Chord Chorus Reference Stereo Interconnect
The Chorus Reference’s use of Aray technology produces a cable that will bring a fresh sense of realism and a closer connection to every piece of music.
Silver-plated conductors arranged in a tri-conductor configuration produce a cable capable of carrying dynamic information and detail to outstanding levels, and producing an entirely believable musical coherence across a wide audio frequency. Its performance across high frequencies is particularly special, with cymbals sounding believable in a way that most other cables can’t come near to.
Like every other Chord interconnect cable, a great deal of attention has been paid to ensuring that the shield is effective to high frequencies and the Chorus Reference is fitted with direct silver-plated VEE 3 RCA plugs.
The Chorus Reference brings a new sense of realism to every piece of music, however simple or complex. There’s something new to discover in every piece of music you play.
Listen to the Chorus Reference with: Richmond Fontaine “Post to Wire” from the album “Post To Wire”.
Hear: A perfect love song that’s just 2 minutes and seven seconds long.
Listen for: The tone of the pedal steel guitar break in the middle of the song, beautiful enough to make grown men cry.
The Chord Chorus Reference is a new cable design heavily influenced by the ARAY technology developed for our flagship Sarum Tuned ARAY cables. The conductors are built from silver-plated oxygen free copper and insulated with PTFE insulation. The tri-conductor configuration is arranged in a repeating spiral and over-extruded with a soft PVC to provide mechanical damping. The shield is a high frequency effective 95% coverage woven braid, in combination with a heavy gauge foil, over-wrapped to provide maximum protection across a wide frequency range. The shields are protected with PVC to provide further mechanical damping.
The Chorus Reference is fitted with Chord’s custom VEE 3 RCA plugs. The new design of the ABS outer shell and the unique silver-plating process applied to the contact areas improves signal transfer across a wide frequency range. The signal return surround provides a secure high pressure contact with all types of RCA sockets. The centre pin is insulated with PTFE and the design of the plug and ABS outer shell provides good strain relief without compressing the cable and compromising performance.
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Chorus Reference uses an adaptation of the ARAY conductor configuration used in the Chord Sarum Tuned ARAY cables. This produces an extremely accurate signal transfer, particularly in terms of detail, dynamics and timing, producing extremely coherent and involving music. This conductor configuration also improves definition, space and produces a sound stage where it is easy to locate individual instruments.
What is so special about Chord VEE 3 RCA plugs?
Posted on August 16, 2013 by Nigel Finn
Chord Chameleon VEE 3
So what’s important when it comes to RCA plugs? Well, we’re obsessive, so good (really good) interconnects need every part that makes them a whole to be as right and as harmonised as is possible. From the tip of the connection to the precision with which the earth contact mates with the socket. From the solder though to the conductors, from the insulation to the shielding. Get everything right and hey, you’ve got something special – and that’s why we designed the Chord VEE 3 RCA plug. Other companies may have other ideas, but the Chord VEE 3 RCA plug is pretty much our perfect RCA plug. What that means for us is that we have a genuinely high performance RCA plug that works so well that we can use it on a whole range of different cables.
So here are some of the key features. First of all the VEE 3 RCA plug is a low mass design. For a long time we’ve felt that less metal is a good thing when it comes to sound quality. Secondly, there’s the back shell. Taking the ‘less metal is good’ idea, the VEE 3 back shell is made from ABS, a strong plastic that is used for recorders and plastic clarinets. ABS is not only strong, it’s also electrically stable. In fact it’s pretty much (with the exception of our beautiful machined acrylic shells) a perfect choice for an RCA back shell, and once the excruciating tooling cost is covered, reasonably economical to produce as well.
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