ChordMusic is the most transparent cable we’ve heard. So clear that we could hear each change we made. First we tried a material designed to minimise mechanical noise. The original prototype RCA was astonishing just as it was, but we were curious. The noise reduction material bought extra clarity and silence, which improved further when we fitted a lightweight, external silver-plated braid over the cable assembly.
ChordMusic also features a unique insulation material we call Taylon® – designed as an improvement to the widely used PTFE. Taylon® is phase stable and that stability, combined with our unique Super ARAY geometry, means we can take cable performance to a completely new level.
The lessons we’ve learned over the past few years have been both glorious and somewhat sobering. Glorious because the Tuned ARAY and the Super ARAY conductor designs can transform the sound from turntables, CD players and streaming devices into music that sounds real, believable and emotionally involving. Sobering because the Tuned ARAY and Super ARAY conductor designs explicitly show just how much more conventional cables designs can blunt the potential performance of pretty much any audio system.
ChordMusic XLR interconnects possess the same extraordinary combination of clarity and neutrality as the rest of the range. So like the ChordMusic DIN and RCA cables, it will let you further into every piece of music you play and bring a level of musical coherence that can shock with its ability to communicate feeling and emotions.
However – if your equipment has both XLR and RCA connectors we urge you to try both types. ChordMusic should let you hear the differences in performance between the RCA and XLR connections more clearly and more musically than any other cable. It should be easy to decide which one you prefer..
So where does ChordMusic live, and what level of system is really going to benefit?
We’ve heard this cable transform $400,000, $40,000 and $8,000 systems. What it does is unique and there isn’t another way to achieve it.
So whether you have a decent integrated amplifier and source along with good pair of speakers, or you have a big system with pre and power amplifiers, a high end source and high end speakers, at some point you need to have a listen to ChordMusic. It will let you rediscover your music collection as if you have upgraded the whole system.
Contact us if you would like to borrow the Music XLR to try them at home.
Product review: Chord ChordMusic – Hi-Fi+ Magazine March 2018
ChordMusic has a natural quality of vocal texture and instrumental timbre that can be beguiling