williewonka

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Underwood Hifi Cables
@mofojo - FYI...Here’s a couple of posts from another thread about the HELIX DIY power cablesHaving auditioned many high end pcs over the years, I can’t really recall any I wanted to use on entire system. These are so natural in timbre, tonality, ... 
Duelund conversion to DIY Helix Geometry Cabling
@svampebob - many thanks for the very positive feedback :-)But really, I consider myself just the scribe, because there have been many people from around the world and also from this very forum, that are responsible for getting the cables to this ... 
Underwood Hifi Cables
@tvad - I have tried the following from E-bayVanguard - not quite as well made as the SonarquestSchuko - but I prefer the aluminum housing on the SonarquestHi-End makes a nice plug with heavy duty aluminum barrelViborg - but I prefer the aluminum... 
Underwood Hifi Cables
@mofojo - Cost really depends on what wires you use, but for the sake of this exercise i will use the more affordable option of using Silver Plated Mil-Spec wire1 pair of Sonarquest Silver plated on copper Mains Connectors - $47 SonarQuest AG Alum... 
Underwood Hifi Cables
@mofojo - here are a couple of linksTo my cable fabrication detailsMy Audio Alchemy (image99.net) What other Audiogon members think of them and some of their adaptions on the concepthttps://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/duelund-conversion-to-d... 
Underwood Hifi Cables
@mofojo On the technical side...they use OFC copper wire, which is far from optimum - look for UP-OCC copper or Furutech Alpha wirethey use copper plugs, which are better than brass/bronze, but not as good as silver plated copperThey probably empl... 
Duelund conversion to DIY Helix Geometry Cabling
@svampebob - Yes there is a photo on this link about half way down the pagehttp://www.image99.net/blog/files/9514cc3f6a7ba1d8336a56b1da69c6e6-84.htmlAs you can see I use spades on the power cable wires mainly for safety - they lock into the plugs ... 
Nagaoka MP-150 vs MP-200
@mr_m - thanks for the info on that gentleman He does a lot of cartridge comparisons and likes Nagaoka. He certainly does - he prefers them over all the other cartridges he reviewed in the three videos I watched.There was a whiff of "promotional b... 
who makes your fav cable loom in 2021?
@blindjim - re:... blindjim>Exact ah mundo! what are you using now. that’s all. thanks. I am using the Helix Image (Air) as posted on my web site with the double Live wire and a single helix neutral wireall wire is UP-OCC copperthe live wires a... 
Nagaoka MP-150 vs MP-200
@mr_m - unfortunately my comments are based on my experience with a single Nagoka cartridge from 25 years ago, but it left a lasting impression and I've avoided them ever since.But given the number of positive comments about the Nagoka line-up on ... 
who makes your fav cable loom in 2021?
@blindjim - you asked...who makes your fav cable loom in 2021? I like my DIY designs the best - see link :-) My Audio Alchemy (image99.net)Also take a look at this link for how they compare to some branded products and what other members think... 
Nagaoka MP-150 vs MP-200
Well Chakster, looks like you got "out opinioned." Hey - not so fast - I had a Nagoka about 25 years ago and I was NEVER completely satisfied with it - I don't recall which model - sorryEven though Nagoka seems to be a popular recommendation on... 
Duelund conversion to DIY Helix Geometry Cabling
TARNISH UPDATE !I have been asked a few times about tarnishing of bare silver and copper wire used in cablesI have a piece of bare UP-OCC copper wire and a piece of bare Mundorf silver wire (+1% gold) that have been exposed to the room atmosphere ... 
Turntable versus tonearm versus cartridge: which is MOST important?
I see the Pioneer has what looks like an interconnect of a relatively simple design (attached), whereas the Clearaudio has an interconnect that looks more substantialIs it possible the Interconnect played a role in the differences you observed?Are... 
Duelund conversion to DIY Helix Geometry Cabling
I've used as small as 1 x 16 gauge for the speaker cable live on cables that handle 20 - 20k and found it adequate.But using a double signal wire is better - so I would think 2 x 18 gauge UP-OCC for > 1600Hz should suffice.Regards - Steve