Our Verdict An affordable upgrade - the improvements are big enough to make it a worthy buy For Smooth grasp of motion dynamic, wide sound great value for money Against Nothing Reviewed on 17th June 2010 We liked Merlin's three-pin Tarantula so much we gave it an Award – and its reassuring to see that its figure-of-eight version has the same qualities. This mains lead gave our reference setup a natural colour palette and a smooth, supple grasp of motion, even during taxing scenes. It's no slouch with sonics either, and its wide sound is bang on, although top-end finesse could've been better. The Tarantula offers the most bang for your buck. Follow whathifi.com on Twitter More after the break Join whathifi.com on Facebook Where to buy View all » Merlin Tarantula Figure '8' £49.99 View Offer Related News Chord Company debuts new Sarum T cable range Tue, 21 Feb 2017, 02:46pm IsoTek introduces Discovery range of power products from £80 Mon, 12 Nov 2012, 10:34am IsoTek Genesis takes power generation to the max Thu, 09 Aug 2012, 10:44am Clearer Audio releases entry-level Copper-line power cable Mon, 20 Jun 2011, 11:26am Accessories Mains products Merlin Tarantula Figure '8' 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.