The Shawline is good, good to the point where several very happy users have commented that they can’t imagine their system could sound any better. It can. Both the Shawline and the Epic are Tuned ARAY cables and both use Chord direct silver-plated VEE 3 RCA plugs. The Epic though is built from heavier gauge silver-plated multi strand oxygen free copper conductors and an increased volume of PTFE insulation around each conductor. These are encased in a specially chosen PVC jacket to minimise mechanical noise and this is protected by a nylon braid. Then of course there’s the Tuned ARAY conductor geometry as well. The end result of this is a cable that will carry a lot more detail, dynamics and better portray the individual timbres of instruments. Not only that though the use of the Tuned ARAY conductor geometry means it carries this extra information with all the coherence it needs to make for a genuinely musical and involving sound.