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Russ Andrews Powerkord-8 review

If you're after a simple upgrade, you should definitely audition this revealing and dynamically exciting cable Tested at £75.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

A pin-sharp cable that will make an excellent upgrade


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    Natural colours

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    sharp, detailed images

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    wide, revealing sound


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The solidly chunky PowerKord-8 feels like a distinct upgrade. Giving our review sample the twisting Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, it let our kit produce sharp, detailed images.

Colour was natural, with convincing skin tones, while sonically this mains lead gave our setup a wide, revealing sound that's tonally integrated and kicks like a mule when required.

If you're fishing around for a second upgrade, this should be on your list.

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