“The way you can pick out and follow a single instrument within a band is extraordinary.”
The new conductor configuration in the Chameleon VEE 3 has a profound effect on just about every aspect of performance that is important to a properly immersive musical experience. There is a good chance that the Chameleon VEE 3 will begin to let you understand that your equipment is better than you thought and begin to understand just how good your favourite musicians are.
Three sets of silver-plated conductors are connected to silver-plated VEE 3 RCA plugs using a special silver solder and shielded from interference with a 93% braid and a heavy gauge shield.
There are a lot of very impressive components available these days, particularly some of the new generation of digital to analogue converters. The cost of the Chameleon VEE 3 might seem to be out of context compared to the cost of the DACs but you do need to have a listen. It’s a remarkable cable that will do justice to some remarkable products.
Listen to the Chameleon VEE 3 with: Smoke Fairies “Awake” from the album “Blood Speaks”.
Hear: The looping reverb drenched guitar that runs hypnotically through the song and the beautiful harmonies.
Listen for: The way “Awake” builds towards the end and the different timbres of the cymbals.
The Chord Chameleon VEE 3 uses Chord’s established Chameleon SilverPlus cable. The conductors though have been re-configured into a single signal and dual return configuration to improve definition and timing. The multi-stranded silver-plated oxygen free copper conductors are insulated with FEP, a combination of materials that improve signal transfer at frequency extremes. A cotton fibre conductor wrap reduces mechanical noise and a fully floating high frequency effective, high density braid and foil shielding combination minimises signal loss through interference. The shields are surrounded by soft PVC to further reduce mechanical noise and this is protected by a hard PVC outer casing.
The Chameleon VEE 3 is fitted with Chord’s custom VEE 3 RCA plugs. The new design of the ABS outer shell and the unique silver-plating process applied to the contact areas improves signal transfer across a wide frequency range. The signal return surround provides a secure high pressure contact with all types of RCA sockets. The centre pin is insulated with PTFE and the design of the plug and ABS outer shell provides good strain relief without compressing the cable and compromising performance.
Use it with
The Chameleon VEE 3 is a remarkable interconnect, with a set of performance characteristics that are associated with high end cable designs. There is the DNA of Sarum within the Chameleon’s design and build. This means that the Chameleon VEE 3 is a remarkably transparent cable that gets used and enjoyed in a wide range of systems from entry level to high end. It is a very good way of finding out what the components in your system are doing and often discovering that they are quite a lot better than you thought.