Best Buy Award: van den Hul CS – 122 HYBRID

The magazine’s comments:

Yet another stalwart of the winning speaker cable category, van den Hul’s CS – 122 HYBRID holds onto its crown for the third year running, trouncing the competition with a triumphant mix of delicacy and dynamics, topped with a healthy helping of detail. Featuring an unusual combination of oxygen-free copper and carbon conductors, it’s not only with the subtle stuff that this cable proves king – bass is tremendously powerful, transients have bags of snap, while instrumental timbres are a real treat. This is a cable impossible to ignore when hooking up a mid-priced to high-end set-up.