Dedicated lines - 1) use isolated grounds or not? 2) subpanel wiring

Dec 29, 2010
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all solder has a sound to it, which is clearly evident in ICs (esp RCAs). power cords / cables are no different than any other item in audio: there is no perfect part (courtesy Bob Crump, RIP). ergo, fewer parts the better (buddy of mine hard wired his components to the wall---crazy, but effective)
 
Feb 7, 2014
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I remember having to replace some internal parts on a pair of Wilson Watt/Puppies 5.1 circa 1996. Wilson Audio sent me two types of solder, one containing silver, the other a more generic type. They recommended only using the specified solder on certain joints. Didn't think much about it then but figured Dave Wilson knew what he was talking about.
 

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#43
I remember having to replace some internal parts on a pair of Wilson Watt/Puppies 5.1 circa 1996. Wilson Audio sent me two types of solder, one containing silver, the other a more generic type. They recommended only using the specified solder on certain joints. Didn't think much about it then but figured Dave Wilson knew what he was talking about.
Silver contacts/wire need some silver in the solder. It doesn't mean anything more than that.
 
Feb 7, 2014
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There were no silver contacts or wires on the parts I was swapping out. The Wilson folks said the different solders were spec'ed because they offered the best performance. Surprisingly, the some of the internal wires were made by Monster Cable!
 

LL21

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There were no silver contacts or wires on the parts I was swapping out. The Wilson folks said the different solders were spec'ed because they offered the best performance. Surprisingly, the some of the internal wires were made by Monster Cable!
Yes, we were told our current SLAMMS' main wiring is Transparent and the bass wire to the driver is a fat Monster cable wire.
 

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