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ID:	36007 I had a number of phono cables with DIN connectors on hand including my go -to Hovaland which is surprisingly very balanced and very good. I wanted to try something different.

    I ordered from Parts Connexion some Jupiter solid silver 28 gauge wire wrapped in silk sheathing and some Eichmann or I guess now KLE RCAs along with a 1877 Phono gold DIN plug for my Brinkmann 12.1 configuration.

    This combination is killer for the the price all in under $150 or so and an hour's worth of work. I had the expandable sheathing from another project.

    I have since gone with a more complex braid with the same materials. The body is there with tons of detail it is quite amazing- worth the effort if you're inclined.
    Phono: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 Power Supplies and Volume controls
    Brinkmann Balance & RonT Tube Power supply with Kuzma 4-point ,FR64S, Brinkmann 12.1 , .Koetsu Jade Platinum,Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum, Lyra Atlas Lamda, Lyra Etna SL Goldfinger Statement, KLAUDIO RCM, HRSM3X
    Amps: Custom Direct Drive, Wyetech Topaz, Futterman H3 Quad II,Citation II, Marantz 8b, 5 ,2. Bedini 25/25
    Pre-Amps:Marantz 7, Marantz Model 1 Consolette Pair
    Speakers: Beveridge Model 3 Direct Drive amps, REL S/2 x 2, Quad ESL pair
    Otari 5050BXII, DeHavilland 222

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    you got away w/o a shield for the entire length or just where the wire exits the flextech braid? you were lucky you didn't pick up stray hum. I haven't used the silk wrapped Ag that Chris sells but have used solid core bare Ag wire I insert through teflon tubing. the KLEs are an excellent choice for plugs as are the WBT nextgen. for RCAc I now use Aural Thrills plug with barrels milled from solid PTFE and hand annealed silver contacts, the best sounding plugs I've tried thus far.
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    • #3
      No shield only where the wire exits the flex braid....this was a quick experiment so I didn't invest beyond the KLEs. The environment I am in now is "rf free".
      Phono: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 Power Supplies and Volume controls
      Brinkmann Balance & RonT Tube Power supply with Kuzma 4-point ,FR64S, Brinkmann 12.1 , .Koetsu Jade Platinum,Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum, Lyra Atlas Lamda, Lyra Etna SL Goldfinger Statement, KLAUDIO RCM, HRSM3X
      Amps: Custom Direct Drive, Wyetech Topaz, Futterman H3 Quad II,Citation II, Marantz 8b, 5 ,2. Bedini 25/25
      Pre-Amps:Marantz 7, Marantz Model 1 Consolette Pair
      Speakers: Beveridge Model 3 Direct Drive amps, REL S/2 x 2, Quad ESL pair
      Otari 5050BXII, DeHavilland 222

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rob View Post
        you got away w/o a shield for the entire length or just where the wire exits the flextech braid? you were lucky you didn't pick up stray hum. I haven't used the silk wrapped Ag that Chris sells but have used solid core bare Ag wire I insert through teflon tubing. the KLEs are an excellent choice for plugs as are the WBT nextgen. for RCAc I now use Aural Thrills plug with barrels milled from solid PTFE and hand annealed silver contacts, the best sounding plugs I've tried thus far.
        Rob - What are your findings regarding the solid core silver 28ga or 30ga? in Teflon tubes? I have been tempted to try this...I wish Nordost would sell raw wire for this purpose since the VPI tonearms are Nordost Silver already...Thanks
        Primary 2 channel stuff: Atma-Sphere MP-1 Mk 3.3, Pass Labs X600.5 amps, Aerial SW 12 subs, True Sound Works Ultimate Apogee Divas, Dunlavy SC4s, VPI HRX Reference w Avenger mag drive and Reference footers, Gimbal Fatboy, Yamaha GT2000 for Mono, Miyajima Kansui, Miyajima ZERO, Fidelity Research MC-201 & 202, VPI ADS, Vendetta Research SCP-1, Audio Note UK- 3.1X II balanced DAC, Meridian Sooloos, Western Electric Speaker wire, mostly diy balanced interconnects, Furutech Power Cords

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        • #5
          No issue using solid core with regard to flex? When I diy'd a phone preamp I used all solid core and it def doesn't want to be bent around a lot especially at the connection point...
          Regards,

          Erik
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          • #6
            Originally posted by solypsa View Post
            No issue using solid core with regard to flex? When I diy'd a phone preamp I used all solid core and it def doesn't want to be bent around a lot especially at the connection point...
            Not really, of course, solid core of this gauge does not take aggressive handling. Extra care at the connectors with heat shrink and a dab of hot melt does it. These cables are not pulled and reconnected often--- in fact better for them to stay in place so that they settle than rearranging them constantly.
            Phono: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 Power Supplies and Volume controls
            Brinkmann Balance & RonT Tube Power supply with Kuzma 4-point ,FR64S, Brinkmann 12.1 , .Koetsu Jade Platinum,Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum, Lyra Atlas Lamda, Lyra Etna SL Goldfinger Statement, KLAUDIO RCM, HRSM3X
            Amps: Custom Direct Drive, Wyetech Topaz, Futterman H3 Quad II,Citation II, Marantz 8b, 5 ,2. Bedini 25/25
            Pre-Amps:Marantz 7, Marantz Model 1 Consolette Pair
            Speakers: Beveridge Model 3 Direct Drive amps, REL S/2 x 2, Quad ESL pair
            Otari 5050BXII, DeHavilland 222

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            • #7
              Originally posted by solypsa View Post
              No issue using solid core with regard to flex? When I diy'd a phone preamp I used all solid core and it def doesn't want to be bent around a lot especially at the connection point...
              I was really looking for your thoughts on the sound using the solid silver in Teflon tubes vice something else. I decided to order all the parts to make up some new 30ga solid silver phono cables with the large Teflon tubing. Very anxious to see if it makes a difference. Something fun to do anyway.
              Last edited by Letsmakeadeal; 01-22-2018, 02:31 PM.
              Primary 2 channel stuff: Atma-Sphere MP-1 Mk 3.3, Pass Labs X600.5 amps, Aerial SW 12 subs, True Sound Works Ultimate Apogee Divas, Dunlavy SC4s, VPI HRX Reference w Avenger mag drive and Reference footers, Gimbal Fatboy, Yamaha GT2000 for Mono, Miyajima Kansui, Miyajima ZERO, Fidelity Research MC-201 & 202, VPI ADS, Vendetta Research SCP-1, Audio Note UK- 3.1X II balanced DAC, Meridian Sooloos, Western Electric Speaker wire, mostly diy balanced interconnects, Furutech Power Cords

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