Q-10 – Jeff
Hello, My name is Jeff. I am from Hollister, CA. I have spent thousands on cables for my system. I have been on a serious audio odyssey for the better part of 12 years. I have a friend that has a stereo store and receive advice from him frequently. I was first introduced to DH Labs cables when I purchased a pair of Tyler Acoustic speakers that had outboard crossovers. The speakers can be triwired and came with T-14 speaker cable from the crossovers to the speakers. I had heard that DH Labs was a good deal for the level of performance you received. However , it was still a cheaper cable and I was used to spending thousands on cables. I had a pair of JPS labs superconductor + biwire cables from the amp to the crossovers. For the most part, I was satisfied with the level of performance I was getting. One day I went to my friend’s store where he sold DH Labs products, and He was trying out some megabuck speaker cable that really sounded great( you would expect it to sound great for the money it cost). I noticed that he had a biwired pair of Q-10 speaker cable. I inquired about the Q-10 and remembered how well the T-14 had worked out in my own system. My friend told me that it was a good performer and was great value. I went home and looked up dh labs on the internet and read some of the reviews. One in particular spoke of comparing the Q-10 to a the JPS labs superconductor+ which was right up my alley. It spoke about how the Q-10 was more extended on the top and the superconductor + was rolled off in comparison. They said the JPS had a more impactful bottom octave. This was the only weakness I felt my system had. I had plenty bottom end but I needed more top end extension. I picked up the Q-10 and a run of T-14 so I could go full triwired. I returned home and put in the DH Labs cables. Ten minutes later I had extension I never heard before. The sound was live. I was amazed at the transformation. And what really amazed me was the bottom end wasn’t worse, it was better. Tighter and more solid. I have heard JPS in many systems and know how good it is. I still have other jps cables in my system. At least in my system, the Q-10 was exactly what I needed and for a ridiculous amount.