How / why they were developed:
While the Graphites sound incredible in most systems there were a few that reported that they actually sounded “wrong”, a little thick and heavy. This only occurred on very few systems but gave us something new to launch into researching. (We love a challenge because no matter what else we always learn something new).
During our research we played with a few new material mixes (one being a specific mix of Tellurium Copper for the connectors). Other things we altered …… well we are known for not commenting on the construction, materials and manufacture processes (see our pdf, “why no tech specs”) but the result was something a lot more compatible but also with a performance that surprised us and meant we had a new reference level cable.
Although the Graphite and Black Diamond look identical (except for the silver name), when you hear for yourself the Graphite against the new Black Diamonds you will be in no doubt which is which and why we had to release this product - our best work. We are so excited!!! The Graphite speaker cable was referred to as “the best speaker cables I’ve ever heard” by one reviewer and the Black Diamonds leave our fantastic Graphite range a long way behind in terms of performance and compatibility.
Available with Banana or Spade plugs
“The Tellurium Q Black Diamond speaker cables` ability to retain drama and at the same time exhibit utmost transparency was demonstrated in a strikingly impressive manner. The xylophone sounds extended almost forever (so to speak) and were sharply projected on the virtual soundstage. It was exciting to “observe” (hear) tones forming in front of me with all the right natural colors/timbres and then slowly fading away. There was lots of air around the instruments and their separation was exemplary. The micro dynamic ability of the Tellurium Q Black Diamond speaker cables was breathtakingly good and great micro dynamic responsiveness is the main reason why some systems sound incredibly vivid and lifelike.”
Mono & Stereo Magazine