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    You play. I listen. Enochrome's Avatar
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    Soldering tips?

    I have a pair of Kimber woven cables. Each end has four seperate strands, which is a pain to connect into spring clips or binding posts. I was thinking of sodering them into as much of tight strand as I can.

    Is this a good idea? Will it degrade the sound quality?

    Any help appreciated.

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    Retro Modernist 02audionoob's Avatar
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    Sounds like a decent idea to me. I've soldered speaker cable before and have been happy with it. Are you pretty handy with a soldering iron?

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    You play. I listen. Enochrome's Avatar
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    Yeah, I modded my TT and got an education on soldering. I thought this might cure the problem with the frayed edges of the copper strands shedding every time I reconnect.

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    I took a headstart... basite's Avatar
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    use very high quality solder, preferably silver solder, and use flux when available...

    other than that, no, go ahead
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    Vinyl Fundamentalist Forums Moderator poppachubby's Avatar
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    Eno, it's called "tinning" and lots of people use that method. No issue at all.

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