Entreq Tellus II
Entreq Tellus II
Audiophile Grounding Box
NOTE: Entreq has severed ties with their US distributor. This has made acquiring their products more difficult. As a result, we have found an alternative that actually works equally well and often times better. Pranawire Ruby Grounding box - The Pranawire Ruby grounding box is an alternative to the Entreq. It has a lower price point than the Silver Tellus, but can only handle 2 components. In our listening tests, the standard Ruby performed as well as the Silver minimus and Silver Tellus. Pranawire also offers the Ruby Ground Plane with a Duelund silver CAST capacitor internally. This further enhances performance beyond the Silver minimus and Tellus.
About the Tellus II
The Tellus II consists of three separate chambers. The Left and Right chambers are two Silver Minimus'. The center chamber is actually a Silver Minimus and Atlantis Minimus combined.
It offers three dedicated ground points wich are totally isolated from one another. For further information about all the options, please take a look at the Poseidon. Tellus II work the same way. Together with the dedicated Eartha cables, K2 or Everest there will be a combonation that works for you.
Why an Entreq Grounding Box?
Because a proper clean ground is vital to actually realizing the potential performance of your audio system.
The Entreq Concept
The easiest way of thinking about the Entreq boxes is to literally consider them a box of "ground". made up of a controlled quantity of conductive materials known to absorb noise. This provides a far more consistent, reliable and potent grounding for your audio system than a grounding rod in your back yard (which you should have as well).
Think about it. Sink a grounding post into the earth and the precise make up of your soil, how wet it is and what other elements or pollutants it contains will all impact its effectiveness and nature as an electrical ground. So, as you can see, it’s not quite as simple as hammering a conductive rod into the ground. What Entreq has done is develop the best possible filler for their boxes, a mix that delivers consistent musical results despite its physical isolation from a physical earth ground. This is not a substitute for the main electrical ground on your system’s AC feed. It’s an addition, rather like a bypass cap, that improves the ground quality seen by the system rather than replacing the existing arrangement. It is also an essential first step in providing the best possible operating conditions for your system. Do not disconnect your main AC ground or you could create a dangerous and quite possibly lethal situation!
"...If you’ve got a clean ground, then the Entreq boxes will deliver a worthwhile upgrade on that arrangement. If you haven’t, then they represent the audio equivalent of a lifebelt thrown to a man adrift on the high seas. You may not have realized your system was drowning, but if that is all you’ve ever known..." - The Audio Beat
The Eartha Cables
Entreq has created an extensive range of dedicated Eartha cables. The properties of these cables have been painstakingly designed and constructed over many years,to offer a perfect match to their ground box's.They are constructed and maintain, very exacting parameters, while enabling specific & incrimental matching to each and every system they are employed within. With this in mind you will also find a wide range of connectors which allow you to attach & employ our grounding solution's in almost any conceivable scenario. Read more about your choice of Eartha cables.
Installing / Auditioning Entreq Grounding Boxes
Installing and auditioning the Entreq grounding products, like many tweaks will require patience and experimentation. Try to refrain from snap judgements as it takes a little time for changes in their cables and the box itself to settle in. For example, if you are trying the Copper vs. Silver Eartha cables, allow the cables to settle in overnight before making serious evaluations.
Note: Beware of mixing signal and chassis grounds from one component, as it most always muddies the waters. In most cases, working on the signal ground first (vs. chassis ground) is best.
Note: Where possible please ground digital & analogue cables to seperate ground points.
Where to start?
First, there’s no substitute in terms of cost effectiveness or benefit to the installation of a proper clean, dedicated ground. Used in conjunction with a dedicated AC line, this is the absolute baseline for optimized system performance.
We prefer working with signal grounds initially. The best place to start is with a Tellus. One standard Tellus with two copper Eartha cables costs only a little more than a Silver Minimus and Silver cable, and it’s a lot more effective overall. You can add a Minimus for your source component and extra cabling at a later date. However, if you have a serious system or you are serious about performance, then you should really head straight for the Silver Tellus, ideally with matching silver cables, and build from there. It might seem like an expensive option for what is essentially a ground, but its benefits are system wide, fundamental in nature and there’s no other way of achieving them.
Important Notes & Tips
- The Entreq grounding boxes not designed to replace the protective ground on your electrical mains!
- Where possible please ground digital & analogue cables to seperate ground points.
- Be carefull choice of the "Eartha" cables used with the Tellus grounding boxes are critical in obtaining their full potential in your system.
Call us at 303-653-6341 for a consultation and quote on the perfect Entreq grounding solution for your audio system.
Weight: 15 Kg
W 43cm - H 12cm - D 31cm
W 17" - H 4.75" - D 12.2"