Bypassing connectors is a good move, but dirt cheap wire won't sound as good as a good interconnect. I strongly suspect, from looking inside components and having read M.O. Hawksford's "The Essex Echo" in Stereophile a few years ago, that even many top high end designers don't know much about internal wire. For example, Sonic Frontiers uses Kimber AGSS in an upgrade for their SFCD-1, and I KNOW it's greatly inferior, even in very short runs, to MUCH thinner high purity silver, just as Hawksford's article implies. If you carry through your project, get good advice on wire to use or you won't get the full benefits, if any benefits at all. Please let us know how it turns out. An interesting idea.
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