Atlas Hyper Integra Analogue Interconnect
The Atlas Hyper Integra is a superior asymmetrical or unbalanced design with a well-defined impedance of 75 ohms. The central conductor is made from 80 strands of OCC of 99.9997% purity and which is insulated by an extremely low-loss foamed polyethylene dielectric. The return conductor is a two-layer braid made from a total of 272 strands of Ultra-Pure Oxygen Free Copper. The double layer of tightly woven wire mesh also provides 100% rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI) ensuring that the music signal is free from any external interference or noise. The conductors are covered by a soft PVC sleeve in a gloss black finish.
The Hyper is terminated with exclusive Atlas non magnetic RCA plugs. These plugs benefit from a solder free, cold weld interface between the pure OFC copper co-axial stranded conductors and the plug for both the going and return signals. Being free of solder, another barrier to the free-flow of the signal has been removed.
The Integra plug employs two conjugate brackets. These brackets grip the cable without compressing it. Compressing a coaxial causes the cable to alter its impedance from 75 Ohms thereby causing deletions. In a digital interface the impedance can drop to some 40 Ohms which causes reflections and jitter. The Integra plug lets more information through.
The Integra plug with conjugate brackets entirely rejects radio frequency interference all the way from the plug to conductor interface so there's less deletions or interference.
It contains four asymmetrical sleeves that are sprung and which spread on insertion thereby cleaning the plug to socket interface everytime the plug is inserted. It's easy to keep a clean signal path with the Atlas Integra plug: just remove it and re-insert it!
The plug uses a non magnetic ABS cover which may avoid a saturation in the return leg at an RCA plug's metal sheath if it's in the signal path. The Integra sheath facilitates a direct barrier free return signal path with less interference.
The end result of this new development is a natural-sounding interconnect that neither subtracts from the music, nor adds any false details or unwanted colouration; additions that are often heard as “improvements” to sound. This outstanding new interconnect cable is a perfect match with the Hyper range of speaker cables; allowing music-lovers to achieve a superior signal path for their music, which will suit both their pockets and their ears.