The Chord Company launches Epic Reference cable

The Chord Company has launched the Epic Reference analogue speaker cable. An upgrade to its previous Epic cable, the latest version claims to provide greater accuracy across a wider bandwidth, as well as having the benefit of using a seperately shielded conductor construction.

The Epic Reference builds upon the shielded-constructor design used in the previous model, by adding a new separate, high-frequency-effective shield to each conductor.

The company claims this brings the Epic Reference closer to its top-of-the-range Signature series.

Two 12 AWG 19-strand silver-plated oxygen-free copper conductors make up the cable, and a twisted-pair composition has been used.

Chord has used PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) insulation too, which it says provides the most neutral tonal characteristics. The external jacket is PVC.

The Chord Company Epic Reference cable is available now, starting at £125/m.

by Max Langridge

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.