Black Dragon Premium Cable for Focal Utopia Headphones V2

$425.00
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Black Dragon V2 Premium Focal Utopia headphone cable is an excellent upgrade for your Focal Utopia 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.

Dragon Audio Cables

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 (stock) 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 offices 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.

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

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.

Cable Design

This cable is warmer in nature than our Silver Dragon Premium Focal Utopia 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 each end and a harder-to-work-with higher silver yield solder. The wire is identical. 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 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. These cables are meant for the cream of the crop headphones where every little thing makes a difference in bringing you closer to audio nirvana.

Hear the Difference

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 Body is PVDF Fluoropolymer insulation with a Specially designed cable strain relief.

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Reviews

Black Dragon Premium Cable for Focal Utopia Headphones V2 Review - June 2017 by HiFi+

More Information
Designed to fit Focal

Specifications

Conductors
4 x 21.5AWG
Material
99.99998% UP-OCC Copper
Construction
Varying Size Stranding
Solder
Mudorf MSolder SUPREME Silver-Gold mix
Insulation
Cotton
Shielding
Aluminum Foil, Braided Wire Shield
Jacket
Black Polyethylene

Features

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

4.8 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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Game changer for the Utopia
This cable accomplished exactly what these headphones needed in my system. The factory supplied cable augmented their extended highs to a point of sounding ever so slightly shrill. They also had a tip up in the upper midrange that interrupted some of the natural warmth of voices. The bass, while deep, was soft and not as tight as I desire.

Enter the Black Dragon. The warmth returned the highs, while still extended in a wonderful way, were tamed. The bass is deep and tight and I am not even through break in.

This great headphone is now world class in my system. Associated gear includes a Holo Audio Spring 2 Dac through a NAD 50.2 streamer and an Audio Valve OTL tube amp. Wow....Moon Audio does it again. Thanks
July 13, 2019
Purchased
1 week ago
Improvement!
Better than the stock cable.
This should be the last step in your upgrade process.
Make sure you already have a great DAC, Amp, etc first..
“No ragrets” :-)
June 9, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
I have several cables for Utoipa headphones, but this is the one for Utopia. There might be other cables make sound better than this one of course, if your amplifying device is not THA3.. But I think this is the best for Utopia and THA3.
May 31, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Good but maybe not exceptional
It is very smooth, but maybe too much bass sometimes. Overall this combination of headphone and cable is very analytical, great with good recordings but really shows the limitations with sub par recordings.

The product is well made, but the cable is quite firm and shiny and does not always lay comfortably during use, which reduces comfort slightly.
May 8, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
A worthwhile upgrade though cable is rather stiff and will kink up if not coiled and stored properly.
SOUNDS VERY GOOD WITH A MORE DEFINITIVE BASS FROM STOCK CABLE AND EXTRA LONG CABLE MAKES WANDERING FROM BASE UNIT A BREEZE.
May 7, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Slower sounding than Stock Cable!
I think audiophiles should deem sound accuracy as top priority. I own numerous Silver Dragons and love them but found them sometimes to be a tad bright on lesser than stellar digital sources. The Focal Utopias are known to be slightly bright for some so I wanted give the Black Dragons a try. This cable is very nicely made and terminated. However, I found the bass not as tight and overall sound to be slightly laidback from the stock cable. It did not have the overall spark and speed compare to the stock. No doubt this would appeal to many "personal preference" listeners but not quite what I'm looking for.
October 11, 2018
Worth it
Like other reviews said, these warm up the utopia sound, esp in bass and mids and take it from good to transparently great. A huge improvement over the good stock cable.
February 1, 2018
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November 13, 2017
A beautifully crafted and sounding alternative cable to the one provided with the Focal Utopias.
October 2, 2017
Fantastic Product and Service
Music - and the pleasure of listening to well recorded pieces - has played a large part in my life. I have always been on the lookout for the medium that will provide me the best possible sound; and now, 'as a wizened old guy�, I think I have found my �utopian' medium. Yes, it is via the Focal Utopia headphones, coupled with the Black Dragon Premium Cable V2.

Have no doubt - the Focal Utopia headphones are outstanding in their own right! But, by adding the Black Dragons, my own listening experience has been taken to a superlative level - with greater warmth of sound, acute transparency and heightened instrument and voice delineation. This combination has �opened' my music to me; pieces I have listed to many, many times have somehow become �more alive� for me. The emotional engagement of my music is now, for me, palpable. Oh! The joy of the �purity of sound�!!

I would also like to add some comments about Moon Audio. Let me say at the outset, I only �discovered� Moon Audio in the last 12 months or so; and I have never met Drew or Nichole Baird and am unlikely ever to do so as I live in Australia. Sure, Moon Audio is in business to make a $. But I have a sense that their company means much more than that to them. While I love my music, I am - to say the least - �technically challenged� as to how to make this happen and I need the advice of understanding experts to guide me and to answer my basic queries (and, when I say basic I mean really, really basic!). Drew and Nichole and all at Moon Audio are the experts that this music lover needed to take my enjoyment to a new level.

I rarely write product or merchant reviews. I have made an exception here simply because I want to salute a top product and also the outstanding service I have experienced from Moon Audio.

Paul

Melbourne, Australia
April 25, 2017
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