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 Chord Cobra VEE 3 RCA Cable The Chord Company - Brisbane HiFi

Chord Cobra VEE 3 RCA Cable

The Chord Company



The Cable
Cobra VEE 3 is similar in construction and configuration to Crimson VEE 3 but with a crucial and performance-improving difference. Cobra VEE 3 conductors are constructed from multi-stranded silver-plated oxygen free copper conductors and the conductors are insulated with FEP, a material with very similar performance characteristics to PTFE. This combination of materials is used extensively in Chord cable designs. We find that it improves signal transfer across a wide bandwidth, particularly noticeable at frequency extremes. The balanced conductors are held in place with cotton spacers to reduce mechanical noise and protected with a dual layer high frequency effective foil and braid combination shield. The shielding is surrounded with a soft PVC to provide further mechanical damping and this is protected with a hard PVC outer jacket.

The Plugs
The Chord Cobra VEE 3 is fitted with Chord’s custom VEE 3 RCA plug. The ABS outer shell and the unique silver-plating process applied to the contact areas of the plug improve 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.

Use it with
Cobra VEE 3’s silver-plated, FEP insulated conductors and high frequency effective dual layer shield, combine to carry a signal with a high degree of accuracy. There are a lot of digital to analogue converters that offer a surprising level of performance in relation to their cost. Cobra VEE 3 would be an excellent cable to use both with these and some of the entry level CD players that are available. It will go some way to allowing you to hear the performance that these products are capable of, particularly in terms of detail and dynamics. 

 

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