The Chord Company Signature Ethernet Cable
Signature Super ARAY streaming cable is a direct development of the Epic Streaming cable. The same high precision RJ45 connector (gold-plated contacts and soldered conductors) is used, along with the unique hard skin insulation. Compare performance however, and you’ll hear what happens when heavier gauge silver-plated conductors are fitted. Relative spacing of the conductors is changed and a more effective shielding system is used. The other big change is the switch from Tuned to Super ARAY conductor geometry – developed specifically for streaming cables.
The problem with streaming audio can often be the length and the number of cables involved in the process. Re-siting NAS drives isn’t always possible and sometimes Ethernet signals are sent over mains cables!
The development of Tuned / Super ARAY conductor geometries was driven by a desire to minimise high frequency noise. Long runs of unshielded Ethernet cable (or worse, Ethernet over mains) means that high frequency interference won’t just be affecting the streamer you are using, it will be affecting the whole audio system. Connecting a Signature Super ARAY streaming cable to the streamer can produce profound improvements. Increases in clarity, definition and detail are easy to hear, but it’s the gains in coherence that are so special.