Best Buy Award: van den Hul D – 102 III HYBRID

The magazine’s comments:

Best buy interconnects in the 1998 awards and last year’s cable Product op the year, van den Hul’s D – 102 III HYBRID continues its reign as a cable class leader thanks to an unrivalled mix of transparency and sweetness. Silver-coated strands of oxygen-free copper give a sound that’s open, detailed and satisfyingly weighty, while vocal and instrumental timbres thrill. A cable for all musical styles and one which works best in a mid-price set-up, this mustard-coloured marvel will amaze.