- Jul 5, 2014
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- Jul 5, 2014
Only a problem if you used too much solder. Flux prevents shorts if you're terrible at soldering, but in high-end applications, it can cause them as it's a bridge. Especially once you reach gigahertz frequencies, and we all know audio works in gigahertz frequencies, there's a lot more parasitics.I can only report what has been true in my experience. the wires connecting the board to the 4.4mm socket are about an inch (4 conductors), the 1Z uses Kimber cable that is enameled, and the KMOD for the the 1A and 1Z uses 1960 wire. In my experience with XLR Cables and this mod, solid copper sounds better than even the most expensive enameled cables.
Degradation of the audio signal can happen even in that little inch.
quite the opposite. the flux sucks any excess solder back up to the tip of the solder gun, it cleans up the ends, and actually prevents shorts. A bit of alcohol will clean up any flux residue in seconds.
Take you man complex out of soldering.... or not.
If you used too much solder, use desoldering wick instead. Yes, still has flux on it, but doesn't leave quite a big of a mess behind.
If you solder in a vacuum or non-oxidising environment, you go fluxless. Flux only exists to prevent premature oxidising, thus making a mess. Thus, why if you're going for high-end applications, you go fluxless. But then again, we have established you are anything but.
Finally, I'm obviously taking the p!$$ out of you,in case you still don't get it.