AudioQuest - Dragon Zero Bi-Wired Speaker Cables w/Carbon DBS (Pair)
AudioQuest - Dragon Zero Bi-wired Speaker Cables with Carbon DBS (Pair)
With the introduction of AudioQuest's Dragon Zero Bi-Wire speaker cables, AudioQuest has pushed significantly beyond even their own very high standards.
By eliminating the Dragon Zero Bi-Wire speaker cable’s characteristic impedance, current compression and distortion of the signal transient is significantly reduced. The result is dynamic contrast, transient response, and bass slam that are rendered seemingly without effort.
AudioQuest's Dragon Zero Bi-Wire speaker cables may be used in one of two ways: either as ideal Full-Range cables, or, in combination with a dedicated Bass cable, in a Bi-Wire cable assembly of unparalleled performance. Dragon Bass cables incorporate our patented common-mode noise-rejection technology, yielding an audibly dramatic additional reason to Bi-Wire when possible.
Whether AudioQuest’s Dragon Zero Bi-Wire speaker cables are used as Full-Range or Bi-Wire, the beautiful sonic result is the sound of your amplifier doing its job unmolested by either current compression or radio-frequency noise.
Perfect-Surface Technology applied to extreme-purity silver provides unprecedented clarity and dynamic contrast. Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) is AudioQuest's highest-quality metal. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of cable distortion. Extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Silver minimizes distortion caused by the grain boundaries that exist within any metal conductor, nearly eliminating harshness and greatly increasing clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N, and other coppers.
Though a cable’s ground leads are integral to a component’s signal transmission, they also act as an antenna. Thus, they are subject to induced Radio-Frequency (RF) noise. RF noise is a parasitic signal that is typically coupled directly into a system’s most sensitive audio/video circuits. AudioQuest’s RF-on-ground Noise-Dissipation (RF/ND-Tech) greatly reduces resulting distortion and signal masking, yielding unprecedented levels of Noise-Dissipation across the widest bandwidth of radio frequencies possible. AudioQuest’s unique circuit topology uses a common-mode phase-cancelling array, providing linear noise dissipation across the entire length of the cable.
Dragon Zero Bi-Wire speaker cables are Cold-Welded to AudioQuest’s extremely pure Red Copper Spades or Bananas. The bare copper is submerged in a vat of pure silver instead of being tumbled in a lower-grade solution. AudioQuest speaker breakouts and plug casings are not metal in order not to induce RF Noise into the conductors.
When possible, running separate cables to the treble and bass halves of a speaker significantly reduces distortion. Bi-Wiring keeps the large magnetic fields associated with bass energy out of the treble cable, allowing the delicate upper frequencies to travel a less magnetically disturbed path, like taking the waves out of the water when you swim. AudioQuest’s RF/ND-Tech attracts RF energy away from the amplifier’s output. When properly implemented, Bi-Wiring has always been a cost-effective way to get better performance for the same or less money. With RF/ND-Tech, the advantage of Bi-Wiring is much more dramatic.
Because RF/ND-Tech is so effective, Bass model cables are only for 10KHz and below; do not use a Bass cable full-range or on treble. Dragon Bass cable is ideal with Dragon Zero. A Bi-Wire Combo with Bass and Zero cables joined together at the amplifier is usually most convenient. When Tri-Wiring, use Bass cables on the Midrange and Bass inputs.
Caution: Do not Bi-Wire with two Zero cables. Zero cables in-parallel can create a very high-frequency resonant peak and resulting poor sound. Only use a Zero plus a Bass cable. Second best is a single Zero with AudioQuest Bi-Wire jumpers.
- Dragon Bi-Wiring
- 72v Dielectric-Bias System (DBS)
- Dragon Conductors: Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS)
- Carbon-Based Linearized Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
- Mythical Creature Cold-Welded Terminations
- Limited, Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty