Chord Company RumourX is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 27.
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Chord Company RumourX

Speaker Cable Per Metre
£18 (per metre)
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Please note, this cable has a maximum reel length of 50 metres and will be shipped unterminated, please bear this in mind when ordering.
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”Another class-leading speaker cable from Chord Company”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2021 award-winner.

More than just another Rumour

Replacing the PTFE insulation with high performance XLPE (Cross Linked Polyethylene) improves the performance of this already impressive cable. As used in their high-end Signature XL cable, XLPE outperformed PTFE in listening tests. Superior insulation reduces interference, giving a smoother, more natural sound with enhanced detail.

Quality, silver-plated construction
Two sets of silver-plated conductors are insulated with XLPE and arranged in a twist configuration. The XLPE insulated conductors are held in place by a vibration damping outer jacket. Using silver-plated copper gives the sound a more musical balance and, combined with the XLPE insulation, a more lifelike presentation.

High-end performance from an unobtrusive cable
Rumour X produces 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 yet has a diameter of only 5 mm - making Rumour X the ideal choice for extracting genuine performance from a highly discreet cable.

Hear the difference, with the Chord Company Rumour X.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best sound from 606 B&w speakers. Very happy with the service and knolage of the staff. The B&W 606 speakers are fantastic.
Date published: 2020-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service I bought my cables a few weeks ago and very happy with them and the service that was provided. I shall be returning to upgrade my cable next year.
Date published: 2020-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent choice I’m still running in the cable but is already sounding better than my old Chord one. Definitely better with more depth and clarity at the same time.
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent cable This is an excellent speaker cable. Very flexible and allows the character of the music to shine through. Great clarity and response across the whole frequency range.
Date published: 2020-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much Richer Sound! My review is a bit late as we have had our lounge redecorated (so had to unplug my Hi- Fi system), but could not have believed the improvement in sound by fitting Chord Rumour X speaker cables! (after my 30 year- old 79 strand ones). Quick description - clarity, depth and separation - even to hearing the spacial position of instruments heard. Very pleased.
Date published: 2020-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sceptisism unmasked I have always been sceptical about claims that expensive speaker cables would improve the sound but decided to give it a try. At £18 a metre this stuff is up there but does it make a difference? Well yes it does but that is just my opinion. If you are thinking of upgrading your system then why not try upgrading the speaker wires as it might save you a lot of money!
Date published: 2020-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great upgrade whilst this probably cost ten times more than the original cable, I would say that even for the short lenght required(for my centre speaker) it has,to my ears, improved the sounquality. For a small outlay , well worth it! bought online, speedy and efficient service/communications .Thanks guys!
Date published: 2020-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a difference! I recently bought a Cambridge Audio CXN V2 network streamer (excellent) from Richer Sounds. I had to go back and collect a USB cable I had ordered and decided I would also upgrade my speaker cable. I'm really glad I did! After some discussion I decided to go for the Rumour X cable. It wasn't cheap and I was a bit hesitant splashing out for 4 metres of it but the sonic improvement was quite marked even with a 66 year old pair of ears. Everything seemed clearer and I could hear details I hadn't heard before. My system is only mid range ( Marantz PM6003 amp, Marantz CD6004 CD player and Monitor Audio Silver speakers) but it now sounds great. Go on, treat your ears!
Date published: 2020-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and detail from centre speaker I will replace cable to back speakers with this product
Date published: 2020-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chord Speaker cable These are a big improvement over the previous cable. Didn't realise how strangled the sound was until I fitted these cables, much more "air" in the sound now. A very reasonable price for such a large improvement in sound.
Date published: 2020-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring the detail and bring out the bass. Like others, upgraded from QED 79 strand. System is thus Arcam SA20, Rega Planar 3, an old but functional Sony CDP XB920E and Cambridge Audio Aeromax 2 speakers. Most immediately noticable from wiring it in is a more coherent bass (Donna Summer Greatest Hits) and clarity (early Pet Shop Boys). Prince (Parade) there is definitely more to find in the mix now. Advice is to burn it in for full benefit but no hesitation in recommending on what I've heard so far. Finally a thumbs up to the Reading store for their help.
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound Fantastic sound, and a huge step up from my previous generic cables. Widening and deepening of soundscape, stronger bass, and more clear highs and mids. Great in-store service and advice. Would thoroughly recommend.
Date published: 2020-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chord Rumour X speaker cable Quality cables seem to get thicker and thicker and thus more and more obtrusive the more you pay. But these are very slim and flexible with an open, detailed and transparent sound. Well worth the upgrade from QED anniversary cables.
Date published: 2019-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth spending more to compliment amp and speakers Paid more than ever before. Can only improved the quality of sound
Date published: 2019-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic cable for both Hi/fi & av home cinema. Bought this cable a few weeks ago, and I am more than happy to review this item. It deals with high end quality audio amps with ease. As well as punching way above standard A/v cables for cinematic experience. Replaced my Q. E. d. Cables for the Chord x, and am more than happy. Happy listening...
Date published: 2019-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Audible improvement Needing a long run of flexible cable Richer's Southampton store recommended the Chord Rumour X. The cost was more than I had been looking to pay but having bitten the bullet I'm pleased to say that, initially at least, this cable has made an audible improvement to my listening experience. I attend a lot of small scale live gigs and the Rumour X reveals some of the 'live' nature of recorded music by letting you hear bass strings being plucked and kick pedals being struck. I look forward to rediscovering more of my music.
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, Shawline X for a lot less! I've had Shawline X as a demo set and after really liking it I did a bit of research. Turns out Rumour X has exactly the same conductors without the shielding! No brainer... Amazing sounding cable
Date published: 2019-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big improvement on cheap Cambridge audio cable. Purchased this cable a couple of weeks ago after receiving advise from Dave in the Bristol store, and can honestly say it has made a noticeable difference to the sharpness and detail of the sound from my Dali Zensor speakers. It's almost like fine tuning your system adding clarity and detail which couldn't be heard with cheaper cable. Definitely worth spending the extra cash even though I needed quite a lot of cable! Thanks Dave, for the recommendation. As always great service in Bristol store always a pleasure to deal with the team there as they are all friendly trustworthy and knowledgeable.
Date published: 2019-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact but excellent quality Really pleased with the quality of this product and would definitely receive it
Date published: 2019-03-19
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Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

Call your local store or our telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.