USB and Digital Audio

ChordMusic USB

This is the most recent member of the ChordMusic range and it came about because we wanted to explore the potential of USB and streaming cables. We have a couple of audiophile hard drive devices that have both RJ45 and USB outputs.

Sarum T AES/EBU

Rock solid image, enormous amounts of detail and dynamic information, presented in an easy musical manner.

Sarum T USB cable

We often use a Chord Electronics DAC in our demo room, connected via Sarum T USB. A quite extraordinary performance. Musically correct and deeply involving.

Sarum T streaming cable

If you are using a high-end streamer you need to try the Sarum T Super ARAY streaming cable

Clearway Streaming cable

Clearway Streaming cable has been designed to virtually eliminate the pickup of external high-frequency noise that can interfere with your enjoyment of streamed digital audio and video

Clearway USB digital audio interconnect

The perfect ‘next step’ on the upgrade path for a streaming audio system. Chord Company Clearway USB benefits from significant shielding improvements, helping you enjoy your system at its musically coherent best.

Epic AES/EBU digital audio interconnect

Performance lifts can be remarkable but as cables in this area are very system-dependant we would still recommend that you try the RCA (S/PDIF) digital version at the same time and decide for yourself which one is better. Available in standard 1m or custom lengths to order.

C-digital digital audio interconnect

The C-digital has been developed to let you hear just how good some of the more affordable digital to analogue converters can be.

C-lite digital optical audio interconnect

High performance optical cables, designed for any home or portable system with Toslink and/or mini-jack connectors. Available in handy lengths from 0.15m to 10m.

C-stream digital streaming cable

If you are serious about the quality of your streaming music pay good attention to the cables you use.  Shielding is important – and you will hear the benefits. Chord Company C-stream 1.5m now features a slim plug design for maximum compatibility with multi-port devices.

C-USB digital USB audio interconnect

We understand the theory suggesting these cables should have no effect, but we don’t make cables unless they produce a better listening experience. Don't take our word for it, however. Chord Company dealers will let you try one for yourself.

Clearway Digital RCA / BNC

Clearway Digital uses a Tuned ARAY conductor configuration, originally developed for the Sarum cable range. Like our other Tuned ARAY cables, improvements to performance can be startling. Available fitted with RCA and/or BNC connectors.

Shawline Digital RCA / BNC

After numerous informal listening sessions, we think (controversially maybe?) that all digital cables are not the same.  They may all carry great detail, but in our opinion, hearing exactly what the drums and bass are doing is no good unless it sounds like they are locked into a groove.  We reckon Shawline Digital cables can help in this respect – or at least, not do anything to harm the artist’s intended sound.

Shawline USB digital audio interconnect

A decent laptop dedicated to your music collection and a good USB DAC can be a valid and affordable source,  especially if you’re prepared to sit down and experiment with dedicated cables to connect the two together - like the Shawline USB.

Shawline Streaming cable

Designed to offer the very best musical performance from streaming audio systems.  Available in 0.75m, 1.4m, 3m and 5m standard lengths.

Epic Digital RCA / BNC

Epic Digital features ARAY conductor geometry. This critical element, alongside upgrades to the silver-plated conductors and the increased density shielding for send and return conductors have produced notable improvements to rhythm and in the critical micro-details that make music clearer and easier to hear.