Two sets of silver-plated conductors are insulated with PTFE and arranged in a twist configuration, a design feature that was so successful we used it on all our other speaker cables. The PTFE insulated conductors are held in place by a vibration damping outer jacket. Chord Rumour is the first speaker cable in the Chord range to use this combination of silver-plated conductors and PTFE insulation.
Rumour will produce excellent definition right through the frequency range, outstanding dynamics and once run in, an outstandingly neutral tonal quality. This is a cable that performs like a high-end speaker cable and this performance comes from a cable with a diameter of only 5 mm, making Rumour the ideal choice for extracting genuine performance from what, in hi-fi terms, is a near invisible cable.
Listen to Rumour with: Bon Iver “Woods” from the EP “Blood Bank”.
Hear: Heavily treated multi tracked vocals layered on top of each other to create movement and depth from a single repeated verse.
Listen for: Just how many layers of vocal tracks are there.
Conductors: 2 x 16 AWG 19 strand silver-plated oxygen free copper.
Configuration: Twisted pair configuration.
Conductor insulation: PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene). We believe that to obtain the most neutral tonal characteristic from silver-plated conductors it is vital to use PTFE or FEP insulation. White with red stripe is positive, white with black stripe is negative.
Terminations: Chord 24 karat gold-plated banana plugs, direct gold-plated copper spade connectors and BFA Camcon connectors.
Use it with
Chord Rumour is the first speaker cable in the Chord range to use a combination of silver-plated conductors and PTFE insulation. It is also the first speaker cable that we produced using twisted conductor configuration. We experimented with several cable geometries before settling on the twisted pair configuration that we have used ever since.
Rumour is a remarkably compatible speaker cable and can be used in a wide range of amplifiers and speakers, from mini systems right up to large floor standing speakers. Rumour will produce excellent definition throughout the frequency range, outstanding dynamics and once run in, an outstandingly neutral tonal quality. This level of performance comes from a cable with a diameter of only 5mm, making Rumour the ideal choice for extracting genuine performance from what in hi-fi terms is a near invisible cable.