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It is a Chord product. They must have bought, or licensed, the copyright to use the EE logo on one of their designs.

Which is not a design as such - it is a $30 8-port network switch with a different clock (perhaps) in a custom case.

What is the term? A fool and their gold are easily parted?

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I can just about understand how mains power and line level cables can impact sound quality through management of RF ingress. But digital cables? Provided they are fed and loaded by the characteristic impedance of the cable, job done. There is some subtlety to the "fed and loaded", but that is outside the scope of a half way decent $15 cable.

Incidentally, the way to get around the "fed and loaded" problem is to use long cables (~10-15 feet). In that way any termination reflections come back during the flat top of the waveform, and not during an edge, where it will impact jitter.

But such simple pragmatism does not sell $5k digital cables.

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