Chord Company Epicx speaker cable officially launched

Posted on 29th October, 2019

Chord Company Epicx speaker cable officially launched

Chord Company's EpicX speaker cables are the latest from the British brand to benefit from XLPE technology.

Following our breaking news last week, we were at UK Hi-Fi Show Live 2019 (stay tuned for our full show report) and enjoyed a demonstration of the latest speaker cables from Chord Company.

Chord Company UK Hi-Fi Show Live 2019

The British cable company continues to roll-out its new XLPE- technology speaker cables, with the introduction of the new EpicX. As you may have already worked out, this new line replaces the original PTFE-based Epic.

The introduction of XLPE insulation presents an alternative to PTFE that also offers improved phase stability. 

Chord Company has been investing in improved insulation materials which resulted in the introduction of the proprietary flagship dielectric, Taylon. This high-tech material is currently the preserve of the range-topping ChordMusic and Sarum T series. However, XLPE delivers the benefits of improved phase stability to a much broader range of products without the flagship price tag.

Chord Company EpicX Speaker Cable

Chord Company EpicX Speaker Cable

The new EpicX remains a shielded design and is based on the company's multi-award-winning OdysseyX speaker cable. To that end, both cables share identical conductors: 12 AWG oxygen-free copper negative and positive conductors, which are silver plated and insulated with XLPE before an outer PVC jacket is applied. 

The essential upgrade is EpicX's three additional layers of XLPE, which create a highly-effective high-frequency combination shield.

EpicX offers an audible improvement in performance; the upgrade to XLPE takes the enduring ten-year-old Epic design forward in the same exciting direction as the company's Taylon-equipped speaker cables. 

Chord EpicX Speaker Cables

EpicX is supplied with Chord Company's recently announced ChordOhmic plugs, neatly complemented by the new 'trousers'. 

The new EpicX joins the January-announced (higher-performance) EpicXL speaker cable.

Price and availability

EpicX is available now priced at £60 per metre; factory termination (banana) add £120.

EpicX is available off-the-reel, factory-terminated or professionally terminated at Chord Company retailers (equipped with the new ChordOhmic Hex Gun) with ChordOhmic 4mm banana plugs or ChordOhmic spade connectors for a supplement. 

Demonstration sets are available at most Chord Company retailers: chord.co.uk/dealers/

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