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Chord Company has been designing, building (and refining) award-winning audio and video cables in England since 1985. Cables are not and never have been just an accessory. They are a vital part of any system and choosing the right cable is more important today than it has ever been. The correct interconnect, power or speaker cable can transform the experience and enhance the pleasure of your favorite music or movies. Staffed by a dedicated team of music fans, music makers, movie-lovers and gamers, the company has grown steadily in size and stature. Chord company has become internationally renowned for creating high-performance, value-for-money products to suit any level of system or budget.

Whether you use balanced (3 pin XLR), RCA (phono), DIN or mini-jack connections, Chord Company analog cables offer a range of performance levels to suit your needs. Custom lengths and configurations are available to suit your exact requirements and all covered by the Chord Company lifetime guarantee.

Digital cables, like their analog counterparts, can have a profound effect on the tonal, rhythmic and dynamic properties of a system. Digital data is indeed stored as ones and zeros but as soon as you send it down a wire it becomes an analog, stepped-voltage signal – a signal whose edges and corners can be distorted, shifted or eroded just as easily as any other analog signal. Digital signal transfer uses transmission line theory that depends on strict impedance standards. Any deviation from that standard (and many stock digital leads struggle to meet a ±10% tolerance!) generates reflections and echoes that travel back up the cable, distorting the signal.

English Electric 8-port and 16-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch has been optimized for music and video streaming. It features low and high electrical noise isolation, reducing data issues that can often be apparent during the playback of high-resolution material. Powered by a customized TCXO (Temperature Compensation Crystal Oscillator), allowing the 8-port and the 16-port switch to generate higher accuracy network signals, which in turn helps provide more stable high-resolution material data transmission.

Listening to streamed music is not just about measurements and numbers. While both elements have important roles during product design and development, the real test for music lovers is how it sounds.

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