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What metal would you guys use for memory wire like the stuff on westone cables?

I'm currently building my own cables and have everything except that bit of metal

post #4082 of 4086
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Originally Posted by kookoo View Post
 

What metal would you guys use for memory wire like the stuff on westone cables?

I'm currently building my own cables and have everything except that bit of metal

Use a paper clip. 

post #4083 of 4086
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

Use a paper clip. 

thanks, i thought of that but isn't it too stiff?

was wondering if a small length of solder wire would do

post #4084 of 4086

You can give that a try too if you have some thicker stuff like the Canare Quad or something similar. A good thing to do is to set it where you want while the heatshrink is still pretty warm, that will help keep it where you want it.

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You will hear many different opinions on whether a cable will make a difference it is hotly debated. That being said I find silver makes things sound brighter with a tad more clarity with a reduction in bass. I have not used solid silver but silver plated ofc wire. From what I've read about how the signal travels it is by the skin of the wire. That would mean as I understand it more strands would mean more signal path. I have made a set silver plated  interconnects for my HT setup on my mains and found a loss of bass from the Monster cables I had but much more clear and bright sounding so I made a set of hybrids that got the bass back. You can do what you want but I think you might want to start out a little slower with the silver and gold solder. Most cable makers use (from what I gather) for solder is Cardis Quad it is I think 5% silver with Tin Lead and Copper. I use it and it is great to work with. For my copper cable I use DHC Nucleotide I find it pretty nice stuff to work with. Please take all of this as my own opinion as YMMV. You are the one that hears what you hear. Hope this helps you .


Thanks for the feedback. It's true that I may not be able to hear a difference either way, but then I was also told by a friend that I'd hear no difference with the headphone upgrade unless I had a dedicated amp/dac setup and I did, so I'm hoping that I will be able to hear 'something' even if it's not huge. That being said, I did find that my new set lacks power in the bass compared to my old set, which I do miss despite the improved detail and clarity. If using silver wire is likely to further decrease the bass, then perhaps I ought to reconsider

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Thanks for the feedback. It's true that I may not be able to hear a difference either way, but then I was also told by a friend that I'd hear no difference with the headphone upgrade unless I had a dedicated amp/dac setup and I did, so I'm hoping that I will be able to hear 'something' even if it's not huge. That being said, I did find that my new set lacks power in the bass compared to my old set, which I do miss despite the improved detail and clarity. If using silver wire is likely to further decrease the bass, then perhaps I ought to reconsider

I can't say you will hear less bass with solid silver but I did with silver plate on my speaker setup. I have planar headphones so a little loss in bass is not too noticeable . The copper brought back the bass for my speaker setup.

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