Reviews

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....

Product review: Chord C-power mains cable – AudiophileMan July 2016

Are you still using a basic, throw-away cable to power your hi-fi? Paul Rigby investigates an alternative and reviews the Chord C-Power power cable Audiophile power cables are not really about improving the sound quality of your hi-fi per se. That is, they don’t actively enter into your hi-fi and improve the sound by dint...

Product review: Chord Shawline Analogue interconnects – Hi-Fi Choice 412 RECOMMENDED July 2016

NAMED TO HONOUR a late associate of The Chord Company – David Shaw – these interconnects make use of the Tuned ARAY cable conductor geometry that was originally developed for the company’s premium Sarum range. The Shawline is £200 in the standard 1m length and fitted with silver-plated Chord VEE 3 RCA terminations, but it...

Product review: ChordMusic press launch – The EAR April 2016

ChordMusic the inside story Chord has officially launched its most ambitious cable range to date in ChordMusic. First previewed at Bristol last year it has taken until now for Nigel Finn and Alan Gibb to gather enough of this uniquely insulated cable to build both interconnects and speaker cables for the ChordMusic range. The ChordMusic...