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Audioquest Dragonfly

Drawing less current draw, the new AudioQuest DragonFly Red now features compatibility with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. The DragonFly Red incorporates a higher-performance 32-bit ESS 9016 Sabre DAC chip 9016, the latest ESS headphone amp and a bit-perfect digital volume control that resides on the 9016 DAC chip itself—a sophisticated implementation that ensures maximum fidelity, dynamic contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio.

DragonFly RED Features:

  • USB Stick-Sized Digital-to-Analog Converter
  • Plays all music files: MP3 to high-res
  • Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices (* requires Apple Camera Adapter or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)
  • Drives headphones directly
  • Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
  • Asynchronous transfer ensures digital timing integrity
  • High output (2.1 volts) drives almost all headphones, including power-hungry models
  • 32-bit ESS 9016 DAC with minimum-phase filter
  • Bit-perfect digital volume control
The Next Generation: DragonFly Black & DragonFly Red

While the original DragonFly defined the market for micro-DACs, its USB power draw made it compatible with computers only. Music lovers have craved a more portable version—one that could be reliably used with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

We’re delighted to present two new options that do just that: DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red.

Convenience and performance are no longer mutually exclusive. With DragonFly Black and Red, any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone can be used as a true high-fidelity music player, allowing music lovers to enjoy beautiful sound wherever they go, whenever they please.

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Audioquest RJ/E (Ethernet) Diamond

Over the past several years there’s been a revolution in the way people store, distribute, and access digital media (in real time), including photos, movies, and, of course, music. No longer dependent on physical media, our media is often data that’s moved from multiple devices to multiple locations. For audio applications and protocols, audio over Ethernet offers the virtues of high-speed, low time delay (latency), significant distance capability (328 feet without an active booster or repeater), and extremely low-jitter, bit-perfect communication. Who wouldn’t want all of these things?

SOLID 100% PERFECT-SURFACE SILVER (PSS) CONDUCTORS: Perfect-Surface Technology applied to extreme-purity silver provides unprecedented clarity and dynamic contrast. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of cable distortion. Extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Silver minimizes distortion caused by the grain boundaries which exist within any metal conductor, nearly eliminating harshness and greatly increasing clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers.

SOLID HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE INSULATION: Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then later released as distortion. Solid High-Density Polyethylene Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry while minimizing insulation-induced phase distortion.

DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1): All insulation slows down the signal on the conductor inside. When insulation is unbiased, it slows down parts of the signal differently, a big problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest’s DBS creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in the insulation and the multiple nonlinear time-delays that occur. Sound appears from a surprisingly black background with unexpected detail and dynamic contrast. The DBS battery packs will last for years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional battery check.

CARBON-BASED 3-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS): 100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment’s ground reference requires AQ’s Noise-Dissipation System. Metal and Carbon-Loaded synthetics prevent most RFI from reaching the equipment’s ground plane.

TERMINATIONS: Precision-made low-loss ultra-wide bandwidth connectors with 100% shield coverage and strain relief.

HIGH-SPEED DATA CAPACITY: The Cat 7 cable standard has been created to allow 10- Gigabit Ethernet over 100 m of copper cabling.

DIRECTIONALITY: All audio cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest audio cable. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality. For best results have the arrow pointing in the direction of the flow of music. For example, NAS to Router, Router to Network Player.

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Audioquest RJ/E (Ethernet) Vodka

Over the past several years there’s been a revolution in the way people store, distribute, and access digital media (in real time), including photos, movies, and, of course, music. No longer dependent on physical media, our media is often data that’s moved from multiple devices to multiple locations. For audio applications and protocols, audio over Ethernet offers the virtues of high-speed, low time delay (latency), significant distance capability (328 feet without an active booster or repeater), and extremely low-jitter, bit-perfect communication. Who wouldn’t want all of these things?

SOLID 10% SILVER CONDUCTORS: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like Ethernet audio. These signals, being such a high frequency, travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor. As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost effective way of manufacturing very high-quality Ethernet cables.

SOLID HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE INSULATION: Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then later released as distortion. Solid High-Density Polyethylene Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry while minimizing insulation-induced phase distortion.

METAL-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS): 100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment’s ground reference requires AQ’s Noise-Dissipation System. Metal and Carbon-Loaded synthetics prevent most RFI from reaching the equipment’s ground plane.

TERMINATIONS: Precision-made low-loss ultra-wide bandwidth connectors with 100% shield coverage and strain relief.

HIGH-SPEED DATA CAPACITY: The Cat 7 cable standard has been created to allow 10- Gigabit Ethernet over 100 m of copper cabling.

