Real performance has always started with the Chord Crimson. Our entry level interconnect, the Crimson, benefited hugely from the development work carried out during the design of the Chord Signature interconnect. In terms of configuration the cables are very similar. Both share separately insulated signal and return conductors and a floating shield arrangement. This configuration is part of the reason that the original Crimson performed so well.
The latest CrimsonPlus cable builds on the original Crimson’s performance but takes detail levels and dynamics to a new level, stereo image is improved and CrimsonPlus has an extremely neutral tonal characteristic.
During the development of the latest Chord Company high end cable, we learned important lessons about the application of heavy gauge foil shielding. This knowledge has been taken and applied to the new CrimsonPlus.
The improvements are significant and whether the cable is used to link a hi-fi or home cinema, the results are remarkably consistent. The improved shielding also makes CrimsonPlus ideal for longer runs and the cable is particularly impressive when used with subwoofers.
Use it with:
Improvements can be further enhanced by using CrimsonPlus interconnects in combination with Carnival SilverScreen speaker cable and it is also worth introducing Chord SuperScreen mains cables. The three cables together produce an extremely cost-effective cabling system that will help a system to perform at its best and produce a genuinely musical and involving performance from almost any system. CrimsonPlus can also be used with Chord Carnival Classic speaker cable to good effect.
CONDUCTORS: Pseudo-balanced 28 AWG multi-stranded oxygen free copper conductors. Matched signal and return conductors improve sound quality
CONFIGURATION: Signal and return conductors arranged in noise cancelling twisted pair configuration.
DIELECTRIC (INSULATION): Low density polyethylene.
SHIELDING: Dual layer; lapped oxygen free copper shield and high density overlapped foil shield.
JACKET: Conductors encased in soft PVC to reduce mechanical noise, protective outer layer.
TERMINATIONS: Fitted with new Chord VEE Plugs. A high performance RCA (phono) plug with vibration eliminating ABS enclosure. Teflon® insulated gold-plated centre pin and low mass signal return surround. Non compression clamping system reduces potential signal corruption.
Also available fitted with Din plugs, stereo minijacks and XLR plugs. Custom terminations available. The CrimsonPlus is available in 0.5 and 1 metre lengths. Custom lengths are available to order. We do not recommend the use of Din cables in lengths shorter than 1 metre for reasons of sound quality.
New VEE 3 Version
-New heavier gauge conductors for lower resistance
-Multi-strand oxygen free copper
-Low density PE insulation with cotton thread cable spacers