Excellent value and superb in any system
Top quality screening and extremely low capacitance make this cable ideal for use with passive pre-amps, but fortunately for anyone with any other equipment, the performance is superb in any system.
The reason for this is the high-tec construction and materials employed. The central conductor is multi stranded silver plated copper and the braided earth conductors are also silver plated copper, with PTFE used for the dielectric and FEP used for the outer jacket.
The military grade construction achieves a very wide bandwidth with high immunity to radio frequency interference, and - most impressively - a capacitance of just 64pF per meter. This is truly top-grade and music reproduction is neutral and transparent and a good sense of acoustic space is revealed. A superb all round performer.
By the way, you will no doubt notice that River interconnects are very thin compared to most hi-end cables and this baffles many audiophiles. How can they be any good if they are so thin? It would be a more sensible question to ask if run of the mill hi-end cables are any good, just because they are thick. The truth is that most of the overall thickness of many cables is just down to a thick layer of cheap insulation and doesn’t guarantee high sound quality, though it does tend to impress customers in the absence of any real understanding of cable. Rothwell Rivers have an outer jacket of FEP - a hi-tec material which is very tough and a superb insulator without the need for excess thickness.
I got some River interconnects with a Rothwell Rialto phono stage and loved their transparent nature. the phono stage got returned but I bought the river interconnects and then another set to add to my system. they are very thin and this may put some people off but are very low resistance interconnects and so are very revealing. they replaced Witch hat interconnects and Naim SNAIC interconnects annd were miles ahead of some very expensive QED interconnects too.Highly recommended revealing detailed interconnects.
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