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    Can I give you a daft answer?

    Oil isnt an issue.
    Fresh out the packet you can smell it if you stick your nose up to it, and after making a set of cables up your fingers feel a bit oily.

    But this is just an initial thing, over time the oil dries out a bit on contact with air...just rubbed my fingers over the cable there...no slime.
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    Yeah Mark, good spot.
    Its on purpose.

    The speakers have had a mod done where he the tweeter is in reverse phase, a known mod for the H2’s
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    was looking at that cable... not too pricy either
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazjam View Post
    Interesting thread.

    From personal experience though, not sure I’d agree with heavier gauge speaker cable always being better?
    I’ve used all shapes n sizes of speaker cable in my kit over the years, some thick as yer wrist down to DNM at a single solid core strand, and can’t say I’ve ever found a link between cable thickness and sound?

    Best sounding speaker cable setup I’ve heard in my system looks like shoelaces, and isn’t even terminated.

    Not exactly thick cable is it?

    My speakers are Triwirable (3 sets of binding posts) and run a single length of cable through all terminals.
    Compared to shotgunning 2 and 3 lengths of cable, and various speaker jumper options bridging terminals, turns out simplest sounds best.
    The cable is tin plated, so no concern of oxidation using bare wire.

    The Duelund DCA16GA cable I’m using now ousted a 1K speaker cable and sounds good enough that don’t even think about speaker cable nowadays.
    Just mentioning is as an alternative maybe not considered if your interested in DIY speaker cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    At last have received my cable from audiophonics.fr.. just need some time to make it up...
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    Looking forward to your thoughts on these.

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    So sorry I've not made them up yet... hopefully I will in next few days...I'll be back to let you know what I think of them...
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    That whole cable looks to be quite stiff.

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    No it's pretty flexi to be honest Andre

    I reckon it'll only take an hour or so to make up.. no soldering needed
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