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Introduction
 
Since 1992, we've been fabricating our own interconnects and loudspeaker cables from single strand, pure silver wire. Based on a concept pioneered by the late Harvey Rosenberg, they are an elegant solution for your audio needs, free from hype and pseudo-science. Our single conductor cables exhibit no phase shift due to minute time delays which can occur with multi-stranded designs. They have no break-in period and deliver clean, clear sound from the moment you plug them in.
 
The basic ingredient is extra soft, .9999 pure, fine silver wire, jacketed in PTFE (Teflon®) tubing. While complete DIY instructions are still available on our sister site, The Vinyl Tourist, we now offer these on a custom-made basis for listeners have neither the time nor the resources for home brew. In fact, our custom fabricated cables and cords will cost you about the same as you would otherwise spend on DIY. How can we do this? As an OEM, we're able to buy wire and connectors in bulk at wholesale cost. We sell them for the equivalent of a normal retail price and the spread between the two covers our overhead and manufacturing expenses. Because we only sell direct, you're basically buying them at wholesale, too.
 

 
Coils of Pure Silver Wire
 
Pure Silver Wire
 
Everything we sell or fabricate is made from extra soft temper, .9999 ("4-nines" or 4N) pure silver wire which we purchase directly from a refinery located here in the USA — one that's been a leader in specialty metals processing since 1912.
 
In our extensive listening tests, we found that the temper (degree of hardness) is actually more important to good sound than the ultimate degree of purity. Once we tried it, it became immediately clear that the extra soft grade of silver exhibited dramatically less glare and more detail in the upper frequencies then the more commonly available regular or medium temper wire. This is the critical area of the sound spectrum which allows us, as listeners, to perceive the minute aural cues which characterize and differentiate various performance spaces.
 
Consider this — In the typical audio circuit, it's not unusual to find metals like gold, nickel, copper, aluminum, tin, zinc, chromium, rhodium, even lead, somewhere in the signal path. For example, virtually all circuit board traces are made from copper that has some form of plating applied to reduce oxidation. In addition, most high end capacitors are fabricated with tin, copper, or aluminum foil. Resistors, as well as capacitors, often have gold-plated, copper leads. The major element in solder, even silver or lead free, is tin and most jacks, connectors, and binding posts are made from gold-plated or rhodium-plated brass, an alloy of copper and zinc. Looking at the big picture, by the time the signal gets to the audio cable, whether or not the wire is made from .9999, .99999, or higher-claimed* purity silver is irrelevant. What actually comprises that fraction of a percent of impurity in "pure" silver? It's mainly copper and other trace metals which are already in the circuit, just like the ones mentioned above. Why pay up to 500% more for extra "nines" when you'll never hear them?
 
* While refining silver to 99.9% (.999 or 3-nines) or 99.99% (.9999 or 4-nines) purity is practical and standard throughout the industry, claims of 5-nines (99.999%), 6-nines (99.9999%), or even higher purity are typically false. Unless your're NASA and have unlimited funds, silver that has a degree of purity greater than 4-nines (99.99%) generally doesn't exist in the commercial marketplace.
 
Aurum Ag: 24K Gold + Pure Silver Hybrid Interconnects
 
At the request of a client in Europe, we recently fabricated a pair of 1 meter, hybrid interconnects in which the positive conductor was made from extra soft 24K gold wire and the return (minus) conductor from extra soft silver. Since we knew that gold was not as good a conductor as silver (it's measurably true) and had heard that it tended to make the music sound a bit slower, we weren't expecting much from this experiment. However, we were truly surprised to hear noticeably less grain through the gold hybrid pair. The sound was clearly more fluid and analog sounding, in a way that only live music can be. Although they seemed to shift the spectrum down a notch, the highs did not really suffer—in fact, they sounded even smoother—nor did the speed of the music. The benefits, at least on LPs, were all positive. Results varied from record to record and your equipment may tell a different story, but now we use them as our personal front-end reference!
 
What's the down side? Well, gold is more than 60 times as expensive as silver. Also, if you have a dark sounding system to begin with, you may not be as happy as we were. On the other hand, just one pair of the gold-silver hybrid interconnects between your signal source (turntable, CD player, and so on) and your preamplifier may be all that you need to revolutionize and refine the sound of your system.
 
