Using STP cables instead of teflon covered hookup wire from PSU

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Offline Strikkflypilot

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Hi.

I am now planning to use the STP cables from the two +275 and single -275 from the PSU to their respective targets instead of teflon covered wires.
I will use three individual cables and cut off foil, drain wires and red/black cables that won't be used at the jackets. Then heat shrink at the ends of the jacket.
I am thinking the extra shielding wouldn't hurt.
Sounds like a good plan?


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Offline Paul Birkeland

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Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 07:29:55 AM
The teflon wire we supply is really, really, really good wire.  The AC component on those high voltage lines is minimal, so shielding becomes rather senseless. 

If you absolutely have to use this wire, be sure it's rated for the voltage. 

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Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 08:10:30 AM
I have about a foot left of the supplied STP and intended to use that.

But, of course, since Your advice is to use the teflon hookup, I will stick to the game plan.
Thanks.

Home system:
Sources: Ibasso DX90, Google Chromecast Audio optical out
DAC: Schiit Gumby
Amp: Bottlehead Mainline
http://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php?topic=7463.0
Phones: HD800S

Office:
Sources: Iphone/ Ipod
DAC: Dragonfly Red+Jtrbug
Amp: Crack/Speedball heavily modded
Phones: HD580,HD600 grilles