Everyone’s favourite west-country cable wizards have struck again with the Epic USB (£400), a hand-built high-performance cable engineered to provide an increasingly sophisticated range of USB DACs, music streamers and digital source components with an unadulterated signal.
This maker is proud of its home spun roots producing its cables from the same base since 1984, and this new cable has been created based on lessons learned from the recently developed (up-range) Signature Super ARAY USB (£800); the new Epic USB’s sonic performance is, in fact, only fractionally behind that of the original Signature USB, says the maker.
The hybrid design, engineered with a focussed approach on the most important elements in the cable, results in a performance level normally associated with significantly more expensive models, argues its creator.
Epic USB, like many Chord Company cables, benefits from specialist care and attention to the critical shield. Epic USB deploys UK-made ultra-low-resistance silver-plated copper Ohmic connectors, common to the Signature Super ARAY range, to connect the signal-runs of shielded, silver-plated copper conductors.
Epic USB also takes advantage of Chord Company’s established proprietary Tuned ARAY technology, which maximises performance and sonic accuracy at a given price point.