TQ Black Diamond Speaker Cables on Home Dem?

I've owned TQ black diamond speaker cables for over 18 months  and I can completely support what's been said, they are exceptional. Are they expensive? Yes, would I swap them out? No. 

If they are new cables I'd suggest sitting tight as they take some time to fully open up.  Enjoy

Knipester posted:

I've owned TQ black diamond speaker cables for over 18 months  and I can completely support what's been said, they are exceptional. Are they expensive? Yes, would I swap them out? No. 

If they are new cables I'd suggest sitting tight as they take some time to fully open up.  Enjoy

These are a demo set, so nicely run in and performing magnificently. 

Hmm - interesting all of this. I must give TQ a try again sometime. It was the only cable that (to me) actually bettered NAC-A5 (rather than just sound different) and i ended up running TQ Black for a couple of years. It's been good to read of the experiences above on the top spec cables (albeit not the prices !)

james n posted:

Hmm - interesting all of this. I must give TQ a try again sometime. It was the only cable that (to me) actually bettered NAC-A5 (rather than just sound different) and i ended up running TQ Black for a couple of years. It's been good to read of the experiences above on the top spec cables (albeit not the prices !)

I can't speak for other ranges of cables but TQ are extremely good at what they do... 

I've always wondered just how good top end expensive cables are, and in this case with the TQ Black diamonds ....all I can say is incredible ....

wenger2015 posted:
Adam Zielinski posted:

I think with all the praise in this post Geoff from TQ should give you a set for free

You would not believe it, but Amazingly , Geoff has been in touch.....and it's a.......................................................No 

Well... at least we tried...

Bit late to the party here but would totally agree the Tellurium Black Diamond speaker cables are exceptional.

I've had my pair for the past 4 month's and I could not be happier with them. I was lucky in that I managed to find a pair pre owned, still a substantial investment but I would still be happy to pay the full RRP as they simply do so much right. I loaned the full SL loom from my dealer and the Black Diamonds together with my AR Sound Lunar Equatorial interconnects blew the SL full loom out of the water. I did some blind testing with a friend and we both very quickly came to the same conclusion.

Best of luck Wenger with your new cables they are worth every penny. One thing I noted with the BDS,  even though my set were pre loved they still took around 300hrs to run in and probably longer to fully settle in. 

Enjoy.

Rob.

Rob T posted:

Bit late to the party here but would totally agree the Tellurium Black Diamond speaker cables are exceptional.

I've had my pair for the past 4 month's and I could not be happier with them. I was lucky in that I managed to find a pair pre owned, still a substantial investment but I would still be happy to pay the full RRP as they simply do so much right. I loaned the full SL loom from my dealer and the Black Diamonds together with my AR Sound Lunar Equatorial interconnects blew the SL full loom out of the water. I did some blind testing with a friend and we both very quickly came to the same conclusion.

Best of luck Wenger with your new cables they are worth every penny. One thing I noted with the BDS,  even though my set were pre loved they still took around 300hrs to run in and probably longer to fully settle in. 

Enjoy.

Rob.

Good to hear your comments,  these really are exceptional cables, and like yourself I would be more then happy to pay full price .....

pete T15 posted:

I  remember very well the instant first impression of the TQ Blacks so can only imagine what the Diamonds are like , a definite case of don't try if you can't buy I'd say ..... At least there's one happy Mr Wenger at the moment ! Enjoy !

Yes,  very happy thanks, still on cloud 9....

UPDATE Day 4

I'm not sure if I should post anymore updates, I don't want to sound like a broken record? 

But I thought I would change music genre and move over to some Jazz...Manu Katche album 'Neighbourhood'.... Verdict... magnificent 

The problem is, if this is a problem,  I choose 2/3 albums to play but only end up listening to the same album because it's like listening to it for the first time, and yet it's an album one has heard time and time again over the years...

I have to stop myself saying 'wow ' every few minutes... bearing in mind I am the only one in the listening room....(it's not really a problem I suppose, but I am in serious danger of starting to talk to myself) 

Ps ....yesterday I played Pink Floyd 'The Wall ' the end of track 3 the famous Hellicoptor piece (on high volume) ...my wife comes into the listening room, sits down and says ' I seriously thought a Hellicoptor was coming in to land outside'....  

Enough said....

 

Re: The Wall. You know that bit where he smashes all the TVs, well I was playing it last night and my wife came running in and seriously thought I'd put my foot through the telly! Even more amazing we have a flat screen!

Using NACA5 by the way- 'nuff said

 

wenger2015 posted:

UPDATE Day 4

I'm not sure if I should post anymore updates, I don't want to sound like a broken record? 

But I thought I would change music genre and move over to some Jazz...Manu Katche album 'Neighbourhood'.... Verdict... magnificent 

The problem is, if this is a problem,  I choose 2/3 albums to play but only end up listening to the same album because it's like listening to it for the first time, and yet it's an album one has heard time and time again over the years...

