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Black Rhodium Prelude review

A good cable in many ways, with deep and chunky bass, but a tad expensive Tested at £80.00

Our Verdict

A very good cable - sound is crisp and detailed, but still with lovely, chunky bass – although it's a tad pricey


  • Nice plugs
  • crisp and detailed sound


  • Expensive

Now this might seem like a minor point, but this cable has really nice plugs. That aside, it's a very good cable in many other ways, too.

The sound's well tied-in, crisp and detailed, but still with a lovely, deep and chunky bass. In many ways it's similar to the Chord Company Crimson, just slightly better. But worth double the Crimson's price? Not quite.

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