Product review: Chord Shawline – Paul Rigby (theaudiophileman)

Reviewed in October, 2016

Cable outfit, Chord Company, has released a trio of cables in its new Shawline budget range for speakers, interconnects and digital use, Paul Rigby looks at all three variants

They’re an impressively busy lot, Chord. Seems like there’s a new model appearing from the company every other week. The Shawline Tuned ARAY range includes speaker cables that use the same conductors as the Chord Rumour.  The twisted pair conductors are spaced with a PVC jacket to provide mechanical damping before the foil and braid shielding is applied.  The outer jacket is translucent PVC over 16 AWG multi-strand silver-plated conductors with PTFE insulation. The Shawline loudspeaker cable is available off-the-reel and in factory-terminated lengths, the latter fitted with Chord Company gold-plated banana plugs.

The Shawline Digital is fitted with silver-plated Chord VEE 3 RCA plugs with PTFE insulation (or silver-plated BNC connectors), the new design features a tri-conductor configuration, silver-plated, PTFE-insulated conductors with an internal PVC jacket.

The Shawline analogue interconnect – available in DIN, RCA and XLR versions – is also fitted  with silver-plated Chord VEE 3 RCA plugs with PTFE insulation. Shawline’s conductors are built from silver-plated multi-strand oxygen-free copper, insulated with PTFE.

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