Speaker Wire (Silver vs. Copper) (BD-Design)

by GC, Wednesday, March 02, 2005, 00:10 (4707 days ago)

Hello,

I'm in thre process of building a compact ref system using 200's loaded w/ Fostex FE206E (aspiring to AER drivers someday :-)

I've been going back and forth about what type of speaker wire I should use to drive the horns and I'm thinking of constructing a pair from 99.99% solid core silver w/ Teflon insulation (it's available in 22 AWG to 30 AWG).

Before I make the investment, has anyone had positive or negative experience using silver wire in an Oris setup. Would Copper (perhaps CCC) be a better match for this application?

Does anyone have any suggestions as to cable geometry? Twisting vs. brading...

I'll be using a Korneff SE45 to drive the horns.

Thanks in advance for any insight.

Cheers,
Hat

Tags:
0

Speaker Wire (Silver vs. Copper)

by GC, Wednesday, March 02, 2005, 08:09 (4706 days ago) @ GC

Hello,

I'm in thre process of building a compact ref system using 200's loaded w/
Fostex FE206E (aspiring to AER drivers someday :-)

I've been going back and forth about what type of speaker wire I should
use to drive the horns and I'm thinking of constructing a pair from 99.99%
solid core silver w/ Teflon insulation (it's available in 22 AWG to 30
AWG).

Before I make the investment, has anyone had positive or negative
experience using silver wire in an Oris setup. Would Copper (perhaps CCC)
be a better match for this application?

This is a mater of taste. I've hurd that a silver is more "clean" and "detailed" than copper. But also depend on purity of material. I use silver interconect Kimber KCAG and copper/silver Nordost cable for speakers. If you ask me I would personaly go for ALL silver including wires in amp./player, caps, transformers, silver voice coil...So try before you buy - I always say that if there isn't any significant diference in sound to your ears than you can save extra money for something more critical (drivers, amp, CD player, better tubes,...).

Have a nise day,
Gasper.
[/i]

Does anyone have any suggestions as to cable geometry? Twisting vs.
brading...

I'll be using a Korneff SE45 to drive the horns.

Thanks in advance for any insight.

Cheers,
Hat

Tags:
0

Speaker Wire (Silver vs. Copper)

by GC, Wednesday, March 02, 2005, 09:07 (4706 days ago) @ GC

I use silver cables throughout, except for the Oris/DM3 speaker cable, which is the oval 9, multistrand, and of copper. The sound is clean, clean, clean.

Hello,

I'm in thre process of building a compact ref system using 200's loaded

w/

Fostex FE206E (aspiring to AER drivers someday :-)

I've been going back and forth about what type of speaker wire I should
use to drive the horns and I'm thinking of constructing a pair from

99.99%

solid core silver w/ Teflon insulation (it's available in 22 AWG to 30
AWG).

Before I make the investment, has anyone had positive or negative
experience using silver wire in an Oris setup. Would Copper (perhaps

CCC)

be a better match for this application?

This is a mater of taste. I've hurd that a silver is more "clean" and

"detailed" than copper. But also depend on purity of material. I use silver
interconect Kimber KCAG and copper/silver Nordost cable for speakers. If
you ask me I would personaly go for ALL silver including wires in
amp./player, caps, transformers, silver voice coil...So try before you buy
- I always say that if there isn't any significant diference in sound to
your ears than you can save extra money for something more critical
(drivers, amp, CD player, better tubes,...).
Have a nise day,
Gasper.
[/i]

Does anyone have any suggestions as to cable geometry? Twisting vs.
brading...

I'll be using a Korneff SE45 to drive the horns.

Thanks in advance for any insight.

Cheers,
Hat

Tags:
0

A silver wire

by GC, Wednesday, March 02, 2005, 13:36 (4706 days ago) @ GC

This stuff has been good to my ears
in many different applications:

http://www.audio-consulting.ch/silver_wire.htm

Tags:
0

Speaker Wire (Silver vs. Copper)

by GC, Wednesday, March 02, 2005, 17:03 (4706 days ago) @ GC

Speaker Wire (Silver vs. Copper) <

According to my calculation, using silver in stead of copper would give you a reduced resistance of 2,49 * 10^-5 ohms per speaker (with a 3 meter speaker-wire). When your silver will corrode the effect will be negated.

Niels

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper

Tags:
0

Speaker Wire (Silver vs. Copper)

by GC, Thursday, March 03, 2005, 21:14 (4705 days ago) @ GC

Thank you for all your insight. It looks like I'll end up constructing a simple pair of 2m parallel runs of 24 AWG solid silver wire to drive my horns.

I appreciate the feedback from everyone. I'll report back once I get things up and running (should be in the next couple of weeks :-) )

Best,
Hat

Tags:
0

Speaker Wire (Silver vs. Copper)

by GC, Sunday, March 06, 2005, 09:32 (4702 days ago) @ GC

Hi Hat,

Before I make the investment, has anyone had positive or negative
experience using silver wire in an Oris setup. Would Copper (perhaps CCC)
be a better match for this application?

It depends on your system what to use. I have used Silver in the past and lately I do prefer copper. Silver gives more transparancy, detail and such but also makes the system sound a more technical, less musical.

For Fostex drivers Silver is better because these can use some extra freshness and transparancy, the AER drivers don't need it.

Cabling is the pepper and salt of the system.... use what sounds best in that particular system.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to cable geometry? Twisting vs.
brading...

I prefer thin wire with solid core which are twisted but that's just my preference.

Ciao,

Bert

Tags:
0

Speaker Wire (Silver vs. Copper)

by GC, Monday, March 07, 2005, 20:10 (4701 days ago) @ GC

For Fostex drivers Silver is better because these can use some extra
freshness and transparancy, the AER drivers don't need it.

valuable insight. thanks!

Cabling is the pepper and salt of the system.... use what sounds best in
that particular system.

great analogy :-)

Does anyone have any suggestions as to cable geometry? Twisting vs.
brading...


I prefer thin wire with solid core which are twisted but that's just my
preference.

i'm curious, how tight/loose do you typically twist your wires? how many turns per meter or foot?

Thanks Burt!

Cheers

Tags:
0

Speaker Wire (Silver vs. Copper)

by GC, Monday, March 07, 2005, 22:22 (4701 days ago) @ GC

Hi Hat,

i'm curious, how tight/loose do you typically twist your wires? how many
turns per meter or foot?

I don't count, I just twist them...the reason for me is to have the ground twisted around the positive lead thinking that its reducing picking up signals and distortion from the air. Probably increasing the capacity but that will only effect frequencies not provided by my system...

Mostly there are other things having much more effect to the quality of your sound and perception. Use good sounding and clean contacts (allthrough the system), try to move the speakers 1 feet closer or further away, exchange the spikes under them or replace them for cones, clean your records properly (like done with a Nitty Gritty), move the table in front of you that reflects the sound in between you and the system, close or open the curtains if you have them, get a good mains filter (sound wise, not review wise...), etc...

Enjoy the music... ;-)

Ciao,

Bert

Tags:
0

Speaker Wire (Silver vs. Copper)

by GC, Thursday, March 10, 2005, 22:14 (4698 days ago) @ GC


I don't count, I just twist them...the reason for me is to have the ground
twisted around the positive lead thinking that its reducing picking up
signals and distortion from the air.

My thoughts exactly. :Y:

move the table in front of you that reflects the sound in between you and the system, close or open the curtains if you have them, get a good mains filter (sound wise, not review wise...), etc...

check, check & check.

Enjoy the music... ;-)

I always do ;-)

Thanks for the advice.

Cheers,
Hat

Tags:
0

RSS Feed of thread