Jacketing: Teflon® vs. Cotton
 
The type of jacket or insulating material used on audio cables is a hot topic in the DIY community and recently it's become trendy to install audio wire into cotton piping or even silk. The reason behind this is simple—cotton has a very low Dielectric Constant, while Teflon's is relatively high. What does this mean? Simply put, the Dielectric Constant is a number which is used to compare the relative insulating value of different materials. Air has a Dielectric Constant of 1.0, cotton's is about 1.3, and PTFE Teflon tubing is 2.0. Therefore, the insulating characteristics of cotton are closer to plain air, than those of Teflon. This also means that cotton's insulating characteristic isn't very good, which is why it's no longer used on electric wiring.
 
But how does this relate to the sound of an audio signal? Curious to find out, we fabricated a pair of interconnects from 30 gauge silver wire that was completely bare—it had no insulation of any kind. Of course, we could not twist the conductors as we normally would, but with care, we were able to install the cables from our reference turntable to our preamplifier without shorting out the signal. Interestingly, we found that when compared with a pair of interconnects made in the usual way (30 gauge silver wire in a 28 gauge Teflon jacket), the uninsulated pair sounded much more open and the system projected a much larger sound stage. Clearly, the closer one could get to plain air, the better the sound. Hence, the vogue for cotton.
 
30 gauge wire in an 8 gauge jacket
 
30 Gauge Silver Interconnect Wire in an 8 Gauge (3.3mm) Teflon Jacket

However, cotton's low Dielectric Constant means that it offers little protection against outside interference. In fact, our uninsulated interconnects picked-up noise from the turntable motor, which we had never heard before. Often counteracted by twisting the wires, this is awkward to do with cotton and almost impossible to do with no insulation at all. We then tried a pair of interconnects made with 30 gauge silver wire and 8 gauge Teflon tubing. It turned out that the oversized Teflon jacket mimicked the perceived advantage of cotton piping (more air and a larger sound stage), while retaining the insulating properties of same-size Teflon. While the effect was more noticeable with interconnects and somewhat less with loudspeaker cables, based on these experiments we now recommend fabrication of all of our cables with oversized, flexible Teflon tubing. For the DIYer on a budget, we're still offering the more economical, similar-size Teflon jacket, too.
 
Shielding
 
Audio cables not only conduct the audio signal, itself, but can act as antennas, picking up RFI (Radio Frequency Interference)—mainly AM and short wave radio—and EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference)—usually a hum or buzz that's caused by a nearby electrical field. The latter can be from an AC transformer, turntable motor, or AC power cable. When listeners refer to"noisy" cables, what they really mean is that the cable is picking-up unwanted noise from an external source. These phenomena are completely local, somewhat unpredictable, and relatively rare.
 
The only successful technique that can make cables completely immune from RFI and EMI is total shielding with a full copper braid and a shield-to-earth connection. This is the way balanced or XLR cables are constructed. However, if not done properly, direct shielding can also restrict the higher frequencies (>10KHz) which, in turn, reduces air and transparency. We're in the process of developing a shield that avoids this problem and plan to offer it as an option in the near future. Based on personal experience, most audio systems don't require shielded cables (especially in lengths of 2 meters or less), but in some situations they may be a necessity.
 
About the WBT-0102Ag NextGen RCA plugs
 
To terminate the interconnects, we especially like the WBT-0102Ag NextGen RCA plugs, shown on the Big Twist interconnects at the top of this page. They utilize pure silver conductors, platinum-plated to limit oxidation. The brass body is also plated with platinum, while the central contact assembly is made from Ultramid and the negative contact is formed from Dyneon. For improved rejection of EMI, the barrel is fabricated from brass and coated with an exquisite black piano lacquer. Transmission bandwidth extends to 1 GHz and its 75 Ohm impedance makes this an outstanding connector for both digital (including S/PDIF) and analog signals.
 
What makes the WBT NextGen line particularly attractive is its locking feature. Turn the barrel clockwise to unlock it, insert the plug into the socket, then turn the barrel counter-clockwise for an extremely secure fit. The locking feature makes a nice, tight contact without forcing the barrel onto the socket, essential for optimum signal transfer. The grip is so tight, that you can actually suspend your preamplifier from interconnects that are terminated with these plugs. In fact, this is how we first saw them on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and it's what sold us on the design. While the suggested retail price for a set of four NextGen Ag RCA plugs is currently USD $360, as an OEM we can incorporate them into our designs at a much better price point. However, because we're not a parts retailer, we regret that we cannot sell them to you separately.
 
