a conductive purity perspective, the impact of the mixed-metallurgy must be multitudes greater than the impact of a copper alloy connector. If basic OFC copper wire is considered the baseline standard for audio purposes, a brass wire must be near the bottom of the list of ordinary metals for audio purposes. Even though other materials are also options to consider, the highest purity copper or silver are considered the ideal wires. As for the sonic differences between brass, copper, and silver; brass tends to sound leaner, comparatively brittle, reticent, or constrained, and simply less musical than pure copper, which tends to sound warmer, with a more natural and effortless musicality, while pure silver tends to sound quicker, with less emphasis on tonal richness, sometimes in favor of a smooth, refined, and elegant liquidity that may be application or listener-dependent; an aesthetic appreciation vs. that of pure copper as a reference point. YMMV


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