Chord Company ChordBurndy cables are available in custom lengths and a wide variety of configurations.
Every cable is handmade to order and uses the optimum signal/shielding system, comprising silver-plated copper conductors, the Chord flagship Taylon® proprietary insulation, an acoustic braid, plus an anti-EMF braid, all protected by a black nylon outer jacket.
This project has been a fascinating journey and particularly useful, as Chord uses a Burndy-equipped Naim NAP 300 in the Chord’s listening room.
The Chord developed several prototypes and immediately achieved individual improvements, however they wanted the Burndy cables to transform their system, so they employed their best materials and design techniques to create something that would outperform in all areas and across all genres.
Conductor gauge and shielding upgrades gave the biggest improvements. eg. for the Naim 500 series models they have increased the copper gauge to the maximum that the larger pins will allow.
Depending on your equipment combination there can be between seven and nineteen internal cables. The ChordBurndy can be a time and resource-heavy build, but the leap in performance is pretty fundamental and therefore, we feel, justifiable. The different custom-built Burndys come in at different price levels depending on complexity and the number of wires needed.