Signature Reference speaker cable

Signature speaker cable was our first ever shielded speaker cable; it was also the biggest, stiffest, brightest cable we’d ever made. The conductors were oxygen free copper, the insulation was gas foamed Polyethylene, Shielding was a three layer braid and foil combination effective to high frequencies and the outer jacket a flexible polyethylene. It was flexible – just – enough to fit into a system. Signature speaker cable was another product that didn’t need a press release or a review, it took off so fast by word of mouth that for a while there was almost a permanent waiting list.  Signature speaker cable remained unchanged for about ten years, There was something specially musical about it, just a little colouration, not quite accurate but very rock and roll, very cool. The time came though when we knew we could use more efficient shielding, we knew that silver-plated conductors and PTFE insulation would allow us to produces a more neutral tonal characteristic and a cable better able to carry detail, dynamics and timbre.  This is the new Signature Reference. If you play rock and roll that’s what you’ll get, you’ll get more of it though, and if Signature carried detail and dynamics very well, Signature Reference does it better. The new design carries the very fine detail and the micro dynamics that let you know the musician you’re listening to. It will let you hear the differences between pianos, whether a guitar is made from Rosewood or mahogany and whether it’s a Telecaster or a Stratocaster. Most of important of all it will let you hear just how good and how tight your favourite band really is and just how much emotion and feeling your favourite singer can create. There’s a soundstage big enough to step into and accurate enough to pick individual performers out an orchestra. Like Epic Reference, every set of Signature Reference is built to order. Standard colours are red and black or all black, but if there’s a particular colour you really want, please ask.

Signature Reference speaker cable Awards & Reviews

Product review: Chord Signature Reference speaker cable - Hi-Fi News EDITORS CHOICE Aug 2014

Trickle-down tech from Chord’s flagship Sarum has birthed a ‘Reference’ version of its shielded Signature speaker cable. Hand built to order, Chord’s latest Signature speaker cable looks like the original but features improved conductors and dielectrics and is a mite more flexible too! Thick, low-resistance cables typically retain the impact of the lustiest amplifiers and...

Product review: Chord Signature Range – Hi-Fi World Dec 2015

The Right Chord Jon Myles brings together a one-make cable system from Chord to show how just such a consistent approach can pay dividends The beauty here is that with the Chord loom in place you can happily look to upgrade your components over time with obvious benefit. Swap the Creek to something of the...

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