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Silver Dragon Premium Cable for Audeze Headphones V3

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Moon Audio

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The Silver Dragon V3 Premium is our Top of the Line Headphone Cable for the Audeze headphones.  

It is a silver conductor based cable and it uses 4 x 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors.



PFO Writer's Choice Review by Michael Mercer - Dec. 2013


$445.00

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It can improve the listening enjoyment of the Audeze headphones and it has lots of detail, great energy, a fantastic soundstage with lots of air. It is a great candidate for warmer sounding headphones or planar magnetics like the Audeze LCD-2 or LCD-3. For the LCD-X or LCD-XC, we prefer the Black Dragon V2 Premium for Audeze but it depends on your music genre preferences.

This Premium cable is excellent for the Audeze headphones and it includes premium Furutech Rhodium Connectors to enhance the look, feel and listening pleasure of all your hifi music sessions. Higher grade Silver Solder is used and all connectors are treated.

The difference between the Standard Silver Dragon and the Premium Silver 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 terms of bring you closer to audio nirvana.

"The...Silver Dragon cables…brought me closer to the music…to what I hear in live performances...The air and separation of the musicians and instruments were more noticeable. Vocals became crisper and the transparency increased...I forgot about the cables and just enjoyed the music," Frank Iacone, Positive Feedback, Issue 73, May/June 2014

Moon Audio has improved the conductor properties on the Silver Dragon V3 Headphone Cable over the previous Version 2 as these conductors are free from impurities and have virtually no crystal boundaries. The conductors have almost no distortion compared to ordinary silver conductors. The previous version used 4 x 99.998% Ultra Pure Silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors. Therefore, we have stepped up the purity to the purist available by today's technology. The Silver Dragon Headphone Cable Version 3 (V3) uses 4 x 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors. 

Each conductor is made up of a special varying sized stranded geometry. The silver stranding's are mixed with Kevlar standing's to reinforce the conductor making it stronger overall and less prone to failure due to the harsh constant flexing that headphone cable experience.

Each conductor is encapsulated in a Teflon casing. The conductors are then surrounded by cotton and a thin layer of Aluminum Foil.

It is then protected by a 100% coverage silver plated copper secondary shield and placed in a polyethylene jacket for further protection. To improve it's flexibility, we are no longer using a Techflex jacketing as we did with our previous versions.

For the Silver Dragon V3 Premium version, we are using the Furutech FT-610 connector. Furutech’s beautifully finished, beautiful sounding CF-H800 connectors are the result of meticulous engineering and careful audition of various suitable materials. The FT-610 features an α (Alpha) phosphor bronze conductor and Nylon+Fiberglass 15% insulation for minimal impedance and a nonmagnetic stainless and carbon fiber finished main body and nonmagnetic stainless end ring for superior damping. The Pins are Nonmagnetic Rhodium-plated α (Alpha) Phosphor bronze conductors.

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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Drew's Recommendations

Need desktop amps that pair great with the LCD-3? Drew recommends:

April Music Eximus DP1 DAC

Bryston BHA-1 Balanced Headphone Amplifier 

Reviews

Great upgrade to stock Audeze LCD3 cableReview by Bob W.
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This Silver Dragon v3 cable basically gave me an entirely new set of headphone! I was stunned by the change from my stock Audeze LCD3 cables. Virtually everything got better. Much better imaging (bigger, more clearly defined in space), more detail without brightness, better sense of space around the instruments, more "bloom" and "air". Cymbals shimmer in an amazingly realistic fashion. I did notice a tonal shift - in my case a desirable one - it brought the recessed mids and upper mids up a bit. This is a personal taste issue and may not appeal to everyone. I was glad though that I did not lose the bass energy with this upgrade. If I could fine tune this rating, I'd give it 4.5 stars. There is perhaps just a bit of heft that might be there that isn't. But I could never go back to the stock cables after hearing these. Highly recommended! (Posted on 2/16/2017)
Very goodReview by Alexander T.
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Very good (Posted on 2/16/2017)
Great AdditionReview by Avner P.
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A truly musical cable and great addition to any owner of Audeze LCD family (Posted on 2/16/2017)
Fantastic upgrade to Audeze LCD003 standard cableReview by Jan-Olof O.
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I did not expect such incredible improvement from standard cable to Silver Dragon Premium Cable!
The price is high but it is well worth the upgrade! Excellent craftsmanship! About a week delivery time to Sweden with FedEx! (Posted on 2/16/2017)
Organic SoundReview by Jordan
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I had recently been in awe of my newly acquired LCD-XC.. but over the course of the first 2 weeks, I felt the sound could be improved. Along with the RHA DACAMP EQ capabilities, I figured I'd give a Moon Audio cable a try and decided on the Silver instead of the Black Dragon.

I don't think I will be needing a new set of headphones for a few years unless a newer closed back hits the market and can compete with LCD-XC and this cable.

One word describes this cable:

Organic

I cannot imagine a more complete and flawless sound than what this cable produces compared to the stock Audeze. I think Moon Audio could be commissioned to package their cables with the entire line of LCD headphones and people would pay for it as an additional option.

For nearly $500, it makes the LCD-XC sound like $1,000 more.

