Reviews

Product review: C-power - Hi-Fi Choice Review March 2014

C-power Mains Cable The Chord C-power is an easy to fit upgrade to pretty much any audio component that has an IEC input socket. This screened power cable follows the same design principles as every other Chord cable, which means attention has been paid to shielding, conductors and termination. The C-power is fitted with a...

Product review: Chord Sarum Tuned ARAY cable system - Hi-Fi+ 115 Sept 2014

Chord Sarum Tuned ARAY Cable System They might be right to think there is no way that Chord’s Sarum Tuned ARAY used in a complete systemic context can have an effect that makes the sum of the system sound greater than its component parts. But I don’t think so. I think most people who listen...

Product review: Chord Sarum DIN XLR - Top Audio Gear Mar 2014

Chord Sarum Tuned ARAY Analogue DIN-XLR cables I was already using Tuned ARAY cables – albeit Signature models – in my system connecting my pre-amplifier to my Naim 250 power amplifiers replacing the manufacturer-supplied cables to noticeably excellent effect. I still do not think I was in the slightest prepared for the effects of swapping...

Product review: Chord Sarum Tuned ARAY - Hi-Fi+ 107 2014

Chord Company Sarum Tuned ARAY analogue & digital interconnects Getting the Sarum TA analogue interconnect into the system produced a less immediate result in truth, initially it just seemed to emphasise the upper mid which benefitted timing and propelled the music more emphatically. Then I put on ‘The Immigrant Song’ from Led Zeppelin’s How the...

Product review: Chord Sarum Digital Tuned ARAY - The Ear 2014

Chord Company Sarum Digital Tuned ARAY Chord Co’s Tuned ARAY interconnects are intriguing cables, they have the ability to turn a dense, messy recording into musical performance. This is not something I have encountered with any other cable and proves that this part of the system is equally as important as the source, amp and...

Product review: Chord Crimson VEE 3 - Hi-Fi World review Oct 2013

CHORD CHAMELEON VEE 3 For the first time I found that I was being made aware of the background sounds and echoes in the studio. Each of the performers seemed to have gained some space around them and it made for a very inviting listen. The texture of all of the sounds was filled out...

Product review: Chord Cobra VEE 3 - Hi-Fi World review Oct 2013

THE CHORD COBRA VEE 3 This time Domingo’s voice had somewhat greater body and depth to it. The trumpets were better controlled and smoother sounding, while the violins seemed to reach higher than they managed on the Crimson, but sounded more controlled and realistic. The tambourine sounds on ‘Ja Vidi’ certainly sounded more inviting through...

Product review: Chord Chameleon VEE 3 - Hi-Fi World review Oct 2013

CHORD CRIMSON VEE 3 Staring with the Domingo piece, I was immediately struck by the impressive level of bass output for a cable at this price point. Although not hugely deep, it gave an impression of weight and solidity that surprised me. Domingo’s voice was quite well handled although there was a tendency to a...