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I've read quite a bit about AnakChan and others posting their reviews of solid-core silver cable called uBer lately. An IEM cable would cost $1,300 while mini-to-mini IC should have $325 price tag respectively. They seemed to be happy about paying a premium for major improvements.

 

Then I also saw Ian's Kimber cable in addition to Ericed8's modified TU-05 with Siltech cables for terrific upgrades. Granted the costs of Siltech bulk cables should be substantial while not always easy to find someone selling genuine products these days, I took the time to gather some potential alternatives.

 

GG also posted some pictures of DIY interconnects and now we should have someone with the skills of customizing nice cables. Eventually we should be able to decide what the best options are for modifying TU-05 as well as making some great interconnects.

 

I'm just listing the top dogs available from different sites with their pricing. More options will be added later.

 


 

Quote:
0,5m white Silvercab cable

0,5m black Silvercab cable

$50.71

 

http://www.qables.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=76_137


http://www.qables.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=691


http://www.qables.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=692

http://www.head-fi.org/t/263434/mundorf-silver-gold-alloy-qables-new-developments

 


 

Quote:
16 awg, OCC5N, SILVER, bare/uninsulated, solid-core wire, Per Foot

$29.95 pcX USD Price

 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_occ_ag.html

 


 

Quote:
11.5 awg, copper litz hook-up wire BLACK,  Per Foot

11.5 awg, copper litz hook-up wire RED,  Per Foot

$4.59 pcX USD Price

 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_cardas.html

 


 

Quote:
18 awg, Revelation Series, White, Solid Core - 99.99% pure SILVER, Teflon Jacket, hook-up wire,   Per Foot

18 awg, Revelation Series, Red, Solid Core - 99.99% pure SILVER, Teflon Jacket, hook-up wire,   Per Foot

$14.95 pcX USD Price

 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_dhlabs.html

 


 

Quote:
2.0, silver foil & silk/oil, Version 2, hook-up wire, Per Foot

$29.95 pcX USD Price

 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_duelund.html

 


 

Quote:
12 awg, Alpha-12, Red Hook Up Wire, OCC Copper, Stranded, UL-SJT, PVC, Per Meter

12 awg, Alpha-12, Black Hook Up Wire, OCC Copper, Stranded, UL-SJT, PVC, Per Meter

12 awg, Alpha-12, Green Hook Up Wire, OCC Copper, Stranded, UL-SJT, PVC, Per Meter

$43.04 pcX USD Price

 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_furutech.html

 


 

Quote:
19 awg, AGSS, Silver Strand, hook-up wire, Per Foot

$50.50 pcX USD Price

 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_kimber.html

 


 

Quote:
20 awg, LEGENBURG Rectangular HOOK-UP Wire RED, (UP-OCC Copper Mono-Crystal design),  Per Foot

$2.74 pcX USD Price

 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_legenburg.html

 


 

Quote:
15.5 awg. (1.5mm), Silver/Gold, Yellow Teflon (PTFE) Hook-Up Wire, Per Foot

15.5 awg. (1.5mm), Silver/Gold, White Teflon (PTFE) Hook-Up Wire, Per Foot

$50.00 pcX USD Price

 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_mundorf.html

 

http://www.mundorf.com/english%201.1/Broschuere%20Einzelseiten/MConnect%20silver-gold%20Draht.pdf

 


 

Quote:
20 awg  Solid-core UP-OCC Silver Wire, Teflon jacket, LIGHT BLUE, Per Foot

$21.34 pcX USD Price

 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/t/crystalwire.htm

 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_neotech_silver_teflon.html

 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_neotech_copper_teflon.html

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_neotech_copper_pvc.html

http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_neotech_copper_cot.html

 


 

Quote:
20AWG UPOCC silver single core
Color : Blue transparent teflon
OCC20AGCY : $65/m(USD52/m)-Deep Cryo

Available : Single spool 100 meter

 

http://www.liveacoustics.com.sg/upocc.htm
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/vendors-bazaar/162119-7n-upocc-neotech-silver-copper-wire.html

 

http://www.ahfartaudio.com/components/wires.html

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=59462.0

 


 

