Chord Company makes its XLPE tech more affordable with new LeylineX cable

Chord Company makes its XLPE tech more affordable with new LeylineX cable
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Chord Company has flourished many of its cables with its proprietary XLPE dielectric over the past 18 months – its SignatureXL, RumourX, ShawlineX and EpicX speaker cables – and now the British brand is bringing the cable technology down to a more affordable price point with the LeylineX.

Available from £5 per metre, the new cable moves the Leyline series along with the use of XLPE dielectric over the previously used PVC material. The XLPE is Chord's second-best insulation technology, with the higher-performing Taylon reserved for the company's ChordMusic and Sarum T offering.

The LeylineX builds on the original’s design, which used tin-plated copper conductors to prevent oxidisation and be efficient over long run lengths. It's been designed for AV, hi-fi and custom installations, and to aid in the latter the cable is metre-marked and supplied in a 152m pull-box.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10+ years in the hi-fi industry, she has reviewed all manner of audio gear, from budget amplifiers to high-end speakers, and particularly specialises in headphones and head-fi devices. In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.