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Chord USB Silver Plus (0.75m)

4.1 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 136 g
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  • Item model number: Chord USB Silver Plus
  • ASIN: B005PWLDRW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 Sept. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,138 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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A high quality USB cable from Chord.


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This was connected between my iMac and a MUSICAL FIDELITY VLINK 192 ASYNCHRONOUS USB TO SPDIF CONVERTER which is connected to AVI active speakers by SPDIF optical cable.
The Chord USB silver plus replaced a regular USB cable and the results was excellent with a deeper sound stage
and resolution of fine detail was much improved, vocals took on in the room feel to them.
I would recommend this cable to anyone who is serious about getting the best from their computer audio set up.
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So a change of USB cable to handle a digital signal between a PC and DAC can't make any difference to the sound, er I'm a little shocked.......yes it can.

If you have a high end system this cable will be a revelation to you, for those people who can't hear a difference then the amplification and speakers are probably not capable of delivering the signal clear enough.

This isn't black magic and if you read a report on digital musing reproduction on the web by a well known cable supplier, yes I was rather sceptical as well, however in it it explains that there is no such thing as digital and I for one am convinced.

For £45 It sounded like I'd upgraded the DAC?
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Bought on strength of a review in a Hi Fi Mag (can't remember which one). Has a neutral but clear sound. My Hi Fi is a little lacking at the top end, so, staying in the more affordable end of the market, I prefer Russ Andrew's Silver Kimber USB Cable, but if your Hi Fi is already bright the Chord might be a better option (NB. Russ Andrews offer a 60 day trial)
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My portable system consists of my laptop with a 1 TB external hard disk on which is stored a large personal collection of classical music in flac, the audiolab m-dac digital to analogue converter and Focal XS book. My laptop is connected to the m-dac using a Type A to type B USB cable. I just changed this cable to the Chord USB Silver Plus and the sound has dramatically opened up. The soundstage has become deeper and wider and more details are now audible. I strongly recommend this cable. I use the 75 Ohms Chord Prodac Prodigital to connect one speaker to the other. Cables make an enormous difference contrary to what certain naysayers say.
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I thought I should add some clarity here. This product is average to good. For more in depth performance reviews read others. I wanted to clarify the whole - it's digital so signals go in one end and signals come out the other and nothing degrades argument that accompanies the one star reviews. This isn't true.

Most digital products employ fairly sophisticated error correction circuitry. In fact if you're using an outboard DAC what you have essentially invested in is a better kind of error correction, possibly with a more accurate system clock and maybe some kind of fancy upscaling algorithm.

Any wire regardless of cost will degrade the signal that leaves your source and goes into your amp or DAC and then from the amp into your speakers. The number one way to address this degradation is to invest in shorter wires. A 1m cable of the same specification as a 2m cable will have half the aberrations and faults. Once you've done this the only way to address signal degradation is through the quality of the cable. It's fairly clear that 99p wires will be poorly made and introduce errors into the signal path.

The more errors the more error correction has to occur.
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