AudioQuest Mythical Creatures Speaker Cables – Dragon ZERO 72V DBS
With the introduction of the Mythical Creatures series of speaker cables, AudioQuest has pushed significantly beyond even its own very high standards.
The same team responsible for the groundbreaking new series of AudioQuest AC power cables—AudioQuest’s founder, William Low, and Director of Power Products, Garth Powell—has created what are simply the most transparent, get-out-of-the-way immersive speaker cables ever made. The Mythical Creatures series—ThunderBird, FireBird, and Dragon—are not merely an incremental evolution; their introduction represents a category advance in speaker cable design.
Building on a solid base of familiar AQ technologies, Garth and Bill specifically focused on addressing one of the most vexing issues plaguing speaker cable design: the mismatch between the amplifier’s source impedance and the speaker’s load impedance.
All previous attempts to address this issue chose to move the speaker cable’s characteristic impedance to a value closer to the nominal impedance of the speakers. All such attempts failed because a speaker’s impedance changes with frequency, and the amplifier’s output impedance is something else altogether.
By eliminating the Mythical Creatures speaker cable’s characteristic impedance, current compression and distortion of the signal (current) transient is significantly reduced. The result is dynamic contrast, transient response, and bass slam that are rendered seemingly without effort.
These new Mythical Creatures ZERO 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 BiWire cable assembly of unparalleled performance. ThunderBird, FireBird, and Dragon BASS cables incorporate our patented common-mode noise-rejection technology, yielding an audibly dramatic additional reason to BiWire when possible.
Whether AudioQuest’s new Mythical Creatures speaker cables are used as Full-Range or BiWire, the beautiful sonic result is the sound of your amplifier doing its job unmolested by either current compression or radio-frequency noise.
ZERO-Tech (No Defined Characteristic-Impedance) for Uncompressed Current Transfer and Linear Noise-Dissipation
All of our cables offer world-class performance and signal transmission, but ZERO-Tech’s unique capabilities make it the perfect choice for those seeking uncompressed sound. There should be not any fixed characteristic-impedance value as it may lead to mismatches between the attached source and a cable and it’s the only way to avoid the thing. It achieves this by wiping out communication between the protection and the link’s conductors empowering uncompressed current exchange. As transient current is unlimited, and RF Noise-Dissipation is linearized and You get uncompromised sound quality for your video game, your Blu-ray movies, or any other audio signal.
RF/ND-Tech (Patented Radio-Frequency Ground-Noise Dissipation) Minimizes Circuit Misbehavior by Cancelling Induced RF Noise
With a ground-breaking patented noise-rejection technology, AudioQuest products are a reliable way to protect your sound system. US Patent 8,988,168 is deployed on the ground path of all AudioQuest AC power cables and Niagara power products. It is also featured in all AudioQuest BASS speaker cables. The unique phase-cancelling array attracts RF energy away from the amplifier’s output. Bi-Wiring is an efficient way to get better sound quality for the same or less cost. With RF/ND Tech, the advantage of Bi-Wiring is even more dramatic. (Note: RF/ND-Tech is so effective it can compromise some low-level audio signals above 10kHz. Its use must be limited to dedicated Bass & Midrange cable applications only. Not recommended for Full-Range use).
Dragon Conductors: Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS)
AudioQuest’s most advanced cable in their ZERO series is designed to meet the demands of the most demanding audiophile. Featuring solid, high-purity silver conductors, advanced insulation materials and construction, and a precision-engineered geometry, this “hybrid” cable offers both astounding dynamics and a remarkably low level of distortion. The ultra-high purity Perfect-Surface Silver provides unprecedented clarity with dynamic contrast.
72v Dielectric-Bias System with Level-X Radio-Frequency Trap (DBS)
The AudioQuest Dragon is a large and imposing cable. In fact, it’s so big that it can be used to wrap around your entire living room, should you choose to do so. But don’t let its size fool you: these cables are not just for show. Between the 72v dielectric-bias system with level-X radio-frequency trap, all insulation is also a dielectric whose electrical properties affect the integrity of the signal. When the insulation is unbiased, dielectric-involvement (absorption and non-linear release of energy back into the signal flow) causes different amounts of time delay (phase shift) for different frequencies and energy levels. AudioQuest’s DBS system is the only one of its kind, and has been designed with a “clean power” technology to prevent RF interference. The DBS pack battery lasts about 10 years, and is even self-testing!
Carbon-Based Linearized Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
AudioQuest’s Carbon-Based Linearized Noise-Dissipation System (NDS) creates an ultra-high level of noise rejection, filtering RF interference before it can affect the audio signal. The result is pure, undistorted sound for your home theater system. This set of speaker cables is made with ElectraQuad QF3 (12.5% silver, 88.5% copper) conductors and comes with a Carbon-Based Linearized Noise-Dissipation System (NDS) which will make your speakers sound like their never before.
Bi-wiring is a great way to reduce distortion by keeping bass energy out of the treble cable. AudioQuest’s RF/ND-Tech attracts RF energy away from your amplifier’s output, ensuring that delicate upper frequencies can travel a less magnetically disturbed path. Bi-wiring your speakers can significantly reduce distortion because it prevents the bass energy from running through the same cable as treble frequencies. With AudioQuest’s RF/ND-Tech, you can shield your amplifier from RF interference! You may be wondering what Bi-Wiring is and why it’s so important for your music. With RF/ND-Tech, the advantage of Bi-Wiring is much more dramatic and BASS model cables are only for 10KHz and below. Dragon BASS cable is recommended with Dragon ZERO. ZERO Cables are the only cables that can create a resonance frequency that won’t muddy your sound. You’ll get the best sound by using a ZERO cable with another ZERO cable, or a single ZERO cable with AQ Bi-Wire jumpers.
Mythical Creature Cold-Welded Terminations
Creature cables are made with Cold-Welded AudioQuest Red Copper Spades and Bananas, and they’re submerged in a vat of pure silver. Plus, AudioQuest speaker breakouts and plug casings are not metal to avoid inducing RF Noise into the conductors.