TQ Black Diamond Speaker Cables on Home Dem?

wenger2015 posted:

TQ Silver Diamonds have arrived from dealer...will be comparing with Black Diamonds.....

The Silver Diamonds come with a TQ system enhancer disc, which apparently has to be run through system before any listening begins....

It's going to be interesting .....

TQ Silver Diamonds are up and running.......these are the best in their range of speaker cables.

So what do you get for £895.00 per mt  of cable??

Well... I had been very pleased with the Ultra Black's, having had them in my system for about 18 months,

I have with Finkfans assistance, tested the Ultra Silvers, the Black Diamonds and now Silver Diamonds, .......

The Ultra Silvers, are far superior to the UB's in every area.

The Black Diamonds are exceptional,  the best I have ever heard.....

up until now..........

 

The Silver diamonds sounded fantastic when I heard them briefly last night. The Silver versions of the cables sound far better than I'd expected. The ultra silvers have been in my system for a short while and they've been a joy to hear. I'd say the ultra blacks are very detailed, particularly in the midrange. The ultra silvers, for twice the money, are far more detailed, particular in the higher frequencies. And yet both versions sound silmilar somehow.  I'll change to the black diamonds tonight and see what the extra £££/m gets you. 

Finkfan posted:

The Silver diamonds sounded fantastic when I heard them briefly last night. The Silver versions of the cables sound far better than I'd expected. The ultra silvers have been in my system for a short while and they've been a joy to hear. I'd say the ultra blacks are very detailed, particularly in the midrange. The ultra silvers, for twice the money, are far more detailed, particular in the higher frequencies. And yet both versions sound silmilar somehow.  I'll change to the black diamonds tonight and see what the extra £££/m gets you. 

It will be interesting to hear, how they perform in your system......enjoy 

I've  just wrestled with the black diamonds and they're now installed. First impressions are that they are incredibly smooth sounding. More detail coming through than with the ultra silvers, as you'd expect.  Again the black diamonds focus slightly more on the midrange. It all sounds very good, and this with a bare CDX2 and a SN1 as a pre amp. 

Finkfan posted:

I've  just wrestled with the black diamonds and they're now installed. First impressions are that they are incredibly smooth sounding. More detail coming through than with the ultra silvers, as you'd expect.  Again the black diamonds focus slightly more on the midrange. It all sounds very good, and this with a bare CDX2 and a SN1 as a pre amp. 

They are fearsome beasts.....but 'wow'  their performance levels are staggering ........listen at your peril....

I've had the TQ Silver Diamonds in for 4 days on repeat.... .

They do say they take along time to settle down? Even though this is a demo set, I don't think they have been used for sometime.  

They have been very good from the off, but they have just gone up a gear!!!!!

Its difficult to know how to describe them without sounding like a .........?

The Hi-fi pig review says they are the only speaker cable you will ever need.....i can understand why they have said that...

Just waiting to find out from my dealer  what they are going to cost me? Umm

wenger2015 posted:
Mayor West posted:

So Wenger, I take it that the Tellurium Q hierarchy graphic stands true? 

After having had a home demo of everything , then most definitely Yes..

I don't know how they make these cables but they sure do work...

Hi guys, great to read you impressions of the TQ speaker cables, as you know i am a big fan of them. How would you quantify the improvement of the silver Diamond's over the black Diamond's and would you discribe the improvement as great as going from the Ultra black to the black diamonds?

I am only asking this as I have not had a chance to audition the SD speaker cables and probably won't as they are just out of my reach price wise and I am sure I would be sorely tempted even though I am very very impressed with the BDs  

Good listening 

Rob 

 

Rob T posted:
wenger2015 posted:
Mayor West posted:

So Wenger, I take it that the Tellurium Q hierarchy graphic stands true? 

After having had a home demo of everything , then most definitely Yes..

I don't know how they make these cables but they sure do work...

Hi guys, great to read you impressions of the TQ speaker cables, as you know i am a big fan of them. How would you quantify the improvement of the silver Diamond's over the black Diamond's and would you discribe the improvement as great as going from the Ultra black to the black diamonds?

