The Chord Company has launched Sarum T, a new cable range that builds on the success of the acclaimed Sarum Super ARAY range.
What is especially noteworthy is that it introduces Chord’s breakthrough proprietary insulation material, Taylon, bringing a major performance upgrade.
Sarum T brings the remarkable benefits of The Chord Company’s proprietary dielectric to a new, more accessible price level. Previous generations of Sarum Super ARAY cables have featured a PTFE dielectric. The upgrade to Taylon introduces a raft of performance benefits.
What is Taylon?
I’ve mentioned Taylon and its properties before, after I had experienced The Chord Company’s Sarum and ChordMusic range.
The material originates from the most demanding military applications where highly advanced communication cables, both in space and on the ground. It has been developed to offer the most predictable performance, regardless of environmental conditions.
Taylon is phase-stable at typical room temperatures and its implementation within audio cables preserves the critical timing information within music.
Taylon is the best-performing dielectric The Chord Company has used in over 32 years of UK design and manufacturing. It is the most neutral and phase-stable insulation material available. They say that this is the biggest step forward in insulation performance since the introduction of PTFE.
Taylon has been implemented throughout the new Sarum T range bringing an improved dimensional accuracy and an evolved geometry, which have further improved mechanical behaviour and shielding.
Sarum T also benefits from The Chord Company’s Super ARAY mechanical optimisation, factory terminations and hand-made construction.
Sarum T raises the performance bar just as its stablemate ChordMusic did when Taylon was first introduced.
Existing Sarum customers can upgrade to the new Sarum T standard with a factory rebuild service, costing around 40% of Sarum T’s sale price (excludes speaker cables).
Of course, custom lengths can be made to order.
Sarum T price, configurations and availability
- Analogue (interconnects): RCA, XLR and DIN from £2,100 p/m
- Digital (interconnects): S/PDIF, AES/EBU and BNC from £2,100 p/m
- Speaker Cable: Bananas and spades from £1,800 (for a 1.5m pair)
- Power Cable: Schuko, UK, US, 16A and 20A from £1,900 p/m