van den Hul CS122 review

The CS122 is a very capable cable that's extremely subtle

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

The CS122 is a very capable cable that's extremely subtle


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    Subtle delivery

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    digs up plenty of detail


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    We'd like a touch more power and authority

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The multiple Award-winning CS-122 has been around for some time now, but it's fallen off our radar somewhat in recent times due to some stiff competition.

That said, even today its refinement, detail resolution and rich bass still impress.

When it comes to delivering subtleties there are few better in this test, but time and fresh rivals have revealed slight weaknesses in terms of punch and power.

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