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Litz VS Stranded

post #1 of 27
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Hi guys I have a real noob question here: what is the difference between the Litz structure of a cable and a stranded structure of a cable? Let say that they are made of the same material i.e. Litz Copper cable VS Stranded Copper cable are there any sonic differences? Any help is much appreciated smily_headphones1.gif
post #2 of 27

For reasonably sized conductors (and reasonable circuits), in the audio frequency range there are no audible differences.


Edited by Speedskater - 10/1/13 at 8:37am
post #3 of 27
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For reasonably sized conductors (and reasonable circuits), in the audio frequency range there are no audible differences.

 

So do you think the premium price of the litz over the stranded is justified?

post #4 of 27

Does 'no audible differences' justify a 'premium price'  ???

post #5 of 27
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Ok thanks anyways

post #6 of 27

I think the main benefit of going for litz cable would be for aesthetic reasons. Litz cables are individually insulated by the strand, hence oxidation will be prevented/reduced dramatically, therefore keeping your cables looking great.

post #7 of 27
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I think the main benefit of going for litz cable would be for aesthetic reasons. Litz cables are individually insulated by the strand, hence oxidation will be prevented/reduced dramatically, therefore keeping your cables looking great.

 

x2 i agree with this comment

post #8 of 27
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For reasonably sized conductors (and reasonable circuits), in the audio frequency range there are no audible differences.

What's reasonable circuit? Care to elaborate?
post #9 of 27

Ones that you can't hear differences on. :ksc75smile:joke.

post #10 of 27
Having tried both the stranded and the linz, I also agree that the only reason is purely aesthetic on a headphone or IEM cable.
post #11 of 27
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Having tried both the stranded and the linz, I also agree that the only reason is purely aesthetic on a headphone or IEM cable.

It also lets you get away with porous, textile insulations. But I guess that ultimately goes toward aesthetics as well. And ergonomics.

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post #12 of 27
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Hi guys I have a real noob question here: what is the difference between the Litz structure of a cable and a stranded structure of a cable? Let say that they are made of the same material i.e. Litz Copper cable VS Stranded Copper cable are there any sonic differences? Any help is much appreciated smily_headphones1.gif

Litz cable reduces the impact of skin and proximity effect. Go audition the range from Audionote.
post #13 of 27
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Litz cable reduces the impact of skin and proximity effect. Go audition the range from Audionote.

 

Is the impact of skin microphonics? And my I know where us Audionote?

post #14 of 27
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What's reasonable circuit? Care to elaborate?


Ones that more than 99% of us have.  Now, zero Ohm impedance ribbon loudspeakers  with 1 inch diameter cable conductors need not apply.

post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by MahthovenWang View Post

Hi guys I have a real noob question here: what is the difference between the Litz structure of a cable and a stranded structure of a cable? Let say that they are made of the same material i.e. Litz Copper cable VS Stranded Copper cable are there any sonic differences? Any help is much appreciated smily_headphones1.gif

 

By the way, Litz cable is also usually twisted in some sort of fashion in order to reject electromagnetic inteference (EMI). This could potentially be useful for very long runs of cable, such as in a hardwired Ethernet network.

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