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In Reply to: RE: 4N Pure Silver Dead Soft Wire Project Report posted by Duster on March 26, 2017 at 15:45:48
Interesting results, and thanks for sharing your methodology and sonic evaluation. Greatly appreciated!
I wonder if the consistency of the dielectric contact has any bearing on the resulting sound? I agree that the extruded dielectric would have a more intimate contact with the conductor than the tape wrap, and I would think it would be more consistent too no matter how painstakingly the tape was wrapped. Question is whether that consistency is a bad thing or a good thing sonically. Might there be some advantage to random variations in the dielectric contact pressure on the conductor?
I've been wanting to try this gold wire I have for an analog interconnect application (DAC -> preamp), but haven't settled on the construction method yet. I'm thinking rather than putting the positive conductor in a PTFE tube, perhaps using a .006" wall PTFE heat shrink. The heat shrink would be considerably thinner than the tube, but would be in much more intimate and consistent contact with the conductor versus the (comparatively) loose contact in the PTFE tube. Guess I could try it both ways, but I'm probably too lazy, especially if the first effort comes out sounding really good. :)
"...consistency is a bad thing or a good thing sonically"
Consistency is best for a digital cable, since characteristic impedance is maintained by a precision dielectric relationship between the opposing conductors.
Actually, a gold plated copper wire should perform well with both wires insulated with cotton or silk tubing.
plus 1 on the cotton tubing I have used this copper core gold plated wire from germany for awhile its very very good
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