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    Shielded hookup wire in SP14 preamp

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    Mike16W

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    Shielded hookup wire in SP14 preamp

    Post by Mike16W on Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:37 pm

    Has anyone one used shielded hookup wire in their SP14 preamp and have you noticed any reduction in noise? I noticed the custom built preamp on the website uses this wire on almost all signal wire. I wonder where he purchases it from.
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    Zimmer64

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    Re: Shielded hookup wire in SP14 preamp

    Post by Zimmer64 on Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:09 pm

    I have used solid core Teflon sleeved silver wire for the signal path and unshielded for the rest. It is dead quiet.

    Mike16W

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    Re: Shielded hookup wire in SP14 preamp

    Post by Mike16W on Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:41 pm

    Thanks Zimmer. Do you recall where you purchased the shielded signal wire? I'm having a hard time finding some.

    Zimmer64

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    Re: Shielded hookup wire in SP14 preamp

    Post by Zimmer64 on Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:29 am

    Hi,

    I bought these: http://www.hificollective.co.uk/wire/hgc.html

    They have other boutique options as well.

    I'm not related to them.

    Kind regards

    Michael

    audiobill

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    Re: Shielded hookup wire in SP14 preamp

    Post by audiobill on Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:00 am

    Try here - longer lengths available:

    http://www.stewmac.com/Pickups_and_Electronics/Wire/Shielded_Push-back_Wire_-_16_inches.html

    Fitero

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    Re: Shielded hookup wire in SP14 preamp

    Post by Fitero on Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:52 pm

    I originally wired my preamp with solid, Cat6 wire. I then re-wired it all with a stranded, shielded wire by Belden.
    Everything else was identical, and I noticed a slight reduction in hiss. My preamp is in an open wooden box, so perhaps this is to be expected.

    I noticed a further reduction in hiss when I got off my lazy duff and made sure everything was hooked to the same Power conditioner. Yeah I know, duh!

    spin

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    Re: Shielded hookup wire in SP14 preamp

    Post by spin on Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:23 pm

    This guy on ebay sells it, I have not purchased personally, but he has come recommended. Colors available. http://stores.ebay.com/Johns-Silver-Plated-PTFE-Wire-Shop?_rdc=1
    I have ordered several hundred feet from www.apexjr.com -very happy with it. White is listed, black if you ask. There are a lot of PTFE options on this site. He ships from west US.

    vtshopdog

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    Re: Shielded hookup wire in SP14 preamp

    Post by vtshopdog on Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:38 pm

    spin wrote:This guy on ebay sells it, I have not purchased personally, but he has come recommended. Colors available. http://stores.ebay.com/Johns-Silver-Plated-PTFE-Wire-Shop?_rdc=1
    I have ordered several hundred feet from www.apexjr.com -very happy with it. White is listed, black if you ask. There are a lot of PTFE options on this site. He ships from west US.

    +1 on "John's Silver wire" ebay store.  Lots of options (solid,stranded shielded etc) and most everything available in 3-5 (or more) colors and 10' length increments.

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