21 Aug 09
I got my cables yesterday, and all cables are in good shape. And
Right from the box, the TMC cabel played better than my WireWorld
Eclipse Gold 5.2..
So this is heaven.
Rune K Larsen
21 Aug 09
I finally got to hook up the new cables I bought from you and again
like last time I am so impressed with the sound and quality, thank
However, the speaker cables are a bit awkward with the small amp I am
hooking them up to and need to be a bit longer. I wonder whether it is
possible to do an exchange and for me to pay the difference and postage
to you for a 1.5 m pair with the bayoneted plugs on the amp end and
normal 8mm spades on the speaker end.
Is this possible?
The 1.0m speaker wire set has only been used to test the set up for
about 20 mins last night and is still as completely new. I brought them
into today to work to post off back to you.
26 July 09
thanks ever so much for speedy service. Your interconnect cables have
improved my listening experience immensely. I would recommend your cables to
anyone. I will be upgrading to your speaker cable in the near future.
13 Mar 09
From my experience a lot of 'bravos':
Your cables (I hooked everything up: white, yellow and speaker cables
all together) are fantastic. They didn't had time to burn in and
within seconds I could hear micro-informations, more precise
soundstaging and, above all, rightness of timbre.
And I'm talking about my own recordings, that I know how they
should sound as I was there during the concert and I edited them and
I also had the time to listen to commercial recordings (Chesky, Deutsche
Gramophon, Hungarophon) and I have to use the 'cliche' words: I've
re-discovered my collection of music. I wonder what will be the
result after 100h of burning in!
Some time in the future, when your cables and I will be accustomed to
each other, I'd like to test your balanced cables. As I said before I do
a lot of classical recordings (50 to 70 a year) and I'm in touch with a
lot of professional people. If I could convince them of the superiority
of your cables (especially mic and line cables) it can open you to a
whole new market.
24 Jan 09
About a year ago I bought from you yellow + white interconnents +
speaker cables. I′am very happy with them,
but I have a small problem. I have a couple of 2 meter speaker cables /
single wire / and I would like to try bi-wire.Can I buy from you another
pair of single wire cabels or better to buy a pair of bi wire cabel. The
question is: In the bi wire cabel two identical cables, or one cable for
treble and another cable for the mid / bass / Please for your advice.
Thank you Jiri, Prag.
12 Oct 08
I've installed the yellow label IC and the gold ref speaker
cable in my system.
From the moment I turned my system on a few things immediatly were
obvious. The TMC cables gave a great balance, no stressed highs and no
fluffy lows. This made the music come through very well, and even made
some old recordings more listenable than before.
I really believe the cables are tough to beat at this price point.
King is very quick and helpful in his email responds, so that made
doing business with TMC delightful.
Even when I wanted to send a set of cables back because they wern't
needed anymore there were no problems, and I got a refund although it took
some time since we had some problems making the transfer over this distance.
Big plus for King and TMC.
The Yellow Cables are settling in nicely - much more head room
and air around instruments, as other happy customers have noted.
The big improvement I've noticed is in the bass of my venerable B&W
801s. It's much more tightly controlled - much less inclined to take
over the music, but still very present.
Having fun listening to what Bach does with the instrumental
accompaniments to his cantatas.
7 July 08
LOVE the cables, thank you for the brilliant
customer service. I'm no audiophile but the cables improved the
clarity and crispness of my system. I was just thinking last night how
good the system sounded, love it.
PS I'll leave some feedback on your site this week,
I'm a bit snowed under today it being the first day back!
25 June 08
As much time as the extraneous living of an ordinary
existence allow (about
35 hrs short of the recommended 50) to listen to the
cables since they were
received these are my short observations of their
characters in my system.
The Yellow Label is a more balanced cable
than the White Label. The latter
moves it's energy spectrum slightly higher in the
frequency range giving an
impression of better resolution and a more
articulate bass but the down side
is it's thinner sounding, slightly on the bright side
and less warmth. The
Yellow Label is slightly closer to neutral. The Gold
Reference retains much
of the characters of the interconnects but loses a
degree of transparency.
(King: a bit more burn in will do the trick...)
With all three cables in my system the sound stage
is massive and forward.
It's somewhere between a 'second row' and 'the
performers are sitting on my
lap' presentation. Pace and rhythm is excellent and
details is very good,
especially on the interconnects. However I'd still like
a bit more warmth.
The biggest benefits are better transparency (the
presentation is more physically palpable),
focus (moves the performers back to just in front of the speakers), better
image depth and
more bass weight. The downside is some bass
colourations with less speed and
Tomorrow I'll experiment with two Yellow Labels and the
25 June 08
I received the Gold Reference speaker cables
last Friday and have already done a fair bit of the burning in (about 25
hours). My system is bi-amped and I have put the Gold Reference cables
on the top. Previously I have been using Straight Wire Maestros. The
Gold Reference cables are significantly more detailed with better
imaging and have maintained the sweetness of my system. My equipment
includes: Infinity Renaissance 4 way speakers with the bass amped by
Threshold stasis 7 Class A 100 w and VTL 100 w tube mono blocks on the
top, Marantz SA11A SACD player and Audio Electronic Supply pre-amp (by
Perth, Western Australia
25 June 08
I am writing to say that the Gold reference
cables have steadily improved after maybe 60-70 hours and are as
detailed and sweet as. Separation and sound-staging are magnificent and
true audiophile quality. Transparency is also top class. It seems as
though even further improvement yet may be in the wings. The rest of my
equipment being pretty high-end serves to highlight the capabilities of
these cables. I am certainly surprised given their lightness and
17 May 08
I've been burning in my cables and interconnects and
have them connected up to my new speakers..... Both have had about 80hrs
burn in time and have just started to seriously listen to the synergy
between the cables and the rest of the system. So far so good, really notice
the 'silence' offered by the shielding on the cables and the music
rises beautifully from this background. The interconnects and coaxial
are really good and get clean detailed reproduction. I was afraid of my
system sounding too 'bright' but I should have had no fear.... The detail
is great and 'the music sounds fantastic. The sound-stage is wide and
separation of instruments and voices in wonderful. Good quality
recordings come alive with the cables and interconnects. So really happy
so far and expect things to get better as new speakers and cables +
interconnects bed in. Will post on your website to offer recommendation, and
also highlight the fantastic customer service you have offered me,
which these days is a massive massive plus. — Thanks to you for that.
