Hi-Fi World Awards 2014: Best Interconnect Cable – Chord Signature Tuned ARAY

Award Received in August, 2014


One of Chord’s flagship cables, the Signature Tuned ARAY is made from high-quality silver-plated conductors and PTFE insulation with two layers of silver braid for screening. This is covered with a white PTFE outer extrusion, and Chord fit ultra-low mass RCA plugs. The silver pin is in turn surrounded by PTFE insulation, as is the silver-plated return connector. In use the Chord Signature had exceptional spacial separation, making tracking instruments easy on even the most complex pieces of music. Michelle Adamson’s vocals on Shpongle’s ‘Brain In A Fish Tank’ had space to flow naturally, while the layers and differing textures of the sounds were clearly delineated. On Bach’s ‘Preludes And Fugues’ the music had a palpable body and natural flow not evident on lesser interconnects.

“The pieces sounded far more natural and flowing” we said. “The harmonics were so successfully decoded that it was like listening to a more life like rendition of the music”.

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