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    Chord Epic Twin Speaker Cable
    SKU: Chord Epic Twin

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    What is it?

    Chord Epic is the successful marriage of Chord Odyssey and Chord Signature speaker cables. Strangely enough the first speaker cable The Chord Company experimented with shielding on was Chord Odyssey. The results were somewhat mixed and they went on to develop the first shielded speaker cable in the Chord range, the Chord Signature. Chord Signature proved conclusively that shielding speaker cable brought some serious improvements to sound quality. The success of Signature and the lessons learnt during its development meant an effective a high frequency shield was developed for the Chord Odyssey speaker cable.

    The Chord Epic is a cost effective shielded cable with many of the performance characteristics of the markedly more expensive Chord Signature. The silver-plated multi-strand conductors are identical to those found in Chord Odyssey; likewise the Teflon insulation and silicone outer jacket. Around this is an overlapped foil and high-density braided shield and this combined shield is surrounded by a translucent outer jacket designed to minimise any mechanically induced interference.

    Terminations

    Unlike Signature, which due to its construction is complex and difficult to terminate, Epic Twin and Super Twin are relatively straightforward to fit every type of speaker connector to. Once the translucent outer jacket and foil and braid have been cut away the cable can be terminated as easily as Odyssey. Chord has correctly sized heat shrinks available to neatly finish the ends of the cable. Epic Twin and Super Twin are available fitted with gold-plated 4mm banana plugs, BFA (Camcon) or gold-plated spade connectors.

    Epic Twin is a two-conductor cable, Epic Super Twin a four-conductor cable intended primarily for bi-wiring. However, Epic Twin can also be connected by joining the two negative conductors together at each end, likewise the two positive conductors. Terminated like this, Epic Super Twin works extremely well with single input speakers that are difficult to drive and will help to control the bass.

    Uses

    The high frequency effective shielding systems fitted to the Anthem 2 and the Chorus 2 bring very audible benefits to systems running Odyssey speaker cable. However, the benefits of running a good high frequency shielding system throughout the cables in a system bring real benefits to the overall sound and the musical coherence of the system they are fitted to. Epic is a perfect partner for use with both Chorus 2 and Anthem 2 and for that matter will not disgrace itself when used with Signature RCA or even Indigo. That said, the overall performance qualities of Epic and either Chorus 2 or Anthem 2 make for a cost-effective and serious upgrade to almost any system. Once again, some surprisingly affordable systems can really benefit from these cables.

    How does it sound?

    The shielding system around the cable brings the same sort of benefits to the sound of the system as the shields used on the interconnects and whilst the improvements to the high frequency performance of any system are obvious, it is the jump in performance across the bass region that really surprises people. The extra space around bass notes and the extra harmonic content really allow bass lines to breath properly and the true timbre of bass instruments is very obvious. The same effect can be heard on drums. This ability to accurately carry timbral information brings real benefits to cellos, violins and violas, not to mention acoustic and electric guitars. Micro-dynamic information arrives intact and complex rhythms are far simpler to follow and understand.

    Note

    When Epic Super Twin is wired in 2 to 2 configuration the running-in time effectively doubles. Patience is required to hear the speaker cable at its best.

    Interconnect Cable Matches

    Chord New Chorus 2 , Anthem 2 & Signature Plus

    The Epic Twin Speaker Cable connects your Amplifier to your speakers.





    Specification:

    • Chord Epic Twin Speaker Cable

    • Please note, you need to enter a quantity of 2 for a pair

    • Multi Stranded heavy gauge silver-plated oxygen free copper conductors

    • Overlapped foil and high-density braided shield for highly effective shielding

    • Twisted pair configuration for improved noise rejection

    • Teflon™ insulation - The best choice of insulation is Teflon™ (PTFE). This has a low dielectric value and is also very strong and resistant to air and moisture

    • Dual-layer high performance shielding system

    • Flexible PVC outer jacket provides outstanding mechanical damping

    • Available in single and bi-wire configurations

    • Terminal connectors - Optional. Choice of Chord's Banana or Chord Spade terminal plugs as shown in the cable picture

    • 10 Year Warranty

    • Please Note: We are unable to ship this item for International orders if a local Chord cable distributor is available

    • SAME DAY DISPATCH BY FIRST CLASS POST (If ordered before 4.30pm Mon to Fri)


    FREE CABLE BURN-IN SERVICE OPTION USING THE NORDOST VIDAR MACHINE WHEN YOU PURCHASE THIS CABLE FROM FUTURESHOP.CO.UK

    We are pleased to offer a free cable burn-in service for this cable when purchased through us. The Nordost VIDAR cable burn-in machine combines three different functions all in one operation:

    • It neutralises charges that build up around the cables and the insulation

    • It provides a very wide band and deep conditioning into the conductor core, which produces changes in the way signals pass through the metal.

    • It ultrasonically conditions the surface of the conductors.


    • The VIDAR uses a proprietary combination of composite and complex signals to condition the cables. Parts of the signal oscillate at ultra-low frequencies, while other parts are in ultra-high ranges which extend beyond the range of video frequencies. The signal bounces in a ping-ping ball-like fashion from one end of the cable to the other. During the burn-in process, ultra-low frequencies penetrate deep into the core of the cable. The ultra-high frequencies zip along the surface. This method of signal transmission a set up beat harmonics, or heterodynes, between the two complex waveforms. In the digital domain, this would be referred to as aliasing products. These beat frequencies penetrate all layers of the cable.

