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    Chord Odyssey 2 Speaker Cable
    SKU: Chord Odyssey 2

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    Chord Odyssey is one of the hi-fi industry’s favourite speaker cables and won the Hi-fi News Award for Best Speaker Cable five years in a row from 2001 to 2006. It is extremely compatible and performs really well across a huge range of systems. Odyssey is a very similar design to Chord Rumour but features larger conductors. This brings real improvements to the dynamics of sound and music, particularly in the bass. Cymbals are shimmeringly realistic, acoustic guitars and pianos have natural weight and realism. A great choice for any quality hi-fi or home cinema set-up

    What Is It?

    Chord Odyssey speaker cable is almost identical to Rumour. It features 19 strands of silver plated oxygen free copper per conductor surrounded by Teflon® insulation and twisted together; the major difference being the overall gauge of the conductors. Whereas Rumour uses 16 gauge conductors, Odyssey has altogether more substantial 12 gauge conductors and will carry significantly higher currents. Like Rumour, Odyssey was initially only available as a simple twisted pair design and it was only later that the silicon jacket was added. Odyssey is available as an installation product without the silicon jacket and in a two (Odyssey 2) and four core (Odyssey 4) version with the silicon jacket.

    Terminations

    Odyssey can be terminated with almost any style of termination. Chord‟s standard is either gold plated 4 mm Banana Plugs or BFA (Camcon) connectors. Under protest we will fit spade terminals, but our testing points to the fact that the Banana Plug sounds better and stays tighter for longer. No matter how much you tighten the spade connector it works loose over a period of time.

    Uses

    Like Rumour, Odyssey is extremely compatible and is used across a wide range of systems. Because of its compact construction, Odyssey is a great favourite with people installing high-end audio and home cinema systems. As a point of interest, for reasons of cost, people who need extremely long runs of speaker cable tend to fit cheaper cables because of the cost involved. Better quality cables can really come into their own when the length required are longer than average. It is worth encouraging customers to spend as much as they can in order to get the best performance from their system. With the increasing interest in multi-channel systems, one of the more common approaches is to use Chord Odyssey on the front left and right and centre channels and Chord Rumour or Chord Carnival Silver Plus for the surround speakers. Because of the strong family resemblance in all the cables, this is an entirely reasonable option.

    How does it sound?

    Odyssey brings real improvements to the dynamics of the sound, particularly in the bass, both in terms of weight and attack. This is also true of the mid and treble as well. Cymbals are noticeably more realistic and have greater weight and authority. The same is true of acoustic guitars and also pianos. The lower resistance of Odyssey also makes it a particularly good choice for longer runs.

    Note

    Odyssey 4 was designed not only as a bi-wireable cable but also as a high performance cable for use with single input speakers. In this case the two sets of conductors are connected together at each end. This produces a very powerful and dynamic sounding cable with real gains in the mid range. This is particularly impressive with pianos, saxophones and human voice. Detail and realism in this area are dramatically improved.

    Interconnect Cable Matches

    ChameleonPlus , Chord New Chorus 2 & Anthem 2

    "Keeping it real, this affordable speaker cable just keeps going and going, able to show vivid tonal colours, good leading edge clarity and the clear natural decay of notes"
    Hi-Fi News 2005

    Odyssey 2 Speaker Cable connects your Amplifier to your speakers.





    Specification:

    • Odyssey 2 Speaker Cable

    • Please note, you need to enter a quantity of 2 for a pair

    • Heavy gauge silver-plated oxygen free copper conductors

    • Twisted pair configuration for improved noise rejection

    • Teflon™ insulation - The best choice of insulation is Teflon™ (PTFE). This has a low dielectric value and is also very strong and resistant to air and moisture

    • Silicon outer jacket provides outstanding mechanical vibration damping

    • Available in single and bi-wire configurations

    • Terminal connectors - Optional. Choice of Chord's Banana or Chord Spade terminal plugs as shown in the cable picture

    • 10 Year Warranty

    • Please Note: We are unable to ship this item for International orders if a local Chord cable distributor is available

    • SAME DAY DISPATCH BY FIRST CLASS POST (If ordered before 4.30pm Mon to Fri)


    FREE CABLE BURN-IN SERVICE OPTION USING THE NORDOST VIDAR MACHINE WHEN YOU PURCHASE THIS CABLE FROM FUTURESHOP.CO.UK

    We are pleased to offer a free cable burn-in service for this cable when purchased through us. The Nordost VIDAR cable burn-in machine combines three different functions all in one operation:

    • It neutralises charges that build up around the cables and the insulation

    • It provides a very wide band and deep conditioning into the conductor core, which produces changes in the way signals pass through the metal.

