Cable Review

MUSICWORKS REENTRY 2 IEC POWER CABLE

Replacing the original ReEntry cable, Paul Rigby reviews MusicWorks’ heavier gauge ReEntry 2, its new entry level mains cable

Using an IEC plug and 13A plug, the cable has, according to the company, followed a low noise design. The review sample was a terminated, screened example spanning 1.8m with a useful grab handle loop on the plug for easy removal.

SOUND QUALITY

When compared to a basic cable, the ReEntry removes a large, invasive amount of noise from the general soundstage. Playing Nat “King” Cole’s When My Sugar Walks Down the Street, his lead vocal is so dominant, the original smearing from the basic cable completely masks any subtlety from his backing orchestra. To a degree that, when the ReEntry cable is in place, you can hear the soft tones of a guitar strum and a lilt of the jazz piano in the background largely for the first time.

The removal of the vocal smearing also provides Cole with greater emotion and a variety of textural layers that makes his performance music more effective while the brass section no longer sound ear piercingly bright.

But how does the ReEntry handle itself amongst other budget cables? After all, brands such as Chord produce its own C-Power for a mere £55 for 1.5m of power cable. The ReEntry should be better, of course, but is it? Yes it is, the improved areas of note include the focus in the upper midrange area which is enhanced, allowing more detail to follow while the bass has a slight extra kick and heft.

CONCLUSION

The ReEntry 2 is a well made and sonically effective cable that does a great job in removing noise while allowing more music to flow and is ideal for both budget and midrange hi-fi systems.


MUSICWORKS REENTRY 2 IEC POWER CABLE

Price: £170

Tel: 0161 491 2932

Web: www.musicworks-hifi.com


RATING: 8

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REFERENCE SYSTEM

Rega RP3

Russ Andrews RP3 power unit

Trichord Dino Mk.3 phono amplifier

Leema Essentials CD player

Rega Brio-R integrated amplifier

Heed Elixir amplifier

Q Acoustics 3020 speakers

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