*Price is per metre for unterminated cable! Please add the quantity needed to cart and include in the 'order instructions' how you would like your cable lengths split up. E.g if you order 6m of cable, please say whether you would like a single 6m length, or a 3m pair, or 2m and 4m etc. Then please also add the number of either Banana, Ohmic Spade, or Ohmic Banana plugs that you need to your order (two for each terminated end, so usually eight for a pair of cables), along with the number of Chord Trousers that you need (one for each terminated end, so usually four for a pair of cables), and we will terminate your cables for you at our Lincolnshire showroom.
ShawlineX speaker cable is based around Chord Rumour (now known as RumourX) – a favourite for 20+ years. The conductors are silver-plated, insulated with XLPE and arranged in a twisted pair configuration. To produce Chord ShawlineX, Chord have taken the existing conductor layout, added a specially chosen PVC internal jacket to reduce mechanical noise, before applying the same high density, dual-layer foil and braid shield that we use on Chord Epic.
Previous versions of Shawline/Rumour speaker cables used PTFE insulation (often referred to as Teflon™) and until the arrival of Taylon®, this was their “go to” material. Although expensive, PTFE offered the best performance.
Material technology is constantly developing and improving and alternatives to PTFE are now available. While the high cost of Taylon® makes it unviable to use in all of Chord's cables, they found a suitable replacement among the family of insulation materials known as XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene). One particular version stood out and following listening tests, proved to be clearly (sonically) better than the PTFE in Shawline/Rumour speaker cables.
ShawlineX takes this as a starting point and refines it. The whole reason for using high frequency effective shielding is that by reducing interference, the cable is better able to carry the micro-dynamics and timing slurs that musicians use so much to define rhythm and expression. The Shawline also carries the very fine details that reveal more of the timbre of individual instruments. This allows you to look further into and get more involved in music, with the added benefit of enhancing the image and depth of the system it’s being used in.
We have demonstration sets in our demo facility, or we are happy to bring them to you for a home demo.
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