The Sarum T is a new cable range that builds on the success of the Sarum Super ARAY range and introduces Chord’s breakthrough proprietary insulation material, Taylon®, bringing say The Chord Company “a major performance upgrade”. To date, Taylon® has been exclusive to the flagship ChordMusic portfolio, but now Sarum T brings the 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.
They explained further “Taylon® is an insulation material unique to The Chord Company. It originates from the most demanding military applications where highly advanced communication cables, both in space and on the ground, must offer 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 and remains 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 per cent of Sarum T’s sale price (excludes speaker cables). Custom lengths can be made to order.
Price, configurations and availability
Sarum T Analogue (interconnects): RCA, XLR and DIN from £2,100 p/m
Sarum T Digital (interconnects): S/PDIF, AES/EBU and BNC from £2,100 p/m
Sarum T Speaker Cable: Bananas and spades from £1,800 (for a 1.5m pair)
Sarum T Power Cable: Schuko, UK, US, 16A and 20A from £1,900 p/m