Reviews

Product review: Chords Cords - Hi-Fi World Nov 2014

Tony Bolton explores the capabilities of the latest versions of some tried and trusted interconnects from the Chord Company. I started my listening with the Chorus cables and was presented with a big, quite warm and easygoing sound that was underpinned by a very solid bass. The central image of the flute in the first...

Product review: Chord C-line - The Audiophile Man Dec 2014

Strike A Chord Offering a budget interconnect for under £50, Paul Rigby reviews the Chord C-line cable. It may be a budget cable but Chord’s C-line uses the company’s own Tuned ARAY cable creation technique (Tuned Aray was initially designed for digital cables and was a way of reducing reflections back up the cable) and...

Product review: Epic Twin speaker cable - Hi-Fi Choice Sept 2014

Chord Company Epic Twin Speaker Cable Apart from being supplied unterminated, the cable can be fitted with Chord 24 karat gold-plated banana plugs, direct gold-plated copper spade connectors or BFA Camcon connectors. When supplied with connectors, the colour-coded heatshrink is also printed to show the signal direction. As with any cable, it requires a minimum...

Product review: C-stream Ethernet - Hi-Fi Choice Review July 2014

C-stream Ethernet cable This cable is certainly well made and the connectors are noticeably superior in construction to the usual all-plastic RJ45 plugs that are often fitted to Ethernet cables and which squeeze the cable for strain relief. The C-stream, on the other hand, has a firm plastic clip and a gold-plated metal screen around...

Product review: Digital Chord (Indigo, Signature, Anthem) - Hi-Fi World Aug 2014

Resident analogue head Tony Bolton finds some digital interconnects that tickle his musical tastebuds. From their base on Salisbury Plain, near Stonehenge, the Chord Company have been busy creating a new range of digital interconnects using their ‘Tuned ARAY’ technology. They are tight-lipped about the details of this new configuration so I can only give...

Product review: Chord Signature USB Tuned ARAY - Hi-Fi News Outstanding Product July 2014

Chord’s top-of-the-line Signature Tuned Aray – voted the best USB in 2014! From the outset, it was patently clear we were auditioning a very ‘mature’ sounding cable, possessed of great control – delivering energy and passion when required as slickly as it revealed subtle details. Chord’s flagship Signature Tuned Aray cable sounds richly detailed and...

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: Signature Tuned ARAY RCA - Pro Audio Web Blog June 2014

Chord Signature Tuned ARAY Cable Review The Chord Company Signature Tuned ARAY RCA is an exceptional interconnect for the audiophile. This HiFi component is critical in any premium system and can easily prove its worth. You will be greeted with an exceptional analogous soundstage that enables both a clearing and sense of air that is...