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18 awg overkill? ...project complete w/pic
« on: October 03, 2009, 07:40:16 PM »
3 twisted 18-AWG silver/teflon ...is 18 awg overkill for mic cables???
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Re: 18 awg overkill?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 09:42:16 AM »
not necessarily, but gauge affects capacitance too- look at all the specs of the cable as a whole.  I'd recommend Canare L4E6S, four Conductor:  21 AWG, 40 strand (x4)

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Re: 18 awg overkill?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2009, 05:34:55 PM »
not necessarily, but gauge affects capacitance too- look at all the specs of the cable as a whole.  I'd recommend Canare L4E6S, four Conductor:  21 AWG, 40 strand (x4)

I've been using Canare star quad for a few years and wanted to try a set of silvers. I'm anxious to hear the difference.
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Re: 18 awg overkill?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 07:40:44 PM »
i finished putting them together (before/after pic's below)

- 3 twisted 18-AWG silver coated copper (19 strands of 30-AWG) wrapped with a silver coated braid and teflon
- Neutrik X-HD's
- Cardas solder
- 3 layers tech-flex (red, blue, black)
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Re: 18 awg overkill? ...project complete w/pic
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2009, 09:01:06 AM »
3 layers of tech-flex.. hmm I never thought about doing multiple layers

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Re: 18 awg overkill? ...project complete w/pic
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2009, 10:48:57 PM »
3 layers of tech-flex.. hmm I never thought about doing multiple layers

Neil

the regular techflex is pretty prone to fraying and coming apart but that alpha brand i use is super tough and only 1 layer is needed

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Re: 18 awg overkill? ...project complete w/pic
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2009, 06:39:58 PM »
3 layers of tech-flex.. hmm I never thought about doing multiple layers

Neil

the regular techflex is pretty prone to fraying and coming apart but that alpha brand i use is super tough and only 1 layer is needed

to be honest, the 3 layers was purely for aesthetics ...same with neutrik x-hd's for that matter.

i've never had a problem with techflex fraying once it's properly terminated to the connector, but the middle blue layer was 3/8" and was a pain to run, it kept fraying ...the 1/4" red and black were easy by comparison.

do you have a link to the alpha brand or someone that sells it? ...i'd be very curious to see what kind of selection they have.

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