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Interconnect wire gauge, 24/26/30 ga? Headphone cables?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
which size is better for interconnect use?

and what gauge do I need for headphone cables wires?

I am talking about pure silver wires.

Thanks for any info
post #2 of 7
30 AWG is my vote.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
is it because the thinner the better?

even use thin wires for headphone cables?
post #4 of 7
Well, 30 AWG wire performs really well in interconnects. You can make one of the best cables possible with just a twisted pair of 30 AWG silver.

Headphones don't require much power and thinner equals more flexible, so I'd think 30 AWG wire would be a good match for headphone cables.
post #5 of 7
The kind they have on sale.

http://www.homegrownaudio.com/hga/newlistproduct.php

That 26AWG wire is identical to the 26AWG used for their Silver Lace interconnects with the only difference being the on sale stuff has 8 mils of teflon coating whereas the Silver Lace wire has 12 mils of teflon coating.
post #6 of 7
diyhifisupply sells 30 AWG silver with accompanying teflon tubing for $3/meter. Teflon tubing is also a better dielectric than the extruded FEP on the HGA silver wire.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
but DIY supply didn't specify the grade, they just say "high-grade". Even stering silver is not particularly low grade, so I am not sure what the DIY grade is. Plus they are in HongKong, international shipping is kind of a hassel. Anybody have any experience dealing with DIY before?
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