“ I couldn’t believe how easy it was to hear the difference.”
Whatever your system and whatever components you need to connect, the Crimson VEE 3 is an excellent way to discover just how much a properly designed and beautifully built interconnect can improve the system it is fitted to. Genuinely involving music begins here.
The new Chord Crimson VEE 3 interconnect has been designed to meet the criteria required for properly accurate signal transfer. That means properly defined bass lines, dynamic drums and clear vocals. More importantly it means coherent and involving music.
The Crimson VEE 3 uses two sets of multi-stranded oxygen free copper conductors, arranged in a twisted pair configuration and protected from interference that can destroy sound quality by a dual layer shield.
The Crimson VEE 3 RCA plug has direct gold-plated contacts and an ABS plug casing. Every part of the plug has been chosen in order to guarantee the best possible signal transfer, making for more detail and drama in the music you listen to.
Listen to the Crimson VEE 3 RCA with: The Doors “Riders on the Storm” from the album “L A Woman”.
Hear: The drama of the thunder and rain set against the brooding keyboard intro.
Listen for: The keyboard and guitar swapping lines throughout the song.
Crimson VEE 3 cable is a pseudo-balanced/symmetrical cable design. There are two sets of multi-strand oxygen free copper conductors, one set used for the signal and the other set for the return. The conductors are twisted and are insulated with a low density, low loss polyethylene. Chord use the pseudo-balanced configuration because it carries signals more accurately than a simple coaxial or asymmetrical cable. The conductors are held in place with two vibration damping cotton spacers. Reducing vibration both internally and externally is extremely important to signal quality.
The conductors and spacers are wrapped with a natural cotton filler before the critical dual-layer shielding is applied. The shield comprises of a high-density braid and an overlapped foil. This combination of shields extends the performance of the shield across a wider bandwidth. The shield is fully floating. The shielding is then surrounded with a soft PVC to further improve mechanical damping and this is then protected with a hard PVC outer layer.
The Chord Crimson VEE 3 is fitted with Chord’s custom VEE 3 RCA plug. The new design of the ABS outer shell and the unique gold-plating process applied to the contact areas improves signal transfer across a wider 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 provides good strain relief without compressing the cable and compromising the performance.
Use it with
The Crimson VEE 3 is not a compromised design. Rather, it’s been built in response to the rapidly improving performance of CDs and DACs. The Crimson VEE 3 is built to carry both dynamic information and detail in a naturally coherent and musical way. It offers a high level of performance, especially when its cost is considered. Use it with CD players and DACs but it is also an excellent interconnect to use with multi channel music or film.
The design of the Crimson VEE 3, the gauge of its conductors and its highly effective screening mean that the Crimson VEE 3 will perform extremely well over long runs with minimal signal loss and interference.