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 markup. You pay for quality and craftsmanship. We see this as a win-win and 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.
"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