Sommer low capacitance arm cable

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journeymanj
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Sommer low capacitance arm cable

Post by journeymanj » 14 Oct 2019 17:15

Im looking for some cables to replace the standard rega ones on RB250/300 `s.
Previously I used VDH MC D501 and am very happy with that on my Systemdek IIX.

Im doing a pair of RB250`s for my Technics SL1200mk2`s for use "playing out".
Sommer SC SPIRIT LLX instrument cable looks promising with its low capacitance.
Another cheaper option would be Van Damme XKE although it has a higher capacitance.
My phono stage has variable capacitors on its input.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sommer-SC-SP ... mh7i2HmXzA

Has anyone any experience of this cable or even any thoughts on it?
A cheap flexible cables in order for the use it will be put to, has anyone got any experience of Van Damme XKE too?

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Re: Sommer low capacitance arm cable

Post by lini » 15 Oct 2019 06:11

7.2 mm outer diameter in my view would severely reduce one's choice of RCA plugs.

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Re: Sommer low capacitance arm cable

Post by journeymanj » 15 Oct 2019 07:14

It will fit the Deltron phono plugs I have.

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Re: Sommer low capacitance arm cable

Post by billshurv » 15 Oct 2019 14:17

Note that the D501 you have used in the past is Sheilded Twisted pair (STP) and this is coax . But it should be good for the job if it fits your plugs. Shield coverage is the most important thing with phono coax IMO.

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Re: Sommer low capacitance arm cable

Post by rsrich » 07 Nov 2019 13:29

any views on using coax cable with a semi-conducting shield between copper braid and inner conductor insulator? (actually as per this example above) . Is this an advantage, or otherwise?

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