 
Speaker Cables: Power Amplifier to Loudspeakers
 
Big Blue Speaker Cables
 
16 Gauge Speaker Cable Wire in an 8 Gauge (3.3mm ID) Jacket

 
Recommended Wire Sizes for Loudspeaker Cables
Amplifier Output
(Per Channel):
If the total length is
8 Feet (2.4 Meters) or less:
If the total length is
greater than 8 Feet (2.4 Meters):
1 - Over 200 Watts 20 Gauge (0.81mm diameter) Wire
If you are bi-wiring, you can use 20 gauge to go the tweeter section of your speakers.
1 - 19 Watts 16 Gauge (1.29mm diameter) Wire 16 Gauge (1.29mm diameter) Wire
20 - 100 Watts 16 Gauge (1.29mm diameter) Wire 12 Gauge (2.05mm diameter) Wire
101 - 200 Watts 12 Gauge (2.05mm diameter) Wire 10 Gauge (2.59mm diameter) Wire
Over 200 Watts 10 Gauge (2.59mm diameter) Wire 10 Gauge (2.59mm diameter) Wire

 
For most installations, hardware termination is unnecessary. Just insert the end of the bare speaker wire into the center hole of the 5-way binding post or make a J-hook to fit it around the circumference of the post.
 
 
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Speaker Cable SpadesHowever, there are situations (such as when you're bi-wiring a set of speakers from a single amplifier) that a spade insures a better connection. The spades we like best include (left to right) the Alpha-Core Pure Silver Audio Spade, the Kimber Postmaster, and the WBT-0680Ag Silver Signature Spade. While we use WBT lead-free silver solder to attach the first two to the silver conductors, the WBT-0680Ag spade comes with a compression fitting that's tightened with a dedicated Torx driver (shown far right).
 
If you're undecided about which termination (if any) is sonically superior, this paper (with emphasis on the conclusions added), written by former GE research engineer Bill Kenney and published in 1995 by the Boston Audio Society, finds that using no connector is best, followed by connectors whose metal content is identical to that of the wire, itself. In addition, his research (for a US Navy project) showed that given a choice, compression fittings are preferable to ones that are soldered on and, due to their relative lack of contact pressure, banana plugs are the worst termination of all. His observations about the sonic anomalies caused by the interface of dissimilar metals is why we use and recommend WBT silver binding posts and RCA sockets as the number one choice, followed by the Alpha Core silver spades.
 
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At your request, we can also add a protective cover of convoluted PVC tubing with a decorative nylon mesh overlay. While it has no effect on the sound, in some situations it makes the cables easier to dress and adds an element of style.
 
Recent Reviews of Our Cables and Interconnects
 
Read Jeff Day's assessment of the Big Twist Aurum Ag, gold + silver hybrid interconnect, from Issue 63 of Positive Feedback.
 
One of our clients, Gerry E of Rocky Hill, CT, was kind enough to write a review of our cable products and post it on the Audio Asylum website. Click here to read it.
 
DIY builder Thor Jensen of Denmark also reviewed a set of interconnects that he assembled with materials which we provided. Read his article here.
 
What is a stereo set?
 
As you scroll down, you'll see unterminated wire listed by the foot and by the meter, priced as Unbalanced and Balanced stereo sets.
 
An Unbalanced stereo set is (4) pieces of wire—two pieces to make up the left cable or interconnect and two pieces to make up the right. For example, if you plan to assemble a two meter long pair of unbalanced interconnects, you would purchase a two meter Unbalanced stereo set. The total wire length is actually 8 meters, but it will be cut into four 2 meter pieces for your convenience.
 
An Balanced stereo set is (6) pieces of wire—three pieces to make up the left cable or interconnect and three pieces to make up the right. For example, if you plan to assemble a two meter long pair of balanced interconnects, you would purchase a two meter Balanced stereo set. The total wire length is actually 12 meters, but it will be cut into six 2 meter pieces for your convenience.
 
We also sell lengths of wire by the foot and by the meter. The price is the same regardless of how it's measured, but this allows you to buy coils for DIY projects when you're unsure of the finished length and prefer not to have it precut. Examples include rewiring loudspeakers, amplifiers or other components.
 