I'm in process now of upgrading my DAC and buying a new CD transport, so
can't wait to hook this up to my system. I will look at using you cabling
and interconnect on my second system.
Will keep eye on your website. I just hope that you are getting enough
Australian customers, and will spread word of mouth of your great Aussie
product as I try and support good Australian companies when they offer
premium products i.e. I also buy from Gary Cawsey another great aussie
product and customer service.
14 May 08
I've received the cable, thanks for the super fast delivery, those cables
surely looks awesome, can't wait to try it out tonight.
WOW!!!!... can't believe how great the speaker cables are, and all
these are before it even burn-in?
the first impression is the detail of the sound, the clarity and the
stage. I simply can't believe it.
it also remove some of the forwardness of my amp, the music and vocal
sounds more natural then previous.
I can't wait til the cables are burn-in.
I will come back for the white labels ;)
once again, thanks for making such a great cable at affordable price.
26 April 08
Where do I start. I received my white label
interconnects 2 weeks ago and already own the TMC Gold speaker cables.
The Gold speaker cables transformed the sound of my system and I have
already left feedback about them on this site so I won't go into them.
I have been meaning to get the white labels for some time and was at the
point just before ordering them of buying another amp, due to my
disatisfaction with the overall musical experience, in no way attributable
to my other components.
I thought I had better try the interconnects for their relatively small
outlay before buying another amp, and boy am I glad I did. These
white labels have done the trick. I was a bit dubious as to whether
they would make as big a difference as the Gold speaker cables: well they
did and I can only call it a synergy.
My initial impression as compared to my previous interconnects was of the
disappearance of any smearing or phase discontinuity in the sound. Everyting
sounded cleaner with more air and atmosphere, and a tangible 3d quality to
the imaging. The bass seems more defined and with better weight and the
midrange up has a realism that is so natural.
The imaging is incredible with instruments and vocals appearing in their
own space way outside the speaker boundaries and pleasantly leaving me with
that, how can that be feeling. I now have great sense of depth in the
recordings where previously the images were compressed into a very shallow
stage as if the musicians were playing on a 1 metre deep stage.
I will be highly recommending these cables to my friends.
These cables have allowed my system to breathe and come to life.
Thanks for great products.
31 March 08
PowerAmp: McIntosh 1201 Monoblocks
PreAmp: McIntosh C-500
Phono: VPI extended aries
CDPlayer: Linn Ikemi
Speakers: Wilson Audio Maxx 2
Intconnects: Valhalla, Jena Dreamdancer
SpkrCab: TMC 20 foot runs, bi-wired
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Date: 31 Mar 2008
Time: 12:32 PM
My system has "evolved" since 2001 into the stratospheric performance
range...But, I've never had a need or desire to change your speaker
cables out to anything else. Wonderful sound....especially with very long
runs from Amps necessitated by position of listening room furniture.
29 March 08
I just want to let you know that I have actually received the Yellow
Interconnect pair back since Thursday morning, and I have not yet taken the
time to sit down to have a first listen until today this morning.
My first impressions on the Yellow are, to be honest, very promising with
only (very) picky minor complaint.
But most of the time, I was simply astounded by how each and every
instrument or layer, no matter what genre of music, has a soft, friendly,
yet distinct presentation of how it sits in relative to its'
surroundings. I believe that this is what I perceive as 'musical
cleanliness' that I have not yet experienced before from just interconnect
upgrade, considering that my previous and first ever owned interconnect uses
cryogenically treated copper.
My equipment does produce an unfriendly aggression in the mids and highs
production from time to time. But now with the Yellow cables - I truly
love the effect of 'air pockets' around & between instruments that helps me
differentiate levels of information, with less fatigue and stress. And
interestingly enough, I notice the separation's ability MUCH better
presented when listening at slightly lower volumes.
Best of all, I have already experienced the above benefits (or just
starting I guess) out-of-the package without even spending any time burning
in the cables.
If I have ever to be really picky, it would be the fact that the
construction material can so stiff to the point where I have taken more time
to organise space and positioning of my ancillaries (between my CD Player,
DAC, and tube headphone amp).
Overall, my greatest thanks for you to produce such a fine product at a
22 Jan 08
Jumper cables arrived today, and I have installed them on my NAD 352 (with
Arcam 73 CDP, Castle Richmond 3i speakers) I’m listening to them now -
nicely made cable and no problem to install following the instructions on
the website. Initial reaction is this is a worthwhile tweak, I’m
listening to some of the more difficult recordings I have and I think these
jumpers have removed two nasty little cost compromises out of my amp.
Overall the sound has been cleaned up; everything seems to be resolved
more completely for instance cymbals are sounding more realistic, sound is
less congested and everything seems to be hanging together more musically,
soundstage seems deeper. :-)
A long weekend is coming up in Vic so I will be able to enjoy a good listen,
I will post some feedback once I have had a listen for few weeks.
Thanks for the prompt service all in all I am very impressed with both
the service and the product, I will need some interconnects later in the
year so you will be at the top of my list.
15 Jan 08
King, just wanted to let you know that after 20 hours,
I feel like
these are among the best cables in any price range! So natural timbre!
14 Jan 08
Started testing the cables right out of the box as you suggested
without any burning in.
The first things I notice are the good control of low and an overall
good focus of the speaker cables, and they seem fast.
The interconnects seem to emphasize mid range a little more than the
rest of the spectrum. This is not a critism however, as I personally
prefer this. Very relaxed, enjoyable sounding,
By the way, I am not sure if this is a psychological thing because of
the stiff surroundings of the cables, but I feel like they are
exceptionally clean sounding.
I haven't evaluated the soundstage yet, I will give some time for
Even after a few hours of burn-in, I feel like I will be impressed
with the cables. I will write you more details later.
24 Dec 07
Just letting you know that my cables arrived safely, yesterday (Sunday)
thanks to Australia Post’s extra deliveries for Christmas.
Wow! They are stiff! I was expecting them to be stiff, but not quite as
stiff as they are. However, that was not a problem, as I decided that I
was going to take as much time as required to get them in place correctly.
After about an hour and a half, I had my system replumbed and ready to
go again. Early into the exercise, I realized that it is more like a
job, than a cabling exercise, carefully moulding the copper pipes into
I have to be honest and say that having ordered my new cables, I was a
worried that they may not be as good as what I had, as my system was really
singing, or so I thought. However, I thought that with the 45 day money
guarantee, I couldn’t go wrong.