I am only asking this as I have not had a chance to audition the SD speaker cables and probably won't as they are just out of my reach price wise and I am sure I would be sorely tempted even though I am very very impressed with the BDs  

Good listening 

Rob 

 

When you read the review from Hi-fi Pig it describes the Silver Diamonds as having a little more in every department,  so far I would say that is spot on.

The set I have on demo have not been used in a while, so are in need of breaking in, they have gone up a gear in the four days I have had them plugged in, so it will be interesting to hear just how much more they have to reveal.... 

But so far, extremely impressive... 

Well, after starting a thread on the TQ Black Diamonds , I have ended up having  a lengthy demo of the TQ Silver Diamonds.

I have just had a listening session, having not been able to listen for a few days due to excessive work commitments. 

I don't normally play music at very loud volumes, but decided to just crank it up a bit.... 

My wife who doesn't normally comment, remarked to me after a short listen.......................................................................

 

 

 

 

 

 I suggest you stick with Nac a5.........!!!!! 

But my foot is tapping ....I said, must be your medication..... She said

 

Ok, I confess I'm making it up, my wife really is not that bothered which speaker cables I have, as long as I'm happy....

 

And in all seriousness, I don't like the Silver Diamonds ..............I absolutely Love them ( see what I did there)...

 

they are the best speaker cables I have ever heard..........

The best way of describing them is .........THEY ARE STAYING.....

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you're still enjoying those cables @wenger2015. Have you made a final decision between the diamonds? 

I've had the blacks back in my system for a week or so now. While they really are excellent cables, I'm now very much aware of what I'm missing. The black diamonds are stunning! My system sounded so good I could have happily sat back and completely forgotten that I'm only using a SN preamp.

Yes Finkfan, I've put in an order for the Silver Diamonds.

The demo set I had for a good 2 weeks, although good from the start, after some running in, are just incredible.... 

The Black Diamonds are a close 2nd, and I would be happy to have bought them but the dealer offer was so good......it was a no brainer as they say

 We must have the best dealer on the planet!!! 

Ps, your system with the Black Diamonds is absolutely superb, just goes to show the old hi-fi rules are history.... 

Mayor West posted:

Glad to hear you finally got to a decision in the end Wenger!

Yes, it's been an exceptionally enjoyable few weeks, and at the moment I have about 15k of demo cables in my listening room, all ready to be returned...the new Silver Diamonds will hopefully arrive in the next 10 days or so.... 

Good to read you have made a discussion on the Silver Diamonds, I'm sure you will never look back. My Black Diamond cables took a long time to fully come on song, the first three weeks were a rollercoaster and used the Tellurium burn in disc over many hours  to help with the process. I still run track 3 the 10 minutes work out regularly especially when doing any serious listening sessions

All the best.

Rob T posted:

Good to read you have made a discussion on the Silver Diamonds, I'm sure you will never look back. My Black Diamond cables took a long time to fully come on song, the first three weeks were a rollercoaster and used the Tellurium burn in disc over many hours  to help with the process. I still run track 3 the 10 minutes work out regularly especially when doing any serious listening sessions

All the best.

Thanks Rob T, yes these really are exceptional cables.

Although I have a burn in disc, the Silver Diamonds come with a burn in disc, they do recommend as you suggest, putting on track 3 before any serious listening .........but I'm looking forward to the cables arriving... 

Congrats Wenger. Very interesting reading your exploits with these TQ cables. It would be interesting to hear how they come on as they burn in and an update of the gains you are hearing after an extended period living with them.

Sounds like they have really made a difference.

N

nigelb posted:

Congrats Wenger. Very interesting reading your exploits with these TQ cables. It would be interesting to hear how they come on as they burn in and an update of the gains you are hearing after an extended period living with them.

Sounds like they have really made a difference.

N

Thanks NIGELB, 

I'm not one for over exaggeration but these cables are absolutely superb. 

Fortunately I have an exceptionally good dealer, who was happy for me to have all the TQ cables I wanted to try ,on dem at the same time, so AB comparisons were no problem.

I'm not one for taking too much notice of reviews, but the Hi-fi pig review was spot on the money for both the Black and Silver Diamonds. 

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