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In Reply to: RE: DIY.Best -price posted by CJ Larson on February 24, 2012 at 19:08:49
Amazing work CJ, thank you for sharing.
Any idea where one can 4 core cable for the interconnect you recommend? VH sells some for power cable and speaker cable but I have not found any with 4 cores for interconnect use.
Also, in a two core interconnect cable, would there be any benefit in using a thicker gauge for the ground wire compared to the hot signal wire?
I have noticed that thin gauge interconnects can sound thin and have restricted dynamics. A part of me wonders how much of this is due to the "poorer" ground connection due to the higher resistance on the thin gauges.
Finally, in my own experiments with DIY interconnects, I have found ribbon shaped silver cable insulated with oil impregnated silk (Duelund) to sound better than anything else I tried including top of the line Siltech cables.
From your work, any idea what cable construction / geometry would be optimal for use with ribbon shaped wire when used as interconnects ?
Thanks again for sharing your work, I have learned a lot from it.
Here are some wires to use:
wires in DIGI-KEY catalog-#2011-US2011
CAROL BRAND - unshielded -
-4 conductors, 22AWG,7/30 Strand, W122-X-ND ROHs $50.00/100ft.p-2443
-4 conductors, 20AWG,7/28 strand, C1331-X-ND DIGI-KEY, $78/100ft,p-2444
Parts Express 2012 catalog
-4 conductors,18AWG, stranded, 100-716, 100ft/$42.00,p-92
-4 conductors,16AWG, stranded, 100-652, 98cents/Foot,p-94
Thank you very much Curtis,
Do I assume that the 20 and 22 AWG gauges would be best for interconnects and the 16 and 18 AWG gauges best for speaker and power cables?
What do you use in your system if I may ask.
Thanks again Curtis and many greetings from the land down under..
Size selection is a trade off situation:
smaller for high frequencies, largere for lower
AWG: 18, 20, 22 High:
AWG: 12, 14, 16 Lower;
so 18 AWG for inter-connects (and smaller)
- - - -
18, 2 x 1624cm, -> 3248cm is about: 15 AWG ~ > 3257cm
so the 2x2 configuration has a larger over-all
conductance area. This configuration also does not
need - shielding - as poited out in our book.(p119)
If you can try several sizes you will see -hear-
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