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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 is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.