“Detail, definition, dynamics, timbre, plus outstanding coherence. Everything you need to bring music to life.”
The Anthem Reference is a completely new cable design and its ARAY conductor configuration brings outstanding dynamics right through the frequency range, excellent detail and definition and a coherence that allows you to see, understand and engage with whatever musical performance you are listening to.
The silver-plated conductors are insulated with PTFE, surrounded with an extremely effective dual layer shield and terminated with Neutrik XLR connectors chosen after a lot of listening tests, where we compared most of the available XLR connectors.
The design of the Anthem Reference with its ARAY conductor set makes for a cable that works exceptionally well when fitted with XLR connectors. It will carry a signal from any component more accurately. Almost regardless of the cost of your components, connecting them with Anthem Reference will show you just how important interconnects can be when it comes to enjoying and becoming immersed in and amazed by your favourite albums.
Listen to the Anthem Reference with: Bonnie Prince Billy & The Cairo Band “Teach Me To Bear You”.
Hear: The sound of an electric guitar and an over driven amplifier with a microphone in front of it, and wait right to the end of the song to hear it.
Listen for: That tone, that wonderful tone.
The Chord Anthem Reference is another design that has been heavily influenced by the work we have done in developing the ARAY technology that appears on our high end interconnect cables. Heavy gauge, silver-plated oxygen free copper conductors are insulated with PTFE and arranged in a repeating spiral before being over-extruded with a soft PVC to minimise mechanical noise. The shielding comprises of an extremely dense braid in combination with a heavy gauge foil over-wrap. This provides a high degree of interference protection across a very wide frequency range. The shields are protected with a soft vibration damping outer jacket.
The Anthem Reference, like the Chorus Reference, is heavily influenced by our Sarum Tuned ARAY cables. The tri conductor configuration means that we can produce a balanced XLR cable that performs to extremely high standards and benefits from having an extremely effective, fully floating high frequency shield. The silver-plated conductors are connected to the silver-plated pins on the XLR with our own high performance silver solder.
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Like the Chorus, the Anthem Reference’s use of the conductor ARAY technology originally developed for the Chord Sarum makes for a cable with an extremely accurate signal transfer and the heavier gauge conductors used in the Anthem Reference produce a remarkably detailed and particularly coherent sound. Micro-dynamics are carried extremely accurately making it easy to hear and understand the very subtle rhythmic interplay between musicians. The conductor configuration also makes for excellent definition across a wide frequency range and produces an extremely stable sound stage.