Reviews

Product review: Chord Company Shawline XLR - Hi-Fi Choice May 2022

"The superb depth of the recording  is brilliantly conveyed and all of the complexities of the piece are handled with effortless ease by the Shawline XLR interconnect.”

Product review: Chord Company ClearwayX speaker cable - What Hi-Fi? May 2022

“we get an organised and musically cohesive performance. Listening to Hans Zimmer’s Interstellar OST, we can’t help but be engaged by the vivid dynamics and punch on offer. There’s an excellent level of insight and a sense of spaciousness that’s impressive.” What Hi-Fi?    

Product review: Chord Company PowerHAUS S6 mains distribution block - The EAR May 2022

” I was somewhat surprised by the magnitude of improvement that the Powerhaus S6 brought to the party. Such an investment must be proportionate with the system concerned, but in my system I feel the £999 asking price for the Powerhaus S6 seems good value for the improvements I experienced. The build quality is first...

Interview: Hi-Fi Critic magazine 'Striking the right Chord' Alan Gibb & Chord Company

‘NOW ALMOST 40 YEARS OLD, THE CHORD COMPANY IS STILL BRITISH THROUGH AND THROUGH – AND PROUDLY INDEPENDENT. CHRIS FRANKLAND TALKS TO MD ALAN GIBB ABOUT THE COMPANY’S PHILOSOPHY AND SOME OF THE SECRETS OF A GOOD CABLE’ Hi-Fi Critic magazine  

Product review: Chord Company Clearway Analogue RCA cable - Hi-Fi Choice 485 Group Test Feb 2022

‘I can almost pick out all the instruments by their position in the soundstage.. All this is splendidly conveyed, with the Clearway imparting a surprising level of sophistication to the performance.’ Hi-Fi Choice  

Product review: Chord Company C-lite optical cable - Hi-Fi Choice 485 Feb 2022

‘Playing a full orchestral recording of Hans Zimmer’s Wheel Of Fortune demonstrates how well the C-lite transports everything .. including the quieter sections of the piece and the powerful drums that propel you through the music. This is a very nicely made and affordable optical cable that will suit most systems well.’ Hi-Fi Choice  

Product review: Chord Company C-jack Mini-jack/RCA cable - Hi-Fi Choice 483 Nov 2021

“..a rich and full performance that is both exciting and involving, with a wide soundstage. There is a lot of depth on show, which is quite a surprise considering the price. In conclusion, Chord Company’s C-jack is very affordable and will deliver significant sonic benefits over rival low-cost adapter cables.” Hi-Fi Choice  

Product review: Chord Company GroundARAY - Hi-Fi Choice 481 Sept 2021

“Noise is the scourge of any audio system and anything one can do to lower it has to be a good thing.. In my system, the effect of the GroundARAY is most apparent when used with a preamp. This is a great device for any high-end system and having one or two of these units...