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In Reply to: RE: try making speaker cable or interconnects out of ....... posted by triamp on March 14, 2023 at 05:15:49
I am disagreeing with you on this, not to start trouble BTW. Difference will be detectable depending on system resolution. I tried many times to like the VH Audio aluminum foil caps when they first came out and have at least 500 hours on them, yuck. Now they sell the copper ones which are identical except for the foil. Good for a dull tube system however.
Vast differences just from that. Both have Teflon dielectric and are identical AFAIK.
He made an objective statement that is correct.
Aluminum has approximately 1.5 times the resistivity of copper per unit area. There shouldn't be any debate about that.
When you claim "vast differences" noted during subjective evaluation, you've ventured into a completely different realm. That is a classic audiophile straw man argument.
'Best to just posit copper is more musical than aluminum and leave it at that.
the same as aluminum ? Maybe there are subtle variations that could have an effect on how the speakers sound.
And let me make sure I don't mis understand you :
you are saying that Aluminum wires, interconnects etc sound just the same - at a greatly reduced cost than pure copper interconnects and speaker wire ?
He morphed the conversation from transducers to speaker wire and crossover components. You caught that, didn't you?
And that material, as has been pointed out ad nauseam, is Al.
Again, don't you think that Magnepan has tested/investigated all this?
Mark in NC
"The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains" -Paul Simon
he made it sound awfully subjective and so my reply...
A subjective evaluation of his premise is perfectly within your capability. Two sets of speaker cables (copper and aluminum) with the same LCR characteristics can easily be sourced.
If you can blind test those and do better than 50/50, report back.
Anyways, the comedian's original post was regarding the musicality of copper versus aluminum in a 'transducer' application. Quite a different topic.
I'm still waiting for an explanation why copper is more "musical" than aluminum, and why your aluminum LRS's don't sound like crap.
Hopefully that's not too bossy for your sensitive audiophile noodle. :)
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