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RE: xaudiomanx..... Thank you Dennis........

Hi, Willie!

Just keep at it, it will improve as you go along...

Throw a bone to those hard-fought boys in the boutique wire business.
Some are selling Window-Wash, but some others really showed me the
pavement-- listen-up:

I was taking apart the drivers in my JBL Paragon (JBL stereo speaker system, using 6 of their best 3 drivers-- see JBL Heritage website).

Inside the driver was a short piece of hookup wire-- multistrand silver
with carbon overcoat-- about 14ga. I took this out and replaced it with
a piece of Siltech multistrand silver of the same size. About 2 1/2 inches per leg.

Shouldn't make any difference, right? Well, that thing came alive!
Of course, I called Siltech in Holland and asked their engineers what
gives? Metallurgy. Period. They found out years ago that silver has tiny
voids in between the molecules. Gold, a poorer conductor, fills-in these voids, making a really conductive wire that is also neutral. Teflon jacketing of each conductor in two different layers and formulas, completed the picture.

It took other wire makers over 20 years to catch-on to this so that today, we have several great wire sources. George Cardas forms his own
copper and silver wire in his own plant in California. KimberKable has
silver wire today that rivals Siltech's LS-38 of yesteryear. SilverSonic has a nice silver hookup wire that I used in the newer amps..

If you're blueprinting a driver in an Altec or JBL, or TAD, etc. configuration, study the wiring and replace it. In fitting new voice-coils, clean-out all the crevices and be sure to have several new diaphragms on hand, and then try each until you find one that fits in all dimensions, and does not drag in any direction. Doing that, with new wire of the highest quality will transform your speaker drivers. So much so that you'll be thirsting after much better amp performance, and will go to work on your source components and system wiring.

Then. the musical fun really begins.....


Edits: 02/03/17

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