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    Hey speaker wire experts !!

    today I snagged two 25 foot runs of this speaker wire .... seemed interesting . I looked up nfo from the label that says
    " OTR (QTR ?) SHF SP CO Japan" and got conflicting results ....some posts mention "litz" wire or silver wire ....I guess I could be , at least the ends. ..it is flat and abt 1/2 inch wide. some posters called it Polk flat cobra , anyway, there is no
    reliable info on the stuff that I can find.

    some said that the green was for HF and copper for LF, others say run it as normal speaker wire

    anybody know abt it for sure ?
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    This is a fine capacitor

    The combined cross section is low for a wannabe high quality cable.

    The capacity for sure is on the high side, You should measure it. A good amp will tolerate it, some amps might get into troubles.

    In other words: it is vodoo junk. Sell it to Your best enemy.

    Ruediger

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    I sure wouldn't run HF and LF together in a twisted pair, there's bound to be some coupling. Have to agree with Ruediger; find a sucker, uhm lucky recipient and sell it to them.

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    Hard to tell in the picture - but its basically fancy twisted pair (2 conductor), right?
    I mean, each length of flat cable just has two connections at each end, copper and green, right (+ and -) ...
    Its not bi-wire (4 conductor) in a single length, is it?

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    today I snagged two 25 foot runs of this speaker wire .... seemed interesting . I looked up nfo from the label that says
    " OTR (QTR ?) SHF SP CO Japan" and got conflicting results ....some posts mention "litz" wire or silver wire ....I guess I could be , at least the ends. ..it is flat and abt 1/2 inch wide. some posters called it Polk flat cobra , anyway, there is no
    reliable info on the stuff that I can find.

    some said that the green was for HF and copper for LF, others say run it as normal speaker wire

    anybody know abt it for sure ?
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    BTW, here's a Rod Elliott article on the effects of speaker cables on an amplifier output. As Ruediger said, the wrong cable can make an amplifier unstable: http://sound.westhost.com/cable-z.htm

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    That cable should work fine at audio frequencies and power levels.
    Why buy used when you can build your own?

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