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Pure Silver Series : Draco Flagship HiFi Audiophile IEM Earphone Cable (Jade Limited Edtion)<br /> <br /> Specifications<br /> <ul> <li>Material: Pure Silver</li> <li>Cores: 16 <br /> </li> <li>Material used in jack &amp; y-splitter: Jade<br />...

Penon Draco

Rating:
5/5,
  • Pure Silver Series : Draco Flagship HiFi Audiophile IEM Earphone Cable (Jade Limited Edtion)

    Specifications
    • Material: Pure Silver
    • Cores: 16
    • Material used in jack & y-splitter: Jade
    • Jack: Gold-Plated (2.5mm Balanced or 3.5mm Single Ended)
    • Weight: 49g

Recent Reviews

  1. audio123
    Penon Draco - Grandiose Silver
    Written by audio123
    Published Mar 19, 2019
    5.0/5,
    Pros - Big sound, Improved details, Holographic soundstage, Visually attractive, Soft & supple despite 16 cores
    Cons - Might be too thick for some
    Introduction

    I would like to thank Penon for providing me the Penon Draco cable for review. The Draco is a limited edition product with 50 sets only. The Penon Draco I received comes with 2 pins 0.78mm connectors and 2.5mm balanced jack. At the moment, you can purchase this cable from Penon.

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    Unboxing & Accessories

    The Draco comes in a wooden box. After opening the box, there are the Draco, soft carrying pouch, cable wrap and shirt clip.

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    Cable Design & Build

    The Draco has a 16 core braided design and the material is made of silver. The 2 pins 0.78mm connectors on the cable have black housing. There is indication of left and right through the blue and red stripe on the housing respectively. There is no memory wire section. Moving down to the chin slider, it is made of jade and circular in shape. The y-splitter has a black housing with jade and it sports the serial number. Lastly, the jack is 2.5mm balanced straight and it has a black housing with jade. The model name and brand logo are printed on the housing. The overall cable gives a premium feel.

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    Sound Analysis (Compared to Stock Cable)

    Lows

    The sub-bass has slightly more quantity and the extension is improved a little. The sub-bass reproduction has a fuller performance with a satisfying rumble that captivates listeners. The mid-bass has less body and the slam is delivered with agility. The bass decay has greater speed. Bass texture is rendered with additional smoothness. There is a tighter bass expression. Each bass note is articulated with a stronger hit and impact is brought out well.

    Mids

    The midrange has additional body and there is improved lushness. There is a higher level of details retrieval. The lower midrange is slightly thicker and male vocals are presented with more presence. The upper midrange has a boost and this forwardness creates a more intimate female vocals expression. There is a controlled and fuller midrange presentation. Emotions are conveyed in an effortless manner.

    Highs

    The treble boasts slightly greater extension and there is a brighter showing. The crisp improves well with added sparkle. The amount of air rendered increases moderately and offers more space at the top end. The treble showcases great finesse and it is not overly aggressive. The level of details retrieval improves a little. The treble expression has a good balance of liveliness and control with a fatigue-free listen.

    Soundstage

    There is a more natural stage expansion. The width has a large increase in its magnitude. There is slightly greater depth. Positioning of vocals and instruments has a higher accuracy. There is a holographic feeling overall.

    Conclusion

    The Draco is a grandiose sounding cable that is able to provide a stronger bass expression, intimate midrange and crisp treble. The soundstage provides a holographic feeling. There is a tighter sound with greater punch. In addition, jade is used in the cable components. The Penon Draco has an engaging yet controlled display and it helps to enhance the overall sound.

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