“Absolutely extraordinary, that’s the biggest difference I’ve ever heard.”
The RCA version of the Sarum Tuned ARAY interconnect range is every bit as impressive as all the other Sarum cables that benefit from the Tuned ARAY technology. The performance this cable will let your system produce will almost certainly be at least remarkable and more likely a revelation. The most obvious and instant impression is likely to be one of surprise at just how musical your system actually is.
This is in every aspect of performance a remarkable interconnect that really reinforces just how important cables are when it comes to making a system work like it should. This is the cable that has forced us to reassess the level of performance that every component we have connected it to is actually producing.
The Sarum Tuned ARAY has many parts in common with the original Chord Sarum. The Tuned ARAY technology though takes the performance of the cable to a new level. The individual conductors are produced from micro polished silver-plated conductors. Insulation is foamed PTFE and the Sarum cable is fitted with the most efficient shielding we have yet used. The plugs are Chord’s ultra low mass RCA plugs, fitted with precision-machined acrylic plug surrounds.
Listen to the Sarum Tuned ARAY with: Bruce Springsteen’s “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” from “The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street shuffle”. Play this track then put the Sarum Tuned ARAY into the system and play it again. This isn’t a great sounding recording but what sounded jumbled and chaotic now sounds like the amazing East Street band all going full tilt, and every instrument is in the right place. Even better - all of a sudden there’s a sense of the exuberance and energy that you know Springsteen and The East Street band produce.
Chord Sarum Tuned ARAY analogue interconnects all use a unique conductor formation, developed during our research into Tuned ARAY conductor geometry. Link to Tuned ARAY the principles and the performance.
Each Sarum conductor is built using micro-polished silver-plated conductors. Insulation is gas foamed PTFE and the shielding is one of the most effective we have used, bettered only by the spiral helix shield on the Sarum Digital Tuned ARAY. The cable is built to an extremely tight tolerance and with a high degree of precision; even so, every length is carefully checked and listened to before being used.
The Sarum Tuned ARAY RCA cable is fitted with Chord’s ultra low mass RCA plugs. The silver-plated centre pin is set into a PTFE insulation block. The low mass silver-plated shield/return connector is fitted and a PTFE layer applied before the precision machined, vibration damping acrylic plug casing is fitted. Our beautiful acrylic plug surrounds are individually machined for us by a British company that specialises in high precision acrylic parts for use in the medical industry.
Use it with
CD players, digital to analogue converters, phono stages, in fact anything with a musical pulse. The Tuned ARAY conductor configuration, combined with the exceptional quality of the conductors, makes the Sarum a quite extraordinarily revealing interconnect with a truly transparent sound.
Probably though, the most exciting thing about the Sarum Tuned ARAY will be finding out how good your system actually is. Link to What does it sound like