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Chord Sarum Digital

So the two major changes to the Sarum Super ARAY digital, when compared to the previous Sarum Tuned ARAY digital, are firstly the new Super ARAY technology and rather more obviously the new PTFE RCA plugs.

SKU
SARUMDIG
Special Price £1,520.00 Regular Price £1,900.00

The Sarum Super ARAY digital signal cable is one of the most specialised and unusual cable designs that Chord have used.  Like other Sarum conductors, the internal cables are coaxial in design but the actual structure makes it unique. There is a single central conductor which is micro polished prior to being silver-plated.

This is insulated with an air spaced PTFE wrap and then shielded with a unique heavy gauge silver-plated wire helix configuration, producing an unusually dense shield that protects the signal conductors from not just electrical interference, but also provides a very high degree of mechanical insulation as well.

The outer jacket is extruded PTFE and like other Chord digital cables, the construction is unusual in that separate signal and return conductors are used. Most digital cables use a single run of coaxial cable with the return being made by the shield. The Sarum Super ARAY digital uses two runs of cable, one carrying the signal and the other the return.

So the two major changes to the Sarum Super ARAY digital, when compared to the previous Sarum Tuned ARAY digital, are firstly the new Super ARAY technology and rather more obviously the new PTFE RCA plugs.

RCA plugs have quite a big influence on the ultimate performance of any RCA terminated cable, particularly in the case of digital cables. In truth, the RCA sockets and plugs are not ideal when it comes to digital cables - BNC plugs are a far better option and if you have the choice, we always recommend using BNC connectors; so the choice of RCA plug is critical. The new PTFE plug surround is particularly good when used with digital cables, as was the acrylic plug surround used on the Tuned ARAY.  The new PTFE version is obviously better.

We’ve said this before, but the only way to understand just how profound the improvements that Super ARAY technology are and just how much influence cables can really have on the performance of your system is to listen. If a DAC forms an important part of your system, talk to a Sarum retailer and try the Sarum Super ARAY digital cable at home. Digital cables do make a difference and the best way to find out is to listen.

The Sarum Super ARAY digital is available terminated with either PTFE surround RCA plugs or high performance silver-plated BNC plugs. Please do not be tempted to use any form of BNC/RCA adaptor - they have a marked effect on performance.

Sarum Super ARAY digital is available in 1 metre lengths (Super ARAY technology makes it impossible to produce cables shorter than 1 metre).  Custom lengths are available to order.