The Chord Cadenza Reference is a pseudo-balanced cable design using twin silver-plated oxygen free copper signal and return conductors. The conductors are insulated with PTFE insulation. Unusually for an interconnect design, the Cadenza uses heavy gauge multi-strand conductors and these are responsible for the way that Cadenza can bring music so vividly to life. The conductors are arranged in a twisted pair configuration and are carried within a PVC over-jacket to provide mechanical damping. It also spaces the conductors correctly in relation to the dual layer high frequency effective shielding, comprising of a high density braid and heavy gauge foil wrap. The shield is then surrounded by a soft PVC outer jacket to further reduce mechanical noise.
The Cadenza Reference is fitted with Chord’s custom VEE 3 RCA plugs. The new design of the ABS outer shell and the unique silver-plating process applied to the contact areas improves signal transfer across a wide frequency range. The signal return surround provides a secure high pressure contact with all types of RCA sockets. The centre pin is insulated with PTFE and the design of the plug and ABS outer shell provides good strain relief without compressing the cable and compromising performance.
The Cadenza Reference is a high performance interconnect that will improve detail and dynamics and is particularly impressive at bringing a sense of life and dynamic exuberance to systems and music. This can be used in any system but a lot of mid price hi-fi components will really benefit from the Cadenza Reference.