 
Prices: Big TwistTM Interconnects, Extra Soft, Fine Silver Wire in an Oversized PTFE Teflon® Jacket
Terminated and Ready to Use - Choose from 5 Different Color Jackets
Unbalanced, Terminated with WBT-0102Ag Pure Silver NextGen Locking RCA Plugs
Big Twist(TM) Interconnects

 
Big Twist(TM) Interconnects
30 Gauge (0.25mm diameter)
Price per pair:
  • 0.5 Meter  = $352
  • 1.0 Meter  = $385
  • 1.5 Meters = $418
  • 2.0 Meters = $451
+$20.00 for each additional foot (305mm) or $66.00 per meter, per pair of interconnects
Recommended for Phono up to 9.8 feet (3.0 meters) long.
24 Gauge (0.51mm diameter)
Price per pair:
  • 0.5 Meter  = $355
  • 1.0 Meter  = $395
  • 1.5 Meters = $435
  • 2.0 Meters = $475
+$24.00 for each additional foot (305mm) or $79.20 per meter, per pair of interconnects
Recommended for Digital up to 9.8 feet (3.0 meters) long or Phono over 9.8 feet (3.0 meters) long.
20 Gauge (0.81mm diameter)
Price per pair:
  • 3.0 Meters = $560
+$23.50 for each additional foot (305mm) or $77.55 for each additional meter (3.3 feet), per pair
Recommended for longer lengths up to 25 feet (7.62 meters).
Unbalanced Phono, terminated with a Furutech FP-DIN 5-Pin Straight DIN Connector or a Furutech FP-DIN L-90 Degree 5-Pin DIN Connector at one end and a pair of WBT-0102Ag Pure Silver NextGen Locking RCA Plugs at the other.

28 Gauge (0.32mm diameter)
Price with a straight 5-Pin DIN Phono connector:
  • 0.5 Meter  = $315
  • 1.0 Meter  = $325
  • 1.5 Meters = $335
  • 2.0 Meters = $345
+$6 for each additional foot (305mm) or $19.80 per meter, per pair of interconnects
For Phono up to 9.8 feet (3.0 meters) long.
28 Gauge (0.32mm diameter)
Price with a 90º 5-Pin DIN Phono connector:
  • 0.5 Meter  = $340
  • 1.0 Meter  = $350
  • 1.5 Meters = $360
  • 2.0 Meters = $370
+$6 for each additional foot (305mm) or $19.80 per meter, per pair of interconnects
For Phono up to 9.8 feet (3.0 meters) long.
 
Phono interconnects, terminated with 5-pin DIN connectors, are only available with a similar size, semi-clear Teflon jacket.
Balanced, terminated with Furutech Carbon Fiber CF-601MR and CF-602FR XLR Connectors and a braided copper shield (100% coverage).
Furutech Carbon Fiber 601 + 602 XLR Connectors

 
Hands down, this is the best XLR connector available anywhere, at any price. The exquisite casting and finish can only be described as jewel-like.
24 Gauge (0.51mm diameter)
Price per pair:
  • 0.5 Meter  = $830
  • 1.0 Meter  = $880
  • 1.5 Meters = $930
  • 2.0 Meters = $980
+$33.30 for each additional foot (305mm) or $100 for each additional meter (3.3 feet), per pair of interconnects. Recommended for Digital up to 9.8 feet (3.0 meters) long.
20 Gauge (0.81mm diameter)
Price per pair:
  • 3.0 Meters = $1200
+$42.42 for each additional foot (305mm) or $140.00 for each additional meter (3.3 feet), per pair of interconnects. Recommended for longer lengths up to 25 feet (7.62 meters).

