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I an trying to learn the science behind speaker cables and electrical noise and plan on making simple DIY cables.


I was looking at Techflex chrome because it looks amazing but also conducts electricity.

Will this isolate the speaker from electrical noise or draw in more? Would it act like external insulation or more like an antenna?
 

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This is what caught my eye (besides the look)


The metallized Mylar component is conductive, allowing to be used in shielding applications. Chrome XC provides a tighter weave design that eliminates transparent elements; the result is a continuous, smooth, metallic shine perfect for any application.
 

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Speaker cables don't need to be shielded. Now for interconnect's and low frequency interference I would chose a cable with a heavy copper braid (copper conducts much better than a Mylar coating), for high frequency interference I would chose a cable with a sheet foil shield (braid doesn't work well at high frequencies). Cables are available with both a copper braid and a sheet foil shield.
 

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The Techflex chrome shouldn't have any adverse effects when used to sheath normal cables. So just use it for it's bling and not electrical properties.
 
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