Very highly recommended! (Posted on 2/16/2017)
Excellent Once AgainReview by d
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Have now purchased both a black dragon and silver dragon for my LCD-XC and LCD-3 headphones, respectively.

Amazing build quality and excellent sound production along with top tier customer service will have me coming back to Moon Audio for all my future cable needs. (Posted on 3/17/2016)
Best aftermarket headphone cable!Review by James
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The silver dragon premium V3 is an amazing complement to the Audeze LCD-3 Fazor. After the burn-in period, the sound stage was much wider. The details are exceptional with the SD and

the bass is tighter and the mids and highs are beautifully rendered. If you need a headphone cable, don't get anything but the SD.

You will not be dissappointed. (Posted on 5/11/2015)
For Audeze - A must have!Review by James
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When I first purchased my pair of Audeze LCD-3, the sound quality was too dark for me. All the right sounds were in the headphone but it wasn't reproducing the imaging in a balanced way.

Enter, the Silver Dragon V3 which I recently purchased from Drew. Now the bottom is tighter, the midrange a little more forward, and the treble sings without a hint of simbilance.

If you have Audeze cans, especially the LCD-2 or LCD-3 like I do, this is a "must have" cable. Thank you, Moon Audio! (Posted on 4/5/2015)
Answer for Audeze Review by Mike the audiophile
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I was very impressed with the speed of the delivery to Singapore.

The cable itself is immaculately built especially the top notch Futurech connectors further accentuate the looks of both the cable and the headphones.
The cooking took several days and is still burning in even as l am writing. As claimed, it addressed several issues of the usually euphonic, albeit dark sounding American cans.

Bass was indeed cleaner, tighter, clearer, better defined, in other words. It goes without saying, details emerged out of a nearly perfect black background!
Missing was the murky, often dark, slightly depressing presentation - my pet peeve with the otherwise glorious sounding cans. Unfortunately, soundstage width wasn't as wide as l wanted, but if that's the inherent characteristic of Audeze drivers then l am not too disappointed. My only qualm is the curtailing of potent bass, I know you can't have your cake and eat it but if somehow Andrew can pull that last rabbit out of the hat then SD V3 would further pull itself way ahead of the competition.

Bottom line: a class leading cable with almost no competition in terms of sonics and build. But, you do have to pay a wee bit more. (Posted on 9/19/2014)
A cable that REALLY makes a difference!Review by David Bruce
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"A cable that REALLY makes a difference!"

I was never a big believer in the big improvements that upgrade cables supposedly made. Sure, I heard differences but they were basically steps sideways as opposed to upward.

However, the Silver Dragon V3 has made a significant improvement in the sound of my Audeze LCD-XC. Imaging and clarity are better, and everything is in more clear focus than with the stock cable. Music sounds more open and "breathes" more freely.

A special thanks to Drew for helping me select a cable best suited to my needs and musical tastes. (Posted on 6/3/2014)
Amazing...Review by Mark K
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The SD V3 is my 4th purchase from Drew... as always great service, fast turnaround and a great product. Amazing clean and clear sound quality. I am pairing with Audeze LCD-XC, ALO RxMK3B and iPhone 5s for long international travel.

I had been using the Beyerdynamic DT 1350 re-cabled with Blue Dragon V3 which i thought was also amazing. But now, this is really a HUGE step up with the Audeze. Agree with other reviewers... the ultimate enhancement for Audeze headphones. (Posted on 3/7/2014)
Audeze and The Dragon V.3Review by partman1969
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It was like lifting an opaque barrier between you and the sound. The new Silver Dragon V3 Premium Audeze headphone cable provides a cleaner top end and adds an airy quality that immediately improved the real "I'm there" feeling. Furutech hardware and construction are all top notch. A fantastic improvement to my LCD-2 headphones and I've only played them about 20 minutes. I'm sure it'll only get better as they burn-in. A++ !! (Posted on 1/28/2014)
A real amazing experience!Review by Dirk D.
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I didn't know what to expect from such an audio cable for my LCD-2's since I was already very happy with my LCD-2 setup. But I must say that everything I could have read is true: this Silver Dragon V3 Premium Audeze cable just give the Audeze's heir freedom! With the stock cable compared to this, the sound seems to be in/surrounded by mist. I love them even more thanks to a wonderful cable by Moon Audio, AMAZING! (Posted on 11/28/2013)
The sparkle I was missingReview by yetizero
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Ever since I got my LCD-2's I kind of felt that it was missing that extra sparkle on the high end coming from RS1i's my ears were accustomed to. They were missing that extra detail in crispness and width from soundstage. With these Silver Dragon Premium headphone cables, it's all that I've been craving and more. The low's are maintained if not tightened up. I agree with the previous reviewer, these should have been the cable that the Audeze came with. They really release these beasts to a fuller potential. (Posted on 9/10/2013)
Significant UpgradeReview by Adam S.
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I couldn't believe my ears....

This Silver Dragon V3 Premium Audeze cable is amazing right from the start. Much larger soundstage! Much more detail and imaging than the stock cable. All the while keeping the Audeze trademarked house sound. This is the ultimate enhancement for any Audeze headphones. This should be the OEM cable. If you aren't using this cable, you aren't getting the most from your Audezes'.
(Posted on 9/4/2013)

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