      The design of the circuitry also has a unique feature which drives electrons above the conductor into the dielectric (or insulation) area. The VIDAR not only sends ping pong signals along the cable, it also sends a similar signal from the centre core to the outer shield in the case of interconnect cables. This function neutralises the electrical charges discussed above.

      So what does that all mean to me?
      The end result of conditioning cables with the Nordost VIDAR is improved sound staging, increased detail, and an overall more musical presentation.


      READ MORE ABOUT THE NORDOST VIDAR CABLE TREATMENT


      TERMINATION

      We can terminate your speaker cable with Chord's 24 Carat gold plated 4mm banana, spade or camcon plugs. All connections are soldered by our engineers with high quality silver solder and guaranteed for 10 years. Soldering offers optimum signal transfer, excellent signal quality and perfect long-term performance.



      HOW TO ORDER

      Simply select the length of cable, the type of plug and the termination required (one end or both ends) from the drop-down menus above and click on the 'Buy' button to add the item to your basket. Your cable will be dispatched within 24 hours subject to Future Shop Terms & Conditions.

      WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

      Silver-Plated Oxygen Free Copper Conductors

      The Chord Epic Twin Speaker Cable features silver-plated oxygen free copper conductors. Silver plated oxygen free copper is an excellent choice of conductor for both interconnects and speaker cable. Silver has a lower resistance than copper. Plating or coating copper conductors with silver reduces the overall resistance to signal flow and prevents the copper from oxidising. This allows the conductor to perform better for longer distances. Silver plating will improve both audio and video performance, improving clarity and detail in audio applications and delivering higher resolution in video applications. Used well and carefully matched with the correct insulation, silver-plated cables can allow you to enjoy higher levels of detail and an extremely neutral tone.

      About The Chord Company

      The Chord Company is dedicated to offering excellence in audio and audio visual cable design. Chord products have earned numerous accolades in the audio and recording industries over the past two decades. Based in Salisbury UK, The Chord Company continues to drive cable design and technology to its limits with the majority of its spectacular array of performance products designed and made in the UK.

    Product Summary

    Product:  Chord Epic Twin Speaker Cable
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    Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
    Based on 7 ratings from 7 reviews.
    Product Reviewed: Chord Epic Twin Speaker Cable
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    Bought this cable after trying atlas hyper 2.0 and naim nac a5, for my PMC Twenty 23s and Cyrus gear. Best results I've had so far, much better dynamically , clarity wise and a bigger soundstage than the other cables and better overall musical presentation. You hear every cymbal , layer and sound in the music and voices are superb and it's true what chord say that you can hear timbre of voices and instruments. Clear but not bright in my system with good taut controlled bass. Superb cable and don't believe what people say (atlas) that silver coated cables give bright sound. They don't in systems with neutral balanced bass/treble sound, when they are as good as these chord ones!

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: Chord Epic Twin Speaker Cable
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    I recently changed from using Chord Odyssey 2 cables in a bi-wire configuration, to using Chord Epic Twin cables in single runs together with Chord Signature Jumpers; an option which is actually marginally cheaper. Considering that both cables use the same conductors and I presume the same dielectric, the only differences must be the addition of shielding and a different sleeve. The difference in performance, at least in my system, would suggest a far greater difference in the cables. I am now experiencing greater dynamic range, greater low level detail, better defined leading edges to notes, greater space between instruments and a lowering of an already impressively low noise floor. More importantly there is greater timbrel information. The movement of bow over string, the passage of air through a flute, the breathing of a singer and the "bamboo-ness" of a shakuhachi are all more informatively presented. If these cables match your budget, they must be given an audition!

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
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    great cable, nice finish

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
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    I was looking for a cable that had it all really and checked out lots of write ups, iv had QED Audioquest to mention a few but thought i would give the Cord Epic a go. What can i say, amazing comes straght to mind, this cable give you everything, tight solid bassand a very detailed mid range, sweet smooth full sound with nothing missing at all, i know some cables are good, some very good, but this is truly amazing. fantastic cable and well worth the 5 stars. well done cord and thank you so much futureshop for your exelent service and support over the years, if you want the full package look no further, brill stuff, thanking you most kindly. Paulzie

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
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    Greetings. I mean two things. the first to congratulate this store so fast I received my cables chord epic twin. very professional. a friend recommended me. and the second is that I am thrilled with my cable chord epic twin. I have noticed an amazing difference over my previous cables. sounds much more detailed and more natural voices. is a cable that I recommend to anyone who wants to have a excellent sound without spending a fortune on cables.

    Rating: 4 of 5 Stars!  4 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: Chord Epic Twin Speaker Cable
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    Amazing cable ! I was previously using QED Anniversary XT bi-wire and decided to switch to the Epic Twin and I have no regret at all. I gain significantly in bass and details!

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: Chord Epic Twin Speaker Cable
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    awsome cable, and well worth the money!!!!!if you have the funds ,dont hesitate to buy it. i was originally using qed xt300 which has served me well for a couple of years, and as my system upgraded i decided my cables should get upgraded to. i firstly went for qed revelation and was impressed at its much better tonal balance it had over the xt300. bass punch improved and so did the cables sense of snap and attack. however after a few weeks with it ,i felt there was still something missing,and to my ears i felt the bass and the very high trebles were rounded off. i thought i would have a try of this chord epic and im very glad i did. you could just listen to song after song with a smile. very detailed ,powerful sound,with nothing rounded off. even the girlfriend heard things in her songs she had never heard before. and all this is with just a day of burning in. if your really after a cable upgrade or if you dont think cables make a difference then try this. it'll change your opinion in no time.

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
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