Can anyone comment on which insulation has better dielectric properties, and which is most flexible? (XLPVC will be 28awg 7/36 stranded, XLPE will be 26awg 7/34 stranded, both are tinned copper) I only know that XLPE has okay flexibilty, (in comparison to, say AKG's cables) very good dielectric properties, and does not tribocharge, like PVC. I've never heard anything about XLPVC. I do know that the XLPVC is reasonably priced, ~$38 for 1000', but the XLPE is quote only, so I don't know if it's expensive or not. (XLPE is cross-linked polyethylene, or irradiated polyethylene, and XLPVC is cross-linked PVC, or irradiated PVC, in case you know them by a different name)
I'm mostly looking for something that's not so soft and malleable as the Q701 series' cable, but not too much stiffer. I find the Q's cable to feel cheap and get tangled easily because of how soft it is. (not to mention that horrid green color has GOT to go)
Bonus question: has anyone dealt with Allied Wire & Cable, do they make good wire, and are they a good, trustworthy supplier?