Anyone with experience having cables made using Amorphous Metals/Alloys


I am quite intrigued by the Amorphous metal cables. Since these are very rare (even rarer than OCC cable), I would like to hear about the experience of siomeone who has owned and heard these type of cables for long and obviously how do they compare to regular cable having normal metals like OFC/OCC copper/silver.

Also does anyone know how to/from where to procure such Amorphous (Copper/Silver) wires or even sheets for DIY project?





@audio_phool - the basics are

  • if you apply a positive voltage/current through a wire, the insulation will adopt a positive charge
  • if you then apply a negative voltage through that same wire, the insulation will adopt a negative charge
  • but if you apply an AC signal through a wire, the continuous back and forth from +ve to -ve changes the charge in insulation but not at the exact same time as the frequency of the signal
    • the change in the charge held by the insulation lags the AC signal
      • during that time lag the signal will encounter some "resitance" due to the insulation having the opposite polarity
      • this is where the distortion creeps into the signal
      • it is very small, but discernible, even in the most basic system
      • the lower the the Dk of the insulation then the faster the polarity of the insulation will change
        • and a lower level of distortion will be achieved
  • ​​​​​​​it tends to be more noticeable in the higher frequencies as opposed to the lower frequncies.

These articles may be of assistance

I think there is another article dealing with this topic only that I will try to find

Regards - Steve

@audio_phool - this link confirms the distortion effect of insulation with high Dk

The Impact of Insulation on Wire and Cable Performance (

But I think there is a better article that describes the details - ill keep looking