My TQ Black speaker cables arrive tomorrow - really hoping they make a big difference (which they need to do, given the cost) or they go straight back.
(Speakers are 2.3m apart)
I think they will make a clear difference.......you have to decide if it's an improvement.
Just found out that I have a torn retina, and have to be operated on in London tomorrow. Will miss the delivery, so not the best start to the week
Pioneer tv + LX85, Sony HW15 Proj, Cyrus DAC XP+/Mono X300/CDXTSE2/PSXRx2, Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grands and Maestro centre, B&W CM1 surrounds /PV1D (9.1), CA BD751, Virgin TiVo, Inspire Rega t/t, Benz Glider MC, EAR 834P phono amp; Slee Novo Headphone Amp.TQ Black.
DC, I'm very sorry to hear this, and I hope it all goes well for you.
Nb. According to a certain mercurial Irishman who resides in that other place , you will only hear a difference because you have been "prepped" by me (and others) to do so.
I think that is crediting me with mind-bending powers (that I wish i possessed), while doing you a disservice as well. Anyway, please remain very sceptical, just in case i am using my mojo to mold you to my will!
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I naturally have Mrs C to tell me if they are a waste of money - she is not backwards in expressing an opinion on any Hifi purchase I make
I have one of those as well!
Sorry about the eye DC!
Out of interest, what cables will you be replacing/ putting the TQ blacks against?
Synology 212j, Sonos Connect, Leema Elements Dac, Pro-Ject Debut, Arcam A38, Kef R100, Chord cables
It's those drops they use that make yer' eyes dilated. I hear the models use them - they just make me squint in a very uncool way.
I've got Chord Carnival Silverscreens that were in biwire formation from my Cyrus mono X300s.
I've changed them back to single wired in anticipation of getting the TQ Blacks (which will be single-wired, but I have bought the TQ Black connectors too).
Honestly, didn't hear a difference between mono and bi-wired silverscreens, and using the connectors that came with the CM8s.
Looking forward to doing straight swap to the TQ Blacks - once the amps are all warmed up etc.
I changed my spekers cabels from Chord Carnival Silverscreen to TQ Black and the difference is huge the soundstage is spacious ,
the sound is more focused and detailed the bass is tight and smooth . No need for biwire it is only a myth (bi-amplifying is another story !) .
Hi Fi : Proac Studio 140MK2 - Rotel RC1580 [PRE AMP] - Rotel RB1582 [POWER AMP] -Rotel RCD1520 [CDP] Cables : Tellurium Q Black speaker cables- Tellurium Q Ultra Black RCA interconnects - WireWorld Stratus 7 power conditioning cords
AV ( 2.1 channels / Bypass mode ) : YAMAHA RXV767 - INFINITY PRIMUS PS8 subwoofer
Certainly worth a try despite what the bellwire brigade think...
I think you'll find it tough to find anyone endorsing far too resistant, thin cables such as bellwire. But as far as the upgrade...Makes no difference. But I do understand fully that people "think" they hear one. And thus, to them, it's an upgrade. A rather expensive placebo, but if it makes one happy, then so be it....
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Well I will let my ears decide thanks...
The point being that they aren't the only factor. Your eyes and your knowledge of the price of a component play a much bigger role.
As has been pointed out before, it's perfectly possible for cables unusually high inductance and/or capacitance to alter the sound.
Whether this is a desirable thing to do is open to question.
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Are you a psychologist? Either way, thanks so much for your insight into my listening and buying habits.
What classical music are you listening to?
A run of copper cable will not have unusually high inductance and/or capacitance, how can it? So what are the makers of exotic cabes doing to make these cables 'sound' different? Or is it wishful thinking after having spent a fortune on cables?
Personally I will stick to my 2£m thick copper cable.
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