Chord Leyline is a good all round speaker cable and it’s been designed to work particularly well over long lengths. We’ve heard serious music systems connected with 30 metre runs of Leyline speaker cable and sounding really good.
The key to this excellent performance over long runs is the plating process applied to the oxygen free copper conductors. This helps Leylineto carry the precious audio signal with minimal loss and that’s what makes Leyline such a good choice for high quality multi room installations.
Leyline is more than a good cable for multi room and home cinema systems though. Its size and its performance means it works very well with compact hi-fi systems and it’s a brilliant way of boosting the performance of some of the lifestyle home cinema systems available. Even those systems with impossibly small looking speakers can be improved with a cable like Leyline.
Leyline is white and has a diameter of only 6 mm, making it really easy to install and simple to hide out of view. It is easy to hear the improvement and hard to see the cable!
Conductors: 2 x 16 AWG tinned, multi-stranded oxygen free copper.
Configuration: Twisted pair configuration.
Conductor insulation: Polyethylene (zero halogen). Red is positive, white is negative.
Jacket: Polyethylene (zero halogen).
Use it with
There are a lot of good uses for Leyline speaker cable. It was designed to be a high quality installation speaker cable. However, the design features that make it work so well in multi-room installations happen to make it an excellent cable to use in home cinema systems as well.
It is discreet enough to use with both audio and home cinema lifestyle systems. It has a lot of performance for its size and it works particularly well over really long runs.
Leyline is also a really good choice to use for rear speakers in a bigger home cinema system. So where perhaps Odyssey or Rumour are used for the front three speakers, Chord Leyline is often used for the rears. It is flexible, it is only 6mm in diameter and the plating process of the oxygen free copper conductors helps it to carry high frequency signals over long runs. Because Chord speaker cables share so much design DNA, Leyline is compatible with all our other speaker cables.