How to choose audio cable

- Jan 09, 2020-

Three styles of wire (moist / neutral / warm)

Moistening is generally based on small strands of wire core, mostly copper core outside silver plating. Its style is bright and bright. It has obvious performance in the middle and low frequency. The sound field positioning, line sense, air sense and detail sense are good and outstanding. However, the thickness of the medium frequency is not enough, which lacks the musical flavor, especially the voice and instruments. The whole listening feeling is thin and a little anxious. I'm tired of listening for a long time.

Most of the neutral wire bases are made of silver plated copper and silver. Neutral style, low tone dye, fast and moderate, not warm and not fire, sound properly displayed. There is no obvious bump in each frequency band. When you listen to it for a period of time, you will be deeply moved by its accurate proportion and comfortable balance! You will never dismantle it again, but replace it with others. Chinese style

The warm and thick ones are usually wire based multi strand cores, which are basically made of pure copper. Its style is warm, soft, loose and full. Especially in the middle, high and low frequency, the sound is more moderate with a little sweet. But there are three styles of this style wire (moisturizing / neutral / warm)

Moistening is generally based on small strands of wire core, mostly copper core outside silver plating. Its style is bright and bright. It has obvious performance in the middle and low frequency. The sound field positioning, line sense, air sense and detail sense are good and outstanding. However, the thickness of the medium frequency is not enough, which lacks the musical flavor, especially the voice and instruments. The whole listening feeling is thin and a little anxious. I'm tired of listening for a long time.

Most of the neutral wire bases are made of silver plated copper and silver. Neutral style, low tone dye, fast and moderate, not warm and not fire, sound properly displayed. There is no obvious bump in each frequency band. When you listen to it for a period of time, you will be deeply moved by its accurate proportion and comfortable balance! You will never dismantle it again, but replace it with others.

The warm and thick ones are usually wire based multi strand cores, which are basically made of pure copper. Its style is warm, soft, loose and full. Especially in the middle, high and low frequency, the sound is more moderate with a little sweet. However, the style lacks speed, the sound field is not wide enough, the high and low frequency bands are not enough, and the frequency is a little diffuse, which is easy to be made into a large scale sound field and beam.

Each of the above three styles has its own advantages and disadvantages. If they are matched properly, the advantages of wire rod can be used to complement the disadvantages of the equipment.

The length of the wire can also affect the sound performance

For example: compared with the standard 1.5 meter signal line and 1.5 meter long sound, the basic 1.5 meter long signal line obviously wins (it doesn't mean that the longer the better). What's the answer? Some people say that the shorter the signal line, the more accurate it is? (this statement may be more appropriate for the application of the internal connection circuit). Technically, I can't explain it, but can only describe it in the sound performance. Chinese style

It's OK to listen to the same wire with a 1 meter long signal wire. But when you switch to a 1.5-meter-long signal line, the sense of hearing changes significantly. Although the style is basically the same, each frequency band of the sound field stretches more appropriately than 1 meter. The texture and density are strong and loose, and the control power is stable. There is no sense of rushing home. Similarly, the speaker cable and power cable have this feeling

Will the sound change when the wire is used for a long time?

It's a topic that the enthusiasts often talk about. What's the change before and after cooking? How long does it take to cook? I feel this way. Generally, the first change occurs after three to four hours of continuous use of the new line. When you use the first test disc, you will feel that the whole sound field is quite flat, which reduces the feeling of tension and rapidity. The high frequency burr is small, the medium frequency is smooth, and the low frequency is thick and loose. Then, after 20 hours, the sound is basically balanced, and the sound is further stable. After five to 60 hours, the sound changes are not detected

Remember to use the first test disc to separate the changes in each period of time. Do not turn on or off the power supply when cooking the line. It is better to keep it for three to four consecutive hours. Of course, the longer it is, the better. The volume is generally better at 9 to 10. Chinese style

Pay attention when using wire

1. The length of the loudspeaker line should be 2m ~ 2.5m, which is close to the practical length, and there is a certain margin. If it is more than 5m, it will narrow the range, reduce the aftertaste and strength of the music, and also cause unnecessary waste. Chinese style

2. When using hard beam horn wire, do not bend the wire too much. When using multi strand horn wire, because the wire diameter is relatively thick, it must be ensured that the contact surface between the wire and the terminal should be large and firm. Chinese style

3. The length of the signal line should be 1 m ~ 1.5 m, because most of the enthusiasts think that a little longer signal line is good for the sound quality, and it is also easy to move and adjust. Chinese style

4. When the self-made signal wire is used, there is no need to weld the gold-plated plug. When the screw is used for fixing, the resistance of the head is generally 5 ~ 50m Ω, while when the welding is used, the interface resistance is less than 3m Ω, so it is better to use soldering instead.