Signature Tuned ARAY XLR Interconnects
A perfect example of why Tuned ARAY cables are so special. Hugely revealing, with wonderful musical transparency. It can transform players that cost little more than the cable. Combine any decent mid-price player with Signature Tuned ARAY to produce a thrilling musical performance.
Using identical conductors for signal and return is a very easy was of improving the performance of an audio cable – something Chord have been doing for many years. With many XLR cables, the two signal wires end up being used to carry the hot (in phase) and the cold (out of phase) signals, while the earth/return connection is made with the shield.
Chord think there’s a better way, so we add a third identical conductor to carry the earth/return signal. It takes the shield out of the circuit and by doing so we can seriously reduce unwanted interference. All of Chord XLR analogue cables are built this way.
Chord also fit the Tuned ARAY conductor geometry, protective black braiding and silver-plated Neutrik XLR plugs.
By using separate shielding on all three conductors and the Tuned ARAY conductor geometry, they have been able to produce a neutral and musically transparent XLR cable.