Frederik has just released the new Duelund DCA26GA solid-core tinned-copper cable, that utilizes the same oil-soaked & baked cotton style of dielectric as the DCA12GA, DCA16GA, and DCA20GA, and it is my understanding that it should be available from hificollective within a few days.
Update: In stock now here.
The Duelund DCA26GA just arrived here at Jeff’s Place, and in the photo above you can see three short sections of Duelund DCA wire, with the DCA16GA on top, DCA20GA in the middle, and DCA26GA on the bottom, in the middle of the DCA26GA coil.
Upon opening the bag with the coil of the solid-core DCA26GA tinned-copper wire, I was greeted with that familiar and pleasant aroma of the Duelund oil-soaked and baked cotton dielectric, which is as pleasant an aroma to yours truly as freshly ground coffee!
I’m really looking forward to building a set of headshell leads out of the Duelund solid-core DCA26GA tinned-copper wire, which could be an even better choice than the vintage WE24GA for headshell leads, as the WE24GA is kind of bulky for headshell wires, and the 22GA Art Of Tone headshell leads I made were even more unwieldy, making it hard to accommodate them in the space available between the cartridge and headshell connections. The DCA26GA should make for an easier fit.
Life has been a lot busier than normal lately, so I’m falling a bit behind on everything, but I’m hoping to be able to build up some DCA26GA headshell leads this weekend, so stay tuned for more news soon!
As always, thanks for stopping by, and may the tone be with you!