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 Polycarbonate 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.
Complementary products are the pseudo balanced Hyper Symmetrical interconnect with RCA plugs, the fully balanced Hyper Symmetrical interconnect with XLR plugs, the Hyper digital SP-DIF cable with RCA plugs or BNC plugs, plus four speaker cables: the Hyper 1.5, the Hyper 2.0, the Hyper 3.5 and the Hyper Bi-Wire.
All Hyper speaker cables are made with 6n pure OCC conductors and Teflon dielectrics; the Hyper 3.5 will satisfy listeners that want more bass from larger speakers, the 1.5 should be used in systems where bass is not a prerequisite and the Hyper 2.0 is the cable that suits most systems; it's the one to audition first. If speakers are designed to be bi-wired, then we recommend the use Atlas of bi-wire cables; they use two solid conductors for high frequencies and two stranded conductors for low frequencies that are matched for their characteristics.
Recommended accessories for even better results are the Atlas noise reducing Shield Caps and Atlas Eos power cables with Eos modular power management system.
Removal of the brass links between HF and LF terminals typically provided on speakers, and their replacement with better quality Atlas links will also contribute to much improved sound and listening pleasure.
- Atlas Hyper Integra Digital Coaxial Audio Cable
- Length: Custom Length
- Construction: Co-axial (95/0.10)
- Conductor Material: OCC
- Screen Type/Material: Braid OFC
- Screen Coverage %: 100%
- Dielectric: PE / PEF
- Connector: Integra RCA Plug
- Colour: Black
- 5 Years Warranty
- NEXT DAY DELIVERY (If ordered before 4.30pm Mon to Fri)
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
About Atlas Cables
- Capacitance (pF/m): 71.54PF/M
- Resistance (Ohms/m @20°C): 0.0239 at 20oC
- Inductance (µH/m @1 kHz): 0.542 uH/M
- Velocity of propagation: 0.682 VOP
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.