Chord Epic Range

Chord Epic Range

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Chord Epic Range

Chord Epic Range sits right in the middle of Chord’s family of cables.

Epic RCA & XLR from £400.00

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Fitted with silver-plated Chord VEE 3 RCA plugs with PTFE insulation.

The Epic analogue cable uses a unique multiple conductor construction.

Although the cable uses Tuned ARAY conductor technology, additional conductors have been added to further enhance the cable’s ability to carry fine levels of detail.

Epic conductors are constructed from silver-plated multi strand oxygen free copper.

These conductors are insulated with PTFE before being surrounded by a specially selected PVC surround to control levels of mechanical interference and correctly space the high density braid and foil shield, designed to work at high frequencies.

This cable is available in custom lengths and can be terminated with RCA and XLR connections.  All connectors feature silver-plated contacts.

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This Epic analogue cable is part of a range of Epic cables.  Although the Epic cable range has been designed to perform together, all Chord cables follow similar design principles so our ranges of cables are completely compatible with each other.

Epic is a completely new interconnect, using Tuned ARAY conductor technology.

The key differences that set it apart from the Shawline interconnect are heavier silver-plated conductors and performance critical spacing of the high density braid and foil shield.

This improves the ability of the cable to carry dynamic information, particularly micro-dynamics which are so vital to the rhythm and drive of music.

The improved shielding and conductors, along with Tuned ARAY technology, produces a cable that can carry immense amounts of detail extremely accurately – and most importantly of all retains the musical integrity we enjoy.

Epic Analogue DIN

Prices from £500.00 (UK RRP)

This is the first time that we have produced DIN cables in the Epic range. To improve musically on the Shawline DIN but without the Signature price tag wasn’t easy.  Chord Company Epic DIN construction is a complete departure from the other analogue cables in the Epic range.

Epic DIN uses high bandwidth conductors normally found in our higher cable ranges. It also uses multi-tiered shielding systems for all conductor pairs, reducing interaction between the different signals that DIN cables need to carry. This low noise high bandwidth shielding ensures that the listener obtains the maximum benefit from the latest DR upgrades that have been so successfully introduced into Naim Audio products.

The new design, shielding and Tuned ARAY geometry delivers the rhythm, groove and soul of the music – something that Naim users have always enjoyed from their equipment. Epic DIN should also be auditioned with older DIN-equipped products such as Quad. The results can be quite staggering.

 

Epic Digital from £400.00

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The Chord Epic Digital uses Tuned Array technology again- this time optimised for carrying a digital signal.

The design uses a coaxial configuration conductor and a Tuned ARAY conductor configuration.

The conductors are silver-plated, insulated with PTFE and capable of carrying very high-speed signals.

Shielding is a high density braid and foil combination. Epic Digital can be ordered with either RCA or BNC plugs or a combination of both

 

Epic Streaming cable from £450.00

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With the ability of current streamers to explore such high resolution music files, we have music downloads a mouse click away and hard drives capable of holding the largest of music collections. Chord see streaming as an alternative source, one that runs alongside turntables and CD players, every format has its merits.

With the Epic Streaming cable, Chord will hand-build each cable to order. We are able to order any length. The cable features silver-plated conductors and is designed to carry extremely high frequency signals.

Each of the four conductor pairs use a unique hard skin dielectric material, and the shielding is designed to minimize interference. The Epic Streaming cables uses an adaptation of the Tuned ARAy technology; each conductor is soldered rather than clamped, the plug is a high speed, high performance RJ45 with extremely precise dimensions.

EpicX Speaker cable £60.00 P. Meter

 

The latest convert to the joys of XLPE insulation, EpicX (prev Epic/Epic Twin) has been part of their speaker cable range for many years – it’s particularly good at bringing control and definition across the bass frequencies and is happy in levels of system from mid to high-end. EpicX is based on their multi-award-winning Chord OdysseyX speaker cable.

EpicX is the perfect partner for Chord Company ChordOhmic plugs and tailor-made lengths can be professionally terminated by ourselves. Using the new ChordOhmic Hex Gun tool.

Existing cable sets can also be upgraded with the new plugs, trousers and terminations etc.

Epic XL speaker cable, From £600.00 for a 1.5 Mtr pair

 

Epic XL combines elements of their Epic and Signature Reference/XL speaker cables.

A specially chosen soft PVC internal jacket is added to correctly space the shielding and minimise mechanical noise.

A high density braid and foil shield is applied to each set of conductors and this is in turn protected by a translucent outer jacket, again chosen to reduce unwanted mechanical noise.

Each set of Epic XL is built to order at The Chord Company.

The conductors are twisted together and clamped in place before being terminated with either banana or spade connectors.

By separately shielding the positive and negative conductors of each speaker cable run, they can produce a version of Epic that sounds markedly more refined and musically coherent.

It’s particularly good at carrying micro-dynamics and detail and brings great separation and definition to instruments and voices.

Source components and loudspeakers are evolving.

The level of resolution that used to be the preserve of high-end audio has trickled down to some surprisingly affordable designs.

The downside is that they may well show you things you don’t want to hear – like your cables!

Epic XL takes a crucial step forwards in performance by using separate shields for each conductor.

That means neutrality, less noise, a bigger and more immersive soundstage and most of all, it means getting new joy from your existing music collection.

 

This speaker cable is built to order and sold in terminated sets from £600 for a 1.5m pair.

£200 per extra (mono) metre

Specifications Epic XL

Conductor Silver plated, high purity OFC
Insulation XLPE
Configuration Twisted pair
Shielding Individually shielded positive and minus conductors. High density foil and 95% coverage metal braid. Translucent PVC outer jacket
AWG 12
mm2 3.31
Diameter 2 x 7.5mm

 

Brand

Chord Company

Chord Company

THE CHORD COMPANY BEGAN

The Chord Company was formed in 1984.

It all started over dinner one night in Salisbury, when a group of visiting Naim Audio USA retailers asked Naim Audio UK for a good-quality DIN-to-RCA interconnect.

At the table, was one Sally Gibb, then married to a Naim Audio executive, who made the (historic) suggestion that she make the cables and start a business.

With the blessing of Naim Audio, the journey to make cables for America began.

With USA referring to cables as ‘cords’, the name The Chord Company, with its obvious musical connotations, seemed perfect and it quickly stuck. Sally drew a logo, designed the packaging and started testing prototypes. Completely British design and construction, although difficult to source at the time, was paramount and days of searching eventually led to suppliers of sufficient quality.

Friends at Naim Audio provided expertise and advice, with many of them helping to build the cables.

The first prototype was named “Chrysalis Cable” and the Americans swiftly returned with an initial order of 250! Cables were built, tested, packed and taken along to the Post Office.  Invoices were typed on a typewriter! After two steady years,

The Chord Company got its first press review (by Malcolm Steward) and then the phone started to ring…