 
Big Twist (TM) Balanced Interconnects
 
Big TwistTM Balanced Interconnects

 
Big TwistTM Aurum Ag Hybrid Interconnects:
Featuring Extra Soft, 24K Gold Wire (Positive Conductors) and Extra Soft, .9999 Fine Silver Wire (Negative Conductors) in an Oversized PTFE Teflon® Jacket
Terminated and Ready to Use - Choose from 5 Different Color Jackets
Unbalanced, Terminated with WBT-0102Ag Pure Silver NextGen Locking RCA Plugs
Big Twist(TM) Interconnects
28 Gauge (0.32mm diameter)
Price per pair:
  • 0.5 Meter  = $429.00
  • 1.0 Meter  = $695.00
  • 1.5 Meters = $795.00
  • 2.0 Meters = $975.00
+$112.64 for each additional foot (305mm) or $371.71 per meter, per pair of interconnects
24 Gauge (0.51mm diameter)
Price per pair:
  • 0.5 Meter  = $665.00
  • 1.0 Meter  = $1095.00
  • 1.5 Meters = $1595.00
  • 2.0 Meters = $1930.00
+$255.00 for each additional foot (305mm) or $841.50 per meter, per pair of interconnects
Unbalanced Phono, terminated with a Furutech FP-DIN 5-Pin Straight DIN Connector or a Furutech FP-DIN L-90 Degree 5-Pin DIN Connector at one end and a pair of WBT-0102Ag Pure Silver NextGen Locking RCA Plugs at the other.
28 Gauge (0.32mm diameter )
Price with a straight 5-Pin DIN Phono connector:
  • 0.5 Meter  = $375.00
  • 1.0 Meter  = $615.00
  • 1.5 Meters = $765.00
  • 2.0 Meters = $915.00
+$112.64 for each additional foot (305mm) or $371.71 per meter, per pair of interconnects
Recommended for Phono or Digital up to 9.8 feet (3.0 meters) long.
 
Phono interconnects, terminated with 5-pin DIN connectors, are only available with a similar size, semi-clear Teflon jacket.

Terminated with a Furutech Angled 5-Pin DIN Connector at one end and a pair of WBT-0102Ag Pure Silver NextGen Locking RCA Plugs at the other.
28 Gauge (0.32mm diameter )
Price with a 90º 5-Pin DIN Phono connector:
  • 0.5 Meter  = $485.00
  • 1.0 Meter  = $645.00
  • 1.5 Meters = $795.00
  • 2.0 Meters = $940.00
+$112.64 for each additional foot (305mm) or $371.71 per meter, per pair of interconnects
Recommended for Phono or Digital up to 9.8 feet (3.0 meters) long.
 
Phono interconnects, terminated with 5-pin DIN connectors, are only available with a similar size, semi-clear Teflon jacket.
Balanced, terminated with Furutech Carbon Fiber CF-601MR and CF-602FR XLR Connectors and a braided copper shield (100% coverage).
Furutech Carbon Fiber 601 + 602 XLR Connectors

This is the best XLR connector available anywhere, at any price. The exquisite casting and finish can only be described as jewel-like.
24 Gauge (0.32mm diameter )
Price per pair:
  • 0.5 Meter  = $1555.00
  • 1.0 Meter  = $2230.00
  • 1.5 Meters = $2905.00
  • 2.0 Meters = $3580.00
+$410.00 for each additional foot (305mm) or $1350.00 per additional meter, per pair of interconnects.
 
Balanced interconnects include two lengths of 24K gold wire for the positive conductors and one pure silver wire for the negative conductor.

 
Similar Size and Oversized Teflon® Jacket for Finished and DIY Cables
Semi-clear is supplied for orders that specify similar size jacketing for interconnects and loudspeaker cables. If you purchase wire with an oversized jacket, we will supply it with the solid color of your choice.
 
Semi-clear (often called "natural") is available in lengths up to 100 feet (30.48 meters).
Semi-Clear PTFE Jacket
Semi-Clear
Oversized 8 Gauge (3.3mm Inside Diameter) PTFE tubing is available in the colors shown below, in continuous lengths up to 25 feet (7.62 meters).

Green, Black, Blue, Red, Yellow

 
Prices: Pure Silver Interconnects, Extra Soft Temper, in a PTFE Teflon® Jacket
Unterminated for DIY Interconnects
For the DIYer, who wants to install their own RCA or XLR plugs
 
Note that XLR plugs require 3 wires per side, plus an optional braided copper shield (not included), for each complete stereo set.
 
30 Gauge (0.25mm diameter) or
24 Gauge (0.51mm diameter) is recommended for lengths up to 9.8 feet (3 meters).
20 Gauge (0.81mm diameter) is recommended for longer lengths.
Silimar Size Teflon jacket

With Similar Size,
Semi-Clear Teflon Jacket

In sizes that are close to that of the wire gauge, itself, semi-clear is a flexible, economical choice that can be used in any configuration. It can be gently twisted, but is not suitable for braiding.
30 Gauge (0.25mm diameter)
$6 per foot, per Unbalanced stereo set
$19.80 per meter, per Unbalanced stereo set
 
$9 per foot, per Balanced stereo set
$29.70 per meter, per Balanced stereo set
24 Gauge (0.51mm diameter)
$10.00 per foot, per Unbalanced stereo set
$33.00 per meter, per Unbalanced stereo set
 