Quote:
10 AWG Silver Wire - with FEP tubing

Price:
$75.00

 

http://www.homegrownaudio.com/10-awg-silver-wire-fep/

http://www.homegrownaudio.com/categories/Solid-Core-Wire/

 


 

Quote:
Pure solid silver wire, soft out glowed

0.4mm / AWG 26. Solid Silver + Cotton cloth outside
99,97% pure solid silver core, soft out glowed

0.8mm / AWG 20. Solid Silver + DOUBLE Cotton cloth outside
99,97% pure solid silver core, soft out glowed

 

http://www.jacmusic.com/wire/

 


 

Quote:
Neotech NEI 3001 Interconnect, 1 ft Cryo Treated

Our Price : CAN$24.95

 

http://www.takefiveaudio.com/mall/shopexd.asp?id=1053

 


 

Quote:
~Interconnects Cables ('solid-core' silver or Mono-crystal copper)

 

http://www.wallywire.com/Products.html

 


 

Quote:
Solid Core Hook Up Wire 20 AWG

$35.00

 

http://www.aloaudio.com/solid-core-hook-up-wire-20-awg

 


 

Quote:
SXC Cryo Wire 18 AWG PE

$90.00

 

http://www.aloaudio.com/sxc-cryo-wire-18-awg

 


 

Quote:
Silver plated 99.999 copper mil spec 10awg 30ft wire

Price:
US $38.00

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silver-plated-99-999-copper-mil-spec-10awg-30ft-wire-/321063581580

 


 

Quote:
AWG12 2MM Solid Core UPOCC SILVER Audio BARE WIRE 600MM

Price:
US $69.99

AWG12 2MM Solid Core UPOCC SILVER Audio BARE WIRE 900MM

Price:
US $99.99

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AWG12-2MM-Solid-Core-UPOCC-SILVER-Audio-BARE-WIRE-600MM-/110573303999
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AWG12-2MM-Solid-Core-UPOCC-SILVER-Audio-BARE-WIRE-900MM-/280841121677

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AWG18-1-0MM-Solid-Core-UPOCC-SILVER-Audio-BARE-WIRE-6M-/310701956519

 


 

Quote:
CLAIRVOYANT CABLES GOLD/OCC BULK WIRE 25FT (16AWG)

Starting bid:
US $25.00

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLAIRVOYANT-CABLES-GOLD-OCC-BULK-WIRE-25FT-16AWG-/111111923341
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLAIRVOYANT-CABLES-GOLD-OCC-BULK-WIRE-25FT-18AWG-/110969873497
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLAIRVOYANT-CABLES-GOLD-OCC-BULK-WIRE-40FT-20AWG-/110969873640
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLAIRVOYANT-CABLES-GOLD-OCC-BULK-WIRE-40FT-20AWG-/111111897930
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLAIRVOYANT-CABLES-GOLD-OCC-WIRE-30FT-22AWG-NEW-/121137377663
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLAIRVOYANT-CABLES-GOLD-OCC-BULK-WIRE-80FT-24AWG-/111111901199
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLAIRVOYANT-CABLES-GOLD-OCC-BULK-WIRE-80FT-24AWG-/121007068164
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLAIRVOYANT-CABLES-GOLD-OCC-BULK-WIRE-100FT-28AWG-/111111907190
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLAIRVOYANT-CABLES-GOLD-OCC-BULK-WIRE-100FT-28AWG-/121007068324

 


 

Quote:
TWISTED PAIR 18AWG GOLD PLATED OCC COPPER SOLID CORE WIRE 20FT

Price:
US $150.00

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GOLD-OCC-INTERCONNECT-WIRE-UNTERMINATED-/121007069611

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TWISTED-PAIR-18AWG-GOLD-PLATED-OCC-COPPER-SOLID-CORE-WIRE-20FT-/121007070114

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TWISTED-PAIR-24AWG-GOLD-PLATED-OCC-COPPER-SOLID-CORE-WIRE-30FT-/121007069976

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TWISTED-PAIR-28AWG-GOLD-PLATED-OCC-COPPER-SOLID-CORE-WIRE-30FT-/110969875484

 


 

Quote:
AUDIOPHILE SOLID CORE SILVER/OCC BULK WIRE 30FT (22AWG)

