The Sarum Super ARAY USB replaces the Tuned ARAY version. Super ARAY keeps all the original Tuned ARAY conductors in place. The change to Super ARAY specification involves the addition of further ARAY conductors.
The Super ARAY conductors bring big improvements but while we were developing the Super ARAY USB, we also made some further improvements. Firstly we revised the construction process - and by doing so we have been able to make the Sarum Super ARAY USB cable considerably more flexible than the original Tuned ARAY version.
As well as this, we added a layer of constrained vibration damping material. This is a material that we developed for the new flagship ChordMusic cable range. By using it on the Sarum Super ARAY USB we have been able to control the movement of the critical conductors and the levels of refinement this process brings are very worthwhile.
All critical signal conductors feature micro-polished conductors and foamed PTFE insulation, plus a very high density dual layer shielding system. In effect, this is an ultra-high performance sub-miniature coaxial cable. The voltage conductors are carried by an alternative coaxial cable, so all conductors are shielded from each other.
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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It’s the Super ARAY effect again. The Sarum Super ARAY USB is every bit as profound as the other Super ARAY designs. Such coherent and involving music from a laptop 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.