Black Rhodium Jive review

It's capable in many ways, but the Jive really needs to gain greater expression and dynamic bite Tested at £7.00

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Our Verdict

This cable would be great with a lively set-up, but it needs to get more dynamic bite to really shine

For

  • Firm bass
  • capable detailing
  • treble and midrange well-integrated

Against

  • Needs more dynamic expression and punch

One dictionary definition of ‘jive' is ‘lively and uninhibited'.

Alas, the Jive cable doesn't possess these traits, but it's not all bad. You get a well-integrated treble and midrange, while bass is firm and detailing capable.

The problem is, this cable is too polite when it should be letting its hair down.

Even with Dave Brubeck's Take Five, the sound lacks verve. This cable would be fine with a lively set-up, but you can buy better.

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