Duelund shielding


I have some Duelund dual DCA12GA on order for speaker cable.  I'm seeking a richer, warmer tone and this unique cable is well recommended.  I am wondering though if anyone who is using it has gone to the effort of shielding it.

As far as I can tell, the cable is tinned copper and only wrapped in cotton.  There is no shielding.  I've also noticed that vendors such as Audiolund are repackaging it with added shielding.

Has anyone tried buying a metal braiding and shielded the raw cable themselves?  Did it improve the sound?

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Thanks all, for your comments

@mitch2 , I'm not intending to use connectors, but will follow the advice in this review. 

My speakers (ATC SCM40) are 3-way and have 3 sets of binding posts.  At the moment I have the supplied metal jumper bars in place.  I had up to this point been dreading having to buy 2 sets of jumpers for my existing cable (TelluriumQ Ultra Black II).  But, instead, I can use bare wire.  Just have to be careful there are no stray strands which might short the amp.

I have made ICs from the Duelund 20awg (DCA20GA600V) Tin Plate Copper Hookup Wire and shielded those cables using tinned copper braid shield connected at the source end only.  The cables are balanced/XLR interconnects and they sound good with no noise issues.

@mitch2 I am wondering… why not tie the shield at both ends of the XLR?
I need to make set of XLRs, and have wire of a similar construction in 20 or maybe 23 ga.

@holmz 

Because the shield is being used as a shield only - I run a separate, third wire for ground that is connected at both ends.

Because the shield is being used as a shield only - I run a separate, third wire for ground that is connected at both ends

Ah ok @mitch2 so it is electrically equivalent to tying the shield to the ground, just it is not pin-1 but tied to another place on the devices?