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In Reply to: RE: Anybody have any experience with Furutech FT-111 RCA's? posted by lokie on March 27, 2017 at 08:45:57
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.
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