More and more people are discovering that a computer, a USB cable and a USB DAC can be a very good way to listen to music. There’s also no getting away from the fact that USB cables are extremely cheap and in theory have no effect on the quality of the digital signal they carry. Our problem is that every time we sit down to listen they do. A decent laptop dedicated to your music collection and a good USB DAC can be a very valid and affordable source – especially if you’re prepared to sit down and experiment with dedicated cables to connect the two together, like the Shawline USB.
Like all our cables the Shawline USB cable was developed using the same principles we use for every other cable we produce. That means using materials that we know work well and conductor geometries we established during the development of our Sarum and Signature USB cables. So at this point we can produce a prototype and sit down and listen to it. Be it blind testing or development listening; only when we are completely happy that the cable makes a significant improvement is the cable put into production. The Shawline USB is built using high quality, silver-plated signal and power conductors. The power conductors are separately shielded from the signal conductors and the insulation is a specialised hard skin polyethylene developed for high speed signal transfer. There is also an overall shield, so this combined with the internal shielding, means that the signal cables are protected to very high frequencies.
Like our Signature USB cables, the Shawline USB also uses a specially developed version of the Tuned ARAY conductor geometry. The cable is hand-built, the standard length is 1m and it can be supplied fitted with USB A or USB B gold-plated plugs.
Silver Plated OFC