The XLR version of the Sarum Tuned ARAY is built a little differently from the RCA version. The jump in performance though is every bit as impressive as the other Sarum Tuned ARAY cables.
The performance this cable will let your system produce will almost certainly border on profound and you’ll hear just how musical your system really is. In our experience we have had to totally rethink the performance of components we have used Tuned ARAY with, but it’s the music that really astounds.
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 Sarum Tuned ARAY XLR interconnect is fitted with a specially adapted XLR, with a precision machined aluminum rear section. This prevents any direct clamping on the conductors that could affect performance.
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 XLR cable is fitted with a specially adapted XLR plug. The contacts are silver-plated, and in order to avoid any compression on the conductors and shields that would affect performance, the Sarum Tuned ARAY XLR is fitted with custom made anodised aluminium rear sections, produced by a British engineering company who specialise in small runs of high precision parts.
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