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Re: Fiberglass cloth

Not really...sonically cotton and fiberglass sound the same. I think you are making too much of dielectrics. In plastics the dampening property of the insulator is important for altering resonate properties (voicing the cable design), but in fabrics there really is no difference. The big issue with the different grades of fabric are heat, flame resistance, etc....resonate properties are not an issue. Fiberglass cloth is usually a lot cheaper....I think for a 1/8" (12 / 10ga) sleeve is something like 45 cents per foot unless you buy in bulk and then it's half that price. I have been using fiberglass as a wire insulator and cable insulator for years in my designs and always had very good results. I tried cotton way back when Yamamura first introduced the OEM wire back in the early 90's. It was very good and different for the time, but after trial and error you always find something better for less :) My suggestion is to try the fiberglass and see what you think....Percy Audio sells by the foot. Make sure you clean (mirror finish) and treat the wire with Progold 100% solution prior and you are in business.


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