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Chord Signature XL Speaker Cable


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This latest version of Chord Signature is one of the best speaker cables we've ever heard, a reference point and fine choice for a range of systems.

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Warranty length Limited Lifetime
Brand Chord Company

Tech Specs

- Conductors: 2x 10 AWG multi-strand OFC
- Config: Individually shielded twisted pair
- Conductor Insulation: XLPE
- Shielding: Dual layer, high density
- HF effective braid and overlapped foil
- Jacket: Translucent PVC
- Minimised mechanically induced noise
- Diameter: 2 x 9mm.
- Colour: Red/black or all black.
- Banana: ChordOhmic silver plugs
- Spade: ChordOhmic silver plugs
- Only available in factory-terminated lengths
- Shortest available length is 1.5 metres.

Product Description

Chord Signature XL Speaker Cable builds on the immense success of the original Signature cable, managing to produce even more detail and resolution.

Using technologies developed for Chord's signature Sarum range, continuous developments make this one of the best sounding speaker cables available. Signature XL is designed to be incredibly neutral, transparent and capable of creating improvements and revealing layers of detail in any system. 

Signature XL

Signature Reference previously used PTFE insulation (Teflon) which until the arrival of Taylon, was Chord's “go to” material. Although expensive, it offered the best performance. Material technology is constantly developing and improving and alternatives to PTFE are now available.

While the high cost of Taylon prevents Chord from using this in the Signature range, they have found a suitable family of insulation materials known as XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene). One version of this material looked particularly interesting and following listening tests proved to be clearly better than the PTFE in Signature Reference and was therefore adopted.


The original Signature cable already offered stunning detail levels and ability to carry dynamic information, but the Signature Reference and now the Signature XL take these characteristics to another level, bridging the gap between Signature and the reference Sarum range.

Signature XL is built in the same way as the original Signature. Each set is made to order and the two conductors are held in place with a precision machined aluminium clamp and twisted along their length to improve flexibility (Signature XL is markedly more flexible than the original Signature).

The aluminium clamp is designed to hold the cable securely but avoid any compression on the cable itself. Like Signature, Signature XL is available in red and black and also in all black as well.

Why spend on speaker cables?

After using Chord Signature, many customers have been surprised by how much noise previous cables allowed through. The Signature allows you to hear more space around individual voices and instruments, fine and delicate details and a natural and coherent soundstage that in no way sounds forced or jumbled. No matter how complex the music, Signature doesn't falter in its ability to create a natural and realistic soundstage.

Despite the system, the innovative design of this speaker cable will transform the sound and really bring your music or soundtracks to life. When you've spent a considerable amount of money on your investment in speakers (£800+ but usually £2000+), this is a speaker cable that allows you to hear the very best sound possible from your speakers. It's a cable to invest in so you hear fully what your speakers have to offer.

Available Lengths

Available by the metre, or select whichever length you prefer, including 1.5m pair, 2m pair, 2.5m pair, 3m pair, 3.5m pair, 4.0m pair, 4.5m pair, 5.0m pair, 5.5m pair, 6m pair, 6.5m pair, 7m pair (please call us for the best deal if you require longer).

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

You have a full 30 days to assess the cable in your system and can send it back if you are not happy with the improvement.

Precision Design

Chord Signature speaker cable is the result of several years' experimentation with shielded cables. The first prototype was so stiff it was virtually unusable, and a great deal of work went into producing the same performance in a more flexible design. The insulation is a gas-foamed polyethene, which has several major advantages. It produces a lower dielectric constant and better phase stability, both of which contribute to the Signature's outstanding performance. Each set of Signature speaker cables is factory terminated by Chord and although conductor pairs are separately shielded, the cable is twisted along its length to improve flexibility.

Most Compatible Systems?

Signature speaker cable will work consistently well from system to system, to some extent regardless of cost. There is an assumption that expensive cables belong with expensive systems. This is not necessarily the case. One of the most compelling demonstrations of what a set of properly shielded interconnects and speaker cable can bring to a system came when the cost of the interconnects and speaker cables was the same as the combined cost of the CD player, amplifier and speakers.

Design Principles

Chord Signature was developed to work in conjunction with the Chord Signature interconnects. The design principles of all three cables are very similar and despite the differences in construction, conductor and insulation materials, all three cables will work extremely well together.

If you want to upgrade all of the cables in your system, please call us or e-mail us for advice (remember to include a list of what you're using in your hi-fi)

Press Reviews

  • "One of the most effective upgrades you will ever hear if you own expensive kit. If you're lucky enough to own a sufficiently high-end set-up (we're talking £6k minimum here), add a few metres of Chord Signature to your system and hear the overall performance take a leap upwards. The thrilling dynamics will put a grin on the face of anyone who experiences them." (What Hi-Fi Magazine Awards October 2013)

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