Chord Company Crimson VEE 3 DIN Interconnects
“I’m really happy with this and it is only your entry level DIN cable!”
This is the way to build an RCA to DIN cable. The two separate runs of Crimson VEE 3 cable are only joined at the DIN connection itself, and the twenty seven years experience we have of building Din terminated cables lets us build a cable that allows the full performance of the Crimson VEE 3 cable to be properly exploited.
Whatever components you need to connect to your DIN socket equipped amplifier or preamplifier, the Crimson VEE 3 is an excellent way to discover just how much a properly designed and beautifully built interconnect can improve the system it is fitted to. Genuinely involving music begins here.
The new Chord Crimson VEE 3 interconnect has been designed to meet the criteria required for properly accurate signal transfer. That means properly defined bass lines, dynamic drums and clear vocals. More importantly it means coherent and involving music.
The Crimson VEE 3 uses two sets of multi-stranded oxygen free copper conductors, arranged in a twisted pair configuration and protected from interference that can destroy sound quality by a dual layer shield.
The Crimson VEE 3 RCA plug has direct gold-plated contacts and an ABS plug casing. Every part of the plug has been chosen in order to guarantee the best possible signal transfer, making for more detail and drama in the music you listen to. The DIN plug we use has high quality silver-plated contact pins.
Whatever equipment you have that requires DIN connectors, we have the knowledge and experience to build not only a correctly configured cable but a high performance one.
Crimson VEE 3 cable is a balanced/symmetrical cable design. There are two sets of multi-strand oxygen free copper conductors, one set used for the signal and the other set for the return. The conductors are twisted and are insulated with a low density, low loss polyethylene. We use the balanced configuration because it carries signals more accurately than a simple coaxial or asymmetrical cable. The conductors are held in place with two vibration damping cotton spacers. Reducing vibration both internally and externally is extremely important to signal quality.
The conductors and spacers are wrapped with a natural cotton filler before the critical dual-layer shielding is applied. The shield comprises of a high density braid and an overlapped foil. This combination of shields extends the performance of the shield across a wider bandwidth. The shield is fully floating. The shielding is then surrounded with a soft PVC to further improve mechanical damping and this is then protected with a hard PVC outer layer.
The Chord Crimson VEE 3 is fitted with Chord’s custom VEE 3 RCA plug. The new design of the ABS outer shell and the unique gold-plating process applied to the contact areas improves signal transfer across a wider 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 provides good strain relief without compressing the cable and compromising the performance.
The Crimson VEE RCA/DIN cable is terminated as standard with a 5 pin PREH DIN, the standard fitting for current Naim Audio equipment. We can also supply the Crimson VEE 3 with standard latching DINs and 4 pin DINs
The Crimson VEE3 is available in the following configurations:
- 5 Pin Din to 2RCA (Naim and Quad)
- 2 RCA to 5 Pin DIN (Naim and Quad)
- 5 Pin DIN to 5 Pin DIN (Naim and Quad)
- 4 PIN to 2RCA (Naim and Quad)
- 2 RCA to 4 Pin DIN (Naim and Quad)
- 4 Pin DIN to 4 Pin DIN (Naim and Quad)