The Ultra Black II tone arm cable is the hybrid offspring of the R&D from the award winning Statement tone arm cable and the development that brought about the Ultra Black II cables. Meaning it has all the hallmark traits and performance of the Ultra Black II range. Shielded in the right way to protect the delicate phono signal out of the cartridge.
Just like the Statement tone arm cable, each Ultra Black II tone arm cable needs to be conditioned for 2-3 days before leaving the factory and shares the same conditioning rig as the Statement cable.
These cables are available with Tellurium Q’s straight or right angle 5-pin din.
Ultra Black / II Series at a glance
Even taking in account all the awards that the old Ultra Black speaker cable won, this new version gives a whole new level of performance that is obvious from the first second of listening. Greater detail, more clarity, more organic but still sitting very firmly in the Black cable family.
The first few people to have heard the new cable were surprised to say the least.
Old Ultra Black
Tellurium Ultra Black is the cable we wanted to make from day one. We told our UK distributor what to expect as we handed them a prototype that looked more like a fireman’s hose and less like a sonic phenomena. They glanced at the heavy, stiff and it has to be said ugly brown experiment. “Yes, well we will give it a go and take it to a few dealers to see what they think”. Later that day we get a phone call from our disbelieving UK distributors at Kog Audio, “what the hell is in it? We’ve never heard anything like this!”.
They took it on trust that the production version would be incredibly thin and flexible by comparison and look a whole lot better. So Kog Audio put in an advance order that day without needing to see or hear the production model because, in their words, “if it is even quarter as good as the prototype it will blow people away”.
We think that the production version sounds better than the prototype.
At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking that the Blue Diamond and Ultra Black were the same cable with different printing but when you plug the Ultra Black into your system there is absolutely no doubt that the Ultra Black is in a totally different league.”
Black Family: Smooth, fine detailed and great resolution while actually reducing apparent harshness. Music is presented as a coherent, organic whole, with a jaw-dropping sense of realism and naturalness.