DIY- NeoTech at Parts Connexion


I just came across this cable.  Interesting geometry, some reminiscent of WireWorld construction. Comes in OCC and OFC varieties. 


https://www.partsconnexion.com/neotech-interconnect-wire-cable.html


https://www.partsconnexion.com/neotech-speaker-cable.html

I've not heard it or used any of it.  I just thought I would share.  These could be my new projects. :)

Best,

Erik
erik_squires
Eric, it will be interesting to learn how they sound. It does look as though it would be a P-I-A to terminate.

Regards,
Dan
Dan / @islandmandan ,

I use crimped copper sleeves, which then go into screw on terminals like WBT or Furutech.

I think maybe the big issue would be stripping the cable though. :) I have no idea how easy those rectangular cross section insulators come off.

Then it's just a matter of putting on the Techflex and shrink wrap on int he right order.
Interesting. I use their solid core OCC Teflon wire in my simple DIY speaker cables with good results.
However, I also tried Audio Sensibility OCC ICs and they were not as good as my center wire + /sheath - OFC ICs so not sure how these IC cables would compare. The flat configuration looks like it may work well. Termination might be difficult.
This own-brand speaker wire from VH Audio is fun to strip.
https://www.vhaudio.com/images/speakerwire.jpg
That's disgusting, and not for me. :-)
However, I also tried Audio Sensibility OCC ICs and they were not as good as my center wire + /sheath - OFC ICs so not sure how these IC cables would compare.
If you tried the Audio Sensibility copper mid/lower end interconnects, these use stranded copper conductors.  They aren't actually that good.  However, their top end Signature series uses solid-core pure silver and they are quite good for the money if you are looking for a silver interconnect cable.  It uses Furutech XLR terminations which have a heavy coating of gold and help compensate the silver to add a warmth to the sound.


But back to Erik's initial post, I find these new Neotech cables to be very interesting.  I have not worked with the Neotech rectangle conductors, but I agree with others that they would be a pain to terminate.  The performance could be quite excellent, but I've never tried them.
Seen 'em before. 87814 looks promising for balanced. Alas I need none and can't hardly solder anymore anyhow.
@erik_squires - take a look at this DIY option - lots of members like them :-)
Duelund conversion to DIY Helix Geometry Cabling | Audiogon Discussion Forum

I now use Solid Neotech UP-OCC copper wire on all my Helix cables and it is very good

Regards - Steve