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In Reply to: RE: Anybody have any experience with Furutech FT-111 RCA's? posted by bcowen on March 26, 2017 at 13:59:03
The set screw connection allows for easy wire experimentation.
What wire are you going to be using?
Reasonably priced as well.
I'm going to play around with this gold wire that's been sitting in a box for the past 15 years. Don't remember who I bought it from, and don't remember much about it, other than it's a 24k gold and silver alloy. I have a vague memory that it was pretty expensive too. Calipers show it at .025", so roughly 22 gauge. Biggest problem is if the cables come out sounding really good I won't know where to get more of the same wire. :)
Gold is obviously questionable as the best wire for this purpose, but my favorite factory interconnects right now are the Stealth PGS (antiques in their lineup) which use a very small gauge gold conductor, around 40 gauge IIRC. Probably won't get very close to duplicating them, but I have no desire to duplicate the expenditure on another pair of PGS either...
That's funny... I have a full set of Stealth PGS that I've lived w for the past 5 years. So, if I find something better, I'll have 5 pairs available.
I just changed tube amps from 45/2a3's to kt77's and as result- me thinks my system is smidgen darker.
First experiment will be w Neotech AG/GD and then solid AG on the return which someone told me they love. Stay tuned.
Pretty big change from 2A3's to KT77's. Was the 2A3 single-ended, and presumably the KT-77 is push-pull? I do miss the bass slam and control of the last push-pulls I had, but just can't bring myself to give up the harmonic structure and detail of SET to get it back. :)
Please do post back with your results. Be very interested to hear how your creation(s) stack up to the PGS.
2A3/45's were push pull. Loved them. Very refined and neutral w tone to die for. The PGS was the perfect interconnect there.
My musical taste is changing a bit so I got the itch for more power and after much deliberation, decided upon Gold Lion KT77 reissues. So far so good but they are not as linear as the 2a3/45's.
I'm still in the process of dialing in and currently rolling xover and DAC caps.
I would rather clean the garage than roll cables. Experimenting with all the different combinations is a pain in the arse. These connectors will make it so much easier.
The thing about the PGS... despite a very simple design, they have a really good shield. And I usually don't like shielded cables. I'm not sure how to implement that or if it's necessary. I guess I'll figure it out as I go.
I would like to try them as well. Not to many solder less RCa's around.
I'll post back with my impressions once I get them. I have no doubt that the build quality will be impressive....just hope they're easy to work with.
Ordered 4 today. I have a multitude of wire laying around to experiment with.
Silver, copper, Mil Spec, and also ordered some Ag/GD that I've been dying to try. Mixing and matching the two runs w different gauges and metals, etc.. This is going to be fun!
Great find! Thanks.
Keep me posted on your hot-melt glue. Eventually I hope to find something permanent.
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