Cable braiding (Litz) : Just eye candy or significant audio advantage over twisted cable?

  1. 5genez
    Name some coax interconnect brands that you speak of that are designed as interconnects for components?

    There are so many other things that effect the sound that even if you found the "perfect" interconnect you may never know it if you are not getting the other things correct to begin with.

    You want to argue about what someone has and knows what it does?
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
  2. Speedskater
    Some good coax cables with heavy braided shields:
    Belden 1505F
    Belden 1695A
    Canare LV-77S
    Blue Jeans Cable LC-1

    These are measurably some of the best cables available. (there are others with similar specs)
  3. 5genez
    Yes... measurably. For what they know to measure for.

    You are speaking for SPDIF use, I presume?

    But, not for component interconnects. Right?

    Not for speaker cables. Right?

    Not even for headphone cables. Right?
  4. 5genez
    Never seen this product before. Posting about it because they did a good job of explaining some of the benefits of using litz....
  5. Speedskater
    No, those are good RCA analog interconnect cables. The heavy braided shield is needed for long analog cable runs.
    For long SPDIF, choose a good 75 Ohm coax cable.
  6. 5genez
    This thread was not created for finding the best coaxial SPDIF cable. The title is about the benefits of litz itself...

    Cable braiding (Litz) : Just eye candy or significant audio advantage over twisted cable?

    Not about coaxial... Its about something like this...

    I have Q Audio RCA interconnects and these are the finest sounding interconnects I have had in my system.

    Q Audio headphone cable...


  7. Speedskater
    You are the person that brought up SPDIF cable.
  8. 5genez

    This is a short thread. Not a lot of stuff to wade through. Anyone can see that I have not brought it up. Maybe you are posting in two threads and got this one confused with another? I did not bring it up.
  9. Speedskater
    In post #18, you wrote:
  10. 5genez
    Must have misunderstood when you used the term "coaxial" cables?
    You said...

    Well? Here is what I found with the Belden 1505F...
  11. GarageBoy
  12. Speedskater
    Some excellent US providers of terminated Belden cables are:
    Blue Jeans Cable
  13. GarageBoy
    Good to know. Saves me from buying 100' of cable at a time
  14. 5genez
    I just realized what may be causing some confusion here.

    Litz wire does not simply mean "braided." Though, it is braided. By the looks of the title of this thread it appears to be the assumption it means to be braided in a special weave.

    Litz wire is a wire where its not only braided.. But, having each individual fine strand in the cable being insulated from one another. Regular braided wire, only "braids." Its not Litz. It does not insulate as to prevent the strand hopping and blurring that takes place with non insulated strands of wire... be it silver, or copper. Makes no difference.

    Litz is a special process to guarantee a very pure signal transfer. The only other option would be using solid core, no strands. That way you avoid the strand hopping and blurring. That strand hopping and blurring often times shows up as that high frequency tizz we have become accustomed to and try to find ways to tame.
  15. macro
    LItz wire is designed to reduce AC resistance at higher frequencies, so if it has any audible effect, one would expect it to sound airier and brighter contrary to the duller sound you're describing.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2017

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