Chord's Rumour X Cable Keeps Winning

Posted by The Sound Organisation on Jul 30th 2019

The Chord Company  recently announced that their Rumour X cable line took home gold at the recent SVI Trade awards! This is in addition to being named one of the best speaker cables available from What Hi-Fi?, receiving a solid 5 Stars from What Hi-Fi?, and getting the five-star "Recommended" badge from Hi-Fi Choice this year. At an attainable price and amazing quality, Chord's Rumour X is certainly one of the best speaker cables on the market.

  1. Hi-Fi Choice Recommends the Chord Rumour X Speaker Cable
  2. In the February edition of Hi-Fi Choice Magazine (442), Hi-Fi Choice bestowed the "Recommended" badge on the Chord Rumour X speaker cable, along with 5 stars. Testing a Rumour X cable with the factory-fitted ChordOhmic banana plugs, the reviewer was impressed by the tight bass response, stating: "The soundstage is vast and the whole performance is both powerful and sophisticated." 

    Read the full review here, courtesy of the Chord Company and Hi-Fi Choice

  3. Chord Rumour X Gets 5 Stars from What Hi-Fi?
  4. Soon afterwards, What Hi-Fi? got the opportunity to try the updated Rumour X cable. In a more in-depth examination of the cable, What Hi-Fi? found the Rumour X cable delivers a "crisp, clean and dynamic" performance. Compared to similar products, the reviewers found that the Rumour X adds "more in the way of punch and rhythmic drive." Scoring fives in Sound, Compatibility, and Build Quality, Chord's Rumour X was given a full 5-Star rating. 

    Read the full review over at

  5. Chord's Rumour X Named Best Speaker Cable of 2019 by What Hi-Fi?
  6. In a May ranking of the best speaker cables of 2019, two separate Chord offerings made the cut! The  Chord C-Screen was noted as a "brilliant choice for budget systems thanks to its warm, cohesive delivery." Further on in the list, What Hi-Fi? includes the the Chord Rumour X cable, praising its ability to produce a lively, cohesive sound.

    Read the List of Best Speaker Cables on

  7. Rumour X Wins Gold at SVI Trade Awards
  8. With its affordable price and spectacular performance, its hard to beat the Rumour X when choose a high-spec A/V installation. Chord's Rumour X speaker cable won gold at the 2019 Sound Vision Install Trade Awards, an awards program where CI professions nominate and vote for the best products in the home electronics and custom integrations industries. Beating out cables from SCP and Pixelgen, the Rumour X Speaker Cable took the top place in the Best Cable Interconnect category.

    View all the awards over at

About Chord's Rumour X Speaker Cable

The prime choice for any high-spec’ sound/vision installation . High performance technology with discreet proportions. Tried, tested and recommended by audio manufacturers, custom installers and end-users.

Previous versions of Rumour speaker cables used PTFE insulation (often referred to as Teflon™) and until the arrival of Taylon®, this was Chord's "go to" material. Although expensive, PTFE offered the best performance. Material technology is constantly developing and improving and alternatives to PTFE are now available. While the high cost of Taylon® prevents Chord from using this in all of ranges, they 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 the Rumour speaker cable – now known as Rumour X.

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