I'm having some TQ Black delivered monday on trial. Just wondered if anyone had any experience of it? Especially versus Chord Rumour / XS2 which currently have.
Hoping it tightens/cleans up the bass without losing rhythm and drive... but also smooths the highs a little.
I loaned: Odyssey, EPIC. NAC A5. Didn't like them.
EPIC was detailed but lazy. Odyssey was tinny and lost all of the bass definition I get with Rumour. Almost lost the bass completely.
Rumour is too thick and heavy in the bass though. Lacks openess and is a bit harsh on vocals.
NAC A5 was dry/bland but punchy and well timed. But the highs were a bit ropey at times. Was tempted but put the rumour back in and felt it was warmer in a nice way.
iMac/Audivarna(WAV library)>Chord Silver Plus USB>Chord 2Qute(TP PSU)>Chord Chameleon VEE3>Nait XS2>Chord Rumour 2 (2 metre pairs)>Proac 118. (All stock Naim power cables).
Atacama Moseco 6 (Plan to replace with Partingtons)
Failing this it's Hi Cap DR time (or other...)