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Impedance differences in the cables

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What impedance do typical cable have?  Also, silver have drastically lower impedance than copper?

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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

What impedance do typical cable have?

The resistance of wire is so much lower than the connected devices it's not a factor unless you're talking about 50 feet or longer, or using stupidly thin wire.
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Also, silver have drastically lower impedance than copper?

It doesn't matter.

--Ethan
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It turns out that effectively Silver is about one AWG size more conductive than Copper wire.

That means that a 12AWG Copper wire is as conductive as a 11AWG Silver wire.

Not a big deal, is it?

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Not a big deal at all because the nett effect is miniscule at headphone cable lengths and at headphone impedances. 

 

http://www.procosound.com/download/whitepapers/Understanding%20Speaker%20Cables.pdf


Edited by exsomnis - 3/27/14 at 6:51am
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