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Chord Signature Super ARAY Digital
If you are fortunate enough to own one of the new generation of mid-price DACs, then the Signature Digital would be a very good cable to audition in your system. The Signature Super ARAY Digital uses the same Super ARAY conductor geometry as SarumT and our flagship ChordMusic digital cables. It replaces the previous Signature Tuned ARAY.
Many mid-price digital sources and DACs perform with a coherence that a few years ago, was barely achievable with high end products. The Super ARAY conductor configuration will let you hear just how musical they can be and will also reveal the extraordinary level of detail they are capable of.
Just in case you are wondering – this doesn’t just apply to high resolution. Much of our listening is done with CD or CD-quality rips and that’s what makes it so exciting. On the high-res files, it is very easy to hear the benefits, but these are cables that will let you re-explore your entire CD collection as well as letting you hear the best of streaming and high resolution downloads.(0 reviews)
Chord Signature Tuned ARAY Analogue RCA
The Signature Tuned ARAY RCA uses separately shielded oxygen free copper silver-plated conductors in Tuned ARAY conductor geometry, PTFE insulation and dual layer foil and high density braid shielding effective to very high frequencies. The outer jacket of each conductor is FEP and the cable is held in the correct configuration with black braided outer jacket.
The Latest RCA version is fitted with PTFE plug surrounds. While not as strikingly beautiful as the previous acrylic versions, they produce a markedly better performance. There’s a degree of extra clarity and a reduction in mechanical noise. Enough of an improvement for customers with older cables with acrylic plug surrounds to return their cables to be fitted with the PTFE version.(0 reviews)
Chord Epic XL speaker cable
Epic XL combines elements of our 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, we 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.
Your usual Chord Company retailer may have demo cables available, so you can listen to a set in your own system. It’s a cable that can transform a good system into something quite spectacular.
Epic XL (or rather its predecessor Epic Reference) used PTFE insulation and until the arrival of Taylon®, was our “go to” material. Although expensive, it offered the best performance.
Material technology is constantly developing and improving and alternatives to PTFE are now available. While the high cost of Taylon® prevents us from using this in our Epic range, we were able to find a version of XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene) that following extensive listening tests, proved clearly better than PTFE.
Every set of Epic XL speaker cable is built to order and terminated at our UK factory with ChordOhmic 4mm banana plugs or ChordOhmic spade connectors.(0 reviews)
Chord Epic speaker cable
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.(0 reviews)
Chord Epic Streaming cable
The Epic streaming cable has been developed for use with digital audio streaming components – we can’t call them Ethernet cables because they’re not the same.
Ethernet cables don’t use high quality silver-plated conductors, high speed insulation materials, high density separate pair shielding or high density overall shielding. Neither do they use our unique Tuned ARAY conductor geometry.
It uses a high precision RJ45 connector with gold-plated contacts that we modify in order to be able to directly solder the conductors to the contact pins. One of the more pleasurable aspects of working at The Chord Company is the demonstration room. It means spending lots of time listening to music. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it.
We started listening to streamers when they first became available and started experimenting with their cables very soon after. Successful early trials led to us adapting the Tuned ARAY conductor concept to work with streaming cables.
The Epic streaming cable can help your system sound musically coherent, involving and detailed. We don’t produce any product that doesn’t add to the musical experience, so put any preconceptions to one side, borrow one and have a listen.(0 reviews)
Chord Epic Digital
Epic Digital features Tuned ARAY conductor geometry. Whilst it’s the critical element in producing such outstanding cables, the other materials used to produce this cable have also been improved. The silver-plated conductors have been upgraded and the separate shields for send and return conductors are of a higher density.
Is this important in a digital cable? – Yes. Use the Epic Digital in comparison to the Shawline and you’ll notice the rhythm is better stated and the critical micro details that mean so much to music are clearer and easier to hear. This makes for a more coherent and musically engrossing sound. It’s a really good choice for use with the new generation of mid-price DACs. Whether you’re using it as a connection between a CD transport or a streamer, the extra precision and detail the cable brings is easy for any music lover to understand and enjoy.(0 reviews)
Chord Epic Analogue XLR
The Epic XLR is built using the same materials as the Epic RCA and like the Shawline XLR, the design has been adapted to use an extra conductor in order to produce the optimum performance. This means that the performance is very similar to the Epic RCA cable – capable of carrying a very high level of detail with musical coherence.
There are growing numbers of mid-price components appearing with XLR outputs and inputs and many of these players are using the latest hi-resolution chip-sets.
The level of detail these players reveal is astonishing, compared to just a few years ago and the Epic Analogue will let your hear this. Its a good bet that as the cost of equipment rises, XLR outputs will become more relevant. Our advice is if you have RCA and XLR options available, you should try both. You may well find that the RCA outputs are the more musically involving choice. Pick a piece of music that’s special to you and listen. You’ll find it easy to hear whether it’s the XLR or the RCA connections that move you more.(0 reviews)
Chord Epic Analogue subwoofer cable
The Epic Analogue subwoofer cable features our Tuned ARAY conductor geometry and carries a musical signal with a high degree of coherence and detail. Tuned ARAY conductor geometry was originally developed for the Chord Sarum cable range.
Tri-conductor configuration, silver-plated conductors with PTFE insulation. Internal PVC jacket reduces mechanical noise and correctly spaces high frequency effective dual layer combination shield. Built by hand at The Chord Company and fitted with Chord VEE 3 direct silver-plated RCA plugs.(0 reviews)
Chord Epic Analogue RCA
Epic is a Tuned ARAY cable and uses our 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.(0 reviews)