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RE: 4N Pure Silver Dead Soft Wire Project

Hi Awe-d-o-file,

A tightly twisted pair is a vital goal for the DIY project. I'm not convinced that cotton tubing will allow as tight of a twist pitch as a very thin layer of PTFE Teflon tape in order to build an unshielded, very tightly twisted pair for optimum noise cancellation purposes. In this regard, since the project is a DIY AES/EBU digital cable, it's vital that the loop area of each twist of the wires are consistent along the entire length of the twisted pair, and cotton tubing will likely bunch up a bit here and there in a manner that creates subtle inconsistencies that may affect the digital signal. I'm also not convinced that cotton tubing will offer substantially less dielectric constant involvement than a very thin hand-built layer of PTFE Teflon tape for my particular project. Lastly, humidity is an issue that is not often discussed when absorptive cotton tubing is implemented for DIY silver cable projects. I'll let those who are interested in cotton tubing experiment for themselves in this case, and carry on with my particular design goals.

Cheers, Duster


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