Silver Dragon IEM Headphone Adapter Cable V1
The Silver Dragon IEM Headphone Adapter Cable V1 is an extension or adapter cable to go with your main Silver Dragon V1 IEM Headphone cable if extra length is needed or you need to change terminations on the amplifier end.
Adapter cables make it more versatile to do quick changes from one connection type to another. More and more connection types are becoming available, thus making this a great solution for hifi enthusiasts or "on the go" portable listening.
Like the Silver Dragon Headphone cable we uses the same coaxial design utilizing a 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver 26AWG center conductor for the positive leg. The center conductor uses the same Kevlar reinforcing as the other Dragon cables. The center conductor is wrapped concentrically by a 99.99998% UP-OCC silver plated single crystallized UP-OCC pure copper stranded 26AWG gauge conductor with 7N purity 99.99998%. Now that is a mouth full:)
The left and right signal cables run parallel to each other resulting in a very low inductance. Both signal jackets are polyethylene and the cable is extremely flexible yet very resilient and resistant to flex failure.
A variety of connection options are available for your downstream connection such as the mini plug, RCA, XLR and many others.
We custom build these in house to your connection specification. The cable can be used in either a single ended or balanced design. The wire is soldered to a connector using high quality Cardas silver solder.
I received the adapter in only a few days (shipped 2nd day air), and it looks great and performs well - quality all the way. Yes, I would have hoped it might be less expensive, but where else are you going to find custom made cables of this quality?
If you need a great adapter cable for that out-of-the-ordinary headphone / amp combination, this is a great solution.
Order it from overseas, its never an issue. Drew is very kind and supportive..
JH Audio sells several "vanilla" cables and also a cable with an iPhone remote+Mic module...but the remote cable was a noticeable downgrade in quality, as were several other cables I tried, including ones from Ultimate Ears and a set from China.
Another issue was that after a few cable swaps, it was very obvious that the actual 2-pin connection into the IEM's themselves was not designed for every other month swapping...
On another search for a good cable I came across the link on JH Audio's site to the silver dragon v1 iem headphone cables, and I found the solution in these adapters and the Moon Audio system.
Now I can leave my JH13's permanently cabled and simply switch out the moon audio iem adapter set, based on whether I am connecting to my Centrance HiFi-M8's balanced RSA output, my iPhone or Fiio 17 mini jack, etc.
I didn't realize it at the time of order either, but a recable with the Silver Dragon v1 iem headphone cable was a huge upgrade in sound quality over the stock (non iPhone, good quality) JHA cable. WOW!
If my CEntrance gets me 100 points better sound than a straight iPhone DAC, then the Moon Audio cable setup, even with the Mini XLR inline, gets me 30 to 50 extra points, Punchier bass and much better imaging.
Wow. I would add that I believe you really want a foot of cable or more for the adapter. A half foot puts the weight of the XLR's too close to the terminations, and that's too much too close.
Now, in addition to this, Drew also does custom stuff, so making me up a custom, high quality cable I can attach an iPhone mic control to is also in the cards.
If you spent over $1,000 on your cans or IEMs, you'd be crazy not to get a Moon Audio v1 iem headphone cable right now... For big audio improvement and fantastic flexibility...Seriously.
Well done, Drew
Love the IEM Silver Dragon wire's clarity and punch. The flexibly of this system is perfect for how I use my portable setups. The wire is not noisy and it is very flexible, two key items on my must have list in any cable.