Chord Rumour 2
Chord Rumour was the first speaker cable that Chord produced. At the time Chord were already producing interconnects using silver-plated conductors in combination with Teflon insulation and were well aware of the potential performance benefits of this combination.
Chord experimented with several cable geometries before settling on the twisted pair configuration that we have used ever since. Following repeated listening tests, Chord felt this configuration offered some genuine advantages over the more commonly used heavy gauge parallel pair designs that were commonly used at the time.
Each conductor of Rumour 2 is made up of 19 strands of silver-plated oxygen free copper. These are insulated by Teflon and surrounded with an outer jacket of silicone. Silicone was chosen as an outer jacket partly for its flexibility and partly for its excellent mechanical damping characteristics.
Rumour 2 is a remarkably compatible speaker cable and can be used in a wide range of applications from mini systems right up to full blown active set ups. The size of the cable makes Rumour 2 a very attractive proposition for anyone looking to get really good sound quality from what is a near invisible (in hi-fi terms) speaker cable. It is discreet enough in its installation version to tuck between a carpet and skirting board.
The combination of silver-plated conductors and Teflon insulation make Rumour 2 a very clean and neutral sounding speaker cable. It is capable of transmitting a wide bandwidth signal and many users are surprised at the remarkably deep but well controlled bass that Rumour 2 brings to their system
1.5mm diameter silver-plated oxygen free copper conductors
Twisted pair conductor configuration
Teflon conductor insulation
Vibration damping Silicone outer jacket
Priced Per Metre
Termination not included, available as optional extra