Chord Epic Twin with B&W 683

SDIESEL77

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Hello all,

I own a pair of B&W 683 which I am very happy with. I will receive this week a pair of speaker cables Chord Epic Twin to replace my QED Anniversary XT bi-wire. (Can't wait to have them!!!
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As the Epic will not be bi-wired, I will have to use the B&W jumpers at the moment.

Knowing that my amplifier as only two speakers outputs, I was wondering if it would be any better if I do the following change in the future:

- Swap the B&W jumpers by Chord Signature jumpers?

- Remove the jumpers and get another pair of Chord Epic Twin cables to bi-wired the speakers?

thanks :)
 
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Anonymous

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I found a big improvement in treble when I replaced my 684 jumper bars with Oddy 2 jumpers, however when I purchased new biwire speaker cable I felt the sound was better balanced overall (the treble had been a little dominant previously). I think the ideal way forward would be to borrow 'demo' jumper cables and another 2 runs of Chord Epic from your nearest dealer and make a comparison between them with several different styles of music.

If you're anything like me you'll end up with a nice headache afterwards too!
 
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Anonymous

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I would personally remove the jumpers and replace it with some Chord Signature Bi-wire links (if Chord is the cable manufacturer of choice) which can be easily found on eBay for about £70 a pair; probably cheaper than an extra pair of Chord Epic Twin cables as well.

I must admit to having made the same move from the QED Anniversary XT to Chord Epic Twin on a pair of B&Ws in the past. You should hear quite an improvement.
 

Deliriumbassist

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I originally used Epic Twin and the bridging plates on my CM1s, and added the signature links about 2 months ago. I was quite happy with the Twin on it's own, but thought that, for the outlay, I may as well give the links a try. Was very impressed by the difference made. More detail without being harsh, and a bit more low end presence, which I wasn't really expecting. I had also tried biwiring with Supertwin, but felt the signature links helped out a lot more.

Best thing would be, as always, pop into your nearest dealer and give them a try. The guys at Chord are more than happy to send out demo cables to stores that don't have it for demo purposes.
 

Potts

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I'm running Epic with the Signature links to my 683's. Think it sounds fab.

I upgraded to the Epic from Chord Silverscreen, and the difference was massive I thought. With the Epic I didn't want to feel like I was loosing anything by keeping the original connectors so went for the Signatures.

Be patient with the Epic and Signature jumpers though, I felt they took a while to run in.
 
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Anonymous

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Will you people please stop spending so much money on speaker cables! Your wives could use that money to buy more clothes!!

Seriously though, Abbey Road Studios uses £2.50 per metre speaker cable with £18,500 (each) monitors, so I think most of you guys should be okay in that sort of price range.
 
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Anonymous

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Since when did a single B&W 800D cost £18,500?

They're not using the VanDamme cheapo cable anymore, I don't want to disclose what they're using, suffice to say it's about £100 a metre.
 
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Anonymous

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maybe that's per pair... I have several friends who work there, so I'll find out what they're using, but was told last year that they were using the Van Damme blue series 2.5mm
 

SDIESEL77

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Thanks a lot Guys !

As the cables I'll get are second hands, I won't have to do the running in


Can't wait to have them !!!
 

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