Well, straight out of the bag, I think they are performing better than my
Chord cable and interconnects, and after about 12 hours or so of use, they
are continuing to improve. This is in conjunction with the fact that I am
running in a new pair of monoblocs.
Initial thoughts are:
No background noise (this is not new for me, as I didn’t have any before)
Very musical (you are so correct about not turning on, or you’ll be late)
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, and that 2008 is a great year for you.
PS. You can probably hear my music and see my smile from Adelaide!!
(Yes, I can hear his music when I turn mine down a
touch....but I can imagine the smile :-).....King
White interconnects - Excellent. The
installation / some 5-10 minutes / NO PROBLEM. This cable isn´t stiff. Bent
cable keeps position.
Sound is very comfortable for me. I´m very
I´d like to buy Yellow interconnects + Gold speaker
16 Nov 07
I'm absolutely impressed!! The cables arrived today. I wait longer
for the inland shipments!? This is gonna be a musical or "totally musical"
weekend. I let you know my first impressions as soon as possible.......
7 Nov 07
My music just sounds right now. I won't get into
superlative descriptives. It has all been said before about these cables.
I didn't believe I would hear as big a difference as I have but I was
secretly hoping, and am really happy with the result.
In a perfect world you would get a set of these speaker cables with every
sound system sold. There signal honesty should be the minimum
compulsory for all to enjoy who love music.
I had been disappointed with the sound of my system up until purchasing
these cables and wondered why my gear never sounded the way it should.
These cables have given my system synergy so that now I know I'm getting
the sound I paid for.
Thanks for making great cables at real world prices.
7 Nov 07
Awesome is all I can say.
Your ears know when the sound is right.
Thanks I now have the magic in my system that I knew it was capable
In actual fact i think the cables are higher res than my source
Hope you hang around for a while as one day I would like to get your
interconnects as well.
PowerAmp: Nad C272
PreAmp: Nad C162
CDPlayer: Cyrus CD6s
Speakers: Modified Magneplanar 1.6qrs
Intconnects: Tara Labs Spectrum 2A, Prism 500
SpkrCab: TMC Gold Reference single run
6 Nov 07
Cables arrived last night, ... plugged 'em in and started grinning.
Have to go now ... I have 3,547 CDs to work my way through.
P.S. .. I'll be back when I get my turntable wired up for balanced
3 Oct 07
I really like your cables and with the one you are sending me I
will have 12 pairs of your interconnects in two of my systems.
I don't think there are better cables out there (I mean I cannot
afford to try a US$15000 Tara cables, but it is just ridiculous..)
16 Spet 07
to let you know I have connected the blue cable and the results
are fantastic clarity with the picture both on DVD
16 Sept 07
Great customer service, but more importantly,
super products. Have both RCA and XLR and love 'em. Super-accurate,
and super-quiet, and at a very competitive price.
30 Aug 07
Just want to let you know that i just bought two stereo pairs of TMC
0,5 m. from your shop through another person who placed an order for us
both. I really enjoy the cables and it won't be the last time I buy from
you. Didn't buy the jumpers though. But I probably will later on.
28 Aug 07
Your cables are awesome!
They form some very interesting sculptures behind
my equipment rack.
Ever so grateful that you make cables one can afford!
28 Aug 07
Thank you very much.
BTW – I’m ordering these cables based on a trusted friend’s advice who
said that your Yellow Label annihilated some Cardas Golden Reference in a
head to head comparison. “Especially in the mids” were his words.
25 Aug 07
I dont know why the reviews for these cables on this site have been few
and far between recently (Note from King: he is
trying to post a review of TMC at the audioreview....) as
they remain an outstanding 'price no object' option. They are neutral
(very revealing of source variations) and extremely quiet (ie no hiss) .
Accordingly they are capable of making a hi fi sound more like an
ensemble...they let the detail through with an outstanding 3d quality and
spaciousness crucial to more closely replicating live music. I have
recently switched my entire cabling system to TMC from a much more
expensive audioquest/acoustic zen combination and as per earlier audio
industry reviewers of TMC I have settled on this as it provides
the most satisfying presentation I have ever experienced from my sytem .
Audiophoolery is of course a subjective pursuit but the parameters that
generally matter to the music lover and the audiophile are nailed by a tmc
system. Youre welcome to check out my review on the Gold speaker cabling
and the new tmc blue 75ohm dedicated digital cable in the Gold review
section. I am not affiliated with TMC....I dont write reviews that are not
part of my professional life because of time pressure.... this is written
because a small company is providing an outstanding product at an
excellent price which is devoid of the usual advertising mark up.
neutral, absolutely silent background,soundstaging masters
Not expensive enough
6 AUG 07
The 'black over red' cables looked good on your website. The 'black over
gold' looks even more fabulous (Note from King:
'black over gold jacket will be the new dress for our Gold Label Reference
Speaker Cable from now...new photos coming soon...)...too
bad they tend to be mostly hidden when installed. Nice to know that I am
one of the first few to have these new colored ones.
I will be happy to provide my thoughts and experiences with these cables
once these have been fully burned in, and to tell all my music friends about
it. My entire system is now fitted with the TMCs that I had ordered last
Upon installation, the treble was very solid and clear, with a
virtually black background. But there was almost no bass and the
midrange was average sounding . After 5 hours, the bass has now appeared
with weight and authority, and is well balanced with the rest of the sound.
Similar too with the midrange.
All of this is common with what others have said about the cables.
However, what is surprising is that I am noticing all these on my ancient
18-year old, harsh sounding budget speakers. When I finally upgrade to
a decent pair of speakers in a few months time, the cables would have been
well cooked by then...I can only imagine how good they will sound :)
Thanks again and best regards,
Name: Tuck Lim
PowerAmp: HK Citation 7.1 / NAD T973
PreAmp: NAD T163
Phono: Rega P1
CDPlayer: Yamaha CDR HD-1500
Speakers: Polk Audio Lsi-15
Intconnects: TMC Yellow Label
SpkrCab: TMC Gold Label
Date: 23 Jul 2007
Time: 11:48 AM
Fantastic cables. They are high quality cables that look
and sound good! The cables have given my system the imaging and
soundstage that I never knew existed. I'm now hearing instruments and
sound that I'd never heard before in my favourite cd's. I'm totally
enjoying my music now and I will not hesitate to recommend the TMC
cables to anyone looking for good quality cables.
