The Signature Tuned ARAY USB is a completely new cable that takes its Tuned ARAY geometry from the Sarum USB cable. The signal conductors are silver-plated and insulation is PTFE. Shielding is provided by a high-density double braid that works to very high frequencies. Another shielded cable is used to carry voltage, and this means that all the cables within the black outer braiding are separately shielded. It also means that like the Sarum Tuned ARAY USB cable, the Signature Tuned ARAY USB is built almost entirely by hand, with a precision stripping machine used to prepare the cable ends. Like all Tuned ARAY interconnects the stripping of the cable ends requires a very high degree of accuracy.
Quality USB plugs are hard to find. In the end we could only achieve the level of performance we wanted by modifying and then gold-plating, with two microns of 24 karat gold, our choice of connectors. External strain relief and reinforcement is fitted and this avoids unwanted compression of the signal conductors (profoundly important to the performance of digital cables)
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Tuned ARAY technology means that we are able to produce remarkably transparent cables. We have long thought that the choice of digital cable is every bit as important as analogue interconnects and speaker cables and Tuned ARAY was originally developed for digital cables. The benefits of Tuned ARAY can be heard in pretty much any system they’re used in. If your system requires a USB connection then the Signature Tuned ARAY is worth listening to.
It’s the Tuned ARAY effect again. The Sarum Tuned ARAY USB is every bit as profound as the other Tuned ARAY designs. Such coherent and involving music from a MAC Book truly surprised us. If this is how you’re going to store something as precious as your music, then you need to get a listen.
The differences between the original version of Sarum and the Tuned ARAY versions was pretty profound; it wasn’t just more detail or better dynamics and separation, it wasn’t just a better sense of space and separation, or a far better image and depth. What made it so compelling was the huge step forward in musical coherence - and with that, the sudden ease of emotional involvement with whatever music you listened to. Truly a music lover’s cable.
The improvements that Super ARAY technology bring over Tuned ARAY are of about the same magnitude; pretty profound - and that sense of increased musical involvement is illustrated perfectly by the Sarum Tuned ARAY digital cables.
Everyone who’s heard the Sarum Super ARAY digital says the same thing “The system sounds so much more musical”. That’s probably the best way of describing the improvements that the new Sarum Super ARAY digital cable brings. It makes it so much easier to appreciate and get involved in the performance rather than the recording.
What makes the Super ARAY cables so important is their ability to completely transform the performance of the equipment they are used with, and in a way that you instantly know is right. That ability to let you hear the real performance of your system can border on the spectacular. That makes a compelling case for listening to the Sarum Super ARAY cables in your system and with your choice of music. For a music lover they might be the best purchase you make.
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