The Shawline is built from FEP insulated silver-plated conductors and use a composite shielding material that works over a wide bandwidth. Shawline Analogue (and all Tuned ARAY cable) requires a high degree of precision that can only be achieved with painstaking hand assembly. One of the upsides of hand assembly, however, is that it allows us to adapt designs to suit the terminations.
Chord needed to introduce another conductor for Shawline XLR. That means three identical conductors for all three connections, as well the Tuned ARAY conductor technology. The Shawline XLR is produced in exactly the conductor configuration used for the Signature and the original Sarum Tuned ARAY XLR cables.
There is (and always will be) much debate about whether XLR or RCA is the best cable to use. Chord believe the only answer is, if you have both XLR and RCA connectors available on your equipment, is to listen for yourself. Tuned ARAY XLR cables can be a game-changer with some equipment, so try both. You may be surprised.
Longer lengths can be supplied upon request, so please contact us.