Received Cables today thank you.
Had a quick listen hooking up "White" from a DVD player to Denon
and wow, much clarity on CD. Will hook all up to Elektra system
over the week-end
where they were purchased for.
I will let you know my thoughts after a good listen in due course. (May
to buy another cable for the secondary Denon system) Damn
Thanks for the prompt service!
I received my 1.5-meter pair of XLR/XLR Truly Balanced interconnects
on June 13, 2007. I immediately installed them into my music system, and
was pleased with the great sound that I heard. Thanks again for
this wonderful cable. I do not have a digital
camera to show the interconnects in my system. But, please envision 4
green umbilical cords between my Pass Lab
X-1 preamp and my X-250 power amp (a thing of beauty)! Also imagine my
beaming face when playing my music system.
Just to let you know that the cables are great.
They've added a new musical dimension to my setup.
I'll be keeping your cables. I've had them plugged in
for the last 2 weeks and went back to my old cables. I ultimately preffered
the sound of yours. They sound sweeter and less fatiguing that's for sure.
When I initially purchased your cables, I intended to
connect the Trenner & Friedl speakers to a Van Alstine hybrid
pre-amp/power amp combo; a Rotel DVD player and a Van Alstine tube DAC.
I've made changes.
Burning in the White Label cables required a week, or
so.The improvement was clear. But it was not until I purchased and
installed the Yellow Lable interconnects and Speaker Cables that the old
system began to "sing". the Yellow Lablr cables required twice as much
burn-in as the White Labels. After which time, they offered impressive
detail, more bass and percussion was well... percussive!
The Speaker Cables were relatively unimpressive, at
first; neither detracting from nor adding anything to the elements of the
audiochan that preceded them. But, over time, these speaker cables
gradually revealed more and more of the detail and dynamics the old
speaker cables had been filtering out of the system: bass was more
profound, purcussion had still greater impact, highs soared without being
shrill, massed voices (The Persuasions) became a group of individual
voices and the sound stage opened and deepened.
Many years ago, I'd purchased and experimented with
Monster, Kimber and Audioquest cables and interconnects and convinced
myself they added negligible, if any, improvement. More recently, I'd
experimented with Siltech and other cables and found that the cost didn't
justify the improvement they sometimes offered.
Your cables, very simply offered a palpable
improvement, against a background of absolute silence, to both systems I
used them in, at a cost I could live with. I will be ordering
additional White Lable interconnects for use between my tuner and DVD
player, and integrated amplifier. My Yellow Label cables have found a
new home in a friends system.
I will be taking a set of balanced leads to my brother
in-law next weekend to try on his system. You never know. Still can’t
believe the difference in top, mid and base TMC balanced cables have made to
my listening system. When I save a bit more you will get another call
for my home ent system.
Happy New Year to you too. Straight away I
noticed a smoother but slightly more detailed sound with them. There
was a certain part of a certain track that I always found a piercing with my
old cables and the new ones have at least partially cured that, that was my
intial test. I'm going to give my system a more serious listen to this week
with the new cables and i'll let you know the overall conclusions. So far so
good with the cables, thank you.
What can I say but THANK YOU. Just connected the leads
and can not believe the difference they have made. FANTASTIC!!
So I have placed another order for another set of the
same. (XLR/XLR Truly Balanced Interconnects)
Once again thanks
This is to confirm that I recd the cables today. The
delay is from Custom's side in Bangalore. Actually it has arrived Bangalore
FGN PO from Mumbai on 13th itself.
Since my office is close to my residence, I couldn't
wait till evening for trying the cable. During lunch time, went home &
just hooked up the int connects & played for 5-10 minutes. I could make out
the immediate difference in sound quality. What diff you ask? "your
cables are not just cables they are MUSIC CABLE". I'm yet to hookup
the speaker wire & jumpers & 've to carry out burning in for some time for
the critical listening. Though ICs are stiff, I didn't find absolutely any
problem in connecting them.
Probably in another 2-3 days I'll give you the
feedback. I may feel like upgrading my whole electronics :-). I'll post my
excellent opinion & recommend your cables to all audiophiles.
I'll revert back to you soon. As I had mentioned,
kindly work on power cords also.
King, thanks for all your support & understanding.
I received the shipment yesterday, and have the Music Cables installed now
(Holy Stiffness Batman! lol). They sound awesome, and I will be back
in the future for more of your cables as I continue to refine my setup.
Happy Holidays and New Year,
Well King you did say I would hear the difference
‘right out of the box’ and I did – however not necessarily for the better,
with my initial impression being that the base was out of control. Having
read reviews by various customers I persisted and ‘burnt’ in the cables over
a period of 25+ hours before really listening to them.
After two weeks with the TMC’s connected, my partner and I decided to change
back to our original setup to see how we would be affected. The plan being
to listen to them for one week before changing back to the TMC’s for a final
week and drawing our conclusions.
After just three days we were back to the TMC’s with my partner, whom
has never understood my need to spend large amounts of money of HiFi,
admitting they did sound better. The very next day I walked in on
my partner, in our lounge, in full flight, conducting Beethoven’s 8th
Symphony ‘Ode To Joy’, totally caught up in the performance and totally
oblivious to my presents, as a smile crept across my face.
I have always said and still say to this day that vinyl is superior to
CD, but believe CD will always win in the end because of its mobility and
ease of care in comparison to vinyl. Vinyl however delivers so much more, a
three dimensional, rich, fuller sound and I make the same comparison between
TMC cables and my original setup.
‘The Moon’ (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – THE SWELL SEASON) sounds
so honest with an edge, a rawness that is much more engaging. The resonance
of the cello in ‘Wish you were here’ – remix (Bliss – QUIET LETTERS)
moves right through me and ‘We Come 1’ (Faithless – OUTROSPECTIVE)
takes your heartbeat through the roof.
I’m sure some people will not hear, or should I say ‘feel’, the
difference but it’s there and it’s worth every cent. We have over time
gotten used to a sterile, clinical sound and as some would say ‘can no
longer hear the music’. The music TMC allows though is both believable
and engaging, so much so that listeners may well find themselves dancing or,
God forbid it, singing along with the music, for all they are worth.
