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REVIEW: Tellurium Q Blue Cable

Model: Blue
Category: Cable
Suggested Retail Price: $180
Description: 3 meter entry level speaker cable
Manufacturer URL: Tellurium Q

Review by ahendler on July 20, 2012 at 21:42:05
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Tellurium Q is a British firm that has won HIFI Choice cable of the year for 2011. Blue is there entry cable at $180 for 3 meter. Then comes balck at $430, Ultrablack at $2300 and Graphite at $4200. My system has Maggie 3.6r speakers driven by a VTL ST-85 amp. I have heard many cables including MIT 330, Goetz Alpha Core silver, Nordost SPM and my current favorite MIT AVVT2.
The Blue is quite special. It excels in the following areas.
1) Huge amounts of resolution
2) Wide and deep soundstage
3) Clearly seperates complex musical passages. It is really special in this ability
4) very accurate portrayel of musical timber
5) Great micro and macro dynamics
6) Low colorization resulting in a very accurate representation of the source. I arrived at this conclusion listening to music I recorded when I was a recording engineer
Some reviews have mentioned that this cable is slightly rolled off at the top end. Once in a great while I felt this way but then put on another disc and there was tons of high frequency information. If you are used to cables that tilt up the top end you will now and then think that this cable is rolled off but I think it is simply very accurate.
This cable will stay in my system because it is really special at any price.

Product Weakness: None
Product Strengths: High Resolution, Tonal accuracy, Resolution of complex passages

Associated Equipment for this Review:

Amplifier: VTL ST-85 with Gold Lion KT-77's
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Shido Auriges
Sources (CDP/Turntable): Sony 5400 and Basis 1400 TT
Speakers: Maggie 3.6r
Cables/Interconnects: Silnote Orpheous reference
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical and film soundtracks
Room Size (LxWxH): 12 x 15 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Fica trees
Time Period/Length of Audition: 2 weaks
Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner

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Topic - REVIEW: Tellurium Q Blue Cable - ahendler 21:42:05 07/20/12 (3)


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