Chord Odyssey uses the same materials as Rumour. Odyssey’s heavier gauge conductors bring so much more detail and dynamics to a system, along with a degree of control and definition that can transform the performance of both floor and stand mounted loudspeakers. Odyssey was launched in 1998 and set a new standard of performance. It’s neutrality, its compatibility and consistency of performance from system to system made it very rapidly our most popular speaker cable.
Hi-Fi News magazine liked Chord Odyssey so much because of its performance and price that it won the best speaker cable award for five years in a row.
Over the years, changes have been cosmetic only. The current version has a white PVC outer jacket with a diameter of 8mm, still discrete in speaker cable terms and still good enough to let even the biggest of systems sing like they should.
The conductors used in Odyssey are also found in Chord Epic and Epic Reference speaker cables.
If you’re considering Odyssey you should also have a listen to the similarly priced Chord Shawline.
A heavier gauge version of Chord Rumour, Odyssey has remarkable neutrality, carries dynamics and brings real control to pretty much any pair of speakers. Depending on the speaker cable you are using at present, Odyssey can be a revelation with floorstanding loudspeakers.