Chord Company Signature Super Tuned ARAY Streaming Ethernet Cable
The new Signature Super Tuned ARAY streaming cable uses the same dielectric and silver-plated conductors as the Anthem Tuned ARAY, and the cable configuration is the same (consisting of four separately shielded pairs of conductors) but critically, these are heavier gauge conductors with key improvements made to the density of the shielding and the overall outer shielding.
Like the Anthem, the Signature Tuned ARAY streaming cable is also fitted with the same high-performance connectors that have been used on the Indigo and Sarum streaming cables.
One of the really pronounced things about the performance of Tuned ARAY cables is their remarkable consistency in terms of their performance characteristics. Tuned ARAY cables appear to dramatically reduce noise levels within the systems they are used in. The result of this is music with extraordinary levels of detail, dynamics and coherence. This is true of Tuned ARAY analogue cables, digital cables, USB cables and streaming/Ethernet cables.
There is the same flow and coherence to music that makes everything you listen to sound like a performance.
Because of the way that Tuned ARAY cables work, connecting a Signature Tuned ARAY to your streamer will mean that despite the different materials and connections, the whole cable run back to the router will behave like a long Tuned ARAY cable. So the improvement that just one cable makes when used at the end of the chain makes it a profound and remarkable upgrade.
All connections are soldered rather than crimped and the RJ45 connector has been chosen to allow us to securely attach the conductors without any compression to the conductors.
The Tuned ARAY conductor configuration requires a high degree of accuracy during the build process. To produce such a high standard of performance, precision machinery is employed to prepare the individual cables for assembly. Once the individual conductors have been prepared, assembly is carried out by hand. The assembly requires a high degree of accuracy and is complex and time consuming.