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RE: Silver interconnects

I haven't researched oil impregnated cotton tubing as a dielectric, but impregnated oil will take the place of air as a dielectric, which seems counter-productive from a dielectric constant POV, since oil presents a higher dielectric constant than air. Perhaps the oil contributes to a pleasant or euphonic sonic signature due to its effect on various electrical and/or mechanical damping factors. Perhaps something I'm not aware of is involved in the concept.

As for adding a few strands of AG/GD wire, I would avoid implementing multiple conductors into a bundle, since it would affect phase/timing of the signal in an unpredictable manner, as well as unpredictable conductor resonance as a result. Best to stay with a more conventional twisted pair as a safe-bet for a DIY build, IMO. Make sure to choose a high-performance connector that sounds good to your ear for the project, since that aspect makes a great impact on the sonic signature of an audio cable.


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