28.08.15

The Chord Company Launches Clearway Loudspeaker Cable

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Chord Company, has launched Clearway, a high-performance, low-cost speaker cable that replaces the Carnival SilverScreen and introduces a...

Chord Company, has launched Clearway, a high-performance, low-cost speaker cable that replaces the Carnival SilverScreen and introduces a raft of advanced features. Picture 2195The new Chord Clearway speaker cable borrows key ideas from recent development projects at The Chord Company’s Wiltshire headquarters, including the importance of the relationship between conductor materials and insulation, and its silver-plated speaker cables make extensive use of PTFE as an insulation material. Like the Carnival SilverScreen, Chord Clearway speaker cable features two contra-wound high-density foil shields. Like many Chord speaker cables, the twin foils, combined with the twisted-pair configuration, make for a level of shielding that is effective to high frequencies. Finally, a clear protective PVC jacket is applied, which again serves to further reduce any mechanically induced noise; the reflective foil finish also assumes the colour of the immediate décor. Nigel Finn, Technical Director of The Chord Company on Clearway, said: “I am particularly pleased with the new Clearway.  The cable has qualities that would normally be associated with considerably more expensive cables. The use of high-quality oxygen-free copper, FEP insulation and high-density foil shielding means that at £10, it will be pretty hard to produce a better-performing speaker cable. Chord has tested the cable in all levels of systems and in every case, whether entry-level or high-end, the levels of clarity, detail, dynamics and critically, musical coherence, are really impressive.” www.chord.co.uk