Odyssey 2 is a twisted pair twin conductor cable with an overall diameter of 8mm. 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 Teflon insulation. The major difference is the size of the conductors. Whereas Rumour uses 1.5mm diameter conductors, Odyssey uses a larger 2mm conductor diameter. The larger diameter conductors carry dynamic information extremely well and produce real improvements to the weight, attack and dynamic of bass, likewise mid and treble.
Cymbals are noticeably more realistic and acoustic guitars and pianos more lifelike. This ability to carry dynamic information so well also means that Odyssey produces a remarkably musical and coherent sound. This ability to produce a taste of high-end performance at what is perceived as a bargain price has helped the Odyssey to win the Hi-fi News Best Speaker Cable award in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005!
2mm diameter multi-strand silver-plated oxygen free copper conductors
Twisted pair configuration
Silicone outer jacket