Tellurium Q Black was our first cable and we knew we were on to something special when we took the prototypes to various dealers for their comments and input. One in particular would not believe that it could match the somewhat thicker more expensive cable in his demonstration system.
We sat down and listened to some of his familiar music tracks, then we swapped the cable for Tellurium Q Black. He sat forward, looked at us and quite seriously asked what else we had done to his system while we were changing the cables over. It was only when he swapped the cables himself a couple of times he believed the evidence of his ears.
So why Black II? Despite Black winning multiple awards, surprising owners with it’s performance and more people than ever choosing to use it in their systems?
We have been learning and developing, especially in the last few years and have come up with a way to make this little gem even better. The only thing to do was to give it to our customers. Switch Black for Black II and it is completely obvious which is which. Once you hear the difference, it is also completely obvious why we felt compelled to upgrade Black in the way that we have.
We think you will get more from your music and hope that you love Black II as much as we do.
“Two days ago I bought 2.5 meter long tellurium q black speaker cables. I am very happy: Transparency, detailed no harshness. I never heard music so well in 26 years .
– Marco Berardi, Italy
I would like to give you some feedback, but not sure where to start. I can only say I am very pleased with the cables, it has opened up my system to an extent I thought impossible and this is with the Black Cables, so not sure how it can be even better with your high end cables.
The best way to describe the change is really that my wife always say “Sounds the same”, when we try or listen to some very high end Hifi Equipment, but as soon as I had installed the cables, she said “sounds much better and much more open Music, almost like being in the concert Hall”. So this is properly the best way to describe the change.
I am Marine Engineer with Electrical engineering included, so have to admit that I was sceptical of how much a cable could improve the sound, although I do fully understand the importance of screening on low signal cables.
I also want to thank you (Your Company) for the very fast and good reply to queries and also with the customs. I will for sure keep recommending your cables to whoever I meet and have already done so to a few. Thanks to you and I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope 2015 will be a good year for your company.”
– Erik Juul Madsen, Korea
“Thanks for the email. It does sound like you put a lot of work into repairing the cable for which I thank you, very much indeed!
I have received the cable back and it really finishes off my system well. I have Tellurium Q Black running through the whole hifi now and it sounds amazing even though burning in has not really finished in the cables yet. The sound is smooth and detailed and tonal balance of the music is just right.
Can I just say a big thank you to all you guys at the company for manufacturing such an amazing set of cables, and to you personally Geoff for the customer service you have provided me over the last week including the phone call to inform me of the work you had done with the repair. Its great to buy British products that are backed up by excellent customer support.
Many thanks again for fixing my cable, I may even take the day off work tomorrow just to listen to music!”
All the best
– Shari Payne, UK
“I have just put Tellurium black interconnects into my system and have found even prior to ‘burning in’ they are stunningly coherent. There is a balanced presentation which exudes detail but does not render any part of the sound overblown, no part of the presentation audibly overshadows another part. This coherence is critically important.
All too frequently high cost within the system comes with the caveat that the system might be too revealing i.e. it may show some some vinyl and CDs to be poor quality either in pressing or recoding production. Whilst there is some logic in this, no one wants to render any part of their music collection unlistenable. Tellurium black is hugely revealing but its presentation is not brittle, it is a cable for people who like music.
Tellurium really does present as if it is a cable for the people and that is the highest accolade of all.“
– Will Hill, Norwich
I am selling my major UK name cable described as “the best before they get silly” by a previous dealer. Well that was then. I’d have been less surprised if a ghost had passed through the room when I set these Telluriums up – my system just opened out with neutrality but also bags of detail and instrumental placement. I can only describe it as if sonically it throws a bucket of water in the air, only to catch it all back, every drop. It has revolutionised a great specialist 300B driven vinyl system allowing my rare Feastrex 5″ Alnico “Monster Magnet” speakers to flourish in a way I’d never imagined, I mean by becoming many, many grades better. They were great but are now truly beautiful, moving and mesmerising. Even CD plays well. The price and quality equation are massively out of kilter [with the industry]. Tellurium Q Black cable is staggering and simply astonishingly very good value. All the best to this company as there is immense talent obvious here. I’d buy an upgrade blind within a reasonable price point, if they can materially beat this quite extraordinary product.
– Geordie Kidston, London
“The bass is very good – accurate, fast, not monotonous, even in the bottom border. Attack is fast, feeling that improved damping acoustics. The sound in general comfortable: a lot of details that do not detract from the overall musical picture.”
– Nikolay Efremov, Audio Video
“greater clarity, a more natural presentation, a more open yet defined sound image, improved tonal qualities and, taking a few steps back, a more engaging musical experience.”
– Michael Lavorgna, Audio Stream
“Strings contain texture, bass has a real heft and vocals sound more relaxed and secure in their presentation.”
– Paul Rigby, HiFi World
“…offers insight into the way the instruments are being played. That is rare at this price. This is a very communicative, engaging and capable presentation, making it the most natural thing to just forget about listening to the system and simply enjoy the music.”
– HiFi+ Issue 75, 2010
“I’ve listened to complete system upgrades that have not provided the improvement in transparency and naturalness that Tellurium Q Black provides.”
– Rod Alexander, HiFi Pig.com
”Cavernous acoustic space…..palpable sense of reality…good sense of timing and pitch…the sound was controlled and didn’t harden as the volume increased…even tonal balance.”
– Hi Fi News, Feb 2010 edition