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post #16 of 29

 

 

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Originally Posted by DaveBSC View Post

 

I did exactly that. The internal signal wiring in my KGSSHV is all solid core OCC silver. The high voltage wire is OCC copper. Connectors are all Furutech rhodium over pure copper. No brass, no cheap wiring inside.

 

 

You do realize that the conductivity of the brass is a non-issue, right? It just provides good structure. The conductor is the plating. Brass is more dimensionally stable than copper - which, means better contact (and thus sound) over time. 

 

*shrug*


Edited by liamstrain - 3/6/12 at 11:21am
post #17 of 29

Rhodium is no more conductive than brass it's actually less conductive than CuZn10.

 

post #18 of 29

Yah, I've never understood rhodium plating. At least gold is a good conductor, if you are after corrosion resistance.

post #19 of 29

I think because rhodium costs alot more it sounds subjectivly better.

post #20 of 29

What I've been told is that rhodium, because it's so tough and resistant to oxidation, you don't have to plate as much of it onto the base metals.  So less distance to go through, or something like that.  

post #21 of 29
Thread Starter 

So I barely understand what you all are talking about in the last 6 posts, but everything before that, thanks for clearing it up guys. Really quality stuff, makes a whole lot of sense now.

post #22 of 29

Yeah. You should replace all stock cables/cords slowly and at a normal pace. It's not a race; upgrade as the money comes along. Enjoy your music but remember: Once you go aftermarket, you will not go back. Have fun! darthsmile.gif

post #23 of 29

Oh! and don't forget to replace all the fuses in your house biggrin.gif

Personaly I tried a few aftermarkets interconnects and power cords but to be honest I haven't  be able to ear any differences.

post #24 of 29
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So I barely understand what you all are talking about in the last 6 posts, but everything before that, thanks for clearing it up guys. Really quality stuff, makes a whole lot of sense now.


there's nothing to understand... it's mostly petty gibber

 

post #25 of 29

Just buy the expensive cables if you want to get respect in audiophile community, i doubt you hear a difference in a blind test.

post #26 of 29
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there's nothing to understand... it's mostly petty gibber

 



We're trying to understand the reasons behind decisions. Nothing petty at all. I want to know, for instance, why Oyaide uses Rhodium, when all the conventional wisdom about conductivity (more being better) would indicate that as a poorer choice than many other materials. I don't think this is an unreasonable question to ask, before spending money on them. 


Edited by liamstrain - 3/7/12 at 7:29am
post #27 of 29

man, I was just taking the piss... jeez,  I cannot believe you didn't get that!..lol... oh you're so foolish...lol  rolleyes.gif

 

 

[edit: </ sarcasm>]


Edited by Lenni - 3/7/12 at 9:11am
post #28 of 29

Sarcasm doesn't always translate well on the web. You never know who is serious about something ridiculous. 

post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

Oh! and don't forget to replace all the fuses in your house biggrin.gif

Personaly I tried a few aftermarkets interconnects and power cords but to be honest I haven't  be able to ear any differences.


Well, I tried only Oyaide and I heard a big improvement. So much for me to order another one.

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