$15.00 per foot, per Balanced stereo set
$49.50 per meter, per Balanced stereo set
20 Gauge (0.81mm diameter)
$13.92 per foot, per Unbalanced stereo set
$45.94 per meter, per Unbalanced stereo set
 
$20.88 per foot, per Balanced stereo set
$68.90 per meter, per Balanced stereo set
Wire in solid color jacket

Unbalanced sets come with Oversized,
8 Gauge, Solid Color Teflon Jacket

When fabricating interconnects in an oversized jacket, we recommend solid color tubing because of its greater flexibility, when compared to semi-clear. Available in the five colors shown above, at no extra charge.
 
* Balanced sets come with Oversized,
11 Gauge, Semi-Clear Teflon Jacket

When fabricating balanced interconnects in an oversized jacket, the smaller size is required to fit three conductors into an XLR connector barrel.
30 Gauge (0.25mm diameter)
$20.00 per foot, per Unbalanced stereo set
$66.00 per meter, per Unbalanced stereo set
 
$20.00 per foot, per Balanced stereo set *
$66.00 per meter, per Balanced stereo set *
24 Gauge (0.51mm diameter)
$24.00 per foot, per Unbalanced stereo set
$79.20 per meter, per Unbalanced stereo set
 
$24.00 per foot, per Balanced stereo set *
$79.20 per meter, per Balanced stereo set *
20 Gauge (0.81mm diameter)
$28.16 per foot, per Unbalanced stereo set
$92.93 per meter, per Unbalanced stereo set
 
$28.16 per foot, per Balanced stereo set *
$92.93 per meter, per Balanced stereo set *

 
Pure Silver Loudspeaker Cables in Oversized Blue Teflon Jacket
 
Pure Silver Loudspeaker Cables in Oversized Blue Teflon Jacket

 
Prices: Pure Silver Loudspeaker Cables, Extra Soft Temper, in a PTFE (Teflon) Jacket
With or Without Termination
Unterminated Speaker Cables

Pure Silver Cables, Without Termination, Including Oversized, Teflon Jacket.
Blue is standard. Other colors or semi-clear with a colored stripe are available at no extra charge.
 
As illustrated above, you can use these "as is," without spades or pins, by simply inserting the ends into the center hole of a 5-way binding post or making a hook loop from the bare wire, itself.
20 Gauge (0.81mm diameter)
$28.16 per foot, per Unbalanced stereo set
$92.93 per meter, per Unbalanced stereo set
18 Gauge (1.02mm diameter)
$37.04 per foot, per Unbalanced stereo set
$122.23 per meter, per Unbalanced stereo set
16 Gauge (1.29mm diameter)
$45.84 per foot, per Unbalanced stereo set
$151.27 per meter, per Unbalanced stereo set
14 Gauge (1.63mm diameter)
$68.88 per foot, per Unbalanced stereo set
$227.30 per meter, per Unbalanced stereo set
12 Gauge (2.05mm diameter)
$91.84 per foot, per Unbalanced stereo set
$303.07 per meter, per Unbalanced stereo set
10 Gauge (2.59mm diameter)
$125.84 per foot, per Unbalanced stereo set
$415.27 per meter, per Unbalanced stereo set
Cable Termination, including installation
 
For the total cost, choose your favorite termination on the right and add the cost (shown as an 8-piece set) to any unterminated cables in the row above.
 
Speaker Cables with Silver WBT Spades
Speaker Cables Terminated
with WBT Silver Spades

8 Pieces, enough to terminate both ends of a stereo set of 4 wires, including installation on any of the above sets:
Add a Protective Cover of convoluted PVC tubing and nylon mesh:
+$7.50 per foot, per single speaker cable or
+$15.00 per foot, per pair of speaker cables

 
Pure Silver Speaker Cables in Semi-Clear striped Teflon jacket, terminated with Goertz Silver Spades
 
Pure Silver Speaker Cables in Oversized, Semi-Clear striped Teflon jackets,
Terminated with Alpha Core Pure Silver Spades

 
Prices: Pure Silver Wire, Extra Soft Temper, including a separate PTFE Teflon® Jacket
Sold by the Foot and by the Meter for DIY Projects
Choose from 5 Different Color Oversized Jackets
.9999 Pure Silver Wire
Extra Soft Temper, Unterminated, including either a similar size or oversized Teflon Jacket for DIY Cables
 
Coiled or cut to size, any length. If you are planning to cut these into shorter lengths, the Teflon tubing is included as a separate coil. On request, we can cut the wires to size and install them into the appropriate size jacket.
 
