Chord Shawline Digital USB Interconnect



Tuned ARAY conductor geometry developed for USB audio components.


Fitted with Chord custom gold-plated USB plugs.


Shawline Digital USB conductors are built from silver-plated oxygen free copper. Insulation is PTFE. Cable geometry is optimised for USB audio. The unique shielding has been designed to work across a wide frequency range and reduce mechanical noise.


The conductors are contained within a specifically chosen outer jacket to ensure flexibility and to further reduce mechanical noise.


This cable is part of the Shawline cable range which includes loudspeaker cable and digital and analogue interconnects. Shawline cables have been designed to perform together. However, all Chord interconnects and speaker cables follow a similar design philosophy. This means that all Chord cable ranges are compatible with each other.


Chord Shawline digital interconnects are built to exacting standards and rigorously tested at our UK facility. Tuned ARAY interconnects require extremely precise construction methods and each cable has been built by our team of trained technicians.


The Tuned ARAY conductor configuration was originally developed on our flagship interconnect cables. Tuned ARAY digital cables carry high frequency digital signals with a very high degree of accuracy that preserves the rhythmic integrity of music. Audio systems requiring USB connections will produce a more coherent and musical experience when connected with Chord Tuned ARAY USB cables. Tuned ARAY cables allow you to connect properly with your favourite music.


To obtain the best performance from this cable, please follow these instructions.

  • Switch off all equipment before fitting or removing cables.
  • Connect the cable so that the arrow on the cable points from the source component. The C of Chord should be nearest the source component.
  • When fitting and removing, always use the plug. Never pull directly on the cable. Avoid touching the contact areas of the plug.
  • Route the cable away from speaker cable and power cables where possible.
  • The increase in performance that Tuned ARAY cables bring will be immediately noticeable. However, the performance will further improve with use. Our experience of Tuned ARAY cables is that the improvements are quite noticeable, particularly in terms of musical coherence.


This cable is available in 1m lengths. Custom lengths available to special order. A to A and B to A Shawline Digital USB cables available to special order.


  • High performance Tuned ARAY digital interconnect for use with USB audio components
  • New Tuned ARAY conductor geometry – optimised for high speed digital signal transmission
  • Silver-plated conductors with PTFE insulation and high frequency effective carbon composite shield
  • Conductor geometry optimised for USB terminations
  • Built by hand at The Chord Company
  • Fitted with Chord custom gold-plated USB connectors