Chord Company

Chord Shawline USB digital audio interconnect

£200
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More and more people are discovering that a computer, a USB cable and a USB DAC can be a very good way to listen to music. There’s also no getting away from the fact that USB cables are extremely cheap and in theory have no effect on the quality of the digital signal they carry. Our problem is that every time we sit down to listen, we find they do have an effect.

Shawline USB cable was developed in line with our usual principle of using materials that we know work well and conductor geometries we established during the development of our Sarum and Signature USB cables. So at this point we can produce a prototype and sit down and listen to it. Be it blind testing or development listening. Only when we are completely happy that the cable makes a significant improvement is the cable put into production. The Shawline USB is built using high quality, silver-plated signal and power conductors.  The power conductors are separately shielded from the signal conductors and the insulation is a specialised hard skin polyethylene developed for high speed signal transfer.  There is also an overall shield, so this combined with the internal shielding, means that the signal cables are protected to very high frequencies.

Like our Signature USB cables, the Shawline USB also uses a specially developed version of the Tuned ARAY conductor geometry.  The cable is hand-built, with silver-plated USB A or USB B connectors.

We would have liked to have supplied the cable fitted with micro-USB connectors but the challenge of fitting our heavier gauge conductors means that we would be unable to produce a mechanically reliable connection.  High performance miniature components have been a real challenge.  For the past couple of years we’ve been using our USB cables fitted with USB B to micro-USB adaptors.  Adaptors are our least favourite thing and are generally to be avoided whenever possible.  In this particular case, it gets interesting.  We did some experimentation where we took some of the available micro-USB terminated cables and compared them with our own USB cables used with an adaptor.  The limitations placed on conductor gauge by the micro-USB plug severely limit the length and the performance potential of micro-USB terminated cables.  We got better results – certainly with the higher end portable devices we tried – by using our own USB cables, along with an adaptor.  What this means is, if you have a decent DAC with a micro USB input, don’t be afraid to experiment with adaptors.  We got the best performance this way and it’s something well worth trying.

Available in 1m lengths as standard.  Custom lengths can be built to order....

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This item is brand new and guaranteed in stock from our shop stock or our off site warehouse.

Our shop stock will be dispatched same day including on a Saturday if ordered before 3:00pm or the next working day if ordered after 3:00pm. 

Stock being dispatched from our off site warehouse may take a day longer for you to receive. We may also dispatched directly from the manufacturer or distributor. This is often the case for particularly large or heavy items where specialized service is required. For anything which can take time to get to you, we'll contact you quickly.

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Availably to order. Occasionally, due to stock demand, we can sell out. We either have this on order with stock due in or we do not usually have back up stock of this item in store. When you make a purchase, we will inform you quickly when the item is due in from the manufacturer and deliver as soon as it arrives with us. Usually this is only a short wait of 3 - 5 days, we will contact you with a estimated delivery time.

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In Stock - Free Next Day Delivery*

Free next working day delivery when you spend over £50. We will send you a tracking number where DPD will give a one hour delivery window. Services available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) to most mainland UK addresses for in stock items ordered before our cut-off time at 3pm. Terms apply.

Free Saturday delivery when you spend over £500. We will send you a tracking number where DPD will give a one hour delivery window. Services available to most mainland UK addresses for in stock items ordered before our cut-off time on Friday 3pm. Terms apply.

* Excludes CLICK & COLLECT items  Some of our manufactures request for there items not to be sold on line for these items our delivery service may not be available in curtain locations so please call to order 01925 828009

Christmas and New Year Deliveries - (subject to stock availability)

Our last order cut-off time for delivery before Christmas is 12pm on Thursday 23rd December, which will be delivered on Friday 24th December.

Our last order cut-off time for delivery before New Year is 12pm on Thursday 30th December, which will be delivered on Friday 31st December.

Order Date (before the 12pm cut-off time for same day dispatch) Expected Delivery Date
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Tuesday 21st December Wednesday 23rd December
Wednesday 22nd December Thursday 24th December
Thursday 23rd December Friday 30th December
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Wednesday 29th December Thursday 30th December
Thursday 30th December Friday 31st December
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Normal delivery service resumes from then on.

 

Delivery Costs

Standard next day delivery is free for all orders to most UK mainland addresses. All other delivery prices are determined by the destination, the service chosen and the value and weight of your order. Addresses in the Scottish Highlands, offshore, Northern Ireland & Ireland may incur additional delivery costs, depending on the items ordered. Prices are calculated at the checkout for all services and destinations.

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