    • It ultrasonically conditions the surface of the conductors.


    • The VIDAR uses a proprietary combination of composite and complex signals to condition the cables. Parts of the signal oscillate at ultra-low frequencies, while other parts are in ultra-high ranges which extend beyond the range of video frequencies. The signal bounces in a ping-ping ball-like fashion from one end of the cable to the other. During the burn-in process, ultra-low frequencies penetrate deep into the core of the cable. The ultra-high frequencies zip along the surface. This method of signal transmission a set up beat harmonics, or heterodynes, between the two complex waveforms. In the digital domain, this would be referred to as aliasing products. These beat frequencies penetrate all layers of the cable.

      The design of the circuitry also has a unique feature which drives electrons above the conductor into the dielectric (or insulation) area. The VIDAR not only sends ping pong signals along the cable, it also sends a similar signal from the centre core to the outer shield in the case of interconnect cables. This function neutralises the electrical charges discussed above.

      So what does that all mean to me?
      The end result of conditioning cables with the Nordost VIDAR is improved sound staging, increased detail, and an overall more musical presentation.


      READ MORE ABOUT THE NORDOST VIDAR CABLE TREATMENT


      TERMINATION

      We can terminate your speaker cable with Chord's 24 Carat gold plated 4mm banana, spade or camcon plugs. All connections are soldered by our engineers with high quality silver solder and guaranteed for 10 years. Soldering offers optimum signal transfer, excellent signal quality and perfect long-term performance.



      HOW TO ORDER

      Simply select the length of cable, the type of plug and the termination required (one end or both ends) from the drop-down menus above and click on the 'Buy' button to add the item to your basket. Your cable will be dispatched within 24 hours subject to Future Shop Terms & Conditions.

      WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

      Silver-Plated Oxygen Free Copper Conductors

      The Chord Odyssey Speaker Cable features silver-plated oxygen free copper conductors. Silver plated oxygen free copper is an excellent choice of conductor for both interconnects and speaker cable. Silver has a lower resistance than copper. Plating or coating copper conductors with silver reduces the overall resistance to signal flow and prevents the copper from oxidising. This allows the conductor to perform better for longer distances. Silver plating will improve both audio and video performance, improving clarity and detail in audio applications and delivering higher resolution in video applications. Used well and carefully matched with the correct insulation, silver-plated cables can allow you to enjoy higher levels of detail and an extremely neutral tone.

      About The Chord Company

      The Chord Company is dedicated to offering excellence in audio and audio visual cable design. Chord products have earned numerous accolades in the audio and recording industries over the past two decades. Based in Salisbury UK, The Chord Company continues to drive cable design and technology to its limits with the majority of its spectacular array of performance products designed and made in the UK.

    Product Summary

    Product:  Chord Odyssey 2 Speaker Cable
    EAN:  5060271594344
    Price:  27.50 GBP
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    Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
    Based on 5 ratings from 5 reviews.
    Product Reviewed: Chord Odyssey 2 Speaker Cable
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    Excellent service and relationship ! Thanks Gary

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: Chord Odyssey 2 Speaker Cable
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    I got these cables after emailing Nigel Flynn at Chord. Nigel recommended these specifically for my set-up. Thanks Nigel for your advice. What can I say about these cables-simply amazing! My previous cables were Chord Sarsen bought from Futureshop as well. They sounded very good but Chord Odyssey 2 is just on a different level. A much more open and detailed soundstage with the separation of instruments, making it a much more engaging sound. Taut punchy bass and very good dynamics. Voices and vocals are so natural you can hear every detail. Definitely recommend. Big thanks to Adam and Gary from Futureshop for your exelent service and support and for professional banana termination along with an unbeatable price.

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: Chord Odyssey 2 Speaker Cable
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    I must say I was first very skeptical on the advice that was given to me by Adam that this cable would be able to bring out the bass, mid-range and trebles compared to Carnival SliverScreen that I was using to connect my speakers. Upon connection, I was dumbfounded with the precise bass,mids and trebles. I had my misgivings but I am totally satisfied now no doubt the cables do sound a little sharp but knowing the characteristics of this cable. I am just compensating to reach 100 hours before before the cable is fully optimised. Once again. thank you Adam and Futureshop for the wonderful advice and service.

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: Chord Odyssey 2 Speaker Cable
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    Fantastic service from future shop. Just instaled my chord odyssey cables(replacing QED silver anniversary) WOW!!!! Can changing a wire really make that much difference? Oh yes it can. Its like looking out of a window, with heavy net curtains, then removing the nets. A much clearer view. If you get my meaning. Was sceptical! If in doubt buy!!

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
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    Very fine cable.The sound is very detailed with precise bass and mids.

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
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