Black Speaker Cable

Tellurium Q Black was our first cable and we knew we were on to something special when we took the prototypes to various dealers for their comments and input. One, in particular, would not believe that it could match his somewhat thicker more expensive cable that was in his demonstration system.

We sat down and listened to some of his familiar music tracks. Then we swapped the cable for Tellurium Black. He sat forward, looked at us and quite seriously asked what else we had done to his system while we were changing the cables over. It was only when he swapped the cables himself a couple of times did he believe the evidence of his ears.

So why Black II? Despite Black winning multiple awards, surprising owners with it’s performance and more people than ever choosing to use it in their systems?

We have been learning and developing, especially in the last few years and have come up with a way to make this little gem even better. The only thing to do was to give it to our customers. Switch Black for Black II and it is completely obvious which is which. Once you hear the difference, it is also completely obvious why we felt compelled to upgrade Black in the way that we have.

We think you will get more from your music and hope that you love Black II as much as we do.


Available with Banana or Spade connectors

All Tellurium Q Speaker cables can be Bi-wired.



If you are enhancing and improving your hifi then, it goes without saying, the inherent quality of the music spewing from it, should be better than before. That’s a ‘given’.

That is, there is more musical information to access and listen to.


I began the sound tests playing a selection of the 80s minimalist synth/post punk outfit, Bizarre Unit, combining vocals, sparse early synths with organic instruments.

I was most impressed by the lowering of the noise level which affected all of the sonic frequencies. This had the initial effect of improving the focus of the music. Hence, the stereo image was very strong. The accumulation of music in this area added to the rich layering of the presentation.

The electric rhythm guitar was next on my ‘notice’ list. Because of the lowering noise, this decidedly metallic yet bouncy guitar sound provided a lively and elastic rendition that added new life to the music.

I was probably most effected by the distinctive and sharp lead vocal. With the Black II cables in place, I found the the lower noise actually enhanced the reverb that was attached to the vocal, adding both space and air to his performance but also adding a slightly other-worldly aspect to this stark and slightly robotic presentation.

Bass, meanwhile offered a focused performance. Many cables, at this price point, provide a rather bloomy bass effect which makes the bass sound more like a cloud of noise rather than a single instrument. The Black II added precision here.

The female backing vocal also enhanced its apparent femininity, being softer, lighter and rather fragile in effect.

I then switched to Tellurium Q’s own original Black speaker cables to see if the new ‘II’ variants had improved on the first generation.

I moved to the jazz vocal of Gogi Grant and the track By Myself, from the 1960 LP, Granted It’s Gogi on Living Stereo.

The differences here revolved around midrange insight plus bass focus and precision. Here, the upright bass offered a springy and more characterful representation that added, well, groove or, more aptly perhaps, swing. This rhythmic enhancement encouraged you to tap your feet, put it that way.    Read More