they sound “better” to my ears than a lot of super cables costing many times more
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River Interconnects

The River interconnect has been designed as the perfect partner for the Indus SE. 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.


Hi-Fi World
Paul Stewart

How to buy River Interconnects
1 metre pairs of interconnects cost 69 and are available from the online shop or from our dealers and distributors around the world (full list). 0.5m and 2m lengths are available too.

There are a lot of fantastic tales in Hifi Magazines about cables and such. And I tried a lot of them from the budget side to the more high end of the line and most of them, even the ones that were highly praised, fell through. Now I bought a Rothwell River interconnect. It does not cost a fortune and it looks rather simple as far as its exterior goes. But it does what it should do. It plays the music in such a way that you think you may have found a pair of new ears. And it plays rock, acoustic, jazz and heavy classic all with an ease that it will astound you. Even in high end sets it will give a better and neutral sound. Gone is the harshness of the cheaper cables. A fantastic buy.”

Jan Danhof

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