13.07.15

The Chord Company Launches Sarum Super ARAY Interconnect

AUTHOR: HiddenWires
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The Chord Company has launched its most advanced analogue interconnect to date: Sarum Super ARAY. The new high-performance cable forms pa...

The Chord Company has launched its most advanced analogue interconnect to date: Sarum Super ARAY. The new high-performance cable forms part of The Chord Company’s new flagship Sarum Super ARAY range, a reference-level line-up first unveiled at Sound and Vision 2015 in February. The Sarum Super ARAY RCA cable, building on features in Sarum Tuned ARAY cables, is fitted with a new precision-machined UK-made PTFE plug surround which introduces a number of sonic advantages over the acrylic plugs used on its predecessor. The Sarum Super ARAY uses the same high-quality conductors and cable as the previous Sarum: micro-polished silver-plated conductors, with a gas- foamed PTFE dielectric and the unusually high-density foil and braid combination shielding. Chord SarumThe key improvements, however, include the proprietary Super ARAY technology and the new PTFE plug surround. The move from Tuned ARAY to Super ARAY technology sees the introduction of a second ARAY to the existing Tuned ARAY design. The tuning process is very different and the end result is big step forward in performance. Existing owners of Sarum Tuned ARAY or Sarum cables, can return them to The Chord Company for an upgrade to the new Sarum Super ARAY specification for a modest fee. The cables are completely disassembled and then carefully re-built. Signal pins and earth shrouds are examined and replaced if necessary, and the new Super ARAY conductors are fitted. The cable is then re-built with the new precision-machined PTFE plug surrounds. Owners should contact their nearest Chord Company Sarum retailer for more information in the first instance, but further details are available on The Chord Company’s website. The Sarum Super ARAY RCA, XLR and DIN interconnects are available in standard 1-metre lengths. Custom lengths can be made to order. Sarum Super ARAY interconnect 1m RCA £1,900; additional metres £850. Upgrading a Tuned ARAY RCA to Super ARAY specification £550 www.chord.co.uk