DIRECTIONALITY: All audio cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest audio cable. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality. For best results have the arrow pointing in the direction of the flow of music. For example, NAS to Router, Router to Network Player

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Audioquest Specials

Husky Subwoofer cable 2 metre RCA to RCA – rrp $465.00 – Special Price $239.00

 

 

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AudioQuest NightHawk Carbon & NightOwl Carbon – Special Introductory Offer

While NightHawk’s many innovative design elements — including the use of “Liquid Wood” material (effectively ARBOFORM, from German firm Tecnaro) on earcups, biomimetic sound-diffusing grilles, powerful 50mm dynamic driver, and high-performance solid-conductor cable — have impressed listeners worldwide, many have expressed interest in different paint finishes, more versatile cables, and closed-back designs. Naturally, AudioQuest decided to respond with two new around-the-ear models: NightHawk Carbon and NightOwl Carbon.

The closed-back NightOwl Carbon replaces NightHawk’s sound-diffusing grille with an intelligently designed aperiodic damping system for excellent isolation of external noise, ensuring privacy for the listener and those nearby. Hidden beneath the central circular portion of NightOwl’s earcups, a vent runs along the perimeter of each dome and exits through a hidden airflow-resistive port. Thus, unlike other headphones that use a sealed enclosure, NightOwl is designed to effectively relieve the buildup of pressure, allowing the drivers to breathe freely, ensuring that any impulses quickly return to an innocuous resting state—with no ringing, oscillation, or resonance.

Further, AudioQuest implemented several closely related acoustic, ergonomic, and cosmetic refinements, delivering improved performance while elevating the overall user experience. The company modified internal parts in order to allow tighter tolerances to reduce air leakage for improved airflow and lower distortion and the NightOwl is combined with two sets of earpads. Protein Leather Pads seal tighter for better isolation and slightly enhanced treble clarity, while the Ultrasuede Pads breathe freer for greater comfort and slightly reduced bass impact. The new closed-backed model also uses improved plugs, made with high-purity Tellurium Copper (TeCu) base metal for smoother surface, higher plating quality, better mating contact, and, consequently, less noise.

The headpad was also improved using genuine leather with stitched detailing for enhanced comfort, and a more luxurious look and feel. The cable is now shorter in length (4.25ft) for easier use at the desktop or with mobile devices and it is more flexible, using a non-braided jacket to increase durability and minimize microphonics. AudioQuest also says this cable design makes it even more robust, while allowing for discrete microphone and smartphone controls to control phone calls and playback functions (Play, Pause, Skip) without compromising sound quality. The new cable can even be terminated with balanced connections or customized to various specifications.

Finally, the NightOwl features a Carbon Grey Metallic high-gloss automotive paint finishing, meticulously applied via a multistage process, and it ships with microfiber pouches for headphones and accessories for safer, simpler travel.

Meanwhile, the NightHawk Carbon semi-open model is a more sophisticated, more mature version of the original AudioQuest NightHawk. It boasts the same exciting refinements found in NightOwl — improved performance, greater comfort, two pairs of earpads, a far more durable cable with discrete mic and smartphone controls, enhanced look and feel — all while retaining its predecessor’s remarkably low distortion and fatigue-free sound.

Of course, all of the advanced design elements that made the original NightHawk such a success are carried over into the improved models. The NightHawk Carbon and NightOwl Carbon share their predecessor’s pistonic drivers with biocellulose diaphragms, compliant rubber surrounds, and voice-coil formers. The patented split-gap motor maintains its ability to reduce intermodulation distortion. The earcups are fabricated from the same revolutionary Liquid Wood material, affording acoustically optimized support beams and carefully applied damping. The patent-pending suspension system allows the earcups to move freely, accommodating heads of almost any shape or size, while effectively decoupling the earcups to counteract resonances.

With the new semi-open NightHawk Carbon and closed-back NightOwl Carbon headphones, AudioQuest hopes users will be able to listen longer, enjoying even deeper immersion.

NightHawk Carbon Specifications:
Impedance: 25 ohms
Sensitivity: 99dBSPL / mW
Power Handling: 1.5W
Weight: 346g (12.2 oz.)
Driver: 50mm Dynamic – Biocellulose Diaphragm – 1.2T Split-Gap Motor

Cable Specifications:
Length: 4.25′ (1.3m)
Conductors: Long Grain Copper
Jacket: Flexible, Non-Braided, Kink-Free, Non-Microphonic
Terminations: 3.5mm TRRS to Dual 2.5mm Mono, Direct-Silver Plated Tellurium Copper (TeCu)
Discrete Microphone and Smartphone Controls
Adaptor (included):3.5mm to 1/4″, Direct-Silver Plated High-Purity

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