DIY audiophile interconnects
From the inside out:
A twisted pair covered with teflon.
over that is a layer of foil
over the foil is a braided sheath I took from a coaxe cable. Since the twisted pair already contains the ground, the sheath that is around the foil creating the shield is only grounded to one RCA connecter.
So, Im wondering if the RCA jack that is connected to ground should connect to my reciever or my CD player? Or, does it even matter?
Thanks for the help.
Re: DIY audiophile interconnects
That would be considered a drain wire. The side with the RCA connected to the outer shield would connect to the component delivering the signal. The CD player... etc. I have tried them, but was not able to hear too much of a difference if any.
I cant say I hear a difference either. I do feel comfortable knowing they shouldnt cause me any problems with interference. Plus, I got a lot of coax and CAT5 around
Re: Thanks Blair.
Pssst. Don't feel silly about tinkering with that stuff. I'm about to spend 150 bucks on dead soft silver wire and teflon tubing. I'll take the wrap for being the lunatic sitting around eating peyote and raving about the joys of psychoacoustics in DIY cables and the enjoyment it brings.
Your cables should be pretty quiet using that as a drain/shield method.
Cardas happens to include a drain in their top-dollar interconnects. There are other manufacturing differences as well but their top-dollar stuff sounds VERY similar to their mid-price wire which are triple-shielded. The implication to me being that drains are a benefit but at least for Cardas other things are higher up in the list of priorities.
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I kind of move thru my system one thing at a time. Learn as much as I can about a certian aspect or component and move on to the next. Im on my 6th generation around. Each time I get a better understanding of how everything ties in together. You know, I could never understand knowing everything about speakers and nothing about room acoustics. Im no expert in either but I have common knowledge in all things audio. And since I love it so much, Im sure I got another 20 or so generations in me.
So then, Ken. How've you been? Im getting snow here in MI and lots of shoveling experience I should probably take some time and learn about snowblowers!
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> So then, Ken. How've you been? Im getting
> snow here in MI and lots of shoveling
> experience I should probably take some
> time and learn about snowblowers!
Well we went through a bit over a month of sub-freezing temperatures which threw me for a loop with the flu. Always happens when I breathe enough cold air. Last week has been MUCH warmer though, approaching 60. Got to open windows for a few days and am thinking about hopping back onto a project I've had lying around the garage because of the cold. I'm also very seriously eyeballing a balanced-power output on Transcendant Audio's website which someone here posted on from a thread maybe a week ago. If I hadn't bumped into some old friends at my favvorite bar today I probably would have ordered it.
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