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fisher X 100 A
23rd January 2012, 02:00 PM
Where do you buy your solder from. I have read mainly that silver solder is used by audioenz'ders - is there a specific type or type I should avoid?
Going to play around making some ic's.:eek:
23rd January 2012, 02:52 PM
Omegaspeedy has some views here.... He's found differences in solder types however in his case he was soldering tone arm wires so that means very low voltages indeed.
I use Jaycars silver solder.
23rd January 2012, 03:02 PM
You're better off getting a decent mechanical connection and getting a nice joint than worrying about specific solders.
having said that, James (Omegaspeedy) has reported differences in the sound of them, but as GT said he was using it in a very specific circumstance...
23rd January 2012, 03:39 PM
I have some Nordost solder available. PM me if you are interested.
23rd January 2012, 04:43 PM
Hi fisher, as mentioned in my particular case I found a certain brand unsuccessful in a sensitive area but saying that I'm sure in other applications it would be excellent ie RCA cables or circuit boards. If you want to play it safe, 2.5% Cardas, Goot (Japanese brand), and an Australian 2.5% brand all worked well. The 3.8% brand was too bright for my liking in a tonearm wire circuit.
fisher X 100 A
24th January 2012, 06:41 AM
Thanks guys for your input - have pm Ernie.
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