While the Graphites sound incredible in most systems there were a few that reported that they actually sounded “wrong”, a little thick and heavy. This only occurred on very few systems but gave us something new to launch into researching. (We love a challenge because no matter what else we always learn something new).
During our research we played with a few new material mixes (one being a specific mix of Tellurium Copper for the connectors). Other things we altered …… well we are known for not commenting on the construction, materials and manufacture processes (see our pdf, “Why No Tech Specs”) but the result was something a lot more compatible but also with a performance that surprised us and meant we had a new reference level cable.
Although the Graphite and Black Diamond look identical (except for the silver name), when you hear for yourself the Graphite against the new Black Diamonds you will be in no doubt which is which and why we had to release this product – our best work. We are so excited!!! The Graphite speaker cable was referred to as “the best speaker cables I’ve ever heard” by one reviewer and the Black Diamonds leave our fantastic Graphite range a long way behind in terms of performance and compatibility.
“When I first decided to write to you about your Black Diamond Cables (bi-wired speaker and XLR interconnect) I had accumulated about 100 hours of listening time, but held off because the sound quality kept on improving. Even now after about 300 hours, it’s amazing and hard to believe, the sound keeps improving getting richer, lusher and more resolute as the hours accumulate.
My B&W 802D’s have never been happier, responding much faster than ever before!
I would like to thank you and the design team in Langport for doing such a great job developing the Black Diamond series of cables. Your attention to detail and pushing the state-of-the-art is greatly appreciated!
Good cables do matter!!!!
-Jim Rooney, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
“It is true, these cables are finally perfect. I can connect it to the 15000,-€ Ayon Gyrfalcon or use with the 2000,-€ Amphion Argon 3 and with both I hear the the cables harmonise perfectly with the speakers and shows the strengths of both designs. For me it is no way now to use any other cable for my demos !!”
– Tibor Szegedi, Hungary