Chord Company Shawline 1m is rated out of 5 by 14.
Chord Company Shawline 1m
Analogue RCA – RCA Interconnect
Try before you buy - demo unit available. Call your local store today to arrange an in-store demonstration.”The Shawlines are really top class interconnects whose performance makes them stand out from the crowd.” ‘Hi-Fi Choice - Recommended’. Tested at £200 per pair.
Tuned ARAY geometry
The Shawline analogue cables use the same Tuned ARAY conductor geometry as Chord’s reference cables, to produce a ground breaking cable. All Tuned ARAY cables have an extraordinary degree of musical transparency and the Shawline Analogue transforms the performance of the new breed of DACs, CD players and Streamers.
The Shawline is built from PTFE insulated silver-plated conductors and uses a composite shielding material that works over a wide bandwidth and also reduces mechanical noise. The cable is assembled within a flexible plastic tube chosen to further reduce mechanical noise and a protective outer braid is fitted.
Top quality VEE3 plugs
The RCA plugs are Chord’s excellent VEE3 design and are direct silver-plated to improve signal transfer.
Upgrade to award-winning sound, with the Chord Company Shawline.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Berkshire Chris from No match for the Mackenzies... Thin and puny sounding. Primarily down to their silver plated conductors. I replaced mine [DAC to Amp] with The AudioQuest Mackenzies which offer a much more full bodied, dynamic and detailed sound across all frequencies. And I recommend that you consider exploring the same option. I demoted mine to serve from Phono PreAmp to amp, where I find that they are better suited. Of course it's all subjective and system / room dependant but that's my tuppenyworth....
Date published: 2022-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by John McP from Fine sounding cables These are fine cables giving improvements in clarity and frequency bandwidth.
Date published: 2022-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lewis John from I'm a convert! There's so much nay-saying about the benefits of 'premium' interconnects that I've remained a bit sceptical until... My set up is Kef LS50 speakers, Arcam D33 DAC, Rega Planar 1 (with P2 glass platter and Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge upgrade) plus I recently upgraded my amplifier; Arcam A19 to a Roksan Caspian M2 Integrated Amp. However after upgrading the amp I was a little disappointed that there was still the same muddiness to the sound from my DAC, so I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my interconnects! For context, I was replacing pretty cheap interconnects that I've owned for around 10 years (Cambridge Audio AUD700 @ £29) - connected between my DAC and my amp (the Rega plugged straight into the phono input on the amp). Hence I browsed the Richersounds website and plumped for the Chord Company Shawline 1m (RCA/RCA analogue) interconnects @ £200 (ouch!) on the basis that I'd spend as much as I could reasonably afford. My lord, what a difference! That muddiness completely disappeared (!) and was replaced with clarity, purity and rich acoustics! Wow - clearly I should have replaced my interconnects ages ago! Given that my new amp doesn't have a phono input stage, I had to buy a preamp (Schiit Mani) and hence used my old interconnects to connect the phono preamp to the Roksan but (you guessed it!) the audio from the turntable was muddy and lacklustre, compared to how I remembered it with the A19, which I'd sold in the meantime (whilst waiting for my Mani preamp to be delivered from the USA). Yikes! I realised I had to bite the bullet again and stump up for another set of interconnects. Back to my trusty Richersounds, I spotted a 'refurbished' set of Chord Company Shawline 1m interconnects (@ 35% reduction on RRP), so quickly placed my order! After swift delivery, I swapped out the 'old' interconnects and plugged in the new (refurbished) Shawlines and wow! Nothing at all subtle here (and how awesome my turntable now also sounded)! To be fair, the old interconnects didn't always sound so bad and clearly must have degraded badly over the years, as the difference was night and day. Either way it's convinced my that interconnects do (or can) make a huge difference! I have no idea if I'd notice/hear the difference between eg [Chord Company] Clearway versus the Shawlines though! Suffice to say the old interconnects went into the bin (not even worth giving away!) and I'm now an interconnect convert! Hmmm that speaker cable could also do with replacing...
Date published: 2021-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrMike from Really capable good value cable. I have discovered through upgrading my system that I like Chord cables and I can hear definite sonic differences between Clearway a very good cable indeed and Shawline which is to me just better, by which I mean closer to invisible. Darker silences, sweet but clearly defined highs which improve sound staging, as well as a fast dynamic low end. It all makes for great detail with no fatigue, even at raised listening levels. I wish I had funds to explore further up the scale but for now I feel nothing is lacking and listening just a pleasure. If you buy some and can't tell the difference you can always sell on.... maybe to me!
Date published: 2021-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Iggle from Good advice and service, very pleased with the res 1 week ago transformed the sound completely overwhelmed with the sound difference
Date published: 2021-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Howlingowl from Nicely transparent sound I have three interconnects in my system and am gradually upgrading them. The Chord Shawline is the latest.. joining a set of Tellurium Q blacks, which are a nightmare to use with their tightening connectors, unlike the Chords, which are a delight. Compared to my old QEDs and indeed the Telluriums, the Shawlines are noticeably transparent - I can hear more detail. Very good value, I’d say. My system is reasonably high end, EAR valve amp and Martin Logan speakers.
Date published: 2020-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scuttle58 from High Quality cables I bought these cables to connect a CXN-V2 to an 851a and then to an Edge W. I cannot fault them, well worth the money.
Date published: 2020-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ralph100 from Great Service, Great Product Knew what I wanted. Product was found, ordered and delivered quickly. Great Service.
Date published: 2020-03-01
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