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In Reply to: RE: why would that be the case? posted by DrChaos on June 17, 2021 at 18:39:50
"Why would solid-core spkr wires sound better than stranded?"
I'm wondering why.
Diode Effect is the cause of what you hear from stranded wire. Basically, the signal jumps from strand to strand and because of skin effect, causes all sorts of timing problems. The best way to do this is with multiple 28 gage magnet wire or use whatever your favorite Teflon wire is.
Figure the gage you need and twist the wire (I use a drill) and do the same for the return leg. The wire has low inductance and high capacitance, so be aware. I use it with my Quads and love it.
Mark in NC
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I am well aware of that, BE (perhaps you didn't read my earlier posts?) - and all my spkr cables use multiple strands of thin wire.
But there are those (for instance the guy who I was responding to, in the post you answered!) who appear to think that the diode effect is nonsense.
In the same way, there are those (measurement-oriented EEs, for instance) who refuse to believe that skin effect can be heard at audio frequencies.
Skin effect is a well understood phenomenon Andy.
Insulting EE's doesn't buoy your position. It just makes you look ignorant.
I guess I should have read the entire post more carefully. You said it better than I did.
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