There are more than a few companies that manufacture / sell Litz based speaker cables. Sean
About 3 months ago, I had a conversation with a dealer about the difficulty in getting a set of speaker cables that were neutral in my set up (room, equipment, and foremost, my musical taste - acoustic jazz). Well, he suggested that I audition the Red Rose 336L (apparently no longer available from RR), a litz cable. He had a used pair on demo and his last new pair in stock. As suggested, there is no serious burn in required. I was very quickly convinced that size is not always the thing. This ended up being one of the easiest purchases that I have made. Since then, I have auditioned numerous CDPs and ICs, and so have some good experience to draw on. This cable absolutely delivers whatever is served up by the components upstream; no coloration of any sort is added. It delivers the highs, mids, and lows as presented. I am thrilled, and now a big fan. The 336L will always remain a part of my system. It is now a critical reference component in my set up.
Couvajazz, your responce helped me to identify what I had experinced with my cables - TRANSPARENCY is the word that describes it the best. It seemed speakers have just disappeared and music filled the room.
Bigkidz, thank you for sugestion, and no - I didn't think of using silicone, I just twisted 2 together. I only made sure to identify pos from neg.
Thank you for reply, Zoya.
I know that Audio Research used to, and maybe still does, sell a litz-based speaker cable. My speaker cables are made by a company called K-Works, a small one-man shop who's a member of our audio society here in NJ, and they too are a litz wire based design with a number of other features (spaced, separate positive and negative legs, ferrites and damping material around the jacket to reduce vibrations)--they are transparent, dynamic, neutral and faithful to the music. We also rewired my woofer enclosures with this wire with very positive results in bass extension, speed and transparency. There are many theories and ways to make speaker wire, and I'm sure there are probably pitfalls to using this wire of which I'm not aware, but from my experience the use of litz wire for speaker cables works quite well.