Price:
US $50.00

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUDIOPHILE-SOLID-CORE-SILVER-OCC-BULK-WIRE-30FT-22AWG-/110969874437
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUDIOPHILE-SOLID-CORE-SILVER-OCC-BULK-WIRE-30FT-22AWG-/111111811672
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUDIOPHILE-SOLID-CORE-SILVER-OCC-BULK-WIRE-60FT-24AWG-/121007068883
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUDIOPHILE-SOLID-CORE-SILVER-OCC-BULK-WIRE-60FT-24AWG-/121137399521
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUDIOPHILE-SOLID-CORE-SILVER-OCC-BULK-WIRE-90FT-26AWG-/111111913728
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUDIOPHILE-SOLID-CORE-SILVER-OCC-BULK-WIRE-90FT-26AWG-/121007069130

 


 

Quote:
Neotech Wire UPOCC Solid Core 7N Silver 24AWG Teflon

Price:
AU $25.00

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Neotech-Wire-UPOCC-Solid-Core-7N-Silver-24AWG-Teflon-/320965641184

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Neotech-UPOCC-Solid-Core-7N-Copper-20AWG-RED-Teflon-/221022574504
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Neotech-UPOCC-Solid-Core-7N-Copper-20AWG-BLACK-Teflon-/221222689483

 


 

Quote:
新品顶级音响升级线材万隆neotech 20awg 7n upocc单晶金银合金线

价  格: 800.00 RMB

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=25105660304

 


 

Quote:
丹麦原装Duelund 杜兰极品 5N 方芯金银合金线 480-1080元/米

0.4mmx4.65mm   1080元1米

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=16204337432

 


 

Quote:
终极推荐新款杜兰旗舰DUELUND16AWG方芯金银合金线喇叭信号电源线

价  格: 1100.00 RMB

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=15774060289

 


 

Quote:
丹麦杜兰DUELUND DIY信号线 喇叭线 16AWG VERSION2

价  格: 1200.00 RMB

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=14765875179

 


 

Quote:
极品Duelund 杜兰 0.35mmx4.65mm 方芯5N 金银合金油浸真丝编织线

价  格: 1600.00 RMB

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=13594633655
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=14200886716
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=14226302385

 


 

These links are not related to bulk wires but those sellers might be willing to offer similar options

 


 

Quote:
Solid silver 8-core high purity 0.5mt Neutrik AG XLRs

Price:
£99.00

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Solid-silver-8-core-high-purity-0-5mt-Neutrik-AG-XLRs-/400225309770

 


 

Quote:
16core pure solid silve with spade plugs speaker cables with 99.999+%silver

Price:
US $699.50

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/16core-pure-solid-silve-with-spade-plugs-speaker-cables-with-99-999-silver-/251300726789


Edited by seeteeyou - 7/7/13 at 12:30pm
post #812 of 3489

wow! this post saves me a lot of time to look for a nice cable or wires for a DIY one for my tu-05!

post #813 of 3489

seeteeyou, bear in mind I didn't buy that Uber interconnect. That was a gift from Tralucent (but I did buy the Uber IEM cable). Solid core requires quite a bit of care.

 

In fact for my review of the TU-05b and TUR-06, I used the longest mini-to-mini I could find in my stash which incidentally was an unbranded/unknown and probably standard quality-type cable.

post #814 of 3489
Cables are an interesting topic and one that always creates a robust discussion on audio related websites.

In my experience the law of diminishing returns applies to cables more than any other piece of audio gear. So once you've acquired e.g. a mid range cable constructed of good quality wire with solid connectors and RFI rejecting sleeving, to achieve a noticeable sonic improvement (say a 10% gain) requires spending a disproportionately large amount of money. Hence building your own cables is an excellent and cost effective thing to do.

Cheers,
Andy.
Edited by smial1966 - 7/7/13 at 12:59pm
post #815 of 3489

want to mention this product i made an interconnect with:

 

axmann axiom III pure silver cable

 

can't compare it to other silver cables, but used as headphone cable it has slighty less bass than the standard 8 wire grado cable, but adds  a lot of detail, precision and better imaging / highs .

