Our Verdict They’ll convey decent tonal balance, but dynamics are just too bland For Helps deliver a rich smoothness and well-integrated tonal balance Against Reduces dynamic punch and rhythmic precision Reviewed on 3rd February 2012 At £200 a pair, these interconnects aren’t cheap, but they’re well made and feel solidly dependable. Using The River with our Roksan amplifier and Audiolab CD player reference combination, we found the sound had a rich smoothness and well-integrated tonal balance. Detail is also good for the money. So, why three stars? Well, we also found our kit’s sound lost some dynamic punch and rhythmic precision with these interconnects. It’s perfectly listenable… just uninteresting. At this price, these interconnects need to deliver much more to keep up with top rivals. Follow whathifi.com on Twitter More after the break Join whathifi.com on Facebook Where to buy View all » Van den Hul The River £172.99 Largest Hi-Fi Cable, Home Cinema Cable and AV Connectivity Specialist in the UK. Widest range of the most prestigious brands. Order online for next day delivery with a 60 day money back guarantee. View Offer Related News Weekend Wrap: Sony PS4; QED cable; Panasonic TVs and V-Moda headphones Fri, 26 Jun 2015, 01:57pm CES 2015: Naim Audio reveals Super Lumina interconnects and cables Fri, 09 Jan 2015, 11:19am The Chord Company introduces C-line interconnect with ARAY techniques Thu, 06 Nov 2014, 12:52pm The Chord Company launches Epic Reference cable Fri, 13 Dec 2013, 11:28am Chord Co launches Reference versions of its midrange interconnect range Wed, 14 Aug 2013, 05:01pm Accessories Audio interconnects (analogue) The River van den Hul Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.