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Chord Company

Epic RCA Pair

£360£1,040

Epic is fourth in The Chord Company’s line up of ranges and where it starts getting really serious. These aptly-named cables will raise musical performance to another level and are our go-to for mid-range separates.

Available in 0.5m, 1m, 3m or 5m as standard, 1.2m with fly lead (for turntables), other lengths on request. As always, the shorter you can get away with, the better. RCA plugs are Chord VEE3 and are direct silver-plated to improve signal transfer.

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Epic RCA takes all the coherence of Shawline, along with its heavier gauge conductors and improved shielding and brings a new level of detail and involvement. Epic carries huge amounts of detail without losing musical coherence, making your audio more involving. Epic RCAs are perfect partners for the likes of Naim’s SUPERNAIT3, NAIT XS3, ND5XS, MOON by Simaudio’s Neo range, Linn Akurate range, Rega’s Elex-R or Elicit-R, Aria, etc.

Epic is a Tuned ARAY cable and uses Chord’s direct silver-plated VEE 3 RCA plugs. Epic is built from heavy gauge silver-plated, multi-strand, oxygen-free copper conductors with an increased volume of PTFE insulation around each conductor. These are encased in a specially chosen PVC jacket to minimise mechanical noise and this is protected by a nylon braid.

Then of course there’s the Tuned ARAY conductor geometry. The end result is a cable that will carry a lot more detail, dynamics and better portray the individual timbres of instruments. The Tuned ARAY conductor geometry means it carries this extra information with all the coherence it needs to make for a genuinely musical and involving sound.

There are a whole host of mid-price CD players, streamers and DACS that are renowned for the exceptional amount of detail they produce. We often have a £1-2k streamer in our demo room. It sounds more than fine connected with a Shawline, but swap to an Epic and listen to the increase in detail and coherence. If you want the analytical experience it’s there, but so is the musical involvement.