The original Chord speaker cable. Developed in 1997 and apart from cosmetic changes, it is unchanged. Discreet, very neutral and used with every level of system. The combination of silver plated conductors and PTFE insulation means that it will perform over long lengths. The use of these materials also makes it ideal for outside use as well.
Conductor: Silver plated OFC
Configuration: Twisted pair
Overall dia: 6mm
“Putting Chord Rumour into my system really helped, bass seemed to go really deep but sounded so controlled as well.”
Rumour is a remarkably compatible speaker cable and can be used with almost any amplifier and speaker, from mini systems right up to large floor standing speakers.
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 the Chord 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.
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.
Material technology is constantly developing and improving and alternatives to PTFE are now available. While the high cost of Taylon® prevents us from using this in all of our ranges, we were able to find a suitable family of insulation materials known as XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene). One version of this material looked particularly interesting and following listening tests, proved to be clearly better than the PTFE in Rumour speaker cable – now known as Rumour X.