Epic has been part of our speaker cable range for around ten years – it’s a shielded cable that works with pretty much every style of speaker. From mid-price to high end, Epic brings detail, dynamics, resolution and coherence to every speaker it’s used with. It’s particularly good at bringing control and definition across the bass frequencies as well and can be a really good solution for floor standing speakers.
Epic is based on our multi-award-winning Chord Odyssey speaker cable. Both cables actually have identical conductors, they use 12 AWG oxygen free copper negative and positive conductors which are silver plated and insulated with PTFE before an outer PVC jacket is applied. The key difference is that Epic then has a very effective high frequency combination shield applied, surrounded by a translucent PVC jacket. So the improvements that Epic brings primarily come down to the shielding but the outer jacket also provides an extra degree of mechanical damping.
Please note – this product now features solid red/white conductor jackets and an improved braided shield, stopping more of the unwanted high frequency noise disrupting the signal.
“Bass is really well controlled and tight, while timing is excellent. To sum up these cables in one word, they are ‘musical’. In short, they are quite simply a superb sounding set of speaker cables” – HI-FI Choice Sept 2014 – read the full review
Chord Epic speaker cable is the result of a happy marriage between two of our award winning speaker cables. Epic uses the same conductors as Chord Odyssey, and the shielding, visible through its translucent jacket is taken from our Signature speaker cable. The shielding brings big improvements right across the frequency range. There is space around individual instruments and the timbre of instruments is easy to hear. Violins, cellos and violas sound more realistic, likewise pianos, bass notes have great definition and rhythms are easy to follow and get involved with.
Fitting properly effective shields to speaker cable is a pretty big deal and fitting shielded speaker cable to your system can border on astonishing. The reduction and the level of perceived noise means that very fine dynamic and tonal information is easily heard, and brings improvements not only to the high frequency performance of a system, but also the bass and mid frequencies. The space around notes and the extra harmonic content that Epic can bring to a system is really surprising. The complex harmonic information that makes up the timbre of stringed and bowed instruments is carried extremely accurately.
Epic could bring some serious improvements to the sound quality of your system, and it’s a big step toward making a real connection with your music.
Listen to the Epic with: Gary Louris “True Blue from the album “Vagabonds”.
Hear: A chorus that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
Listen for: This is a track where it’s really easy to hear the contribution of every instrument and the space that each one is given.