Audioquest Dragon Interconnect Cable - RCA
This is a pair of cables with RCA plugs at all ends. Email for lengths not listed.
Not only is Dragon the best interconnect AudioQuest has ever made, it’s quite possibly the best the world has ever seen or heard.
With its ultimate combination of world-class materials and cutting-edge Noise-Dissipation technologies, Dragon comes as close as presently possible to AudioQuest’s sonic ideal — completely invisible cable. It features Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) conductors, ZERO-Tech, FEP Air-Tube insulation, Silver-Plated RF-Draining Barrels, and Level-7 Noise-Dissipation in which even the shield-drains are 100% PSS.
No expense has been spared, no detail neglected.
At once a direct descendent of critically acclaimed designs from our storied past and something completely and undeniably new, Dragon sets its predecessors on fire and blows away their ashes.
All Mythical Creature interconnects are available with custom-made RCA and XLR terminations.
Materials & Design
Signal-Conducting Metal: Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS)
RF-Draining Metal: Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS)
Geometry: ZERO-Tech (No Characteristic Impedance)
Dielectric: FEP Air-Tubes for minimal signal interference
Dielectric-Bias System: ◉ 72v DBS (RCA); ◉◉ Dual-72v DBS (XLR)
Level 7 Noise-Dissipation: PSS Drains + ZERO-Tech + 72v DBS + Carbon/Graphene Mesh-Network + Direction-Controlled
Plug Barrels: Silver-Plated RF-Draining
Plug Contacts: Hanging-Silver over Red-Copper
ZERO-Tech (No Characteristic Impedance) for Linear, Wide-Bandwidth Noise-Dissipation
The only way to avoid characteristic-impedance mismatch-effects between a cable and its attached source and load circuits is to prevent the cable from having a characteristic-impedance. ZERO-Tech succeeds by eliminating the electrostatic field between the cable’s high and low signal conductors, enabling linear (consistent octave to octave) Radio-Frequency (RF) Noise-Dissipation, and uncompressed transients. In order to preserve ZERO-Tech’s complete isolation between signal conductors, a Dual-72v DBS pack is included for XLR cables.
Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) Conductors
Solid conductors prevent electrical and magnetic strand-interaction. PSS Solid-Silver minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries and maximizes linear RF Noise-Dissipation.
FEP Air-Tube Dielectric
Positive conductors benefit from almost no contact between metal and its FEP insulation, which is notable for its superior dielectric constant and minimal signal interference. Negative conductors benefit from intentionally “lossy insulation” — no air and no FEP helps maximize the negative connection’s different job.
72v Dielectric-Bias System (DBS)
Insulation is also a dielectric that can act like a shunt-filter. Biasing minimizes dielectric-noise and linearizes the filter, significantly improving wide-bandwidth dissipation of induced RF noise.
Level 7 Noise-Dissipation:
PSS Drains + ZERO-Tech + 72v DBS + Carbon/Graphene Mesh-Network + Direction-Controlled
Radio-Frequency Noise from cellular, WiFi, and satellites is everywhere. AQ’s Level 7 Linear Noise-Dissipation includes a carbon & graphene resistive mesh-network, direction-controlled conductors, 72v DBS, and Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) drain wires, significantly minimizing RF Noise masking effects.
Hanging-Silver over Red-Copper Plugs
AudioQuest’s finest plugs feature superior Hanging-Silver (not tumbled) directly over extreme-purity Red Copper.
Silver-Plated RF-Draining Barrels
Grounded Silver-Plated Barrels maximize Noise-Dissipation by preventing a metal barrel from capacitively coupling RF to the conductors.