Tchernov Cables

CKKeung

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Hello WBF brothers,
Please share your experience on Tchernov cables from Russia, particularly their top series of Reference, Reference mk2 and Ultimate.

There is no Tchernov dealers in Hong Kong but William, the Tchernov dealer in Singapore will bring some cables to visit a friend of mine in Jan 2019.

I want to have some knowledge on this brand before meeting him.
And I will share my views in WBF after the gathering too.

Thanks a lot!
 

CKKeung

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Thanks Tima!
 

CKKeung

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William Whey of Audio Sound (www.audiosound.biz )in Singapore visited my friend David 2 days ago with a bunch of Tchernov cables.

Here is David's audio system : Verity Audio Sarastro II ; MBL Corona preamp ; Emia Silver Autoformer True-balanced Remote Passive Preamp ; MBL Corona monoblocks ; Antipodes DX Server ; Lampizator Pacific DAC ; Clones Audio Switch ; Clones Audio PowerStation Deluxe LPS.

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Here are the Tchernov cables at the gathering :
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Basically they are Tchernov Ultimate xlr interconnect cables ; Ultimate speaker cables ; Ultimate powercords ; Reference usb cable.
 
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cmchan

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I have been enjoying the top Artisan Silver cables in my system. Very transparent and revealing. Tested the Tchernov Ultimate cables (interconnects and speaker cables) and experienced improvements in breadth and depth of soundstage, control and accuracy - in particular bass, and more engaging overall sound. We gradually swapped out the Tchernov to see where most impact experienced. To my ears - biggest improvement was the interconnect between Emia passive autoformer and MBL monoblocks, although each cable provided incremental benefits thereafter
 

CKKeung

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I have been enjoying the top Artisan Silver cables in my system. Very transparent and revealing. Tested the Tchernov Ultimate cables (interconnects and speaker cables) and experienced improvements in breadth and depth of soundstage, control and accuracy - in particular bass, and more engaging overall sound. We gradually swapped out the Tchernov to see where most impact experienced. To my ears - biggest improvement was the interconnect between Emia passive autoformer and MBL monoblocks, although each cable provided incremental benefits thereafter

Thanks David for your comments!
 
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Nemal1

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I use Artisan “Nth degree” interconnects in my system which are sounding excellent.
We’re you using the same or different cables in the range?
I used to use kimber select silver but the costs are becoming prohibitive on s range that’s barely ever changed.
 

cmchan

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I have the Artisan Silver Nth Degree with XLR Furutech plugs. They are really good for the price and were better in my system than both the Wireworld Platinum Eclipse and MIT Oracle interconnects.
 
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Nemal1

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Thanks for sharing. I’ll do some further research on your recommendations
 

Nemal1

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At which company is your aimed at. Not much evidence, just a sweeping statement. Please be a bit more specific
 
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JayT

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Just came across this thread, and wanted to add in something I wrote a couple of months back in my local forums.

Through the kindness of William at Audiosound, I was given the opportunity to try out Tchernov Cables.

I first heard it at a demo session with his Ground Zero speakers and a pair of Rockports, and being in the market for new speaker cables due to a change of set-up, he very kindly offered to home loan a pair of the Classic and Ultimate series speaker cables for me. Admittedly, the intrigue and sense of mystery of giving a try to cables made in Russia with cables pulled in Russia did add to my fervent curiosity.

So what did I hear after plugging them into my system, fronted by a pair of Marten Coltrane Tenors?

Now, this is not a "heard things I have never heard before" kind of experience, but instead I felt that I am hearing...more.

For example, on the track "Misty" by the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto trio, the decay of the piano notes, the tapping of the foot pedals, everything seemed to linger just a bit longer. I know that these parts of the track existed, but it become much more evident, without being too forward and fatiguing.

Another one of my findings was that it really could help in discerning component changes.

I was very lucky to have been able to try the CH Precision C1 DAC in my system, in place of a much older Weiss model. Before the Tchernov cables came in, I could tell that there was a difference in terms of the way the sound stage was being presented, but not much more. It left me wondering as to why the CH Precision was considered such a digital tour de force. However, that changed when the Tchernov cables came in. The layers and depth I heard in the various tracks with the introduction of these cables, allowed me to understand what the CH DAC was really capable of (might be the subject of a seperate post).

What about moving up from the Classic to the Ultimate? Unlike some brands where moving up the chain gives almost an entirely different sound signature, the main takeaway for me was that it opens up the sound even more, comparable to watching something on a 21 inch tv, to a 42 inch. I could live with either one happily.

In conclusion, to cut a long story short, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience with the Tchernov cables. If I put it into food terms, it enhances the entire experience like spices, rather than changing the original flavour by adding a new ingredient.

While I am still in the process of changing some components around, I do think that the Tchernov cables will be something that will be high up on my shortlist when I finalise my system. I do recommend giving William a ring if you want to know more (great and knowledgeable guy too) , and I hope I will be back for them in the future.
 

bmarq

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I have the Artisan Silver Nth Degree with XLR Furutech plugs. They are really good for the price and were better in my system than both the Wireworld Platinum Eclipse and MIT Oracle interconnects.
May I ask what speaker cables you are using for your Sarastros ? Also, if you have tried the Artisan Silver Speaker Cables. Your posts got me interested to try Artisan Silver and Tchernov Cables for my Verity’s as well.
 

cmchan

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May I ask what speaker cables you are using for your Sarastros ? Also, if you have tried the Artisan Silver Speaker Cables. Your posts got me interested to try Artisan Silver and Tchernov Cables for my Verity’s as well.
 

porselen

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Jay, i totally agree with your comment "hear more", the cables let you hear everything and with no harshness. It is all quiet. I have Tchernov all the way and for me its the best cables i have had and heard. Even the classic mk2 is a superb cable. I use both them and reference mk2.
 

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Today I was very suprised, tried Reference line RCA. Compare to very expensive Ansuz C2 it showed more body, bigger lows, it just did not focuse on details and transparency but on the right and more realistic tembre of instruments, just pure music without sounding hifi. I realy like them, very enjoyable experience.
 

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