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RE: Viborg Milled Aluminum Gold AC connectors

Virtually all inexpensive Chinese AC connectors feature brass base metal contacts. Any mention about copper or "red copper" tends to be misinformation or has to do with a copper plated brass base metal, which is a very unappealing plating concept with dubious sonic benefits; I have no wish to explore such a thing.

I believe the massive milled aluminum shell with 4-point silicone grip is the key to better performance, since it provides outstanding rigidity, and I'm sure the 4-point silicone grip also provides a high-level of resonance control vs. a typical flimsy plastic clamping mechanism. If a plastic-shelled Furutech or Oyaide AC connector body could fit into the milled aluminum shell (they don't fit), I'm certain a level of improvement would be found.

As for shielding, I don't think it's the primary benefit of the metal shell; it's the rigidity that matters the most. A possibility to ponder is that the aluminum shell may affect eddy currents in a manner that might dissipate stray electrical fields to a degree, but that's just postulation on my part. If anything, a carbon fiber sheath or perhaps ERS sheet material wrapped around the outside of the connector barrel for energy dissipation might be of benefit rather than EMI/RFI shielding purposes.

I've ordered another Viborg AC connector set that features a milled aluminum shell with carbon fiber inlay that's similar to an Acrolink AC connector design. It likely features the same polycarbonate body with gold plated brass contacts as this model features. I'll also include an evaluation of that AC connector set when I post a report in Cable Asylum.

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  • RE: Viborg Milled Aluminum Gold AC connectors - Duster 14:51:01 06/01/17 (0)


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