Wire in similar size, semi-clear jacket
Wire in solid color jacket
With Oversized,
Solid Color Teflon Jacket

 
Five solid colors (including Blue, as shown) or semi-clear with colored stripes are available for no extra charge. Consult the color chart, above, for a complete selection.
 
Because it is somewhat more flexible, solid color tubing is recommended when oversized is preferred.
30 Gauge (0.25mm diameter)
 
Bare Wire, No Jacket:
$1.22 per foot (0.3 meters)
$4.03 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Similar Size Jacket:
$1.50 per foot (0.3 meters)
$4.95 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Oversized, 8 Gauge Jacket:
$4.38 per foot (0.3 meters)
$14.45 per meter (3.3 feet)
28 Gauge (0.32mm diameter)
 
Bare Wire, No Jacket:
$1.47 per foot (0.3 meters)
$4.85 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Similar Size Jacket:
$1.75 per foot (0.3 meters)
$5.78 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Oversized, 8 Gauge Jacket:
$4.52 per foot (0.3 meters)
$14.92 per meter (3.3 feet)
24 Gauge (0.51mm diameter)
 
Bare Wire, No Jacket:
$2.08 per foot (0.3 meters)
$6.86 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Similar Size Jacket:
$2.50 per foot (0.3 meters)
$8.25 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Oversized, 8 Gauge Jacket:
$5.22 per foot (0.3 meters)
$17.23 per meter (3.3 feet)
20 Gauge (0.81mm diameter) Bare Wire, No Jacket:
$2.94 per foot (0.3 meters)
$9.70 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Similar Size Jacket:
$3.48 per foot (0.3 meters)
$11.48 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Oversized, 8 Gauge Jacket:
$7.04 per foot (0.3 meters)
$23.23 per meter (3.3 feet)
18 Gauge (1.02mm diameter)
 
Bare Wire, No Jacket:
$5.16 per foot (0.3 meters)
$17.01 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Similar Size Jacket:
$5.74 per foot (0.3 meters)
$18.94 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Oversized, 8 Gauge Jacket:
$9.26 per foot (0.3 meters)
$30.56 per meter (3.3 feet)
16 Gauge (1.29mm diameter)
 
Bare Wire, No Jacket:
$7.36 per foot (0.3 meters)
$24.29 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Similar Size Jacket:
$8.04 per foot (0.3 meters)
$26.53 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Oversized, 8 Gauge Jacket:
$11.46 per foot (0.3 meters)
$37.82 per meter (3.3 feet)
14 Gauge (1.63mm diameter)
 
Bare Wire, No Jacket:
$13.12 per foot (0.3 meters)
$43.30 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Similar Size Jacket:
$14.06 per foot (0.3 meters)
$42.40 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Oversized, 8 Gauge Jacket:
$17.22 per foot (0.3 meters)
$56.83 per meter (3.3 feet)
12 Gauge (2.05mm diameter)
 
Bare Wire, No Jacket:
$18.86 per foot (0.3 meters)
$62.24 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Similar Size Jacket:
$19.80 per foot (0.3 meters)
$65.34 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Oversized, 8 Gauge Jacket:
$22.96 per foot (0.3 meters)
$75.77 per meter (3.3 feet)
10 Gauge (2.59mm diameter)
 
Bare Wire, No Jacket:
$27.36 per foot (0.3 meters)
$90.29 per meter (3.3 feet)
 
With Oversized, 8 Gauge Jacket:
$31.46 per foot (0.3 meters)
$103.82 per meter (3.3 feet)
On special order, we can also supply any standard gauge pure silver wire in raw coils, with or without Teflon jacket, from
6 Gauge (13.3mm2) to 30 Gauge (0.25mm diameter). Prices vary with the market and must be prepaid.

 
Prices: 24K Gold Wire, Extra Soft Temper, including a separate PTFE Teflon® Jacket
Sold by the Foot and by the Meter for DIY Projects
Choose from 5 Different Color Oversized Jackets
24K Gold Wire
Extra Soft Temper, Unterminated, including either a similar size or oversized Teflon Jacket for DIY Cables
 
Coiled or cut to size, any length. If you are planning to cut these into shorter lengths, the Teflon tubing is included as a separate coil. On request, we can cut the wires to size and install them into the appropriate size jacket.
 
