The Cobra VEE 3 cable is pretty much identical to the Crimson VEE 3 with a couple of important changes. Those changes are silver-plated conductors and FEP insulation. There are lots of technical reasons for using them but what’s really important is the way they improve the listening experience. Carrying layers of detail and very fine dynamic information, bringing music to life and revealing subtle differences in timbre.
Just like the Crimson VEE 3 though we can make an excellent RCA to DIN cable with the Cobra VEE 3 and let you experience all the benefits that the improved conductors and insulation bring.
Twin silver-plated oxygen free copper conductors are insulated with FEP, and protected from interference with high density braid and foil shielding.
The Cobra VEE 3 is fitted with silver-plated VEE 3 RCA plugs and the DIN plugs we fit have silver-plated contact pins.
Whatever DIN socket equipped equipment you have we can almost certainly build you not just the correctly configured cable, but one that can let you properly experience what it does with your favourite music.
SpecificationsThe cable Cobra VEE 3 is a similar in construction and configuration to Crimson VEE 3, but with a crucial and performance improving difference. Cobra VEE 3 conductors are constructed from multi-stranded silver-plated oxygen free copper conductors and the conductors are insulated with FEP, a material with very similar performance characteristics to PTFE. This combination of materials is used extensively in Chord cable designs. We find that it improves signal transfer across a wide bandwidth, particularly noticeable at frequency extremes. The balanced conductors are held in place with cotton spacers to reduce mechanical noise and protected with a dual layer high frequency effective foil and braid combination shield. The shielding is surrounded with a soft PVC to provide further mechanical damping and this is protected with a hard PVC outer jacket. The Plugs The Chord Cobra VEE 3 is fitted with Chord’s custom VEE 3 RCA plug. The ABS outer shell and the unique silver-plating process applied to the contact areas of the plug improve signal transfer across a wide 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 and ABS outer shell provides good strain relief without compressing The cable and compromising performance. The Crimson VEE RCA/DIN cable is terminated as standard with a 5 pin PREH DIN, the standard fitting for current Naim Audio equipment. We can also supply the Crimson VEE 3 with standard latching DINs and 4 pin DINsThe Cobra VEE3 is available in the following configurations: 5 Pin Din to 2RCA (Naim and Quad)2 RCA to 5 Pin DIN (Naim and Quad)5 Pin DIN to 5 Pin DIN (Naim and Quad)4 PIN to 2RCA (Naim and Quad)2 RCA to 4 Pin DIN (Naim and Quad)4 Pin DIN to 4 Pin DIN (Naim and Quad) Use it withMatching cables to older Quad amplifiers fitted with DIN sockets is always interesting. The CobraPlus was always a good choice, but the Cobra VEE 3 raises the performance to a new level, improving detail, dynamics and helping to bring definition particularly across the bass frequencies. The Cobra VEE 3’s silver-plated, FEP insulated conductors and high frequency effective dual layer shield, combine to carry a signal with a high degree of accuracy. There are a lot of digital to analogue converters that offer a surprising level of performance in relation to their cost. Cobra VEE 3 would be an excellent cable to use both with these and some of the entry level CD players that are available. It will go some way to allowing you to hear the performance that these products are capable of, particularly in terms of detail and dynamics.