Tellurium Q Ultra Silver
Tellurium Q is the first range of cables specifically engineered to avoid phase-distortion.
To achieve this goal, this made-in-England cable has received attention to every parameter, both electrical and mechanical.
Conductor material, construction, doping and geometry; dielectric properties and vibrational damping – these along with perfectly balanced inductance, capacitance and resistance result in a cable range with unique virtues.
By avoiding the time-smear and colourations that are caused by phase distortion, the nuances, dynamics and rhythmic insight of the performance are preserved.
You do not have to believe all the incredible reviews, just test their products for yourself against anything else in the same price range and hear for yourself the tangible difference
Tellurium Q Ultra Silver RCA or XLR
The Ultra Silver range is one of their “hidden gems” possibly because of the knee jerk though that they are called silver so have a harsh or fatiguing edge.
NO not at all. Put the name to one side (some days they wish they had) and you find a beautifully detailed, smooth and natural presentation that is a very definite step up in performance from the award-winning Ultra Black II.
Over shadowed and overlooked but surprises as soon as you plug it into your system.
Totally uncoloured, acting as a wide open channel sounding unforced, vivid and dynamic with phenomenal resolution, transparency and natural tonal colours.
All this while sounding extremely analogue and coherent, from the exceptional top end extension to bottom with finely detailed, separated bass notes.
Tellurium Q is primarily an audio research and development (R&D) company that manufactures unique products.
Research and Development is at the centre of every decision and every product Tellurium manufacture
Tellurium Q never compromise. They will not make a product that is just good or average, it must be exceptional. Unless you can contribute something superior and different
People have been asking how Tellurium Q® came about and what they are doing to make their products work so differently from what is currently available.
This has caused problems because there are trade secrets and production methodologies that they definitely do not want to share with their competitors.
Sometimes we are too much on the side of caution and that causes reviewers and their distributors a little problem. What do they say? What is the story to give customers, a hook, a reason to listen when there are so many companies claiming big things?
Why should people believe that we have a genuinely different approach? Yes a client can hear this is true within seconds of listening but the big problem is giving people a reason to want to listen having not yet heard the cable.
In the UK this is not such a big problem as more and more people are giving their feedback to their friends and Tellurium Q® is spreading rapidly by word of mouth as much as from the remarkable reviews.
However they can say a little about their background, how Tellurium Q® came about and what they had to do to develop the products. So here goes.
Geoff Merrigan’s official post at Tellurium Q® is director of strategy, however, most people don’t realise his original training was in industrial chemistry (materials etc) and he has kept his passion for science and learning through a range of activities which has given Tellurium Q its unique approach.
An interest in accelerated learning and behavioural modelling led to co-developing the Music Skills System with Simon Lomax where students learn musical instruments at an extraordinary speed.
This project also paved the way to a novel approach to audio cable development, though Geoff did not know it at the time.
In the very early days of Tellurium Q® Geoff made up many of the prototypes himself, building a sizeable number of the cables that customers own.
This experience coupled with his understanding of material science, allowed for an extensive mental-database and thus, the ability to visualise simulations of various materials, configurations and how they would probably behave. A huge short cut to the iterative design of physical cables. The shear volume of work has been made manageable by this ‘mind hack’ shortcut.
The team at Tellurium Q® always have a lot of work in the pipeline and this approach has been invaluable to the cause of delivering coherent and reliable results.