All conductors will oxidize with time. The only possible exception might be the carbon ones used in Van den Hull, but I don't know. Silver will before copper. And I can't imgine why this would be a good thing. Copper is fairly inexpensive considering how well it works. Silver works better but is much more expensive. Mind you better in as a pure conductor not necessarily as subjectively sounding better. Most well made cables should provide more than decent service for quite a while. Connectors should be periodically maintained as this where most oxidation will occur. Many feel that the connectors are the most important part of cables. Besides what other alternatives do we have?
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