My final words – I will not be returning them – anyone need two sets of
second hand interconnect and a pair speaker cables?
Thanks, Steve Wilson (Sydney Australia)
Cables (original set up):
• Van del Hul M.C D 102 MK III Hybrid interconnect
• Nodost Flatline Gold MkII, bi-wireable speaker cables
• Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista Super 3D CD player
• Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 300 Integrated amplifier
• Sonus Faber Grand Piano Domus floor standing loud speakers
I guess that the cables have burned in about 30 hours.
I would like to express my impressions with you before my ear-brain forgets
my original sound.
I connected 1 mt TMC XLR/XLR digital green from
Accustic Arts transport to Kora Hermes 24/192 DAC and 1 meters of TMC
White Label RCA/RCA interconnect from DAC to A Consulting Silver Rock
passive transformer pre. A pair of 2,5 meters long TMC Yellow Label RCA
interconnects are plugged in to pre through Audio Note Quest Silver
A pair of TMC Gold Label Reference loudspeaker cable
is connected from power amps to mid and treble units of Avantgarde Unos
separately and a tail is connected from mid unit to bass unit. In other
terms bass is connected via midrange bridge due to bass cable was short to
connect from amplifier directly. I am expecting another pair of 100 cms long
cable to make a direct three wire connection from amplifier to
bass/mid/treble units as I used to.
I have been using my own design of digital and
interconnect cables at my system which are I believe state of art design.
Two pairs of them took almost a year to complete. They are air dielectric,
triple shielded, combination of 2 strand of 0,1 and 2 strand of 0,01 mm
(thinner than human air) 0,9999 purity of Swiss silver, very difficult to
construct and impossible to solder without using a crimp. Besides, all the
cabling are AC polarized shielded and runs together with active shielding
unit of Synergistic Research. All cables are lying in sand filled thick tube
to eliminate ringing effect and mechanical distortions. Very simple version
one of that cable is communicated at the link below;
These cables outperformed so many good brands several
times so eventually stabilized at my own system.
My loudspeaker cables are Stealth Hybrid MTL
gold/silver/copper multi strands custom designed three wires for my set-up.
They are very natural sounding, full bodied but a not so much open, a bit
dark and less airy compared to Stealth Ultimate Ribbons. I preferred them to
UR due to their neutrality.
I connected TMC gold labels to my system as
described above and started listening.
What were immediately appearing were the
quietness, relaxation and inertia of the sound. It was similar to
the effect of adding a good AC filter to mains signal. I have to admit that
I never witnessed that any cable added such quietness to system before.
In my hi-end history, AC filters, room treatments, separate earth
(grounding), vibration absorbers etc brought such improvement but never
cables so far !!
Layering of soundstage, width and depth are
increased, small details at sound become more evident and distinctive.
Placements of elements of a trio an orchestra became much evident and
I wonder if that quietness is mainly or partly
the result of the perfect shielding method that you are using.
Besides above, mid bass and lower mids become fully
rich, tight and open. Lower octaves of every string-brass instruments or
vocals become much richer, natural and fully bodied. Upper and lower octaves
of bass were tight, rich and effortless.
Bass, mid bass, midrange authority and purity of TMC
Golds are awesome.
They carry out the listening pleasure to another
As a general description, from my point of view,
TMCs can be described as honest, authoritive, non-coloured,
non-artificial but a bit cold and a bit mechanical sounding cables.
Their characteristics are closer to German kind of sound compared to
English, Scandinavian or French sounds (in terms of electronics) or closer
to Wilson Audio Speakers compared to Italian made Sonus Faber speakers.
If I have to criticize them, the only thing I have to
say is the little-bit roll of at upper frequencies. Treble area of
TMC golds are may be the only short come. I am not sure this will be in
lesser degree after the completion of burning process. I wish interconnects
would also contain one or two strands of 0,01 mm thinnest silver which
should eliminate that short come. (Note from King: the musical
performance will improve with about 50 hours of burn in…full $$ back
guarantee…. J )
When I replaced the TMC XLR/XLR digital green
one with new blue one, sound became more open and richer. Treble section
shortcoming is partly eliminated. I will compare both of digitals and
let you know about my experiment in detail. (Note from King again:
TMC has been secretly evaluating the performance of our NEW 75 ohms STIFF
cabling for digital use. We have sent Mr. Atalay a single run of our XLR/XLR
made with our new 75 ohms cable, to obtain an independent customer’s
valuation under digital application. The blue XLR/XLR digital mentioned
above is our NEW 75 ohms XLR/XLR cable. TMC 75 ohms cablings (XLR/XLR and
RCA/RCA) will be available soon (early 2007) for all digital applications.)
I hope above report was honest, useful and
understandable for you. Please let me know if any point is not clean.
I will use all TMC cables at my system
eventually instead of my own cables but before hand, I will take and
recommend them to friends who will be interested in.
22 Oct 06
Email: skoust at vip.cybercity.dk
PowerAmp: Audia Flight 100
CDPlayer: Accuphace DP 65
Speakers: Vienna Acoustic Beethoven Concert Grand
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Date: 22 Oct 2006
Time: 12:34 PM
I can only say one thing about your cables: The best I have
EVER heard! No matter the price! I'll soon be needing more, and there's NO
doubt what I'll buy! I LOVE'EM!
30 Sept 06
The cables arrived yesterday.
I put the yellows in last night. I played for a couple of hours
then and again this morning.
I am trying not to listen critically until they have had a few more
hours. I am aiming to give them at least twenty hours before trying to make
However you cannot help but make mental notes.
Very good detail. Brushes on cymbals, guitar string plucks, close
microphones all coming out very clearly.
The ever so slight glare that was there with my silver
interconnects was tamed immediately.
Part of the reason I ordered your cables was something I read from the
designer of my cd player recommending copper over silver for his products.
I know from past cables that burn in is important for some components. I
have experienced turning the amp on one day and the whole system suddenly
Do you have any tips on cleaning contacts like speaker connections and
I have seen one site that recommends pure grain alcohol followed by a
swear of CAIGS ProGold.
I actually like the stiffness (as the actress said to the bishop).
The cables stand well clear of power cables. I see this as a good point.
Nice craftsmanship. Nice service.
I will write once I have sat down with my good ears on.
08 Sept 06
Crickeys, mate!! Its a beauty!
have run them in for 24 hours.
