This is just a small selection of the digital cables we sell, but they are some of
our favourites (we also do balanced AES/EBU and optical ones).
Atlas Element Integra Digital
The element is my new favourite budget digital cable, combining a good 75ohm cable
with the new low mass Integra plugs this is a very well balanced cable at an extremely
Atlas Element Integra Digital one metre: £35.00
Atlas Element Integra Digital three metre: £69.00
Black Cat Cables Silver Star
Black Cat cables are a small American based company with a strong background in designing
coaxial cables. As you’d probably expect this means that their digital cables are
a true 75 Ohm impedance design and are terminated with BNC connectors (but are supplied
with phono adaptors, making them suitable for most applications). The cables are
well shielded with both a foil shield and and a woven layer, what’s more they are
also cryogenically treated. Sonically they are a great no nonsense cable, for their
price they offer excellent performance and have a nice neutral balance to them.
Please note these cables are only available in 1.2 metre lengths, this is the manufacturers
way of keeping costs down by offering just one version of this cable.
Black Cat Silver Star digital cable 1.2 metre length: £129.95
Chord Signature Digital
There’s something really very special about this digital cable, it offers truly outstanding
performance in every digital cable application we’ve tried it with, beating many
cables at several times its price. Like the rest of the Chord Signature range it
has been derived from microwave frequency cable, with twin shielded runs per cable
but it remains flexible and easy to use despite its chunky appearance. If you’re
running a two box digital front end you really should try to give it a listen.
Chord Signature Digital 1 metre phono or bnc terminated: £211.50 (plus £45 for every
extra metre required)
Chord Signature Digital AES/EBU 1 metre XLR terminated: £305 (plus £72 for every
extra metre required)
Chord Indigo Plus Digital
If you’ve read our glowing report of the Signature Digital (above) then you’ll know
how special we think it is. Now Chord have produced a digital cable in their range
topping Indigo series and we feel they have raised the bar once more. This cable
sounds very similar to the Signature and simply builds upon its strengths. In each
area it may be relatively subtle change but as a whole the improvements add up and
are very worthwhile. It’s an even more authoritive sounding cable and is now our
reference digital cable. Despite being made from three fairly thick cables it is
still quite flexible and easy to use.
Chord Indigo Plus Digital cable 1 metre phono or BNC terminated: £435 (plus £115
for every extra metre required).
Chord Sarum Digital
Just in, the ultimate Chord digital cable which reviewer Malcolm Steward recently
described as “a truly special cable, one to use in a revealing system that you want
to turn into a hyper-revealing system” [HF+ issue 78]. More details to follow soon.