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The Signature Tuned ARAY tone arm cable uses separately shielded oxygen free copper silver-plated conductors in Tuned ARAY conductor geometry, PTFE insulation and dual layer foil and high density braid shielding effective to very high frequencies. The outer jacket of each conductor is FEP and the cable is held in the correct configuration with black braided outer jacket.
The cable is fitted with our latest PTFE plug surrounds. While not as strikingly beautiful as the previous acrylic versions, they produce a markedly better performance. There’s a degree of extra clarity and a reduction in mechanical noise. Enough of an improvement for customers with older cables with acrylic plug surrounds to return their cables to be fitted with the PTFE version.
The hand-built Signature Tuned ARAY tone arm cable can be fitted with straight or right-angle arm connectors. 1.2m length as standard, with custom lengths and other specifications available to order.
Where to start, I bought this to replace the standard cable fitted to my SME IV. I heard these were good, and Chris at AS advised this is the one to go for, and he was not wrong. With the original SME cable the noise was really bad, and the earth cable had to be connected or the hum and hiss were unbelievable. This is on a £2,700 tonearm, come on SME what are you playing at. Yes I hear you say the hiss is from the phono stage, well don't you believe it. Anyway I fitted the chord and WOW - silence, without the earth connected there is no hum, and practically no hiss at all and the sound is simply astonishing. Its like removing ear plugs, I have to say it again WOW. Yes I know this is a pricey cable but to be honest it just shows how bad all the others are. This is an astonishing cable and my Ortofon Cadenza Black sings as sweet as anything with crystal clear mids and highs and a bottom end to die for. This is one upgrade that really shows that cables do have a huge impact on sound quality and I am gobsmacked by the detail I am hearing on LP's that was not evident before the change. Well done Chord and thank you..
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