Thanks for that info. I have tried Duelund wire, and although its good , soft solid .9999 silver wire is better. At least IMHO.
Duelund 16 gauge sounds best in ICs within the Duelund family. More full bodied and better fleshed out mids. I have also found wether you use VH Audio Airlok, Neotech etc... the thicker the better up to 16 gauge. Shielding does close in the sound with ICs.
The best sounding ICs are made as a true double IC. Two ICs in one. Double runs of the positive and negative conductors. Remarkable results.
Go to that DIY Helix site shared by @twoleftears and read it fully. Build the Double Helix IC and be prepared to hear the best cables you have ever had in your system.
Back in the early 2000s, quite a few of us were building cables, which generated quite a bit of discussion over at Audio Asylum. In response to this question:
What are the ideal LRC specs for analog interconnects and loudspeaker cables? Would a zero value for all three be ideal?
Jon Risch, a speaker designer for Peavy who used to post often on AA about cable construction, replied:
According to theory, yes, zero for all three would be nice, however, since this is not possible, there must be trade-offs. Any attempt to lower inductance will often cause the capacitance to rise. Interconnects like a low capacitance, while speaker cable shine when their inductance is low. Low resistance is critical for a speaker cable, while it is not much of an issue for IC’s.In my experience:
Other choices would be to use a variety of bulk Belden wire available including their 8402 cables that the designers of the SPEC amplifiers consider to contribute to the "Real Sound" they desire. I made a couple of pairs of those and they do have a nice tone. You can read about the SPEC folks and their cable choices here: