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The Omega Mikro cables, you know, the ones from Ron Bauman, use conductors that are the diameter of a human hair or ultra thin ribbons that are so thin you can almost see through them. You know, to minimize skin effect. (I like your reaction.)
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Gage is good only in that it relates to the AC resistance, which relates to impedance. Impedance is totally different than resistance and one must be familiar with the formulae and complex mathematics to understand how this can be of benefit with wide range signal transmission with minimal phase shift. Large gage has nothing to do with "speed".
Hit the physics books, it's all there, and it certainly applies to audio signal.
You got me all wrong, dude. I never said any of those things. The word is gauge, incidentally.
Just to mentin (somewhat of topic as this is for an IC not a speaker cable but...)
Nyway, I bought a pile of Cardas Parsec as they sounded pretty good on my system. However when I bought a 7 meter run in balanced.. The sound never di resolve. Stayed tin and not pleasing.
But a same length of Kimber Hero, (with much larger size wires) Had great bass.
IMO the Parsec had too thin a conductor over the 23 ft.
Maybe it was some other problem with the design.. But I think it was just too damn thin a wire to run 23 ft.
The treble was superb.. Just the lower depths lacking..
It could be a lotta things. Who knows? There are many cables that have crappy bass, even heavy gauge ones.
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