Chord Signature AES/EBU Tuned ARAY XLR Digital Interconnect
If one type of interconnect has always challenged the Chord design team, it would be the AES/EBU connection.
The problem has always been that whilst we can develop AES/EBU cables in isolation, when it comes to listening tests, we almost always find that the coaxial connection produces the more musically involving sound.
The Signature AES/EBU changes that. So if your equipment is fitted with AES EBU outputs and inputs, the Signature AES/ EBU is well worth listening to.
The unique wiring geometry is a result of extensive experimentation with signal paths that remain shielded from each other along the length of the cable. The conductors are built from the same ultra cast copper that Chord use exclusively for digital connections. The insulation is a specially developed low-density gas foamed polyethylene.
There is a proviso however. If your components have both AES/EBU and coaxial connections, we recommend that you try to listen to both types of connection for yourself. In our experience it will be easy to decide which one better suits your system.
Listen to the AES/EBU with: Anything you like, but do try to compare it to the Signature or Indigo digital co-axial cables and decide which one is best for you and your system.
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