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Old 29th January 2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Hi, I need a pair of quite long speakers cable, 5 meters each. I've red amzing opinions on Tellurium Q Black cable, but it costs really too much. The minor brother, Tellurium Blue, seems to be interesting too, at less than half the price.

Does anybody use this cable?

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Old 29th January 2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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Tellurium is a semiconductor, so not the best choice for making cables!

However, assuming that these cables merely have a silly name rather than a silly substance I had a quick look on their website. No meaningful technical details, apart from a couple of graphs which suggest low capacitance (which might have a minor effect on treble) and woffle about improving bass. Their 'test' involves sending a 1us pulse, which seems a bit unrealistic for an audio speaker cable. The graphs seem to show the normal exponential response of a CR first order filter, but they don't say what R they used. I assume they hope to impress people who don't understand what they are looking at.

See the Tellurium Q Effect.
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Old 29th January 2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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A very technical and interesting answer. I'm not embarrassed to say I'm a beginner on audio cable and surely I've not your expertness. So why don't ask directly to you? Have you some suggestion on brands / models to buy something valid without spend lot of money for nothing? Consider I have single end tubes amplifer with 300B and Lowther PM6C mounted on Acousta 116 cabinets, if these data can interest on the cable choice.

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Old 29th January 2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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I'm afraid I am one of those people who attaches little significance to cables, apart from normal engineering issues, so I am not the best one to give you advice.

It was interesting to see their choice of low capacitance. Most fancy speaker cables are low inductance, which often means high capacitance. They can't both be right, except in the case that such things are irrelevant. Low resistance is the main thing.
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Old 29th January 2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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I'm afraid I am one of those people who attaches little significance to cables, apart from normal engineering issues, so I am not the best one to give you advice.
Actually, that's the best advice: to attach a little significance to cables, apart from normal engineering issues.
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Old 29th January 2012, 07:00 PM   #6
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Well, even if I agree that cables are often too much considered as fondamental part of components, I think there are differences. The problem is to find a product "honest" and quite cheap. Common red/black wires are surely worst than 1.000 euros per meter cable, but this is totally madness. I've bought Xindak entry level cables, 85 euros for a pair, 2,5 meters. I'm happy with this cables and I do not need nothing else but I must shift amplifer from the original position so I need longer cables. From here my question: is there any product fine, cheap, whose purchase has a sense?
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Common red/black wires are surely worst than 1.000 euros per meter cable
Are they? It might depend on how thick the wires were.
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Depending on the speakers and amp, solid core magnet wire can do an amazing job.
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Depending on the speakers and amp, solid core magnet wire can do an amazing job.
Interesting isn't it, (and I am not knocking you at all!) how one has to apologise for simple low resistance conductors as being "amazing"!

Such is the reach of cable marketing of snake-oil. I use standard UK 30A mains cable for loudspeakers (2.5^2mm?). Looks rubbish so sometimes I hide it.

The "technical" last section of that Tellurium data sheet is pure Monty Python.
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