I have to stop myself saying 'wow ' every few minutes... bearing in mind I am the only one in the listening room....(it's not really a problem I suppose, but I am in serious danger of starting to talk to myself) 

Ps ....yesterday I played Pink Floyd 'The Wall ' the end of track 3 the famous Hellicoptor piece (on high volume) ...my wife comes into the listening room, sits down and says ' I seriously thought a Hellicoptor was coming in to land outside'....  

Enough said....

 

Wasn't that a helicopter coming to take you away to a certain place.....

On a serious note - really happy for you that the TQ is such a wonderful upgrade in your system. It's really encouraging to read such reviews.

Just a quick update... 

The TQ Black Diamonds have been hooked up for 9 Days now..

I won't bore anyone with anymore summary of how good they are, other then to say They really are exceptional cables...

If anyone is thinking about an upgrade, I would certainly recommend giving them an audition......

We spend a lot of money on black boxes and possibly fail to understand the value of high quality cables.......

wenger2015 posted:
Finkfan posted:

Glad to hear they're still sounding so good!  I'm guessing an order will be going in next week? 

Yes......Absolutely .....time to start negotiations with the dealer....

I don't think you will regret that decision for one minute, as you say the Black Diamond's are exceptional speaker cables. Okay not cheap but the improvement they brough about in my system make them worth the money.

On a side note, I was encouraged to try some AR-Sound interconnects  (din>xlr) by a fellow forum member. I now have their Lunar Equatorial interconnects and have been very impressed with their performance. They do take an age to fully run in as do the Tellurium cables but the journey was well worth the end results, simply put they just sound right and have good synergy with the Tellurium BDs.

Enjoy your new cables when you get them and remember, give them time to burn in.

Good listening.

ATB.

 

Rob T posted:
wenger2015 posted:
Finkfan posted:

Glad to hear they're still sounding so good!  I'm guessing an order will be going in next week? 

Yes......Absolutely .....time to start negotiations with the dealer....

I don't think you will regret that decision for one minute, as you say the Black Diamond's are exceptional speaker cables. Okay not cheap but the improvement they brough about in my system make them worth the money.

On a side note, I was encouraged to try some AR-Sound interconnects  (din>xlr) by a fellow forum member. I now have their Lunar Equatorial interconnects and have been very impressed with their performance. They do take an age to fully run in as do the Tellurium cables but the journey was well worth the end results, simply put they just sound right and have good synergy with the Tellurium BDs.

Enjoy your new cables when you get them and remember, give them time to burn in.

Good listening.

ATB.

 

Thanks ATB,

I am using the TQ Black Diamond interconnect, which similar to the speaker cable is exceptionally good.

But as you have discovered their are other high end interconnects that can work extremely well.

Ok  so you are very impressed with with these very expensive cables. Think how good they would sound with improved sources, power supply, etc? I am old fashioned and will always stick with 'source first'. And, here we're talking about black box upgrades that would cost significantly less than the proposed cables.  But if you're determined to change cables, what about the various offerings from Chord? I don't think they've been mentioned in this thread so far? Their demo at Bristol was very impressive.  They must be worth consideration.

 

AndrewG posted:

Ok  so you are very impressed with with these very expensive cables. Think how good they would sound with improved sources, power supply, etc? I am old fashioned and will always stick with 'source first'. And, here we're talking about black box upgrades that would cost significantly less than the proposed cables.  But if you're determined to change cables, what about the various offerings from Chord? I don't think they've been mentioned in this thread so far? Their demo at Bristol was very impressive.  They must be worth consideration.

 

I think source first is useful advice up to a certain level,  that said, things have moved on considerably since the 70's or 80's or even 90's...ect ect

But even with Source first, everything still is dependent on ones quality of cables.

Interestingly I was talking to one of the more experienced dealers at the Bristol show, and he suggested you only need to lengths of Copper wire, in my mind he lost all his credibility with that one ridiculous statement.... 

So IMHO, you really need the best cables you can afford,  they are just as important as any black box.

I did go to the Chord demo at the show, although very impressive,  really no match on the Black Diamonds.. 

wenger2015 posted:

Thanks to an unexpected cash boost on Tuesday         ( wedding anniversary and Birthday gift from wife, daughter & Son in law !!! )  I could possibly 'push the boat out a tad further' ......oh the dilemma... 

If there is too much cash available, I'm happy to send you my Naim shopping list I promise to be modest - 552 and 300DR will suffice

Adam Zielinski posted:
wenger2015 posted:

Thanks to an unexpected cash boost on Tuesday         ( wedding anniversary and Birthday gift from wife, daughter & Son in law !!! )  I could possibly 'push the boat out a tad further' ......oh the dilemma... 

If there is too much cash available, I'm happy to send you my Naim shopping list I promise to be modest - 552 and 300DR will suffice

Nah.....i would consider it but .....Probably not worth it...rubbish and all that...

Hungryhalibut posted:

You'd be better getting a new CD player, preamp or stand before spending even more on cables. The prioritisation seems to be rather unbalanced. 

Thanks to my magnetic and charming personality... my dealer is a really good friend now.....so the cost of px to the new cables, black or silver diamonds is extremely small ...

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