The Atlas Hyper DD 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 DD 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 DD, 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.
FREE CABLE BURN-IN SERVICE OPTION USING THE NORDOST VIDAR MACHINE WHEN YOU PURCHASE THIS CABLE FROM FUTURESHOP.CO.UK
- Atlas Hyper DD, 2 XLR to 2 XLR Audio Cable
- Length: 1.5m
- 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
- Colour: Black
We are pleased to offer a free cable burn-in service for this cable when purchased through us. The Nordost VIDAR cable burn-in machine combines three different functions all in one operation:
- It neutralises charges that build up around the cables and the insulation
- It provides a very wide band and deep conditioning into the conductor core, which produces changes in the way signals pass through the metal.
- It ultrasonically conditions the surface of the conductors.
The VIDAR uses a proprietary combination of composite and complex signals to condition the cables. Parts of the signal oscillate at ultra-low frequencies, while other parts are in ultra-high ranges which extend beyond the range of video frequencies. The signal bounces in a ping-ping ball-like fashion from one end of the cable to the other. During the burn-in process, ultra-low frequencies penetrate deep into the core of the cable. The ultra-high frequencies zip along the surface. This method of signal transmission a set up beat harmonics, or heterodynes, between the two complex waveforms. In the digital domain, this would be referred to as aliasing products. These beat frequencies penetrate all layers of the cable.
The design of the circuitry also has a unique feature which drives electrons above the conductor into the dielectric (or insulation) area. The VIDAR not only sends ping pong signals along the cable, it also sends a similar signal from the centre core to the outer shield in the case of interconnect cables. This function neutralises the electrical charges discussed above.
So what does that all mean to me?
The end result of conditioning cables with the Nordost VIDAR is improved sound staging, increased detail, and an overall more musical presentation.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
About Atlas Cables
Atlas Cables are a major producer of interconnects and cables in the United Kingdom of Great Britain. All products are researched, developed and most are assembled in the Atlas purpose built factory in Scotland. Many of these products are unique and use advanced techniques of production or manufacture in order to bring to the user the very finest quality products. With each new model we continue to push the boundaries of reliability and performance. It's little wonder then, that Atlas Cables have had so many mile-stone advances in the past and that Atlas Cables have secured so many awards in comparative tests against other products.
What is OCC Copper
In 1985 Professor Ohno from the China Institute of Technology developed his patented method for the extrusion of a grain free copper wire. (Technical papers are available from the Japan Inst. Metals and from Chapman & Hall, publishers.)
When a pure metal solidifies, its crystals grow in a specific geometrical pattern (typical to that metal) emanating from a nucleus, rather like the dendritic growth pattern of a tree. The size of the metal crystals grown can be varied by repeatedly annealing metal such as is done in the LC-OFC process. The structure of a strand of copper may be likened to that of a bag of sugar. Every grain of sugar has a crystal boundary. In a conductor, these crystal boundaries (potential barriers) act as a non-linear resistance to the flow of electric current. It follows that, the fewer the boundaries, the less the effect on an electric signal as it propagates from one end of the conductor to the other.