Manufacturer's Response

Tellurium Q response:

After the R&D and optimising of the Silver Diamond cables we realised that we could apply some of what we had learned to the Black II design.

The old Black and the Black II look and feel identical in every way except for the little "II" in silver foil on the Black II. You could not tell them apart until you plug them into your system and hear the improvement.

It is not one momentous change so there is no fanfare of trumpets signalling that we have discovered the holy grail of cable manufacture. It is a number significant tweaks to the manufacture process and design that, together, give rise to a significant performance boost. Which is also why we have been able to keep the price of the Black II very close to that of the old Black.