Shawline X speaker cable uses the same conductors as Chord Rumour—a favourite for 20 years. The conductors are silver-plated, insulated with PTFE and arranged in a twisted pair configuration. To produce the Chord Shawline X, we’ve taken the existing conductor layout, added a specially chosen PVC internal jacket to reduce mechanical noise, before applying the same high density, dual-layer foil and braid shield that we use on Chord Epic.
Rumour has been part of our range for so long because of its performance. It’s a speaker cable that is extremely neutral, capable of carrying high levels of detail and dynamic information – and because of this, it will carry music in an extremely coherent manner. In other words, your music sounds more like it should.
Shawline takes this as a starting point and refines it. The whole reason for using high frequency effective shielding is that by reducing interference, the cable is better able to carry the micro-dynamics and timing slurs that musicians use so much to define rhythm and expression. The Shawline X also carries the very fine details that reveal more of the timbre of individual instruments. This allows you to look further into and get more involved in music, with the added benefit of enhancing the image and depth of the system it’s being used in.
Demonstration sets are available at most retailers.