Awesome. The black spots are just so.....BLACK. Great soundstage and
channel separation, even with 40 year old recordings like the Rolling
Stones who were never well known for their production talents. And then I
put on Dark side of the moon.....SCARY! The chiming bells were
just "there". I am waiting for some more bass....I'm patient.
will indeed recommend your cables, and already have done so to the guy who
sells tube amps in Perth from whom I bought my handmade tube amp off in April..it weighs 27 kg.
Because it may be one thing having great
hardware, but without the cables, its a waste of dosh.
I already have premium
speaker cables from Van den Hul.
(Note from King: hope one day he will try our Gold Label.)
recall reviewers saying that the most important part of a sound system is
the speakers. That is nonsense I think - mine are just ordinary. But I
wouldn't mind upgrading to electrostatic one day.
am not an audiophile but a lawyer, and feel it not my place to provide a
testimonial. Maybe later, when I have put some thought into it.
My friend asked me to try his TMC cables that he bought from you
recently and I agreed reluctantly as I haven't heard of them even I
live in Australia. I hooked up the 4 speaker cables first ( biwired
AE-1 monitors ), they did look a bit odd sticking out everywhere as I
didn't want to bend them because they are not mine.
I always thought Michael Fremer from Stereophile was a wanker when he
could tell a good cartridge just by dropping it (gently) onto the
leading grooves of a LP. That's exactly what happened to me because I
could tell the difference when I dropped the stylus onto my LP after
changing to TMC speaker cables, which preciously I could not tell
even swapping around different cartridges ( Koetsu RWS, Shelter 501,
Benz Micro etc., I am a committed vinylist). Also, I could tell the
difference when brushing my stylus, sort of clearer.
Does the music sound different/better? you may ask. Yes, much better,
almost unbelievable for product at this price range. Strings and
brass are much cleaner, clearer and more real, whether they are solo
or mass. I put on Bruckner #9 on Decca SXL and the massive brass
section just came across very well layered, complex orchestral parts
were superbly reproduced. Minimalistic music like Bach violin
partitas on mono LP sounded much more like just one violin than
previously. String quartets are the hardest music to sound good on hi-
fi systems as you want to listen to individual instruments yet you
also want them to melt together, bad systems make them sound like
shit. For the same reason I seldom listen to them even on my fairly
good system, the TMC cables made Beethoven's late quartets sounded
much more coherent and thus more enjoyable, less tiring. Well done!!
I sequentially replaced the pre to power amp cables and tone arm to
pre amp cables with TMC (white) and the results were just
accumulative. I would say the improvement is more obvious than
changing from a Shelter 501 cartridge to a $3500 Koetsu. Or more
obvious than changing from a cheapo rega tone arm to a SME V which
what I use now.
BTW even my dusty CD player sounded better without a
TMC CD to preamp cable.
Sorry to be long winded and I will order a set from you as my friend
took them back already. : (
Keep up with the good work. Go Aussie.
(Note from King: Terry ended up wiring his entire
system with TMC's; and he is happy as Larry now!!)
(Thankyou kindly to his friend...whoever he
Yes of course I would be happy for you to post my
email to your website. Your cable is a minor miracle and I feel you
deserve positive recognition for not only your product but service also, especially at the realistic prices you charge.
Please consider seriously trying a power cord. They do
make a definate difference and as I say would be happy to buy a pair on
trial if you could fabricate them.
Lets know what you think,
The cables arrived safely this week. Thank you for the quick turnaround.
I would like to share my first impressions with you. Interestingly, the
first track I played was off a live recording and there is a short period of
silence once you hit play but before the music begins. I knew from the
second that something was dramatically different and had to double check
that the music was on - the silence was so total that the sense of
anticipation was greatly increased.
Once the music started, right away the treble was tamed and again became
part of the fabric of music. Not hashy and highlighted but delicate and
articulate. The music became so much more tonally correct and
Strings and horns once again sounded like real instruments with warmth
pleasing timbre instead of metallic clones of the real thing. The
their hardness and voices once again breathed from the
speakers rather than
barked at you.
The startling thing is how these feats were achieved while at the same time
producing more detail. I can only assume it is because of the dead
background from which the music emerges. It is a cliche, I know, to say
heard things not heard from my recordings before. But it is true. And not
subtle cues either that you must strain to hear, but rather the sound of
breathing, spit on a saxophone reed, creaking chairs in the recording
studio. The Wilsons are very revealing speakers and yet prior to
your cables, I had never heard these sounds from the recordings or perhaps
more correctly they had never registered with me before. They combine to
make the listening experience that much more believable. Listening to Joe
Henderson on solo saxophone is a stunning experience. I know the sound of
this instrument well, as I used to play it. Through the Wilsons, with the
TMC cable, you know that this is a brass instrument. Just the right balance
of bite and warmth. Similarly with the trumpet. Cymbals now sound like what
they are, not hashy, sibilant sources of distortion.
I have heard it said that if you don't like the sound of the Wilson Watt
Puppy 7 then blame something else in the chain, well I had'nt been happy
with the sound of mine, having tried Analysis Plus Golden Oval/Big Silver
Oval, Coincident TRS, Xindak, Crystal Cable, Zu Cable, JPS labs. Some of
these cables I've heard sound good in other systems especially the Analysis
Plus and Crystal but I think the silver content just tips the sound up over
the edge with the WP7.
Each brought something different to table while screwing up the sound
somewhere else. I can certainly understand those who malign the Wilson sound
as hard, bright and unforgiving as my setup has been all those in the past.
All I can say is Garbage In, Garbage Out. They are unforgiving speakers and
will punish you if you get the setup wrong, but get it right and the rewards
can be exhilarating.
A bit longwinded, I know, but i felt you deserved a full account of my
experience so far with your product. That they achieve what they do, and
what some of the competition has been unable to do even at multiples of the
TMC cables price, is a huge achievement and a testimony to your product.
PS I run the CD player, balanced directly into the amp so my setup is
completely wired with TMC, not counting the Transparent umbilical of course.
Also...no problem with the testimonial - you've got
a truly great product - just one listen - and the cables speak for
As we say up here in Canada...Take it easy, eh?
...i hope i said that right!
The TMC Gold Label Reference Speaker Cables
arrived today - complete with the Eichmann Bayonet connectors ready to go!
