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Dragon Cables for Focal Headphones

 

Upgrade Your Focal Headphones with Dragon Premium Cables


We at Moon Audio think Focal headphones are so special that we created dedicated Dragon Premium cables to go with them. Dragon Premium cables are a wonderful upgrade for your Focal headphones. When you are trying to squeeze out every last percentage point of performance, a Premium cable makes sense.  

With UP-OCC single-crystal silver or copper conductors with 7N purity 99.99998%, our Dragon Premium cables offer the same quality construction as our standard Dragon cables, but with some enhancements. Cardas Silver Solder is replaced with Mundorf 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 hi-fi music sessions.

Now, is there a night and day difference between the sound qualities of the standard Dragon cables and Dragon Premium cables? No. Is the Premium the best of the best? We think so.

Dragon Premium cables are designed exclusively for only the most créme de la créme headphones, where every last morsel of detail makes the difference in bringing you closer to the music.

In deciding between a Black Dragon Premium and Silver Dragon Premium, there are some rules of thumb.

The Black Dragon sound signature is the best match for Focal’s analytical, detailed, and resolute-sounding pure beryllium-based headphones. Copper conductors in the Black Dragon Premium headphone cable will lend a more musical quality to these headphones, enhancing depth and definition and smoothing out the top end without sacrificing detail.

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The Silver Dragon sound signature pairs well with Focal's warmer aluminum/magnesium-based headphones. Silver conductors in the Silver Dragon Premium headphone cable will provide detail and energy while tightening up the low end. Adding the Silver Dragon is the perfect way to add detail and top-end energy to the more neutral soundstage with enhanced room for your music to breathe.

However, rules are made to be broken. You might want to add even more warmth to a warm headphone, and might therefore opt to pair the Radiance, for example, with a Black Dragon Premium cable. To provide options, we created both Black and Silver Dragon Premium cables compatible with specific Focal headphones.


Black Dragon vs. Silver Dragon at a Glance

Black Dragon Silver Dragon

Key terms: Body and fullness; warm and musical

Key terms: Resolution and clarity; analytical and detailed

Adds bottom-end weight and smooths out the top end  without removing resolution or clarity

Tightens up the low end and adds top-end sizzle, but in a good way. Lots of resolution and sense of air to the music.

Provides an immersive and natural-sound and an "I'm there" feeling

Finds "lost" mids and highs; instrument separation and details

Pairs nicely with: Flat or forward-sounding headphones

Pairs nicely with: Warm and dark headphones

Listening style: "Get lost in the music"

Listening style: Analytical, critical

Conductors: 4 x 21.5 AWG Teflon-insulated stranded conductors using pure single crystallized UP-OCC copper with 7N purity 99.99998%

Conductors: 4 x 21.5AWG Teflon-insulated stranded conductors using pure single crystallized UP-OCC pure silver with 7N purity 99.99998%


Focal Utopia

We typically recommend the Black Dragon Premium for the Utopia 2020 headphones. While the Utopia does not have sharp issues to the top frequencies, it is a little on the forward side. The Black Dragon provides the right balance to the sound with more musicality to the top end without rolling off the detail and definition. It also reinforces the wonderful vocal midrange of these headphones and provides more weight to the bottom end. However, the Silver Dragon is a good choice for more analytical listeners who like to pick out every detail of their audio. It will really open up the soundstage and energy of the Utopia.

Meanwhile, we recommend the Silver Dragon Premium for the Utopia 2022 headphones. These headphones have a warmer sound signature and a smoother top end, so we enjoy the added sizzle and detail that the Silver Dragon provides. However, if you really want to warm up and enhance the low end on the Utopia 2022, the Black Dragon would be a good choice.

Our pick for the Focal Utopia 2020

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Our pick for the Focal Utopia 2022

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Focal Stellia

We typically recommend the Black Dragon Premium for the Stellia headphones. While the Stellia does not have sharp issues to the top frequencies, it is a little on the forward side. The Black Dragon provides the right balance to the sound with more musicality to the top end without rolling off the detail and definition. It also reinforces the wonderful vocal midrange of these headphones and provides more weight to the bottom end. However, the Silver Dragon is a good choice for more analytical listeners who like to pick out every detail of their audio. It will really open up the soundstage and energy of the Stellia.

Our pick for the Stellia

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Focal Clear Mg and Focal Clear Mg Professional

The Clear Mg is already a very detailed headphone, so we typically recommend a Black Dragon Premium cable to add warmth, musicality, and more bass impact. However, everyone hears differently. If you prefer a more analytical sound and love hearing details in your music, then the Silver Dragon Premium Cable pairing is perfect for you.

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Our pick for the Clear Mg and Clear Mg Pro

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Focal Radiance

The Radiance is on the warmer side compared to other Focal models. If you are looking to augment that warmth and musicality while adding more bass impact, the Black Dragon Premium is the right cable upgrade. The Silver Dragon Premium, on the other hand, will provide a nice counterbalance to the Radiance's warm sound. This cable will add detail and clarity and lend some top-end sizzle while opening up your music and expanding the soundstage. (Note: These cables are compatible with the Focal Radiance, Elegia, and Elear.)

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Our pick for the Radiance

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Focal Celestee

Because the Celestee has a neutral-warm sound, we recommend pairing it with a Silver Dragon Premium headphone cable for added top-end sizzle and extra detail and clarity. The Silver Dragon will open your music and expand the soundstage. However, there are no rules. A Black Dragon Premium cable is a great choice if you want to build on the Celestee's warmth and enhance body and fullness.

 

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Our pick for the Celestee

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Of course, not everything is black and white -- er, black and silver. We also make a Blue Dragon Premium headphone cable that is compatible with the Stellia, Celestee, Clear Mg, and the former Elegia and Elear headphones. The Blue Dragon is a neutral cable that will impart extra detail and clarity to your music without altering the sonic signature. We like to compare it to a cleaner for your eyeglass lenses.

(Compatible with the Stellia, Celestee & Clear Mg)

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(Compatible with the Stellia, Celestee & Clear Mg)

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