Black Dragon AES Digital Cable

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Black Dragon AES Digital Cable for all of your high end audio digital applications.

After many customer requests, we have developed this cable for your balanced digital applications.

It features true 110 ohm characteristics, several XLR connector options, Silver Plated Copper conductors and a fantastic sound!

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Quality You Can Trust

Most stock cables are made of poor, ultra-thin conductors with poor geometries, rubber jackets, and other issues that can limit the performance of your equipment.

Dragon Cables are handcrafted from quality materials in Moon Audio's headquarters in Cary, North Carolina. All of our cables are created with ultra pure, single-crystal silver and copper strands and engineered to provide the cleanest, most musical presentation. Our wire is void of impurities and crystalline boundaries, leaving nothing between you and your music.

Cable Design

The Black Dragon AES EBU Digital Cable is a 110ohm digital transmission cable. Some uses are to connect a CD Transport or computer's Pro Audio Card like a Lynx to an outboard digital to analog converter. Our AES/EBU cable utilizes 2 Silver Plated copper conductors with a Teflon jacket. It has both an aluminum foil shield as well as a 100% coverage braided shield.

AES Digital

AES/EBU interfaces utilize a symmetrical connection, most often with transformer isolation and an output impedance of 110 ohms. The signal-level of this interface is higher than in the consumer SPDIF (3...10 volts). Because AES/EBU digital audio signals are transmitted at high frequencies (around 6MHz), they need to be handled differently than standard analog audio lines. Commonly analog balanced cabling has various impedance ratings (typically 30 to 90 ohms) and exhibits poor digital transmission performance. The result is signal drop out and reduced cable lengths due to severe impedance mismatching (VSWR) between AES/EBU 110 ohm equipment. AES/EBU signal transmission work for a few tens of meters with a good cable. So while it is not recommended to use the analog equivalent in digital transmission it is possible to use a 110ohm cable in both analog and digital operation. While we are promoting this cable for Digital purposes, you can also use it in an Analog system.

RCA and SPDIF: Bridging the Gap

It is not recommended to use a 110ohm digital cabling with RCAs for an SPDIF connection and vice versa with the 75ohm SPDIF. The SPDIF cable only has 2 conductors and thus can not be used with XLRs. To make the conversion you need a Transformer to prevent issues with Jitter and Digital Errors. We recommend the Canare 75ohm to 110ohm BNC to XLR adapter.

Connector Options

Furutech FP-701M (G) - Male Gold XLRFurutech FP-701M (G) - Male Gold XLR

Furutech FP-701M (G) - Male Gold XLR

Furutech FP-702F (G) - Female Gold XLRFurutech FP-702F (G) - Female Gold XLR

Furutech FP-702F (G) - Female Gold XLR

DB-26 26-pin digital connectorDB-26 26-pin digital connector

DB-26 digital 26-pin connector

Furutech FP-601M (R) - Male Rhodium XLRFurutech FP-601M (R) - Male Rhodium XLR

Furutech FP-601M (R) - Male Rhodium XLR

Furutech FP-602F (R) - Female Rhodium XLRFurutech FP-602F (R) - Female Rhodium XLR

Furutech FP-602F (R) - Female Rhodium XLR

Black Dragon Sound Signature

The Black Dragon is warm and smooth with a musical presentation. Copper strands enhance the body, shape, and immediacy of the music. The detail and expansiveness of the Black Dragon make it a flexible fit where a broad range of musical genres are played. It can also improve bass frequencies on bass-light headphones.

The smooth, musical quality makes it a perfect fit for headphones that tend to sound a bit edgy or bright. Despite its warmth, the Black Dragon does not have a laid back, lush sound. It is much closer to neutral, making it a very natural sounding cable.

For more information on finding your signature sound, visit our Sound Signature Guide.

Black Dragon Sound Signature

Cable Design

Conductors
2 x AWG
Material
15-18% UP Silver Plated Copper
Construction
Varying Size Stranding
Solder
Cardas Silver Solder
Shielding
Foil, Braided Wire Shield
Jacket
Dark Gray Techflex

Features

Black Dragon
Format
Digital AES
Sound Signature
Warm
Break-In Time
40 Hours

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Huge Difference
Put these cables on my system and could not believe the improvement in clarity and the sound is so pure. Worth every penny.
June 26, 2019
Do your system a favor!!
The improvements in clarity, sound and staging were immediately apparent and have improved during the break in period.
June 13, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Affordable cable with a premium sound.
One would be hard pressed to find another digital cable as affordable as the Black Dragon and that also sounds this good. I am extremely happy with the sound compared to my previous cable and the sibilance that I always heard is now gone.
May 6, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Wow!
The Black Dragon AES Digital cable is simply phenomenal!

It enhances music both with motion and emotion!

Wow!.
April 14, 2017
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