Of course, I had them delivered to the office and had to spend the afternoon
staring at them...and then, I had a late day followed by a night meeting -
but I raced home afterwards to get them installed. Spent a good hour moving
furniture and getting the new cables into the system (those bayonets sure
are a solid connection - I was a little worried about putting too much heft
behind them on the amp side...but the trick was to push in on the bayonets
with one hand while pushing out equally on the amp's binding posts with the
other hand until that solid "click" - once solidly connected - the sound was
And I know that they still need to burn in - but
after about an hour now, my initial impressions are: nice clean top
end...with nicely- tamed sibilance, smooth mids and nice, solid bass (I
even heard some rattles in the house that I've never heard rattle before)...very
nice presence and imaging! I will definitely let you know how things go!
And now the questions...
1. Could you provide a recommendation/quotation for a
pair of Yellow Label RCA Interconnects to use as jumpers between the pre-
and the amp sides of my NAD integrated amp (I would think that I need
something a little less than a .5 meters in length as the rca jacks are
essentially side-by-side on the rear of the amp);
2. In conjunction with #1 above, could you provide a
quotation for a
1 metre pair of White Label RCA Interconnects to run
from my new DAC to my integrated amp;
3. And, while I'm at it, could you provide a quotation
for a set (2
pairs) of TMC Speaker Jumpers (i think that I would
need the 8mm spades for my Paradigm Studio 60 v2's).
Of course, as last time, this would be shipped shipped
up to the great white north:
TMC 1.0M XLR cables
Great customer service, King! I really
appreciate your efforts. I was not anticipating anywhere near the sound
improvement that I got. The Classe CA-400 power amp now sounds even
more breathtaking. These have got to be the best cables on the
market for the money -- quite clearly the best value out there today.
I'm very glad I found out about you guys down under. ALL of my
interconnect cables are now TMC, and I , as they say, am loving
life. Thanks again guys. Your products ROCK.
I've tried to leave feedback a couple of times now, but
the page has some kind of error.
Your products truly rock -- regardless of price.
Oak Harbor, Washington
the cables arrived on Thursday, which is less than a
week from Australia to Germany. I am astonished.
The last 2 days I spent testing the cables. The
sound is clear and precise. The soundstage is far better than with my old
cables. To my mind the stiffness is not really a problem. So all in
all you offer a good and valuable product!
Please keep in contact
Best regards Michael
I have been letting the cables burn in for a while and I am pleased to say
that they have finally 'arrived'. The mid and high range clarity is
incredible. I have been hearing subtleties and trailing notes that I
had never heard before...encouraging me to listen to all my favourite
recordings one by one, even 40-50 year old Jazz and rock recordings :-) It's been a bit like a mini-rediscovery of all my favorite music.
Congratulations on a great product! I will surely be recommending
this to other music enthusiasts as well as adding to the testimonials and
reviews. In due time, when I upgrade my components I will be sure to come
back for interconnects.
Thanks and keep in touch,
Hi Mr. King!
I have now been listening to your yellow label cables. They cast a spell
Even though the are not probely broken in yet the difference is striking. The sound is habit-forming. The sound
compared to their predecessors smooth me down in a very reassuring
way: They sound so natural and musical, that you forget everything
about the perpetual hunt for details and nuances. You just enjoy the music.
The details and nuances are present any way. Suddenly I realized that the
soughing sound in the background are whiskers gently used on the side drum,
and later on another record I noticed yet a remarkable thing: In a certain
sentence I could actually distinct one word from another in a specific
recording, which up to now has been unintelligible. TMC Yellow Label are
some amazing cables!
In the light of this matchless experience I will now order some Gold
Label Reference Speaker Cables as well.
Michael A. Bank, Copenhagen, Denmark
Just wanted to let you know that I did pick up the cables a couple of days
ago and am letting them burn in for now....but already after 15+ hours of
listening I can feel the cables bring a sweet 'mellowness' and
cohesiveness back into the music. B&W speakers can tend to be just a wee
bit bright but these cables are doing a heck of a job with the mid and
high ranges, the low range is also now muddle free..prob a result of
bi-wiring...the cables and speakers are now a perfect pair :)
I had been relatively happy with my Tributaries Silver cables but realise
what I had been missing all this time...even 20 year old recordings now
have the rounded warmth to them that I thought was lost for good due to
So far, I am really impressed...if you didnt guess already...more later ;->
I bought these cables, TMC Gold Label
Reference Speaker Cables direct from the manufacturer.
I could go on and on about so many different
unbelievably good aspects of these cables but I think it's best to sum
them up as follows:
Good looking, very well made.
For the price, the hi-fi bargain of the
Their performance summed up in one sentence:
After throwing everything at them for weeks on end, 4 or 5 hours each
time, at varying volumes, including floors shaking, I have concluded that
these Speaker Cables are the most neutral I have yet to hear and
their biggest strength being they can not produce LISTENER FATIGUE.
Over all, I can recommend these speaker cables
unreservedly. They have everything going for them and nothing against
SOTA Jewel Turntable
Origin Live OL1 Tone Arm with structural
modification and Incognito rewire
Garrott Brothers Optim FGS cartridge
SOTA Reflex Clamp
ME 15 Pre Amp
ME 550 MK II Power Amp with High Cap upgrade
ALON IV Loudspeakers
Other Speaker Cables used, various Audioquest
Hi there King,
The cables arrived this morning.
They are a vast improvement over what I
I have only
listened to them for about 2 hours.
Leave it with me.
I will write a
detailed review for you so you can post it where ever you want.
I must say your service was excellent and I
thank you very much.
It was a pleasure dealing with you.
First thoughts musically - there's no
More to come.
I have now used your TMC cables with my other
hifi gear for a while and I have to admit that they sound... excellent.
I was afraid that they would sound too bright but that is not the case.
Everything sounds so smooth and now I also understand your "dead quiet
I think the price-quality ratio of these cables is beyond compare.
Hi King !
received my cables 3 days ago and have them played for about 15 hours and
I can hear a positive change. An great soundstage, with a very deep
bass and the all voices are very natural. I look forward to the
complete” burning-in time”. So far I´m very satisfied with your TMC
Cables arrived to day.
Now installed and WOW. Very nice.
TMC from SACD and CD to preamp and to power amp.
VERY musical, quiet, more information than ever.
I just wanted to touch base and let you know how the White interconnect is running in ,........Great it has opened up
considerably and has a wonderful black background for the music to emerge
from. It has about 30 hours on it now.
