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I want to make a 17' speaker cable set from the Duelund 12ga tin plated stranded wire. Is this going to be flexible enough to roll up when I'm not listening? Or does stranded wire have a stiff quality? I have a small space and have to move the speakers to the side in between listening sessions.
If it is anything like the WE wire it is trying to emulate, it will twist just fine and with a little heat shrink will hold its shape. If you really want to be sure, cover it with techflex or place a one-inch long piece of heat shrink every 2-3 feet.
Why not ask someone at the Parts Connection? As Duelund's North American dealer, they should know.
If this is the single core stuff I am seeing online, you'll have to twist a pair up to make what amounts to, technically, an shielded twisted pair. Given the size and stranding, this should be quite flexible. However, I can't say how well these types of conductors would "twist" - very often stranded single-core wires don't remain twisted that well and require some heat shrinking or braiding to get them to stay put.
Another way to go is to braid the conductors using a third wire. The third wire can be inexpensive stuff such as type TEW or TWU.
In any case, whether you manage to use twisting, or some sort of braided jacket, or weaving three conductors in a twisted triad, I think the final product will be quite flexible and suitable for being moved around.
A simple twisted pair is not a shielded twisted pair, since an external shield is required to technically be a shielded twisted pair.
I think you meant stranded conductors don't tend to remain tightly twisted, while single core (solid core) conductors do.
Yes, that first line should have read UNshielded twisted pair...
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