Does silver trump copper – or vice versa?

"I have had my SME3012 re-wired using pure silver hair wire. I figured this was a good option, though expensive and yes having done zero research. I read someone had stated that silver wire added unwanted bias correction (whatever that means) and it was better to go for silver plated copper litz (though I'm not sure how radically that would differ). I have read though that silver is thought to be very good for connectors. Regardless of the claims made by manufacturers of performance dependent upon design, does one material change or colour the signal differently to the other? "

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