Black Dragon Premium Cable for Focal Elear or Elegia headphones

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The Black Dragon Premium headphone cable is an excellent upgrade for your Focal Elear or Focal Elegia headphones.

The premium Black Dragon includes premium connectors that both look and sound amazing!

It is extremely smooth sounding with great low end and wonderful voicing.

It is extremely smooth sounding with great low end and wonderful voicing.

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Quality You Can Trust

Most stock headphone cables are made of poor, ultra-thin conductors that work as a bottleneck for sound. Poor geometries, no shielding, rubber jackets, and a whole host of other issues in OEM cables can limit the performance of the headphone driver in terms of clarity and definition.

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.

The Premium Difference

Premium Dragon Cables offer the same quality construction as the standard line, featuring UP-OCC 99.99998% pure conductors and matching cable designs with a few upgrades. Cardas Silver Solder is replaced with Mudorf MSolder SUPREME Silver-Gold mix at every connection point, and premium Furutech Rhodium connectors are included to enhance the look, feel and listening pleasure of all your hifi music sessions. When you are trying to squeeze out every last percentage point of performance, the Premium version makes sense. The Furutech Top Line connectors are quite simply the best made, and every point of signal saturation makes a difference.

Is there a night and day difference between the sound quality of the standard and premium? No. Is the Premium the best of the best? Yes. These cables are meant for cream-of-the-crop headphones where every detail makes a difference in bringing you closer to audio nirvana.

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.

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Cable Design

This cable is warmer in nature than our Silver Dragon Premium Elear V3 headphone cable. It is extremely smooth sounding with great low end and wonderful voicing. It is not a laid back lush or dark sounding cable.

It smooths out the top end making it a little less analytical and a little more natural sounding. It also adds bottom end weight to the lower frequencies and provides a fuller sound and wider soundstage. 

The difference between the standard Black Dragon and the Premium Black Dragon are the connectors used on the premium cables and a premium silver solder. We use a higher grade Silver Solder that is harder to work with in order to reduce signal deterioration at the solder Joint. The wire is identical.

When you are trying to squeeze out every last percentage point of performance, the Premium version makes the most sense. The Furutech Top Line connectors are quite simply the best made and every point of signal saturation will make a difference.

Is there a night and day difference between the sound quality of the standard and premium? No.

Is the Premium the best of the best? Yes. Our premium cables are meant for the "cream of the crop" headphones where every small improvement makes an audible improvement in terms of bringing you closer to "audio nirvana".

Most stock headphone cables are made of poor ultra thin conductors that work as a bottleneck for the sound but the Black Dragon V2 cable uses 4 x 21.5AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors using pure single crystallized UP-OCC pure copper with 7N purity 99.99998%. Yes, you will be able to hear and see the difference in our hand-crafted cables!

Each conductor is made up of a special varying size stranding geometry. The copper stranding is mixed with Kevlar stranding to reinforce the conductor. Making it stronger overall and less prone to failure due to the harsh constant flexing a headphone cable receives. The conductors are then surrounded by cotton and then a layer of Teflon tape. This V2 version is now also shielded and placed in a polyethylene jacket for further protection.

The wire is soldered to the connector with high-quality silver solder. The default 1/4" Plug is the new Furutech CF-763. Furutech's beautifully finished, beautiful sounding CF-763 connectors are the result of meticulous engineering and careful audition of various suitable materials. The CF-763 features an Nonmagnetic Rhodium-plated α (Alpha) phosphor bronze conductor and Fluoropolymer insulation for minimal impedance and a nonmagnetic stainless and carbon fiber finished housing for superior damping. 

For XLR connections there are 2 choices. The FP-601M(R) XLR which uses a Beryllium copper and phosphor bronze α (Alpha) Conductor: the body is a Copper alloy with PVDF Fluoropolymer insulation. The second choice is the top of the line CF-601M(R)XLR which utilizes an α (Alpha) Beryllium copper and phosphor bronze Rhodium-plated Conductor with Carbon fiber and nonmagnetic stainless steel housing. The Body is PVDF Fluoropolymer insulation with a Specially designed cable strain relief.

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Hack Your Headphones

Dragon Cables are an easy do-it-yourself upgrade to your favorite headphones with detachable cables. With a wide array of connection options, a plug-and-play cable is just a few clicks away.

We also offer custom headphone hacks for your hard-wired cans, like many Grado, Sennheiser or AKG headphones. For more information on custom headphone modifications, visit our Hack Your Headphones portal.


Press and Reviews

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Cable Design

Conductors
4 x 21.5AWG
Material
99.99998% UP-OCC Copper
Construction
Varying Size Stranding
Solder
Mudorf MSolder SUPREME Silver-Gold mix
Shielding
Aluminum Foil, Braided Wire Shield
Jacket
Black Polyethylene
Format
Dual Entry (Y-type)
Connector
3.5mm Locking

Features

Black Dragon
Application
Fullsize Headphone
Sound Signature
Warm & Musical
Break-In Time
40 Hours

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Black Dragons V2 and Focal Elears Rule the Day!
Excellent upgrade from the stock cable. Immediate improvements in warmth and detail are evident, as well as superior craftsmanship. A very worthwhile investment which will improve an already class-leading product. Highly recommended!
January 31, 2018
Nick K.
I bought the black dragon 10' cable on the reviews that I had read both at this web site and others. My other headphones were a Grado 325i, an Audeze EL-8 closed and a PSB M4U with a UPOCC cable fron Charleston cable. I added for the holiday's a Cavalli Carbon Amp and a Schitt Bifrost DAC. Then I sprung for a Focal Elear headphone. The DAC and AMP took my old headphones to a new level. The Elear definately Improved the sound. Since that purchase in November, Iburned in the Cavalli amp for over 140 hours as stated in the material I got from Alex Cavalli. The Elears got about 70 hours burn in time. I couldn't believe the difference that the black dragon cable upped the listening expeirence. I listen 70% to Tidal, whether on my PC, Apple Macbook Air, Ipad or Iphone, the diference is a big change. If I gave a percentage as a reference it is original equipment yo New Amp & DAC 15%. Elear a 15 to 20 % jump. the Burn in period to 150 hours 20%. the black dragon jumped ir another 25% in clarity, almost no distorsion at loud levels (for rock, metal alt.}. The vocals when listening to Mark Knofler's shangr-la album or Lisa Gerard singing "Sacrifice" or the Leonard Cohen tidal playlist (from
his youth to his last work} makes listening so much FUN! Thanx Moon Audio, your information was invaluable. Also the Elear /black dragon combo (with their cable) at my work table is phenomenal!

Now I'm saving for and LCD3, the Chord 2QTE DAC. If you are a subscriber to Tidal they rolled out
the MQA files this week and the combo with the balanced black dragon cable is SOOOOO GOOD!!!
February 16, 2017
Elear V2 balanced cable
This cable lifted a great amount of Veil away that the stock.cable version had. As good as the Elear is, it gets Better with a Black Dragon, higher more airy highs, lower cleaner bass, smooth mids. Highly Recommended..
February 16, 2017
Great improvements
Recommended cable for use with Focal Elear. I bought a balanced XLR 4 pin version. The music comes closes, the bass goes deeper and hits even harder, the soundstage is wider and, for me the most important improvement: The music flows more smoothly, but the details are still there. I like the look of the cable as well!
February 16, 2017
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