AudioQuest Dragon 48 HDMI Cable
Reference Level Audio & Visual Performance, HDMI Version 2.1, HDCP 2.3
100% Perfect-Surface Silver AV & eARC Conductors & Drains
Up To 4K/120Hz, 8K/60Hz & 10K Resolution
Supports Dynamic HDR formats like HDR10+
Available in Various Lengths
The AudioQuest Dragon 48 HDMI cable is the pinnacle of AudioQuest’s top tier Mythical Creatures range and represents the very best the company has to offer. Dragon also brings us AudioQuest’s 100% Perfect-Surface Silver for both the conductors and drains for the absolute purest audio and visual transmission available.
AudioQuest Dragon 48 Overview
With the 48 series, AudioQuest continues their trend of superior build quality HDMI cables. These HDMI 2.1 cables represent a big, feature-packed leap forward for your home theatre system. Their whopping 48Gbps bandwidth, combined with AudioQuest's premium manufacturing techniques and materials, means that they can deliver the very best audio and video quality possible.
Sound First: While 8K and other compelling video/gaming features make the HDMI headlines, AudioQuest’s 48 and eARC-Priority Series HDMI cables are AudioQuest’s best-sounding HDMI cables yet. The greater precision and tighter manufacturing tolerances required to deliver HDMI cables that transfer up to 48Gbps bandwidth mean all of AudioQuest’s tried-and-true ingredients and techniques matter every bit as much as ever before.
Dragon 48 features 100% Perfect-Surface Silver conductors and drains that have been direction-controlled for the most efficient dissipation of radio-frequency noise. High-loss graphene is added to the carbon layer, sandwiched between layers of metal around the 4 balanced Fixed Rate Link (FRL) audio/video pairs + the eARC pairs, and a "global" high-loss carbon layer is placed around all conductors and AudioQuest's patented 72v Dielectric-Bias System further enhances noise dissipation.
48G: AudioQuest “48” HDMI cables can transfer up to professional 10K Ultra-HD video. The 48Gbps bandwidth is made possible by 4 balanced audio/video pairs capable of 12Gbps each. The precision and tighter manufacturing tolerances required to produce HDMI cables that transfer up to 48Gbps bandwidth mean many of AudioQuest’s tried-and-true ingredients and techniques are more important than ever before.
8K/10K: AudioQuest 48Gbps HDMI cables have the bandwidth required for video with resolutions up to 10K and resolutions/refresh rates up to 8K/60 and 4K/120. All AudioQuest HDMI cables are completely backwards compatible with existing 4K displays.
100% Perfect-Surface Silver Conductors & Drains: In AudioQuest HDMI cables, the higher the level of silver content in the conductors the higher level of overall performance. Dragon 48, uses AudioQuest's best conductor metal, 100% Perfect-Surface Silver for both its conductors and drains.
Level 6 Noise Dissipation – 72V DBS + Graphene + Global Carbon + Directionality: Traditional “100% shielding” is not enough to guard against the increasingly prevalent effects of Wi-Fi, cellular, and satellite radiation. In AudioQuest HDMI cables, all 19 conductors are Direction-Controlled to minimise the RF Noise that damages performance by “directing” or draining it away from the most vulnerable circuits. In Level 5 Noise-Dissipation, high-loss graphene is added to the carbon layer sandwiched between layers of metal around the 4 FRL + eARC pairs, and a "global" high-loss carbon layer is placed around all conductors. Level 6 Noise Dissipation, AudioQuest's most advanced and comprehensive means of addressing induced radio-frequency noise, incorporates all of the sophisticated techniques found in Level 5 plus it adds AudioQuest's patented 72v Dielectric-Bias System.
eARC – 100% Silver + Level 6 Noise Dissipation: Because sound matters, the eARC conductors in AudioQuest's 48-Series HDMI cables receive equal love and affection, featuring the same superior metals, 100% Perfect-Surface Silver conductors for Dragon 48, Direction-Controlled Conductors, and Noise-Dissipation technologies as the main AV data pairs.
HDMI’s Audio Return Channel (ARC) sends audio from a TV to a soundbar or AV receiver for greater simplicity and flexibility in system setup. Previous ARC capabilities maxed out at lossy (compressed) 5.1-channel surround sound. Today’s HDMI 2.1 cables support enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), which increases the digital bandwidth dramatically to support uncompressed and lossless high-resolution multichannel audio, including Dolby TrueHD and Atmos, and DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS:X.
Limited Lifetime Warranty: AudioQuest HDMI cables are precisely manufactured to ensure a high level of reliability and are backed by a non-transferable, limited lifetime warranty. Proof of original purchase is required; other restrictions apply.
Our Take On The Dragon 48
As the pinnacle of the top tier Mythical Creatures range the Dragon 48 represents the crème de la crème HDMI cable from AudioQuest with the best technology the company has to offer including their top level 100% Perfect-Surface Silver conductors and drains that have been direction-controlled for the most efficient dissipation of radio-frequency noise.
The Dragon 48 HDMI 2.1 cable embodies all of the company’s core philosophies on HDMI cable design. Along with the 100% Perfect-Surface Silver conductors and drains, it features 48Gbps bandwidth, resolutions up to 10K, supports enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) and incorporates their highest Level 6 Noise Dissipation which includes AudioQuest's patented 72v Dielectric-Bias System.
This cable promises and delivers the purest audio and visual transmission available and undeniably belongs in the highest of high end audio visual systems.
Main Features & Specifications
- High bandwidth 48G HDMI 2.1 cable with 100% silver conductors and drains
- Bandwidth up to 48Gbps
- Supports HDMI version 2.1
- 4K/120Hz, 8K/60Hz, and 10K resolution
- Dynamic HDR formats like HDR10+, for contrast and colour optimised scene by scene
- HDCP 2.3
- Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) & Auto Low-Latency Mode (ALLM) for improved gaming experience
- Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) for sending lossless high-resolution multichannel audio from the TV back to an AV receiver
- 100% Perfect-Surface Silver AV and eARC conductors
- 100% Perfect-Surface Silver ground reference conductors
- "Level 6" Noise Dissipation with Graphene + Carbon + Direction Controlled Conductors + AudioQuest's patented 72v Dielectric-Bias System
- Length: 600mm, 1 metre, 1.5 metre, 2 metre, 3 metre
- Manufacturer’s Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.