Originally Posted by Darknet
I don't think balanced cables do much without a balanced amplifier.
Anyways, has anyone tried the btg audio copper cable? I used their spc a while back. I'm debating between a 3 wire braid of plussound up-occ copper and a 4 wire braid of the btg stuff since its a lot cheaper.
-I guess this is more of a question of how it looks and feels. I'm not sure how large the impact on sound would be or whether its worth that much more in terms of cost.
So they are pretty different in terms of stats.
Plussound is 28 awg, OCC, 10 strands.
BTG ------- is 26 awg, OFC, 30 strands.
Most people won't notice a difference at all. Keep in mind that the BTG cable is simply custom ordered Mogami cable. I don't see that as a bad thing though. I use Mogami for 80% of the cables/interconnects I make. With Brian's, you get the benefit of having black/copper sleeving and no kinks in the wire if you plan on separating the individual conductors.
I've used different cables from both companies. I think I've tried almost all of their different DIY offerings except for the silver+gold from PlusSound. I've found that I like all off their cables for different types of projects.
In your case, I would suggest simply ordering some Canare/Mogami and stripping it/sleeivng it. You could save a lot of money and still get all of the benefits. However, if you prefer the look(color) of the sleeving from Plussound or BTG, or want un-kinked wire for braiding, then try the BTG as it will offer more strands for your $. Less chance of the cable breaking/failing.
If you want to compare OCC against some of your current OFC cables/interconnects to decide if you can hear/like one more than the other, then get some Plussound and see if those 7Ns are you cup of tea.