Paul’s Reference Dragon ZERO Speaker Cables from AudioQuest are what we hand-selected from every possible choice to connect our BHK 300 Monoblocks to the Infinity IRS V in Music Room II. These speakers reveal every nuance—both bad and good. Nothing but the best for this room, and this cable proves it.
The final step in the audio chain between the electronics and the your ear is the all-important loudspeaker. It is a critical point in the chain of a stereo system and a position where loss or distortion can occur.
Only the most revealing of cables will do when it comes to reducing loudspeaker/amplifier interactions, and impedance mismatch, which can cause compression and a loss of life in the music. AudioQuest Dragon ZERO speaker cables feature the company’s ZERO Tech, which eliminates the speaker cable’s characteristic impedance, for uncompressed current transfer. The result is improved dynamic contrast, transient response, and bass slam. Music is rendered seemingly without effort.
This product qualifies for our risk free in-home trial in the continental United States when purchased directly from PS Audio. Break-in on AQ Cables may be required for optimal performance.
Dragon Solid Silver Conductors
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.
ZERO Tech (No Characteristic Impedance)
The integrity of any audio transient (instantaneous peak-to-peak voltage swing and current) delivered from a power amplifier to a loudspeaker has always been compromised. Whether the amplifier is valve or transistor, regardless of class of operation, the amplifier’s source impedance and loudspeaker’s load impedance are never critically matched. The speaker cable’s characteristic impedance is yet another culprit in a highly compromised non-linear electrical circuit. AudioQuest has always stated that all cables cause damage because the output is never as good as the input. However, by eliminating a speaker cable’s characteristic impedance, AQ’s ZERO Technology is an unprecedented step towards reducing that damage. The result is greater dynamic contrast, better audio transient response, and bass slam that are rendered seemingly without effort because the cable is not electrically restricting (strangling) the music.