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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Hmm. I'll do a search around. 

The cheapest high quality silver wire in the US that I have found is by plussound  http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/wires.html If you don't mind 26awg that is.  If you want to go for 24awg than artemis cables on ebay has some good stuff.  


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post #12452 of 15044
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Hmm. I'll do a search around. 

The best and cheapest silver wire in the US that I have found is by plussound  http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/wires.html If you don't mind 26awg that is.  If you want to go for 24awg than artemis cables on ebay has some good stuff.  

What is the difference?

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Honestly personal preference both will carry the signal just fine.  26awg is a bit more delicate to work with since its smaller but in exchange you get something that is a bit more flexible but isn't quite as strong as 24 awg. So all up to you.  Also 26awg is cheaper wink_face.gif.

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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

Honestly personal preference both will carry the signal just fine.  26awg is a bit more delicate to work with since its smaller but in exchange you get something that is a bit more flexible but isn't quite as strong as 24 awg. So all up to you.  Also 26awg is cheaper wink_face.gif.

I'll see what I'm thinking. 

post #12455 of 15044
I'm a fan of 26. Doing a 3 or 4 conductor, 5-6 foot cable is going to add up real quick $$$.

If you only need 3 conductors, you could consider going hybrid by using copper for your ground. Like the interconnect above.
post #12456 of 15044
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

I'm a fan of 26. Doing a 3 or 4 conductor, 5-6 foot cable is going to add up real quick $$$.

If you only need 3 conductors, you could consider going hybrid by using copper for your ground. Like the interconnect above.

Sadly, I need 4. Silver is sure expensive.. Is there any downsides? Anything I would need? Solder pot?

post #12457 of 15044
Actually my interconnect uses both copper and silver for each signal and ground. 6 in total, 4 signal 2 ground.
Next headphone cable is going to be SPC for signal and copper for ground to keep cot down.
post #12458 of 15044
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Originally Posted by randomkid View Post

Actually my interconnect uses both copper and silver for each signal and ground. 6 in total, 4 signal 2 ground.
Next headphone cable is going to be SPC for signal and copper for ground to keep cot down.

Any reason for the 4 signal and 2 ground? 

post #12459 of 15044
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Any reason for the 4 signal and 2 ground? 

Honestly I don't see a reason why.  If you want you can go silver plated copper.  If I remember correctly 80% of the electircity travels on the outside of the wire so SPC works very well in that regard and will also keep your costs down.  Otherwise I would do the silver for L, R, and copper for the grounds if you want to keep costs down.  Also its nice to get an extra foot of wire so you have room for error and shrinkage when you braid or twist.  Better a little bit too much than not enough.  

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Also get some cardas dielectric solder for yourself it has silver in it and is very easy to work with. If you believe in cables than it will improve them. If you don't than might as well get cheap solder.  

post #12461 of 15044
You can still go hybrid with 4. Just use copper for your grounds.

Unless you want absolute silver purity across the board
post #12462 of 15044
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Also get some cardas dielectric solder for yourself it has silver in it and is very easy to work with. If you believe in cables than it will improve them. If you don't than might as well get cheap solder.  

I have Kester 63/37 that Steve Eddy recommended me. Is that not so good with silver? 

 

Also, I got the wire stripper I ordered from RedCo audio, and its awful. I'm going to go back to where I asked about 10 pages back, and get a quality one that you guys recommended me for $50. Or around there.

post #12463 of 15044
I could have used 1 for ground but I like to be even and symmetric, I wouldn't use as many ground as signal for a interconnect though like some people do, with a standard mini-mini you don't need 2 grounds (one for each channel) as they join up either way.
post #12464 of 15044
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

I have Kester 63/37 that Steve Eddy recommended me. Is that not so good with silver? 

 

Also, I got the wire stripper I ordered from RedCo audio, and its awful. I'm going to go back to where I asked about 10 pages back, and get a quality one that you guys recommended me for $50. Or around there.

That solder will work just fine with silver just the cardas stuff will work better just from experience.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/200879856591?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649  This seller sells small lengths at what I think is a reasonable price.  

 

Sorry about the strippers. I have used them before and for $10 I think that they where an amazing deal.  Of course they won't compete with $50 or $100 strippers but still its a good deal for $10.  In my opinion that is.  

post #12465 of 15044
I use cardas silver solder too, very easy to work with.
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