Duelund Tinned Copper Speaker Cables

Happy post Thanksgiving to all.

I recently read an intriguing comment on a rather old school product; Duelund Tinned Copper speaker cables.  I have used Luna tinned copper interconnects with good results in terms of tone and timbre.

I wonder if the Duelund speaker cables would also offer good tone and timbre and a sense of realism.  They seem rather simple in design and are devoid of some of the newer cable features ( ie insulation and complex geometries etc) but the reviews would suggest they excel nonetheless.

I wonder if anyone has any direct experience with them?

As always thanks for your insights.


If you type Duelund speaker cable into the search function in Forums you will find a plethora of discussion.

@mdrone , I use a twisted pair of Duelund tinned cables in my home office system.  I believe that cables make a difference, but also don’t personally like the idea of spending a ton of money in that area, especially in a second system. The Duelund wire was an inexpensive gamble, and they’re working out just fine for me. Yes, they lack all of the hyperbole of more marketing-first brands, but that works in the consumer’s favor.

I see parts connexion is running a sale on both their single hookup wire and dual pair offerings. I’d say they’re worth a try at current prices. 

The Duelund tinned copper speaker cables were introduced as a result of the popularity of folks using NOS Western Electric tinned copper cables, which garnered a following after being written about by Jeff Day in his blog for Positive Feedback a few years ago.  Mr. Day interviewed Shirokazu Yazaki and others of the Japanese SPEC Corporation that used the WE wire, which they believed provided a desirable "natural sound."

Based on Mr. Day's emphatically positive response to using the WE wire, many started building interconnects, speaker cables, and power cords from the tinned copper WE wire.  Sweden's SUPRA Cables have been using tinned copper wire for years and TWL's American Series speaker cables and power cords are made from tinned copper WE wire, as were Mojo Audio's original power cords.  The tin coating was advertised to reduce the sonic effects of current jumping between wire strands in stranded copper wire, supposedly resulting in a smoother sound.  Of course, WE's purpose of using tin-coated wire was to reduce oxidation/corrosion.

Some would summarize the sound as being musical and a little midrange-concentric with smooth high frequencies and a full'ish rounded bass presentation.  You may also want to look at the tinned copper in cotton wire offered by Jupiter Condenser Company, which offers the wire as a twisted pair cable in either 16 or 12 gauge.  Yazaki-san of SPEC Corportion has endorsed the Jupiter wire.   Many also like the sound of SUPRA Cables, for the same reasons.

Lots of choices and a lot of discussion on line as posted by @lak

PS  I forgot to mention that I rewired my speakers entirely with this wire.  My speaker cables are stil woven kimber style but might make some from duelund soon.