February 17, 2009 — Article
The Chord Company have released a new mains cable The SuperScreen with a retail price from £65.
Chord set out to achieve superb performance at a very affordable price. Chord had a budget in mind and experimented with the moulded plug both in conventional listening situations and blind. The results were conclusive: given the attention to detail of the internal wiring layout the moulded plug outperformed the more audiophile looking screwed on plug.
According to Chord; It not only out performed it when new but after a few weeks it “thrashed it sideways” as the screw connections became looser but the cold welded joints on the moulded plugs remained consistent.
The new Chord SuperScreen mains cable has been built using the same design principles as the Company’s award-winning Carnival SilverScreen speaker cable.
The SuperScreen mains cable employs the same contra-rotated overlapped dual foil shields used to such good effect on the Carnival SilverScreen, and borrows heavily from the configurations used throughout Chord’s range of products in that the high frequency effective heavy gauge foil shields are left fully floating.
Chord have long been aware of the need to minimize resonances and vibration within interconnects and speaker cables. Mains cables are no exception and the carefully directionalised high quality multi-stranded copper conductors are surrounded by a dense but flexible PVC insulation.
The contra-rotated dual foil shields are surrounded by another layer of vibration damping translucent insulation as used on the company’s Epic and Carnival SilverScreen speaker cables.
Mains cables are a critical part of any hi-fi or home cinema system. The SuperScreen mains cable can also bring dramatic improvements to the contrast, clarity and detail levels of today’s high resolution, flat screen televisions. Chord recommend that anyone using a flat screen as part of a home cinema set up should try the SuperScreen mains cable.
The Chord SuperScreen mains cable is available in 1, 1.5 and 2 metre lengths. Prices start at £65 for a 1 metre cable.