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van den Hul MainsServer Hybrid

Tested at £150

The Van den Hul MainsServer isn’t boring or dull, there just isn’t the spark that’s needed for a five-star rating.

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  • Natural, detailed sound


  • Too relaxed and safe sounding

This mains cable puts a completely different slant on musical proceedings than other mains cables.

Vocals are pinpointed and prioritised over every other area of sound quality. However, the Van den Hul is never overly forceful in delivery and overall the sound is still natural and detailed – indeed more so than the Chord Company SuperScreen.

Music sounds neat and tidy with no particular area of the frequency range standing out for special treatment. In fact, it's this relaxed, safe sound that just holds the MainsServer Hybrid back.

The Van den Hul isn't boring or dull, there just isn't the spark that's needed for a five-star rating.

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