The challenge with producing the Shawline Analogue is that all Tuned ARAY cables require a high degree of precision that can only be achieved with painstaking hand assembly. The Shawline is built from PTFE insulated silver-plated conductors and use a composite shielding material that works over a wide bandwidth. The cable is assembled within a flexible plastic tube chosen to further reduce mechanical noise and a protective outer braid is fitted. One of the upsides of hand assembly however, is that it allows us to adapt designs to suit the terminations.
If we’re going to build the best Shawline Analogue XLR cable we can, we need to introduce another conductor. That means three identical conductors for all three connections, as well the Tuned ARAY conductor technology. The Shawline XLR is produced in exactly the conductor configuration we use for the Signature and the original Sarum Tuned ARAY XLR cables.
There is and always will be much debate about whether XLR or RCA is the cable to use. From our point of view, the only answer if you have both XLR and RCA connectors available on your equipment, is to listen for yourself. Tuned ARAY XLR cables can be a real game changer with some equipment, so try both. You may well be surprised.