Chord Odyssey 2 speaker cable
CONDUCTORS: 2 x 12 AWG multi-stranded silver-plated oxygen free copper. CONFIGURATION: Twisted pair configuration.
CONDUCTOR INSULATION: PTFE. We believe that to obtain the most neutral tonal characteristic from silver-plated conductors it is vital to use PTFE insulation. White with red stripe is positive; white with black stripe is negative. Conductors surrounded by silicone to minimise mechanical noise.
JACKET: Silicone. DIAMETER: 8 mm. COLOUR: White.
APPLICATIONS: Odyssey brings big improvements to the dynamics of a system. The bass in particular gains weight and definition. Cymbals sound realistic and guitars have presence and authority, likewise pianos and voices. Odyssey won the Hi-fi news award for Best Speaker Cable 5 years in a row, from 2001 to 2005.
Chord Odyssey speaker cable shares its principal design features with Chord Rumour.
Like Rumour, each conductor is made up of 19 strands of silver-plated oxygen free copper surrounded by PTFE insulation. However, the strands are of a heavier gauge and whereas Rumour uses 1.5mm overall diameter conductors, Odyssey uses 2mm overall diameter conductors.
The larger diameter conductors help Odyssey to carry dynamic information extremely well and this produces real improvements to the weight, attack and dynamic of notes across the entire frequency range. Cymbals are noticeably more realistic and acoustic guitars and pianos more lifelike; this ability to carry dynamic information so well means that Odyssey produces a remarkably musical and coherent sound. This, combined with Odyssey’s neutral tonality, helped it to win the Hi-fi News Best Speaker Cable award for five years in a row.