Wire in similar size, semi-clear jacket
With Similar Size,
Semi-Clear Teflon Jacket

 
Wire in oversized, semi-clear jacket
With Oversized,
Semi-Clear Teflon Jacket

 
Wire in solid color jacket
With Oversized,
Solid Color Teflon Jacket

 
Five solid colors (including Blue, as shown) or semi-clear with colored stripes are available for no extra charge. Consult the color chart, above, for a complete selection.
 
Because it is somewhat more flexible, solid color tubing is recommended when oversized is preferred.
30 Gauge (0.25mm diameter)
 
Bare Wire, No Jacket:
$26.06 per foot (0.3 meters)
$85.48 per meter (3.28 feet)
 
With Similar Size Jacket:
$26.34 per foot (0.28 meters)
$86.39 per meter (3.28 feet)
 
With Oversized, 8 Gauge Jacket:
$30.16 per foot (0.3 meters)
$98.92 per meter (3.28 feet)
28 Gauge (0.32mm diameter)
 
Bare Wire, No Jacket:
$42.44 per foot (0.3 meters)
$139.20 per meter (3.28 feet)
 
With Similar Size Jacket:
$42.73 per foot (0.3 meters)
$140.15 per meter (3.28 feet)
 
With Oversized, 8 Gauge Jacket:
$46.54 per foot (0.3 meters)
$152.65 per meter (3.28 feet)
26 Gauge (0.40mm diameter )
 
Bare Wire, No Jacket:
$67.10 per foot (0.3 meters)
$220.09 per meter (3.28 feet)
 
With Similar Size Jacket:
$67.38 per foot (0.3 meters)
$221.01 per meter (3.28 feet)
 
With Oversized, 8 Gauge Jacket:
$71.20 per foot (0.3 meters)
$233.54 per meter (3.28 feet)
24 Gauge (0.51mm diameter)
 
Bare Wire, No Jacket:
$104.96 per foot (0.3 meters)
$344.26 per meter (3.28 feet)
 
With Similar Size Jacket:
$105.50 per foot (0.3 meters)
$346.04 per meter (3.28 feet)
 
With Oversized, 8 Gauge Jacket:
$109.06 per foot (0.3 meters)
$357.72 per meter (3.28 feet)
24K Gold Wire is usually available on special order only.
Other standard gauges are available, as well. Prices vary with the market and all orders must be prepaid.

 
OrderingBecause of the numerous choices and variables, we don't have a shopping cart. Instead we encourage you to send an eMail telling us exactly what you need and where you are located (US state or country). We usually respond within 24 hours (often sooner) and will try to provide an exact quote, including shipping.
PaymentWe accept payment via MasterCard, Visa, and Discover directly, as well as PayPal. However, because of their higher processing fees and longer deposit times, we have to add a 3% surcharge to PayPal remittances that are over $50.
Shipping & HandlingShipping from Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA is additional. Typically rates are $4-$15 (US and Canada); $7-$25 (all other countries), depending upon the total weight, carrier, and destination. We also add $1 or $2 to the actual cost of shipping to cover the bank and merchant account fee(s) we are charged to process your payment.
Warranty10 Years on all parts and labor for fabricated goods
AvailabilityNow! All cables are cut or made to order, by hand, in our workshop in Troy, New York, USA. Lead time is typically 2 days from order to shipment for unbalanced interconnects (with WBT RCA connectors) and speaker cables, subject to inventory on hand.
 
Allow up to two weeks for special orders, including 16, 12, and 10 gauge speaker wire. Please note that special order materials (wire and connectors) can take up to two weeks for fulfillment.

Due to the fluctuating cost of silver and gold, prices are subject to change (up or down) without notice.
 
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30 Day, Risk-Free Trial
 
Try any of the fabricated interconnects or speaker cables at home for 30 days. Make a full evaluation in your own system, at your own convenience, without the pressures of time or sales personnel. If you're not completely satisfied with the improvement, return them in their original condition for a full refund. Certain restrictions apply.
 

Tempo Electric LLC
PO Box 770
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-0770
USA
(518) 542-7004

The best time to reach us by telephone is 10AM-6PM, US Eastern Time.
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You can always contact joseph@tempoelectric.com by eMail, instead. Either way, we will try to reply within 24 hours.