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Building better cable for Hifiman HE1000 V2 (Hybrid)

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New cable for He1000 V2 (HEKV2) has 6 conductor hybrid geometry. 2 silver and one copper for each channel. They may have wanted to give more treble energy and slam by using silver while keeping bass quality with copper. A geometry like ALO reference 8 though the conductors in HEKV2 cable are loosely twisted inside the sheath as opposed to ALO cable having litz braid. As the cable has very thin conductors with somewhat flimsy construction, I am going to build a better cable.




Planned geometry would be,

  • One solid core silver conductor with teflon covering twisted with OCC copper wire into one conductor channel
  • 4 such conductors braided into 4 core Litz



Finished cable would be something like this.







However I could even keep all 8 conductors loosely twisted as in HEKV2 cable inside a Techflex sleeve. Or keep them loosely in four groups each group having copper and silver conductor twisted.

What would be the best way? I would compare this cable with Stefan Audioart pure copper cable and stock HEKV2 cable.
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What would be the best wiring geometry for the 8 core braided cable? I guess B??



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