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Wireworld The Nova 5 review

The Nova will offer you a powerful presentation, but bearing in mind the price needs more focus to shine

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

The Nova will offer you a powerful presentation, but bearing in mind the price needs more focus to shine

Pros

  • +

    Powerful presentation

  • +

    deep bass

Cons

  • -

    Lacks focus

  • -

    some hardness

At £40 a throw, the Wireworld Nova 5 has its work cut out, although the business-like styling and durable build quality certainly help.

Sonically, this cable has a powerful presentation with deep, well-founded and energetic bass, but it doesn't conjure the same focus or realism as the TCI's cheaper Coral, and there's also a trace of hardness to the top-end on occasion.

That, plus its price, is enough to count against it

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