We’ve taken the design from the award winning C-line and upgraded all the materials to produce an outstanding value for money handmade high-performance analogue interconnect.
The Clearway interconnect uses the same ARAY conductor geometry that we first used on the Chord C-line, and we’ve upgraded all the materials, The ARAY geometry conductors are heavier gauge oxygen free copper, insulation has been upgraded to FEP and the shielding is a dual-layer counter-wound heavy gauge foil design.
The improvements mean that the Clearway carries more musical detail. Dynamics are better, instruments and voices sound more realistic and there is better definition and clarity. The Clearway will let you see further into and get more involved with the music you listen to. Right now cables need to be better than ever, there are very affordable turn tables and digital players that deliver music with real coherence. The jump in performance over the past couple of years has been amazing, especially in relation to less expensive equipment. They need a new generation of cables, and those cables need to be able to carry a signal with the musical coherence that the new digital and analogue players are producing.
Not every cable works with DIN connectors so one of the key areas during the design of the Clearway Analogue cable was that we could use it to produce a high performance cost effective DIN to DIN and DIN to RCA cable. All our Clearway analogue cables are built in house and the DIN terminated versions of the Clearway analogue require the skill and experience that we have from spending the past thirty years building and developing DIN cables. Equipment that is fitted with DIN sockets tends to be either Naim Audio or older Quad equipment, we have huge experience in building both and the Clearway Analogue DIN cables can be fitted with either 4 pin or 5 pin silver-plated DIN plugs.
Just like the Clearway RCA the Clearway DIN cables use the same ARAY conductor configuration to produce DIN to DIN and DIN to RCA cables that carry a musical signal with the same degree of musical coherence and detail that the RCA version carries. Whether it’s a current Naim amplifier or an old Quad pre and power amplifier the DIN terminated Clearway cables will let you hear more of the performance that these components are capable of.
Standard length of Clearway DIN cables is 1 metre, many years ago we established that with Naim amplifiers in particular shorter lengths than 1 metre would affect the performance. We can of course produce longer custom lengths to order.
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...
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...