LOW DIELECTRIC ABSORPTION TAPE
The first instinct of any audiophile who wants a nice-looking system is to neatly bundle that mess of wires behind their equipment. DON'T DO IT! Bundling
hurts the good sound of those cables you paid all that money for. Every wire in a bundle has a field around it (even shielded wires) that induces currents in
all its neighbors, currents that distort the music waveforms in signal wires, add jitter to digital data wires, and introduce unwanted noise to power wires.
Don't despair: correct wire management can help rather than hinder good sound.
The following four simple rules tell you how:
• Don't run wires-speaker cables, ICs or power cords-close and parallel to each other for
more than a few inches; they'll "talk" to each other, causing muddy, smeared, edgy sound.
To avoid sonic degradation, keep parallel wires separated by at least 6" wherever possible.
• Try not to run any wires near plastic (or ungrounded metal) surfaces, e.g. artificial
fiber rugs or curtains, plastic tiles, linoleum, laminate wood floors, plastic moldings/wallpaper,
urethane varnished floors, etc. If possible, keep wires at least 8" from plastic (or ungrounded
metal) of any significant mass. These plastics are invariably terrible-sounding dielectrics.
• Avoid using plastic cable ties, plastic sheathing, plastic braid, or plastic conduit to hold,
support or protect wires. Instead, use good sounding dielectrics like string (cotton or silk),
thin polypropylene tape, or thin wood (preferably maple) to hang/support wires.
• Non-parallel wires--that is, those crossing at angles of 45 degrees or more-don't need to be
separated: they can even touch at the crossing point without sonic harm.
Our Low Dielectric Absorption Tape is a great way to help manage your wires without any sonic degradation. 30-Day Money Back.
Using Low Dielectric Absorption Tape:
LDA Tape is very useful for attaching wires to--or hanging them from--the back of bookshelves, equipment racks, entertainment centers or loudspeakers.
The Tape can be used to keep wires off the floor or to separate them, particularly when they are behind racks or loudspeakers. When attaching the LDA Tape
to Clearview or Omega Mikro sheathed interconnects or cables, press just a corner of the tape onto the sheathing in order to make later removal easier.
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