Crimson VEE 3 cable is a pseudo-balanced/symmetrical cable design. There are two sets of multi-strand oxygen free copper conductors, one set used for the signal and the other set for the return. The conductors are twisted and are insulated with a low density, low loss polyethylene. Chord use the pseudo-balanced configuration because it carries signals more accurately than a simple coaxial or asymmetrical cable. The conductors are held in place with two vibration damping cotton spacers. Reducing vibration both internally and externally is extremely important to signal quality.
The conductors and spacers are wrapped with a natural cotton filler before the critical dual-layer shielding is applied. The shield comprises of a high-density braid and an overlapped foil. This combination of shields extends the performance of the shield across a wider bandwidth. The shield is fully floating. The shielding is then surrounded with a soft PVC to further improve mechanical damping and this is then protected with a hard PVC outer layer.
The Chord Crimson VEE 3 is fitted with Chord’s custom VEE 3 RCA plug. The new design of the ABS outer shell and the unique gold-plating process applied to the contact areas improves signal transfer across a wider frequency range. The signal return surround provides a secure high-pressure contact with all types of RCA sockets. The centre pin is insulated with PTFE and the design of the plug provides good strain relief without compressing the cable and compromising the performance.
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The design of the Crimson VEE 3, the gauge of its conductors and its highly effective screening means that the Crimson VEE 3 will perform extremely well over long runs with minimal signal loss and interference. These are all the important areas to think about when it comes to subwoofer cable. The Crimson VEE 3 works really and is a cost effective solution when it comes to considering the long runs of cable often needed for subwoofer connections.
The last entry in our Best Subwoofer Cable category is not really in the same league as the first three, but it still is a very capable interconnect and a bargain. This Mediabridge subwoofer cable uses a single copper conductor with a double shield system consisting of copper and aluminum along the entire jacket. Aluminum keeps the price down, and works well as a shield at lower frequencies (less so at higher frequencies). Gold-plated RCA connectors finish this nice choice for music lovers on a tight budget. And, unlike most subwoofer cables, the Mediabridge Ultra Series is also perfectly suited to being used as a digital audio or video cable. So if you upgrade later, this will still be a useful interconnect.
Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications. These signals, being such a high frequency, travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor. As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost effective way of manufacturing very high-quality subwoofer cables.
> > > A range of high quality Phono Subwoofer cables for active subwoofer connections. All feature gold plated connections and use high quality sheilded OFC cable. These can also be used for single channel active subwoofer connections. If trying to connect between a digital Coax source then see our range of Digital Coax phono connections.