The Silver Diamond are the cables that we were not sure could be made (although we hoped that they would be possible).
If you read through the “Our Focus" section on this web site we talk about the fact that any cable from any manufacturer is an electronic filter whether you want it to be or not – that is just a fact of life. Being a filter any cable causes relative phase relationship issues for the signal. We have taken our research and development that was outlined in “Our Focus” and just tried to push the concept of a neutral filter as far as we thought it was possible to give you a highly transparent, natural and “real” presentation.
So what’s different? Well compared to the Black Diamond, which was our award winning multi-product of the year cable, the Silver Diamond has even better bass definition, improved detail and a more extended top end (without any harshness) and something else which people are finding hard to define simply because they have not heard it before. As one of the first people to hear the cable said there is a “certain rightness” to the sound and that is because we have got closer to achieving our goal in cable development and signal transmission than ever before and you can hear it. Perhaps an analogy would be to talk about the Black Diamond as HD image quality whereas the Silver Diamond gives you 4K Ultra HD quality with 3D effortlessly thrown in for good measure.
This cable behaves differently to our others needing a run through of track three from our System disc to properly embed it before listening on a new system even when it is run in – almost like conditioning the system to make the most of the cable’s abilities. It may sound a bit strange that a system needs to be tuned up or put in tune to get the most from this cable but the cable is something quite unique as you will hear if your get the chance to listen to a system using it.
We are very proud to have this cable finally crowning our ranges.
A delighted customer that took the incredible step of getting rid of all his cabling that he had only installed six months previously!!!. This is what he said in a note to our Spanish distributor: “Paco… I want to thank you that a few months ago you sent me the (Tellurium Q Silver Diamond) cables to test them in my system… and be able to appreciate its qualities!I liked them.
But now that all my cables are Tellurium [Q] and paired with tubes the result is MAGIC.
The “naturalness” of those cables, a quality that I like so much, together with all the other attributes, offer a sound that is very pleasant to me and get deep into my soul. The realism of each and every instrument is so huge that I’ve only found something similar in two systems (extremely expensive) from all the auditions that I’ve done over the time.
It’s clear that I’ve achieved also a synergy among all the components of my sound system… otherwise the sound could be very good, but never be MAGIC.
In the flight case that you sent to me there was only one pair of RCA interconnect. The other pair that my system needs I used a [cable brand name removed] although the sound was very good, it never reached the quality that I have right now, with all Tellurium [Q] cabling.”
– Mario, Spain
Thank you very much David for sending the Diamond Silver’s they are stupendous! I thought the Diamond Blacks were brilliant but now I’ve heard the Diamond Silvers I never want to listen with anything else. I am lost for words, beyond belief. They have turned my listening room into a music hall. I never thought for one minute they would sound this good! However anyone can achieve this perfection is beyond me. I have never heard any other hi-fi product this outstanding!Thank you
– Steven Lucas, Norwich
“Speaker cable S.D [Silver Diamond] is great, one of the best speaker cable I’ve heard in my life, well done, sound is different now from 50-100 hours of burn, sound is great”
– Razvan Stanciulescu, AV Sound Romania
“Dear Geoff,Once the Silver Diamond has been fully break-in, I made some serious test this weekend.
Silver Diamond SPDIF VS Graphite SPDIF (old model, new one was with a customer)
Silver Diamond RCA VS Ultra Silver RCA
Silver Diamond Loudspeaker VS Ultra Silver Loudspeaker
Initially all the system were wired with Silver Diamond cables… we found the sound excellent. The first thing we made was changing the SPDIF SD with the Graphite. Difference was huge: everything was blured, the piano was now much less vivid… less real, it sounded muffled by comparison. Metals sounded now thing… there was much less metal and the same time there was less “air”. Bass was now boomy and had lost a lot of details. The image was now smaller in the 3 axis… Them we put back the SD SPDIF to confirm what we heard.
Now it was time to change the RCA interconnect. The effect was pretty much the same… and also when we changed the loudspeaker cable. The differences with SPDIF, RCA and loudspeaker was allways in similar terms, so we can say that you have come to an exceptional cable range, coherent and excellent sounding. I can’t imagine using another cable from now… maybe the next top of the line from Tellurium Q.
We found something interesting: it’s better to start with the loudspeaker cable, as all the rest of the changes are much more notable. I mean, with the Ultra Silver loudspeaker cable in place, the change in the rest of the cables was noticeable, but the difference was huge when the SD loudspeaker was in place. The same happens with the rest of the cables, but it was more evident with the loudspeaker cable. So, anyone with the SD loudspeaker cable in place, will buy yes or yes, the rest of the SD range for his system. Congratulations Geoff and the rest of the Tellurium Q team!!!”
– Francisco Moya, Director Tecnico audioHUM, Spain
“Having used them in my system for mixing and mastering I would now describe them as ESSENTIAL and they are not leaving my system”
– Simon Lomax, music production
|Why No Tech Specs?||Because the cables have been designed from scratch with a different starting point (we believe) the numbers won't help understand what they may sound like. You actually have to listen to them in a system you are familiar with to really get what they do. The difference is not in any way a minor change.|
|Why should we hand over all the hard work in R&D to our competitors?|
|Tellurium Q cables do not function like any cable people have heard so even if we did publish the technical specifications people would only be able to calibrate the information to what they have encountered already and then erroneously pigeon hole Tellurium Q.|
|We are not claiming to have found the holy grail in cables we are just saying that we are focusing on the problem of the distortion of relative phase frequencies and in doing so have (we feel) produced and are producing some outstanding products which represent excellent value for their performance.|
|I guess that we are unusual in that we really do want people to listen to our cable against similarly priced products because we know that people will mostly choose Tellurium Q once they have swiched rapidly between products a few times and appreciate what the lack of distortion of relative phase relationships really means for their system.|
|Geoff Merrigan Director , Tellurium Q||I hope that you enjoy the performance of your system when you try out our cables.|