I'm planning on building a LOD for my iPod. I was thinking of using silver wire. For the connectors and cables I was planning on buying from Qables.com. Since I'm from the Netherlands it seems the easiest to buy from a dutch webshop. (Other tips are welcome off course)
I was expecting that silver wire would be more expensive than copper however at cables I saw that the opposite is true:
1m solid core Silver wire, 0,5mm ( 24 AWG) diameter, Insulated €5.25 per meter
1m Solid core OFC copper wire, 0,5mm ( 24 AWG), PE insulated €10.50 per meter
Am I missing something? Why is copper twice as expensive as silver? Are these prices decent? Other webshop prices I found may have been lower, but usually it's for a lot more meters...
EDIT: I see that the copper is 99.9999%, and the silver 99.99%. Is this the reason for the price difference? Is this difference audible and should I try to find 99.9999% silver?
Edited by pimmedoris - 2/7/12 at 1:25pm