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Vivanco Prowire PW21115 review

This showy looking cable from Vivanco may do the job adequately, but there's better out there for the money Tested at £25

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Does the job adequately, but there are better options available


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    Does the job perfectly capably


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    Splashy edge

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    lack of detail

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    lacks drive

Vivanco's Prowire range offers much to admire: its cables are neatly turned out and appear well made, if a little showy to look at (and a little plasticky to the touch).

However, the Prowire's modest price is swiftly laid bare once you listen to it: high frequencies have a splashy edge and a lack of subtle detail; lower down the frequency range, the sound lacks sufficient drive for our tastes.

Does the job, then, but you can also buy better.

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