UP-OCC solid core copper for speaker cable


After reading about all these expensive cables and their extravagant claims, I decided to source the same wire that goes into many of them.

I have my monoblocs underneath and therefore close to the speakers. I ordered 8 feet of 14awg UP-OCC wire (with PTFE insulation) online. It is quite springy so I clamped it gently to the bench and cut it into 4 equal lengths. Assembling it into 2 x 24" speaker cables took a few minutes. I kept it running in the same direction, just in case. Be careful to gently slice the insulation and not to scar the copper.

Anyway, the improvement in sound quality was of a high order. Large increases in speed and transparency, more air, better definition of instruments, less coloration, backing voices I never noticed before etc. The improvement in musicality was impressive.

I urge folks to try this before spending lots of money on speaker cables. I don't bother with connectors as I feel they are another item in the way but that's your call. The wire was $6 a foot.

Available here:http://www.partsconnexion.com/wire_hookup_neotech_copper_teflon.html

See a photo of my cable here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6iot28p0weuwytn/up-occ.jpg?dl=0
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ricred1,

was that rectangular copper wire you tried OCC single Crystal copper or just rectangular ofc wire?

I have directly compared rectangular NEMOI-1220 and round NEI-1002 and preferred round wire. More dynamic, transparent and accurate.
Rectangular wire have limited top end for my taste. 
 

Amazon is a different stuff however there is few rectangular wires and one round wire in the boundle. 

"but you probably couldn't afford it anyways. LOL"

@havocman ,

So, what if he can't? I'm not saying hilde can't, but what if? Is that something for you to laugh at? Does it make you feel superior? More of a man to write that?

At those prices I freely admit I cannot afford such an extravagant expense.

Want to ridicule me, as well?

That one simple sentence speaks volumes about your character and the type of person you are.

@hilde45 you are correct and @tammyholt is now aware of the SPAMMING that @havocman is making in favor of Neotech and if you look at his history he is spamming every chance he gets. And he is abusive. 

 

havocman

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ghdPrentice,

do you still think junkie ofc is better than OCC and better than rectangular OCC LOL do some more research.

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