This Atlas Element Superior Integra interconnect cable is a newcomer in this range of the Scottish manufacturer! It includes several innovations that enable to obtain a better dynamic, superior transparency, and a better neutrality.
To reach these performances, Atlas increased the OCC copper content of the cable by over 20% compared to the Atlas Element Integra interconnect cable. The polyethylene dielectric has been improved and therefore offers a superior bandwidth. An increase in the diameter of the cable improves the impedance of the cable.
It is the first cable of this range to benefit from the shield crimping on the RCA plug. The superb Integra non-magnetic RCA plugs offer a level of consistency of termination and reliability totally new at this price level. These low mass Integra RCA connectors have a solder free, crimped connection. These offer a maximal shielding against radio frequency interferences (RFI), which can increase noise levels in a poorly shielded cable. The design cannot be criticized. All Atlas cables are handmade in Kilmanorck in Scotland.
This Atlas Element Superior Integra interconnect cable has all the qualities of an Atlas cable: a very open and detailed restitution, without ever falling into the over definition. It offers a large and open soundstage with an excellent placement of instruments and voices. The bass is dynamic and very precise. There is no aggressiveness nor any harshness. The timbre is accurate and favours substance. Thanks to its neutrality, it is very versatile in terms of combination with Hi-Fi equipment.
This Atlas Element Superior Integra interconnect cable is offered at a remarkable price/quality ratio.
Diapason d'Or - 2017 Franck
Conductor: OCC copper
Shield: OFC copper screen
Shield coverage: 90 %
Dielectric: FPE polyethylene
Connectors: Atlas Integra RCA
Capacitance (pF/m): 63.03 pF/m
Resistance (Ohms/m at 20°C): 0.1612 Ohms
Inductance (µH/m at 1 kHz): 0.3735 μH/m