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Good advise as a rule of thumb.Going more specifically, a lot has to do with the age and dielectric... and if it was exposed to the elements. PVC wire from the 50s and 60s that's remained indoors is going to be slightly dry/brittle by now, and it can't handle much heat. Cotton/wax sleeved tinned copper is actually desired by a lot of people refurbing amps as it has a particular sound. It's still flexible, but doubtfully up to code/UL listed for power applications. Older vintage PTFE / Teflon wire that's decades old is still perfectly good from what I've seen. Polyethylene, although introduced to the market in the 50s, I haven't stumbled upon (or looked for that matter), may fall somewhere in-between. Fortunately with RCA interconnects, etc., it doesn't have to be rated at 300 or 600v like a power cable would, so experimentation is safe.... nothing will be catching fire ;)   ...try and round up some cotton/wax tinned copper wire (not the new stuff) and see what you think. 

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I'm trying to find a good wire to use inside a DIY Power Distributor / Receptacle. The largest solid core silver plated wire I can find is 14 AWG, once it hit's 12 AWG they're all stranded.

Does anyone know where to get a 12 AWG Silver Plated Wire that isn't stranded? Or another alternative to use on receptacles inside a power distributor.

Tim
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Well, I made another one using Kumihimo. I was going for Blue and Gold (Go Bears!). I'm not sure I like the final results, but it's not bad.

 

16 strand Mogami W2799 wire. I haven't terminated it yet. Not sure I'm going to keep it.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Allanmarcus View Post

Well, I made another one using Kumihimo. I was going for Blue and Gold (Go Bears!). I'm not sure I like the final results, but it's not bad.

16 strand Mogami W2799 wire. I haven't terminated it yet. Not sure I'm going to keep it.






If you did all that braiding yourself you have the patience of a saint, jeebers
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Goodness, I can feel my arthritis flaring up just from looking at it!

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It took 3 or 4 hours, I think. Broken up into many sessions, it wasn't too bad. I do it while the wife and I watch tv. She wants to know if I will be taking up knitting next.
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My new DIY CIEM cable. Eidolic splitter and connectors, Oyaide jack, Norne audio wires.


Edited by WhiteKnite - Yesterday at 6:19 am
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Made one for my NightOwls nearly identical to the one I built for the Meze 99 Classics.



Norne 22AWG OCC, balanced.
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