Chord Company Shawline Analogue DIN to XLR Interconnects
Please note image shows DIN to RCA, this is for illustration only.
When we first launched the Chord Sarum Tuned ARAY the biggest response came from Naim Audio users. The musical transparency, the ability of the Tuned ARAY design to carry a coherent musical signal, the extraordinary reduction of interference and the consequent drop of the noise floor allowed Naim users to hear just how good their systems could be.
We knew what the Sarum and Signature Tuned ARAY cables did with smaller Naim systems. It was amazing, but expecting someone to spend more than the cost of their amplifier on a cable, regardless of how good it sounded wasn’t – with a few exceptions – going to happen.
Shawline Analogue – and all Tuned ARAY cables – require a high degree of precision that can only be achieved with painstaking hand assembly. The Shawline is built from PTFE insulated silver-plated conductors and uses a composite shielding material that works over a wide bandwidth and also reduces mechanical noise. The cable is assembled within a flexible plastic tube chosen to further reduce mechanical noise and a protective outer braid is fitted.
Shawline Analogue DIN range is available in DIN to DIN – both four pin and five pin versions, RCA to DIN and DIN to RCA. All of them are Tuned ARAY designs and all of them do for the smaller Naim amplifiers and digital devices what the Sarum Tuned ARAY did for the bigger systems.
There are many upgrade paths for Naim users but The Shawline DIN cables have to be for any music lover one of the most cost effective and musically profound steps forward you can make.