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Silver Dragon Cable for Audeze EL-8 Headphones

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Our flagship cable. The ultimate in clarity, resolution, and soundstage. 99.99998% pure silver. More details

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If you are looking to take your Audeze EL-8 headphones to the next level, look no further than the Silver Dragon Cable. The Silver Dragon will balance the warm tonality of the EL-8 by finding "lost" middle and high frequencies for added detail in your music. That feeling when you hear something in your favorite song that you've never noticed? That's the magic of the Silver Dragon. This cable will also provide a boost in instrument separation and a wider sense of soundstage while tightening the bass for more a controlled sound. It's a great cable for all genres, particularly classical, jazz, and other music with lots of nuance and instrumentation.

Our Silver Dragon cables feature 4 x 24.0 AWG Teflon-insulated stranded conductors using pure single crystallized UP-OCC silver with 7N purity 99.99998% for a clean and clear presentation that will allow your music to fully express itself. Get ready to fall in love with your audiophile headphones all over again!

Compatible with the Audeze EL-8.

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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.

Silver Dragon Sound Signature

Silver strands clarify instrument separation, increase soundstage, and find previously lost high and mid-frequency sounds. Transients appear more cohesive and the bass tighter for a more controlled sound. The detail and clarity of the Silver Dragon make it a perfect match for classical music and other genres with many nuanced instruments.

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

Silver Dragon Sound Signature

Silver Dragon and Audeze Headphones

Audeze headphones are made with planar magnetic drivers, giving them a warmer sound signature. This warmth makes them a strong match with a more neutral or analytical cable. The neutrality of the Silver Dragon will highlight the detail and enhance the clarity of LCD headphones without sacrificing their inherent warmer tones.

Audeze EL-8 connector

Audeze Headphone Connector

This cable features a proprietary 4-pin connector that is not featured on other headphones.

This cable is not compatible with the LCD-1, LCDi3, LCDi4, or full-size LCD series headphones.

Cable Design

The Silver Dragon Headphone Cable is our Top of the Line Headphone Cable. It is a silver conductor based cable and it uses 4 x 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver 24AWG Teflon insulated stranded conductors. It can improve the listening enjoyment of most high end headphones and it has lots of detail, great energy, a fantastic soundstage with lots of air.

This cable is specifically terminated with connectors for the Audeze EL-8 series of headphones. We also offer a DIY connector option for our crafty customers.

It is a great candidate for Darker Sounding headphones or headphones that have a bloated bottom end. For example, headphones such as the Sennheiser HD650 (a darker/warmer sounding can) or headphones like the Hifiman HE-500 and the Audeze EL-8, LCD-2 & LCD3, which are planar magnetic driver headphones and warmer sounding headphones. The Silver Dragon V3 will add detail and clarity to the top end and provide a cleaner more transparent sound. With closed headphones the Silver Dragon will tighten up the bottom end and control the bass better.

The Silver Dragon V3 is not a good choice for a thin sounding headphone like the AKG K701. Nor is it a good choice for a forward sounding headphone such as the Grado RS-1, which is very much like a studio monitor or an up close and personal sound. However, there are still folks out there that are detail freaks and want to push or tip things more forward so we have actually recabled both of these examples with the Silver Dragon V3. As Drew explains, it just depends on what you are trying to do and your affinity for sound. Lastly, the Silver Dragon V3 is also a good choice for a phone that has bloated bottom end like the Ultrasone Pro 900. It will tighten up the bass and make it more defined.

We have improved the Silver Dragons conductor's properties in this Version 3 cable as these conductors are free from impurities and have virtually no crystal boundaries. The conductors have almost no distortion compared to ordinary silver 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 cables 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.

A variety of connection options are available for your downstream connection such as the mini plug, RCA, XLR and a whole host of others. We custom build these in house to your connection specifications. The cable can be used in either a single ended or balanced design. The wire is soldered to a connectors using high quality Cardas silver solder.

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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.

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Cable Design

Conductors
4 x 24AWG
Material
99.99998% UP-OCC Silver
Construction
Varying Size Stranding
Solder
Cardas Silver Solder
Shielding
Aluminum Foil, Braided Wire Shield
Jacket
Silver Polyethylene
Format
Dual Entry (Y-type)
Connector

Features

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Application
Fullsize Headphone
Sound Signature
Analytical
Break-In Time
80 Hours

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Dragon Audio Cables are covered by a one-year limited warranty against material or manufacturing defects. For more information, visit our Warranty Terms page.

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