Chord Signature Tuned ARAY - XLR
- XLR cables often use two conductors to carry the signals and the shield for earth. We add a third identical conductor for the return signal on the Chord Signature. The shield is out of the circuit and unwanted interference is reduced.
Using identical conductors for signal and return is a very easy was of improving the performance of an audio cable – something we’ve been doing for many years. Very often what happens with XLR cables is that the two signal wires end up being used to carry the hot – in phase and the cold – out of phase signals and the earth/return connection is made with the shield.
We think there’s a better way and we add a third – identical to the other two – 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 our XLR analogue cables are built this way.
Along with the extra conductor we also fit the Tuned ARAY conductor geometry developed for analogue cables, and the same protective black braiding that we fit to all the Signature cables and we terminated the cable with silver-plated Neutrik XLR plugs.
By using separate shielding on all three conductors and the Tuned ARAU conductor geometry we have been able to produce an out stingingly neutral and musically transparent XLR cable and if you already know that the XLR connections on your system are the way to, then borrow a pair and listen to just how much more of the musical signal you get and just how very real it sounds. If you have both RCA and XLR connections and haven’t made up your mind yet as to which you prefer then try both the Signature XLR and RCA Tuned ARAY. The ability of the Signature Tuned ARAY RCA and XLR cables with such a degree of accuracy along with the unique build process of both cables will allow you to easily settle the question and decide on the best connection.