Posted on Monday, 6th February 2012 by Auw Jimmy
This article, for most people, considered as ‘snake oil’ or made by ‘retarded audiophool guy’ (could be me). I just throw a little bit idea in this post, but feel free to try. During this stage, I will not share too many thing (still on experimental stage). But if you are interested to find out more, ‘MDI’ and ‘Pierre Johannet’ could be your next keywords at Google. Feel free to dig more.
At some parts, air is the most natural insulation, but has very low breakdown voltage. Although some people claim Teflon as the most superior insulation with very high breakdown voltage, but at some point, I would rate Teflon as slightly analytical sounding. In order to have ‘just enough’ protection and ‘good sounding application’, we can go with things just similar spec with air (a little bit better, I think). Well, name it cotton, paper, natural fiber, silk, etc. Feel free to experiment with them.
For the conductor, off course, pure material is a must. Either pure copper or pure silver. I would choose for pure silver whenever possible (I mean, whenever I can afford it).
As we are picking an insulation with lower breakdown voltage, then it also means lower protection from environment outside. Then another protection is a must. After several experiments, I come up with a block of wood with specific distance to separate or isolate them (the cables in this context). Sometime I also combine with a tinned copper rod as separator or insulator to prevent oxidation.
The wood block was made by my good friend, Mr. AS from somewhere around West Java, Indonesia. It was a very nice wood block with very accurate cut (machine made for sure). Thanks a lot for such a good work, bro!
Tags: Cable, Copper, MDI, Pierre Johannet, silver
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