• Van den Hul The Bay C5
Our Verdict 
For harsh, bright-sounding systems, the Bay C5 could be an antidote
Warm, rich sound
Good, stylish build
Good for bright sounding systems
Imperfect timing
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For harsh, bright-sounding systems, the Bay C5 could be an antidote.  

The smooth-matte jacket surrounding the interconnect is matched by the cable’s polished, glossy take on music.  


Van den Hul The Bay C5

Play Tom Odell’s I Know and his vibrant piano-playing sounds rich and full of warmth, as does his vocal. 

Thankfully, all that silky richness from the Van den Hul doesn’t suffocate or stifle a system’s ability to sound dynamic and exciting.  

There’s still enough tension and drama to be drawn from Like A Dog Chasing Cars from the Dark Knight soundtrack. As a listener, you’re still moved and engaged by what the cable imparts. 

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Our only criticism is that the Bay C5 doesn’t have a great grip on track timing.  

Even music with a simple beat – such as John Newman’s Running – can sound confused. The different elements don’t knit together, with the track seeming to trip over itself.

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Van den Hul The Bay C5
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