Awards

Hifi+ Awards 2016: Analogue Audio Cable of the Year - Chord Sarum Super ARAY

If this system’s sense of easy musical expression, expansive dynamics, and rhythmic flow set it apart, then that is due in no small part to the cables connecting the components getting out of the way and letting them do their job, something which Sarum Super ARAY achieves so effortlessly that you barely notice its contribution...

AV Tech Media Awards 2016/17: Best Cable Loom - Chord Clearway and Shawline

THE CLEARWAY SPEAKER cable features 14-gauge stranded copper conductors with FEP insulation in a twisted pair configuration. Meanwhile, the Shawline analogue interconnect utilises Chord’s Tuned ARAY geometry originally developed for the company’s premium Sarum range. In combination the cables assist in conveying the atmosphere of more complex recordings, while preserving the strongest of rock/pop dynamics....

WHAT HI-FI? Awards 2016: Chord Company C-line

You can tell Chord is relatively pleased with its Tuned ARAY technology. Until now, however, it’s been aimed at the high-end hi-fi listener only. But that was before the C-line stereo RCA interconnect. Build Even with all this technology, high-grade copper conductors and high-density foil shielding, what difference can a metre of cable make to...

WHAT HI-FI? Awards 2016: Chord Company Clearway

There’s an easy way to tell the 2016 version of Chord’s Clearway from the 2015 edition. The original Chord Clearway speaker cable looked like a silver space snake, with the foil beneath the transparent PVC jacket clearly visible. Design However, the latest version has ditched the transparent jacket for all-white PVC, so the inner foil...

Hi-Fi Choice 409 April 2016: Group Test Winner - Chord Clearway Digital

THE CLEARWAY DIGITAL cable has been designed around The Chord Company’s flagship Sarum Super ARAY Digital interconnect, although the Clearway costs considerably less. It uses the company’s ARAY conductor design to reduce both interference and internal reflections to maintain a constant characteristic impedance. The solid oxygen-free copper conductor is insulated with a gas-foamed polyethylene insulation...

Hi-Fi Plus Magazine cable of the year 2016: Chord Sarum

Chord’s original top cable – Sarum – was already one of the best-received interconnects from the brand when the company announced its Tuned ARAY upgrade. And it really is an upgrade – users of existing runs of Sarum can have them upgraded to include the ‘TA’ modification. Tuned ARAY is essentially the addition of a...

AVTech Media Awards 2015 Best Interconnect Cable: Chord C-line

BEST INTERCONNECT CABLE The Chord Company C-Line FEATURING TUNED ARAY technology originally developed for The Chord Company’s flagship Sarum range, the C-Line’s conductors are produced from oxygen-free copper and constructed in a pseudo-balanced configuration with fully floating, high-performance shielding. Direct gold-plating tech and over-moulded strain relief is also adopted for the termination plugs. The result...

WHAT HI-FI? Awards 2015: Product Of The Year (Best Interconnect)

Best analogue interconnect Awards 2016 This Chord interconnect is a no-brainer if you want to give your hi-fi system a lift… Build We liked the latter for the detail and size of the soundstage when plugged into our reference system, and that positivity hasn’t waned over the last 12 months. Yet, as is its signature, Chord...