Sarsen speaker cable

Sarsen speaker cable

Why can’t you make a decent lifestyle speaker cable, asked an exasperated retailer?  We do, we replied. It’s called Chord Rumour, it’s white, it’s only 6mm in diameter and it’s really flexible. Too big, was the reply.  It’s got to be much smaller. We knew smaller cables were available, but hadn’t paid them a lot of attention on the grounds that nothing we’d heard that size was any good.  Making a better one was an interesting challenge.

Speaker cables need to carry as much information as possible and critically, they need to carry dynamic information – particularly the micro-dynamic detail that sets the rhythm and structure of a piece of music.  Without that, everything is going to sound ordinary and uninvolving.

Sarsen has a white PVC outer jacket, FEP insulated oxygen free copper conductors arranged in twisted pair configuration, it’s easy to work with, very flexible and has an overall diameter of 3.2mm!  It’s discreet to the point of invisibility.  It can often be tucked between the carpet and the skirting board.

Despite the size, Sarsen is a proper speaker cable. It carries a musical signal with a real sense of life and dynamics – and it’s small enough for speaker-cable-hating partners to find entirely acceptable.

Declaration of Performance (CPR compliance) certificates available here (PDF)


Technical Specifications

Conductor High purity OFC
Insulation FEP
Configuration Twisted pair
Shielding None. PVC outer jacket
AWG 18
mm2 0.82
Diameter 3.5mm

Sarsen speaker cable Awards & Reviews

Product review: Chord Sarsen speaker cable - Hi-Fi Choice June 2015

Apart from sounding great, the cables that connect your power amp to your speakers often have to be routed inconspicuously around the edges of a carpet. Therefore, something that can handle the power from the amplifier has to be balanced with a cable that is both flexible and thin. The cable can be terminated in...

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