A 4SquareMedia Website

SECTIONS
> Wearable Technology
> Appliances
> Automation
> Automotive
> Buyers Guide
> CEDIA 2010
> Comment
> CES
> Content & Downloads
> Digital Photography
> Gaming
> Green Energy
> HD
> Home Cinema
> Home Office
> How Stuff Works
> Installation
> Portable Players
> Media Centres
> Phones
> Real Sound
Amplifiers
Cables
CD Players & Recorders
Digital Radio
Headphones
Industry
Receivers
Speakers
Turntables
> Reviews
> Smart Awards 2013
> Smart Ideas
> Trio Awards 08
> TVs & Large Display
> Wireless & Networking
PRODUCT REVIEW
> Featured Reviews
SERVICES
> Advertising
> Competitions
> Contact
> Disclaimer
> Signup
> Terms & Conditions
SUBSCRIBE
> Subscribe to Newsletter
> Subscribe to Magazine



Top 10 Viewed Articles
  1. Who Has The Best LCD TV: Sony, Toshiba Or Samsung?
  2. FIRST LCD TV REVIEW: LG Scarlet 60 Vs Samsung Series 6
  3. Sony PS4 Not Far Away
  4. The Humble PC Gets A Whopping Makeover
  5. Sony Bravia LCD TVs Vs Samsung LED HD TVs Which is Best?
  6. Toshiba Working With Microsoft On New Entertainment Xbox
  7. Blu-ray Xbox 360 Planned By Microsoft
  8. Massive Failure Rate For Xbox 360 Exposed
  9. Free Sony PS3 Con
  10. How To Build Your Own Digital Media Server: Part I
Top 10 Viewed Reviews
  1. First Review: Samsung Series 7 LED TV
  2. Movies On-The-Go With Teac DVD Boombox
  3. Who Has The Best 32-inch Screen: Panasonic, Samsung, or Sony?
  4. Who Has The Best Home Theatre Kit? Denon vs Bose
  5. Every Bit Of Defence Counts
  6. New Denon Home Theatre Makes Bose Look Like Yesterdays Technology
  7. Best Media Player On The Market
  8. At $1,499 The Aldi Medion 17-inch Notebook Is A Steal
  9. Affordable Noise Cancelling Headphones That Work
  10. B&W 600 Speaker Delivers Real Sound





REAL SOUND / CABLES
van den Hul MC Silver IT MkIII
Company: van den Hul

Pros: We have never heard lower distortion from a cable

Cons: The price is not sensible

Product Rating:

4.5 Star Rating: Recommended

Editor Rating 4.5

User Rating 1

Top End HiFi Cable Comes At A Price

By The Smarthouse Team | Wednesday | 21/03/2007

The van den Hul ultra-high-end interconnect cable sounds fantastic, but the price tag may leave a few hifi enthusiasts a great deal poorer.

MC Silver IT MkIII's three central cores are designed for balanced interconnects but can also be used to build a single ended cable. Conductors are oxygen free copper that is mechanically silver-plated. These are insulated in Teflon and double shielded for maximum noise rejection. The external red jacket is in vdH's preferred Hulliflex EHD, a halogen-free plastic with very sound ecological qualifications. Terminations are vdH's own high-quality varieties.

This flexible cable does a phenomenal job of resolving the last degree of musical detail. Unlike other supposedly high-end cables, the treble is very well extended and totally clean. So many interconnects create slight high-frequency distortion that


Click to enlarge
one starts to suspect source components to be at fault, but this van den Hul proves that even expensive cable is fallible. MC Silver IT MkIII produces totally realistic and palpable tonal rendering. The bass isn't as demonstrative as some, but it is totally convincing, powerful and weighty.

The cable also has a strange ability to make other interconnects sound 'loud' or distorted, presumably by virtue of an extremely clean, neutral balance and high transparency. This lets through both the fine detail that gives each note realism and the energy that enlivens the music overall.

Three and a half grand is 'excessive' for an interconnect cable. But, although there is like priced competition aplenty, van den Hul's MC Silver IT MkIII is in a class of its own and it does deliver the goods. Audition at your bank account's peril.

______________________________________________________
van den Hul MC silver IT MkIII ¦ $3499 (0.6 metre) ¦¦ www.duratone-imports.com
For: We have never heard lower distortion from a cable
Against: The price is not sensible
Verdict: These cables are designed for the very high end

 

Link this review:
Link this page to delicious Link this page to Digg Link this page to Furlit Link this page to News Vine Link this page to Reddit Link this page to Spurl Link this page to Yahoo My Web RSS this section



LATEST REVIEWS
New LG 65   New LG 65" Ultra High Definition TV, Complete With Pop Down Speakers: REVIEW
LG Australia has finally rolled out their 65" Ultra High Definition TV offering in Australia and what you get is a TV that delivers a quantum leap in TV technology and surprisingly a significantly improved sound system that is delivered from pop down speakers but the big question is whether it is worth $6,999.
Product Rating 4.5

Westfield To Split   Westfield To Split
Shopping giant to separate ANZ, international operation
Product Rating 0

REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones   REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones
If you are one of those people who love technology but struggle to manage the hundreds of apps and the endless capabilities that today's smartphones are capable of delivering then the new Samsung Note 3 is not for you.
Product Rating 5




SMARTHOUSE NEWSLETTER
Get the latest news
Subscribe today for your daily news of consumer electronic news...
Get the latest news

ADVERTISE
SmartHouse
reaches over 2 million consumers a year. Contact us today about special deals..

For more information ...

LATEST ISSUE
Smarthouse's
Apr/May 2011 issue

reviews the hot new iPhone attach device, the Zeppelin Air. And we look at what's going on in the tablet space...





van den Hul MC Silver IT MkIII Reviewed by The Smarthouse Team Rating: 4.5