Product of the Year Award: van den Hul D – 102 III HYBRID

The magazine’s comments:

Our Best Buy interconnect in the 1998 Awards, van den Hul’s cable king continues its reign as class leader thanks to a winning combination of transparency and sweetness. Beneath the mustard-coloured jacket lie two centre conductors made of 40 pure silver-coated strands of oxygen-free copper, the result being a sound that’s open, detailed and satisfyingly weighty and which thrills when it comes to vocals and timbre. A cable to suit all musical styles and which works best in a mid-price set-up, the D – 102 III HYBRID still sets the standards at the price.