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Lazy man's braider :O I think you take alternating opposite pairs and twist them 180 degrees around the middle so they almost switch places.  That looks like a really really loose braid to me though... shouldn't you only really see the ends of your wires near the wood when it is nearly done?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TGzJEgHYlc

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Very cool cables!  I've experimented with pure gold wiring before, it's fun. :)  Certainly adds to the bling-bling factor. biggrin.gif

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Gold is not among the best electrical conductors..a expensive waste of time and money, silver is the best natural electrical conductor.

Read it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_conductor

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as far as I know silver can corrode over time while gold cannot? Why are so many connectors gold plated then?

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as far as I know silver can corrode over time while gold cannot? Why are so many connectors gold plated then?

 

That's exactly it, to prevent oxidation. But that has nothing to do with actual conductance. Gold is typically best used as a very thin coating/plating to keep connectors from corrosion. Rhodium combines the best of both properties AFAIK.

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Have you ever used an interconnect or cable made with pure 24k gold, if not then you should keep such comments to yourself. I have and IMHO pure gold sounds better then any of the silver or copper wires I have used, there is a reason why the best wires available such as crystal cable and mundorf have a percentage of gold mixed with their wires and solder.


Do not let your woman know the cables you made are made of gold otherwise she will wear it around her neck and you will have to make new ones. wink_face.gif

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Have you ever used an interconnect or cable made with pure 24k gold, if not then you should keep such comments to yourself. I have and IMHO pure gold sounds better then any of the silver or copper wires I have used, there is a reason why the best wires available such as crystal cable and mundorf have a percentage of gold mixed with their wires and solder.


Pray tell what would that reason be? I am sincerely interested in your answer, especially if you can provide supporting documentation to justify your opinion. Putting in a percentage of gold mixed into a cable does make sense to prevent oxidation, but I can't find anything to support your assertion of superior conductivity of pure gold wire in an audio cable.

 

It sure does look bling though smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Parrots View Post

Have you ever used an interconnect or cable made with pure 24k gold, if not then you should keep such comments to yourself. I have and IMHO pure gold sounds better then any of the silver or copper wires I have used, there is a reason why the best wires available such as crystal cable and mundorf have a percentage of gold mixed with their wires and solder.


Pray tell what would that reason be? I am sincerely interested in your answer, especially if you can provide supporting documentation to justify your opinion. Putting in a percentage of gold mixed into a cable does make sense to prevent oxidation, but I can't find anything to support your assertion of superior conductivity of pure gold wire in an audio cable.

 

It sure does look bling though smile.gif



It is not worth to insisting........let him shine!!!

 
 

 

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Gold is a worse electrical conductor than silver or copper...

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Gold is a worse electrical conductor than silver or copper...


Guys, stop trying. He's a lost cause.

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No one is a lost cause and this isn't a debate. Stop.

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No one is a lost cause and this isn't a debate. Stop.


Sorry, I just really like derailing threads. wink.gif

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Sorry, I just really like derailing threads. wink.gif


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.....maybe diamond sounded better! Qables as any other manufacturer has to justify the selling  of over price components!deadhorse.gif

 

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