On another matter I was hoping you could give a price
for a .75 meter pr of TMC Yellow (RCA to XLR plug) for connection between my
ME pre amp and ME 850 power amp .
I am just now getting around to writing.....I received your balanced XLR
cables and replaced the "silver" cables I had in my system. I can't tell you
Sometimes I am hard pressed to "hear" a difference in my sound by changing
out hardware. I think I have such high end stuff that it just doesn't make
Well....I heard it, dynamic, open, clear.....I couldn't believe it,
I have your speaker cables, a few interconnects from you, but the XLR's
offered such a dramatic improvement I had to write. The balanced cables I
replaced run 6x more expensive than yours.....and yours beat their sound 10
It was astounding, almost like getting a NEW SYSTEM!!! Thanks!!!!!
First off, I'd just like to mention how extremely pleased I continue to
be with my Gold Label Reference speaker cables. I am using them to carry
frequencies above 60 Hz from my Odyssey Stratos power amp and Vienna
Acoustic Mozart mains & the sound is truly phenomenal! The shielding is
excellent, as well -- I live in a kind of RFI Hell (to the extent that
my old, unshielded speaker cables were actually picking up signals from an
extremely local FM transmitter; with the Gold Labels in place, however,
I hear is all the music I'm actually playing. I have a question about the
directionality of the cables, though.
The cables have arrived, I am amazed they
arrived so quickly. I am very happy and will order from you again.
Got the cables and immediately took them to our local
HIFI shop to test them. Really a quality product! Very clear and neutral.
The shop guys were quite impressed as well.
Thanks for a great cable and interconnects!
I'm loving the TMC Gold Label...!!!
As I expected these are FANTASTIC speaker cables.
I was very surprised by how much they improved on
the lower mids.. they have given my Linns much more body and warmth.
Detail is awesome and the imaging is very precise... I have noticed
the depth of the sound stage becoming deeper and more openly present as they
burn in.. The sweetness of the treble is possibly the most outstanding
Smoooooooth as silk! I've probably only got
30-40 hours on them so far, so I'm really looking forward to what the next
50 has to offer. I thought the flexibility of the Gold Label cables were a
benefit rather than a hinderance... I was able to EASILY manipulate the
cables to run straight down from the back of the speakers, then a 90 degree
turn to the skirting boards then another 90 degree turn to run behind the
television. You can't do THAT with other flexible cables without
sticky tape!!! :-)
Have you had any more thoughts regarding your
Anyway, Thanks again for the Gold Labels.. and we'll
speak again soon.
Hi there King,
Just a quick note to let you know how I got on with
the Yellow interconnect I ordered a couple of weeks back.
I had a listen to my favorite CD I tend to use as a
reference when trying out new equipment, A good twenty mins with my original
interconnects in place to let my ears settle in to the music, then I did the
swap to my NEW TMC Yellow interconnects.
Straight off the bat I was consumed by how much
richer and fuller the sound was across the range and settled in for a good
couple of hours of listening. Over the course of the first 15 to 20
minutes I noticed how much these cables changed in characteristics. Such an
amazing transformation over such a small period. The top end smoothed out
and become a much more subdued beast, no signs of distortion or coloration..
the cymbals I had become accustomed to with my old cables now became
much more a part of the music, no longer fighting for attention over the
brused snare and chimes, instead, creating a pleasant shimmer which added
balance and never encroached on the piano and vocals in the foreground. Bass
was much more rounded and delivered with more authority, the mid range was
transparent and realistic with vocals and wind instruments showing great
resolution to express texture and detail but was still able to poke you in
the ears with the delivery of percussion instruments such as toms and
The musicality of your cables are a perfect partner
to my Linn system, feeding every part of the signal the Tukans could ever
need to perform at their best, the Yellow interconnects present a massive
soundstage, amazing resolution with a real sense of rhythm and musicality.
Great product guys!
I will be placing an order for a set of Gold Label
speaker cables in the next few days.
(And he did...4 meter pair of TMC Gold Label...awaiting to up-grade to
our Truly External Bi Wire configuration later...)
I purchased a pair of your White Label ICs on a whim
from Audiogon and was very
impressed; I was even more impressed when I felt they allowed me to sell my
Acoustic Zen Silver Ref ICs. I have always wanted to see if the Yellow label
could match the Cardas and also have always wanted to upgrade my speaker
Presently using 2 white label pairs from TT to phono
pre-amp to pre-amp. Great detail with good lower end. DEAD QUIET.
I received my package today and let me just say "thank
Like many others, I thought that buying more expensive cables was like
throwing money away.
After having set up my 2-channel system with nothing but TMC cables, I
can honestly say that I notice a significant improvement in sound quality.
I'm not sure which cable(s) made the biggest difference(because I
bought so many different types), but what I am sure of is that buying
TMC cables was the best upgrade I've made to my audio system in a long
The shipping was fast, the response to my emails was incredibly fast,
and the product is clearly of the highest quality. You can bet that I will
be recommending your products to anyone who will listen.
13 May 05
i got the cable on wednesday. my friend tried it last
night he told me it's the best.... thank you
we think we may buy more from you because my friend told eveyone about
i'll order from you if they want it..
I did get a chance to hear them and there was a
for the better in quality between your cables
and some large gauge
stranded cable i have, so I am instantly impressed
with them. Good job.
i made my wife hear them and she totally could hear
I am now bi-wiring the Mirage M3si’s with 2 pairs
of TMC Gold Reference speaker cable and the results are outstanding.
Keep up the great work! Oh, you may certainly use my feedback on your
(Please see below as well..)
I recently had the great pleasure of
auditioning your Gold Label Reference speaker cables connected to my
Citation 7.1 amplifier and Mirage M3-si loudspeakers.
In one word: Astonishing! I was blown away…..I have been running
Audioquest speaker cables prior and I must say, there is no comparison.
The TMC cable brought the Mirage’s to life…..smooth mid range, silky top end
and outstanding weight and definition in the bass. I’ve owned MIT
MH-750, Audioquest Midnight, Transparent and Kimber Kable speaker cables and
none of them made such a noticeable improvement in my system. I’ve been
able to find another pair on the used market and will bi-wire the M3’s for
an even more improved performance! I will be writing an official review of
these cables on my website:
Keep up the great work!