The Chord Company is officially updating its Shawline cable range, the product offering that literally does nothing but still costs £220. The latest offering promises to ‘preserve digital music streams’, and benefits from an all-new design.
While the Shawline is a product range that doesn’t do anything, that’s all part of its appeal. The Chord Company has designed it so it doesn’t interfere with the data that’s being sent down the line, which should lead to better quality audio reaching its destination.
The new cable benefits from design cues and construction techniques developed for the company’s flagship ChordMusic and high-end Signature Super ARAY streaming cables, whilst being significantly more affordable.
The Shawline streaming cable features four pairs of high-speed silver-plated copper conductors in conjunction with low-loss FEP insulation. Each conductor pair has been individually screened with a Mylar foil and a further foil-and-braid outer shielding system gives the cable additional protection from the RF interference generated by everyday household devices.
Further features include The Chord Company’s precision-made over-moulded shielded-Zinc-hybrid RJ45 plugs which have chrome-plated outer casings and benefit from 24ct gold-plated pins for enhanced signal transfer. Additionally, non-compression strain-relief avoids the potential for harm caused by squeezing the conductors at the terminations.
The Shawline streaming cable is available in two formats: pre-assembled standard lengths (0.75m, 1.5m, 3m and 5m), terminated with The Chord Company’s over-moulded RJ45 plugs, plus custom lengths for runs over 5m (enabling precise lengths to be specified). The cable is offered with a standard two-year warranty, upgradable to five years by registering online.
The Shawline streaming cable is available now: 0.75m £220; 1.5m £250; 3m £300 and 5m £400