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Chord Rumour X Speaker Cable - Per Metre


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This latest version of Chord's Rumour is an excellent speaker cable, a good higher end choice for a wide range of systems. Supplied bare wire (optional termination service also available)

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Warranty length 2 years standard (5 years on registration)
Brand Chord Company

Tech Specs

- Conductor: Silver-plated OFC
- Insulation: XLPE
- Configuration: Twisted pair
- Shielding: None
- Outer jacket: PVC
- AWG: 16 (1.31mm2)
- Diameter: 6mm

Product Description

Chord Rumour X is based on the original Rumour which was Chord's second attempt at producing a speaker cable following on from the Myth and Legend copper and polyethylene flat cables in single and bi-wire configuration. This latest version of Rumour has been carefully developed to deliver even better sound quality in a wide range of systems.

Rumour Legacy

Chord investigated silver-plated conductor speaker cables combined with PTFE insulation as well as twisted pair conductor configurations instead of the heavy gauge parallel conductors that were the standard for speaker cables. By twisting the conductors together, they could hear the noise floor of the system improve and reached an ideal twist ratio which the cable was designed around.

When launched in 1996, Chord Rumour was one of the smallest speaker cables available (16 AWG). It sounded a lot bigger than it looked, it carried detail and dynamics really well and it was more coherent than just about any other cable around.

As people got over the size and listened, rather than looked, it became a very popular cable. Apart from cosmetic changes it remained unchanged for many years. The size, the colour and the performance mean it’s still a popular cable.

Material Upgrade

Previous versions of Rumour speaker cables used PTFE insulation (often referred to as Teflon) and until the arrival of Taylon, this was our “go to” material. Although expensive, PTFE offered the best performance. Material technology is constantly developing and improving and alternatives to PTFE are now available.

While the high cost of Taylon prevents use in all ranges, a suitable family of insulation materials known as XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene) was found to be a suitable alternative. One version of this material, following listening tests, proved to be clearly better than the PTFE in Rumour speaker cable – now known as Rumour X.

Optional Termination Service

Rumour X speaker cable is supplied per metre bare wire (enter quantity as the number of metres needed). We also offer an optional speaker cable termination service in which we can fit this cable with 4mm banana plugs and heatshrink. To read more and add this service to your order, please click here.

Press Reviews

  • What Hi-Fi Awards 2019 "Best speaker cable over £15/m" (What Hi-Fi magazine)

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