Atlas Hyper Ultra Analogue Interconnect
The Atlas Hyper Ultra is the all new audio cable by Atlas. The cable conductor is made from solid core OCC copper centre surrounded by multiple bunch stranded satellite conductors of the purest OCC copper. The speed characteristic of analogue cables is determined primarily by the dielectric performance of the insulator applied around the conductor.
Final choice was made to encapsulate the high purity conductors within a gas foamed high efficiency Polyethylene dielectric. All screened cables suffer from screen distortion when they are prepared for production. Often the manufacturing process involves the mechanical unpicking of the screen the cutting back of the screen and the detrimental twisting of the screen strands to allow the creation of a temporary conductor for soldering or in our case cold welding.
The new Hyper Ultra screen can be terminated without unpicking, twisting or indeed disturbing the precision laid screen by the provision of a Dual Drain balancing system that allows a consistent low impedance load to the plug to be maintained. Atlas call this "dual drain” technology.
Radio Frequency Interference
RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) is a major factor in cable design, especially now with the amount of ambient electrical wireless signals present in the majority of homes.
To combat RFI, traditionally a metallic barrier (or braid) is encased around the insulated conductors and terminated at one or both ends. However, current manufacturing practice used to make the best termination possible involves the removing and twisting of the braid, introducing mechanical screen distortion and thereby delivering an inconsistent RF performance.
For the new Hyper Ultra, Atlas has developed a new system that uses twin symmetrical drain wires (each attached to 180 degree segments of the plug) inserted between a 100% copper Mylar copper foil and screen. We call this Atlas DUAL DRAIN technology.
This unique system connects the screen effectively to the cable return plug interface and provides total 360° screening, whilst maintaining the 100% integrity of the screen!
Atlas Hyper DD Ultra plug
This new plug employs a novel approach to the problems of mass reduction, residual conductivity (eddy currents) and dielectric discontinuities, all of which can affect the mechanical and electrical properties of a cable.
The all new Hyper DD Ultra plug has a 57% reduction in mass over its predecessor, it employs an internal non-conductive wideband dielectric body (Teflon) as well as maintaining the renowned Atlas plug attributes of solder free construction, self-cleaning insertion and material consistency.
Atlas Hyper DD Ultra
Superior Ohno Continuous Cast (OCC) copper conductor arrangement for improved conductivity - balanced core
Gas loaded high density foamed Polyethylene dielectric for high velocity of propagation
Minimal screen distortion for maximal RFI protection, incorporating Atlas “Dual Drain” technology
New unique Low mass, non conductive, non compressing Ultra plug eliminating the detrimental affects of circulating Eddy currents
Minimal signal deletions for maximal fidelity
5 Years Warranty