In the past, Din sockets were found on almost all audio equipment. These days, Din sockets have been largely superseded by RCA/phono connectors, with the notable exception of Naim Audio equipment. Naim Audio produce some truly wonderful hi-fi components and persist in using Din sockets both as inputs and outputs. All Naim components are supplied with Din terminated cables and many Naim retailers and Naim owners feel that these produce the best sound quality. In the case of a complete Naim system there can be a good argument for this. However, connect another manufacturer's CD player to a Naim amplifier and the equation changes. Chord are able to offer selected cables from their range with Din terminations and in many cases these are more than worth listening to.
The other brand of components for which there is still a steady demand for Din connected cables is Quad. The extraordinary reliability of their equipment means there is still a healthy demand for 5 pin connected Din cables. Older Quad equipment is fitted with 5 pin Din sockets as inputs on their preamps.
Connecting the Indigo cable to a Din plug is both time consuming and technically challenging but the end result more than justifies the difficulty. In either RCA to Din or Din to Din configurations the Indigo will bring truly impressive improvements to the system it is fitted to. This is an unashamedly high-end, high performance cable for use with unashamedly high-end systems. For anyone wishing to improve the performance of what will already be an astonishingly good system, the Indigo Din cables should be listened to extremely seriously. Like the Anthem 2, most dealers will be in a position to let you listen to an Indigo Din to Din or Indigo RCA to Din. Do so at your peril!
-Chord Indigo 5 Pin Din to 5 Pin Din 1m
-Impedance matched, balanced, silver-plated stranded conductors
-High frequency effective floating shielding system
-Vibration damping acrylic plug casing
-Internal/external Teflon™ insulation
-Single material signal path
-Unique precision machined acrylic plug casing. Non-ferrous material with outstanding resonance control
-Tapered strain relief profile maintains cable geometry and avoids direct cable deformation
-Low capacitance high velocity cable design.
-Accurate signal transfer over wide bandwidths
-Impedance optimised for analogue signal transfer
-Consistent performance from system to system
-Tri-layer shielding system. Single material signal path
-Speaker cable matches: Chord Signature, Chord Epic,Chord Odyssey