Triode Wire Labs

Recently while looking at the Triode Wire Labs web site, I noticed in the descriptions there is no mention of the type of copper or silver used in the cables and cords. For a company that is very highly regarded, and reviewed,  I found that to be a bit frustrating. I expected to see  UP-OCC Copper and UP-OCC Silver made at the Wan Lung factory in Taiwan that is licensed to produce them listed in the description, as they are used in many of the best cables today. But nothing, perhaps they are using secret sauce?

Any insight out there? 


I've gone through a lot of cables over the years.

For the last couple of years I've settled on 2 pairs (1m & 1.5m) of balanced Triode Labs cables, plus a balanced (1.5m) digital cable.

I'm not feeling the need to look further.

As always in this hobby IMHO, YMMV.

PS: I have no idea what materials he uses to build his cables.

PPS: I rarely endorse products. Too many variables.

Triode Wire Labs makes excellent cables, especially when you consider their cost.

Have I found better - yes, for about 6 - 10 times the price.

And for the record, I have no affiliation with Triode Wire Labs.

I believe the American Series power and speaker cables are made from stranded, tinned copper Western Electric KS13385 wire.  This review provides some insight into how the cables are made and the other reviews of TWL wire that you can find on line are mostly aligned in describing their house sound.

Thank you for the responses, they are very helpful. On the Western Electric wire, that would be very surprising as well as interesting. That would give his cables a “Dueland” type performance perhaps, but takin to a higher level by his design innovations. 

“That would give his cables a “Dueland” type performance perhaps, but takin to a higher level by his design innovations.” 

Yup, that is about right.  Read the reviews.  Also consider his newer cables innovatively push the boundaries of his original designs so look at those newer products as well, depending on your budget.