Silver Dragon Interconnect Cable V2
Price is for one pair of custom interconnects.
The Silver Dragon V2 is our "top of the line" interconnect.
"the...Silver Dragon V2. It’s a David in a world of Goliaths. It defies every expectation," Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, May 29, 2014.
With this version 2, we redesigned the geometry to take our interconnects to the next level. We still use an 8 wire braided geometry made up of solid core 99.999% pure silver 26AWG Teflon insulated wire, and we modified the braiding and added an external shield for added protection.
The braided geometry itself acts as a noise rejection barrier but we also added an iron curtain with the external shield. More often, our customers are using our cables on PC Hi-Fi systems and Pro Studios where noise is an issue which is the reason we added this shield. The shield also adds more durability to the cable for runs on a studio floor.
We chose the new WBT Nextgen WBT 0102Ag as our RCA connector termination option. We feel it is simply the best male RCA and above all others we have tested to date. It sounded the richest during our research and development, with very clean sound with no smear that some connectors can add to the sound quality. The best XLR termination we found is the Furutech FP-601 in rhodium finish! This was a hands down winner in all of our listening tests. There is nothing better at this price point as an XLR termination option.
We all know how the price of Silver has risen over the years, and thanks to the large amount of Silver we procured, we are still able to produce the Best Value Silver interconnect cables on the market. Because we sell direct and build our interconnects in house, there is no overwhelming mark up. You pay for Quality and Craftsmanship. We sees this as a "Win/Win" and we hope you'll give them a try and agree.
We recommend a 100 hour break-in time for the Silver Interconnects and about a 40 hour break-in for our Blue Dragon V2 Copper Interconnects.
Customer Reviews on the Silver Dragon:
"Drew, the interconnects sound great. The cables replaced a pair of Kimber Silverstreaks with WBT connectors. Right off the bat, the sound was much more relaxed, open at the top and bass was more extended and detailed.
At first, vocals were a bit harsh and had a bit of an echo, but the cables are still breaking in and this is now beginning to smooth out. (Actually, it's been my experience that silver cables take a while to break in and I had a similar experience with my Monarchy Audio pre-amp, which is all silver cable wired).
Right now, the cables are beginning to "disappear" as far as leaving a sonic signature, which is the absolute best thing a cable can do," Thanx, Ray.
"Drew, the silver dragon cables continue to improve. They are GREAT!
Now here is my problem: trying to describe the sound of audio equipment is similar to trying to describe the taste of wine, which people around here try to do a lot and in my opinion make fools of themselves in the process.
That having been said, to me the sound has an overall improved quality. It is less harsh, more detailed, less background noise and like that. Sorry I could not come up with anything more profound; however, you may feel free to use me as a reference in the future," Thanks, Peter.
"I was pleasantly surprised at the level of resolution that these relatively inexpensive interconnects were capable of. They replaced a set of Creative Cable Concepts 3.0M-C interconnects, which I felt had the right balance for the D/A converter to line stage run in my system.
I have listened to perhaps 10 other interconnects in that position before settling on the CCCs. The Silver Dragons had all of the frequency extension and harmonic richness of the CCC with an additional level of musical detail," Kevin Carter, K&K Audio.
My components took many years to assemble, But there was something missing.There seemed to be a transparent layer of cheese cloth between the music and myself.That filter has been erased in one moment of bliss.The silver Dragon has roared new life in my music and it's delivery system ,from source to speaker to me.Golden Mids. Silver clean and light Hi's . Bass that engulfs.
Pure delight from a not so mythical ,after all, DRAGON.So well made and the one component that was actually the missing link.
Thanks Drew and Nichole and say Hello to Martin,he has been most helpful.
The Silver Dragons are so silent, and not just the interconnects. This goes for all of the Silver Dragon cables. There's no noise. Combined with all the air separating the instruments and the insane clarity, details you may not have heard before in your music, you'll now be able to listen to. And many sounds you've slightly heard before comes even more in to focus. The separation of instruments and the air sorrounding them actually make every aspect of a song come to live, and you feel like you are listening to the whole song rather than a part of it.
Bass is more defined, and the soundstage is also bigger and wider. In fact, everything improves with these cables so there is no point in mentioning all of it. :)
Thanks Moon Audio!
The soundstage is wide and deep. I listen primarily to classical music so you're dealing with many instruments and sections of the orchestra. The V2 presents them with musical warmth but not at the expense of clarity and wonderful separation.
I could listen to them all day long without fatigue. I highly recommend these interconnects to anyone wanting a step up in musical enjoyment.
I was happy with my previous ic's which are a well regarded brand at about the same price. But, I wanted a bit more edge to the sound as I felt if was a bit too sweet. What I got was that plus more information (precision) and depth.
My lp rig still has a bit more crispness (for lack of a better word) but it is now a toss-up between the two. I am going to explore using a 3 mtr set to go from pre to amps. These are staying.
After 5 days burn-in with the Hagermand CD disc, I was able to due a quick A/B comparison.
Solid tight bass, non-exaggerated treble, a full midrange. Sound stage went beyond the R/L and slightly forward. Dead quiet. I heard things I had not in the performance or that were not as defined in the other cables. The other cables have had good press and they are no slouch.
These Silver Dragons are very good cables and are a stand-out. If you have an above average system, they are a killer. Well-made, flexible, moderately priced.
The voices are clear, mellow mid-range and a round bass. The separation of the instruments is distinct, 3d, and fills the room.
No listening fatigue--sweet sound in every way.
The construction is impressive, well-built. These are excellent interconnects.