 

you can buy it as 4 wire cable or the teflon isolated wires alone. 1 meter (i.e. 4 meter of wire) is euro 72,-- if bought directly from mr. axmann.

 

http://www.silberkabel.de/html/english.html

 

https://proaudiogear.de/product_info.php?products_id=238

post #816 of 3489

i got an email this morning from shikada san that he has shipped my amp (and the amp is #20)!


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/8/13 at 3:45am
post #817 of 3489

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by GermanGuy View Post

i got an email this morning from shikada san that he has shipped my amp (and the amp is #20)!

post #818 of 3489
021 is otw. Hopefully I will have it by the end of the week.
post #819 of 3489
Quote:
Originally Posted by woodcans View Post

021 is otw. Hopefully I will have it by the end of the week.

 

 

Congratulations !!!!!!!!

 

I think the number of posts in this thread will explode after next week when all the new amps have arrived !!!!!

post #820 of 3489
Well done guys, hopefully by the end of this week you will have them. I know for me shipping was very quick!
post #821 of 3489

After reading this 55+ page thread I am thoroughly excited to be placing an order tonight smily_headphones1.gif

post #822 of 3489
Congratulations kcee!
If your up in Vancouver at all before it arrives your more than welcome to listen to mine!
post #823 of 3489

at the moment i am thinking of how to make a DIY solid core pure silver GOLD PLATED wire interconnect cable!


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/8/13 at 11:42am
post #824 of 3489

some thoughts about my cradle (overkill version):

 

- the amp must be removable

- there must be a connection to the charger

- it must be possible to change volume

- it must be possible to connect a source

- it must be possible to connect a headphone

 

- (open topic) how to switch on/off without adding an additional switch / modifying the amp

 

the cradle must protect the amp from

 

- movement of the base

- sonic influences from the outside

- electromacgetic influences from the outside

 

this would result in the following construction:

 

wooden base with connector for the charger (rear side), a 'charge on off' switch (front side) and a relay driven by the power of the charger to completely disconnect the amp from the charger while listening, a front connection panel for source, headphone and a volume control knob driving the amps volume control knob via an axis and a belt.

 

a smaller than the wooden base metal plate with dampeners and springs between wooden base and metal plate to decouple the amp from any movement, flexible wires between wooden base and (heavy) metal plate and small connectors and cables to  connect the amp to power, in, out on the metal plate, a bracket to fix the amp on the metall plate. 

 

a hood out of metal mesh as faraday cage placed on and above amp and metal plate to shield electromagnetic radiation.

 

a outer hood out of plexiglas with holes placed on and above the wooden base to protect the amp from sonic influences while allowing air- and heatflow to the outside.

 

maybe there are some compromises needed!


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/8/13 at 12:59pm
post #825 of 3489
Quote:
Originally Posted by GermanGuy View Post

some thoughts about my cradle (overkill version):

 

- the amp must be removable

- there must be a connection to the charger

- it must be posible to change volume

- it must be possible to connect a source

- it must be possible to connect a headphone

 

- (open topic) how to switch on/off without adding an additional switch / modifying the amp

 

the cradle must protect the amp from

 

- movement of the base

- sonic influences from the outside

- electromacgetic influences from the outside

 

this would result in the following construction:

 

wooden base with connector for the charger (rear side), a 'charge on off' switch (front side) and a relay driven by the power of the charger to completely disconnect the amp from the charger while listening, a front connection panel for source, headphone and a volume control knob driving the amps volume control knob via an axis and a belt.

 

a smaller than the wooden base metal plate with dampeners and springs between wooden base and metal plate to decouple the amp from any movement, flexible wires between wooden base and (heavy) metal plate and small connectors and cables to  connect the amp to power, in, out on the metal plate, a bracket to fix the amp on the metall plate. 

 

a hood out of metal mesh as faraday cage placed on and above amp and metal plate to shield electromagnetic radiation.

 

a outer hood out of plexiglas with holes placed on and above the wooden base to protect the amp from sonic influences while allowing air- and heatflow to the outside.

 

maybe there are some compromises needed!

 

 

GG, at this rate, you could put together an ASP accessory package: pin cleaning kit, add in a gold-plated solid silver core IC and along with your custom cradle charge a pretty penny. I'd buy one!

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