Chord Shawline- XLR
- All Tuned ARAY cables require a high degree of precision, only achieved with painstaking hand assembly. An upside of this process, is that it allows us to add the extra conductors needed to build an exceptional XLR cable.
The challenge with producing the Shawline Analogue is that all Tuned ARAY cables require a high degree of precision that can only be achieved with painstaking hand assembly. The Shawline is built from PTFE insulated silver-plated conductors and use a composite shielding material that works over a wide bandwidth and also reduces mechanical noise. The cable is assembled within a flexible plastic tube chosen to further reduce mechanical noise and a protective outer braid is fitted. One of the upsides of hand assembly though is that it allows us to adapt designs to suit the terminations.
If we’re going to build the best Shawline Analogue XLR cable we can, we need to introduce another conductor. So the Shawline Analogue build process allows us to introduce another identical conductor run to produce the perfect XLR configuration. That means three identical conductors for all three connections. Plus of course the Tuned ARAY conductor technology, so the Shawline XLR is produced in exactly the conductor configuration we use for the Signature and the original Sarum Tuned ARAY XLR cables.
There is and always will be much debate about whether XLR or RCA is the cable to use. From our point of view the only answer if you have both XLR and RCA connectors available on your equipment is to listen for yourself. It has to be said though Tuned ARAY XLR cables can be a real game changer with some equipment so if you have both connections available do try both RCA and XLR Shawline cables for yourself. You may well be surpris