The Chord Epic streaming cable has been developed for use with digital audio streaming components – don’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 Chord’s unique Tuned ARAY conductor geometry. All of which are featured on the Chord Epic Streaming Cable.
It uses a high precision RJ45 connector with gold-plated contacts that are modified in order to be able to directly solder the conductors to the contact pins. Chord 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.