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...since 56 not 54AWG is the reported gauge of Mapleshade's wire. No matter really. Average human hair .00394 inches. 56AWG, .000492 inches. What? About 8 times thinner than a human hair. Put 900 watts through that Geoff. Yeah. Have I, as yet, finally hammered out the complete idiocy of using 54 or 56 awg for speaker wire yet? Does the sun rise in the east? Does God make little green apples? Are girls sugar and spice and everything nice? Don't motherhood and apple pie go together? Am I spending way too much time in the isolation ward?
56 gauge were the Omega Mikro IC's, per my response (linked SoundStage review) to one of your threads below.
Seem to recall Omega Mikro products being listed on Mapleshade's site (years ago), but don't know what the business relationship was, or if Pierre was even involved in the design process.
Per Sue K's chat with Pierre his older "Mapleshade" IC's were 42 gauge (I once owned the digital "baggie" version of them and yes the wire was tiny - plus I thought that it looked like a twisted pair of solid core wires - though I may be mistaken).
Assumed you had already ruled out thin/tiny wire (especially silver) per your previous postings on both IC's and speaker cable, or are you having second thoughts on such an application?
The Omega Mikro cables including the super thin wires were the brainchild of Ron Bowman who is under the umbrella of Mapleshade. I debuted at CES with Pierre and Ron. Ron Bowman also designed the super duper amplifier Mapleshade used in that room, which featured no tone controls and no volume control. ;-) That room included the then brand new monster Nakamichi Dragon CD system which was isolated on my sub Hertz Nimbus platform. All wiring and cabling suspended by (super thin) thread from the ceiling.
No second thoughts whatsoever!
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