Wanted. 2m of decent hook-up wire

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#1 Wanted. 2m of decent hook-up wire

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Hi all
wonder if anyone can sell me 2m of hook-up wire for the innards of a valve amp. Stranded OFC copper, ie not tinned, is my preference. It's proving hard to find on the high st or without paying £9.99 (!) postage. Will pay for the wire and p&P.

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#2 Re: Wanted. 2m of decent hook-up wire

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Did you get this? If not I have a 1000ft reel of 24 AWG aircraft PTFE hookup wire - you are welcome to a couple of metres FOC + p&p.

https://www.alphawire.com/products/wire ... mium/7130/
https://uk.farnell.com/alpha-wire/7130- ... dp/1743529

It's white, tin plated, Mil spec: MIL-W-16878E Type C, rated for -55C to +105C & 600V peak/300V working (though as it matches the MIL spec and that's 1000V, it's certainly better than 600V). Very low self-inductance at 0.07 μH/ft.
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#3 Re: Wanted. 2m of decent hook-up wire

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Sfunny thing but I offered Adrian as much as he needed oxygen free silver plated copper wire (probably from Los Alamos or some such-) but he didnt get back to me - ages ago.

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Well if you chaps have any to spare I'd be interested in buying some. I seem to get through lots more of the stuff than I expect.
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What would you like!? pm me.
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simon wrote: Sat Jan 06, 2024 7:25 pm Well if you chaps have any to spare I'd be interested in buying some. I seem to get through lots more of the stuff than I expect.
I updated my original post above with the spec - if that stuff interests you, PM me.
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#7 Re: Wanted. 2m of decent hook-up wire

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I’ve got 3 meter pair of supra 6 ( I think , but it is the thicker one ) , postage and it’s yours or any ones
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I’ve also got 2m pair of nva 3, same applies
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#9 Re: Wanted. 2m of decent hook-up wire

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D'oh! Thanks chaps, but somehow I'd read coax/screened. I must be losing it. (Comments about never having are not required, even if there's some truth!)
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simon wrote: Sat Jan 06, 2024 8:27 pm D'oh! Thanks chaps, but somehow I'd read coax/screened. I must be losing it. (Comments about never having are not required, even if there's some truth!)
How much co-ax do you actually need Simon ?
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I keep buying 10m lengths and don't expect to use it. I should buy a reel and stop being silly/tight.
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How much do you need for this job ?

I have some SC-Tricone mk 2 made by Sommer. (Germany) It's green. Hiflex OFC.

I bought it to make some interconnects, but I could spare a couple of feet.
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Thanks Phil, but I need a good few meters really. I should have bought a reel years ago.
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simon wrote: Sat Jan 06, 2024 8:27 pm D'oh! Thanks chaps, but somehow I'd read coax/screened. I must be losing it. (Comments about never having are not required, even if there's some truth!)
There's 100s of types of coax all with different characteristics (most of which have no discernable effect at audio frequencies *). What are you after? I have reels of various types, some ordinary, some very exotic stuff like genuine RG-316/U and RG178/U - for totally bonkers , try RG-402/U (about £10/ft). The exotics are expensive and difficult to work with (special tools for termination), but do look cool and have a pretty flat response up to 18GHz...

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#15 Re: Wanted. 2m of decent hook-up wire

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Just a screened cable for signal hookup really. Nothing fat and chunky, just to connect phonos to volume pots and the like.
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