Reviews

Product review: Chord Sarum T (& system) Hi-Fi+ 147 - May 2017

"This cable really lets the signal breathe, pushing the musical performance to the fore and the system itself well into the background"

Product review: Chord C-series, Shawline, Epic, Power Chord - Gadgety News Mar 2017

“I am not an ‘audiophile’. However, for the past 29 years I have been writing, performing and recording in many bands of different genres at different levels. I have a decent ear, two even, and that’s all I am going by. After all, that’s also how I buy my kit. If it sounds better than...

Product review: Chord Clearway Analogue RCA interconnect – Hi-Fi Choice 420

HAND BUILT IN Wiltshire, The Chord Company’s Clearway interconnect uses the maker’s proprietary ARAY technology like the C-Line RCA interconnect (HFC 403). This was originally developed for its flagship Sarum range and was designed to offer improvements in detail and transparency. Building on the C-Line ARAY design, the Clearway improves the conductors by using a...

Product review: Chord ChordMusic – Gadgety News Oct 2016

One sure-fire way of starting a flame war on forums and Facebook pages is by mentioning the abilities of cables in your Hi-Fi system. Some will argue based on pure science, others by experience. Personally, I choose to use my ears and a healthy dollop of skepticism. The thing is, no matter the reason, leads...

Product review: Chord Shawline & Epic – Hi-Fi Pig Oct 2016

David Robson continues his Chord Company “Cable Doctor” series of reviews, where specific cable combinations are recommended for his system by Nigel Finn of Chord. Previously he has focused on the entry level C Line and Clearway cables but now moves up to the new Shawline series interconnects and digital cable, along with the Epic Twin speaker...

Product review: Chord Shawline – Paul Rigby (theaudiophileman)

Cable outfit, Chord Company, has released a trio of cables in its new Shawline budget range for speakers, interconnects and digital use, Paul Rigby looks at all three variants They’re an impressively busy lot, Chord. Seems like there’s a new model appearing from the company every other week. The Shawline Tuned ARAY range includes speaker...

Product review: Chord Shawline Range – Hi-Fi World Oct 2016

The Wiltshire-based Chord Company certainly made an impact with the launch of their Tuned ARAY cables interconnect and digital cables. Developed by their renowned designer Nigel Finn they used a unique geometry and superior materials to bring out the spatial elements in music while retaining the timing and essential rhythmic vibrancy. Listening to the first...

Product review: Chord Company phono cables - Record Collector Magazine 2016

I was cynical about how much more audible richness a new set of cables could deliver from my hi-fi. I had previously paid quite a lot of money for my interconnects, but I was gobsmacked at the difference a couple of The Chord Company’s phono cables made to the sound coming from my Garrard 301....