The Atlas Mavros with its new microporous PTFE provides approximately a 72% increase in signal velocity over ordinary cables, which introduces an unprecedented performance to audio cables. The engineering technology, the conductor quality and that of the dielectrics, introduces a sound that is a joy to behold.
The dynamic range, transparency, speed and accuracy of the Mavros is offered in true Atlas style with a holographic presentation and precise imaging that lets the listener hear every instrument. Something rarely heard is timbre, intimacy and the delicacy and ambience in recordings. The Mavros has a unique ability to provide that wonderful extra and offers the listener a new experience or dimension that replicates the live performance and takes the listener into the music.
The Mavros speaker cable is available with spade connectors or with our unique Atlas Rhodium plated locking 4mm plug. The Rhodium plated plug holds the substantial cable at an appropriate angle and expands via a rotating knurled knob to lock the plug to the socket in order that the weight of the cable does not cause it to pull loose or slacken from the 4mm speaker socket. The conductors are crimped or cold welded to a ferrule which in turn is firmly held inside the plug by two grub screws.
Each speaker cable is provided with a serial number which is etched onto the plug. Purchasers may then register their five year guarantee safe in the knowlege that their purchase is a genuine Atlas manufactured cable that will perform in exactly the same way as those that have been reported upon in the fabulous Mavros reviews.
The Mavros may be the best OCC copper speaker cable in the world, we recommend you ask your dealer for a demonstration in order to discover the true potential your system is capable of providing. Prepare to be amazed!
The Mavros may be produced with 4 to 4 plugs for bi amping, 2 to 4 plugs for bi wiring or 2 to 2 for non bi-wire systems. Plugs according to specification may be All Cu spades, OFC spades or Atlas Z Plugs.
"Naturally, Atlas recommends the use of its Mavros interconnects with its Mavros speaker cable. With both in place the system took on a whole new dimension, offering greater space, depth, dynamics and fluidity. These new Mavros cables from Atlas have the uncanny ability to sound fast yet relaxed, detailed yet refined, fluid yet composed. If they were a wine they would be a Brunello di Montalcino. Enjoy!" Hi Fi news
"I am still convinced that there is regardless of the price category, no audio component that (can) boast the satus of the best one, but if there is a combination of the interconnect and the loudspeaker cable which I may recommend without any reservations whatsoever for any system at all - then it would be this one. Does that mean it is also the best? See for yourself." Audiopuls magazine
"After the pauline Viardot song, Reine pronounced herself delighted, praising whetever this cable turned out to be without reservation (blind test). So did Albert, who however reached for more adjectives."It's beautiful, it's moving, the detail is refined. There's a beautiful balance with the piano, which is warm and limpid." Would this cable turn out to be better than our reference? We had more to come. The Margie Gibson recording confirmed the superiority of this cable. "It's magnificent," exclaimes Reine, "her voice is even more detailed. What a surprise." Albert agreed. "And it's not as though it were an easy recording.," he said. "Everything is well positioned in space, timbres are natural, the voice is clear. Everything is there, it's alive." UHF Magazine in Canada
"Yes, it's really expensive - but with the right system, this cable will send you to heaven." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Awards August 2008
- Atlas Mavros Speaker Cable 2-4 Pair with Rhodium Plugs 5m
- Construction: 387 Strands + 1 Conductor 0.15 x 2
- Conductor Material: OCC Copper
- Dielectric: Microporous PTFE
- Connector: Z-Plug
- Outer Diameter (mm): 10.2mm
- Colour: Black
- Lifetime Warranty
Read the Review
- Capacitance (pF/m) : 111.14 PF/M
- Resistance (Ohms/m @20°C): : 0.0035 Ω/M at 26oC
- Inductance (µH/m @1 kHz) : 0.3412 UH/M at 1KHz
- Velocity of propagation : 0.77 VOP
We can terminate your cable with Atlas's unique superb 24 Carat gold plated Z plugs designed to fit 4mm sockets on your amplifier and speakers. Z plugs are equivalent to banana plugs and will fit any equipment designed to take banana plugs.
The Atlas Z plug has stood the test of time. Using beryllium copper for the contact area, it's designed to make a 100% contact within the 4mm female socket. The body is made from 100% copper and they're cold welded under pressure in order to amalgamate the conductors to the plug in an air tight seal. The outer sleeve is finished in black coloured ABS or in a turned brass with a fine oven applied powder coat finish. The Atlas Z plug is justifiably considered to be one of best 4mm plugs available. We can also terminate your cable using Atlas high quality 24 carat gold plated spade plugs.
HOW TO ORDER
Simply select the length of cable, the type of plug and the termination required (one end or both ends) from the drop-down menus above and click on the 'Buy' button to add the item to your basket. Your cable will be dispatched within 24 hours subject to Future Shop Terms & Conditions. Alternatively, if you wish to fit the banana plugs yourself, visit the banana plug section of our website by CLICKING HERE
What You Should Know
All cables delete information, the Atlas cables delete least. Factors such as copper quality, that of the dielectrics and the plugs all have an important role to play. The basic design philosophy is the same with all Atlas speaker cables, from the entry level Basic 1.25 to the top of the range Ichor and Mavros cables. The differences between them are in the purity of the Oxygen Free Copper (OFC) or the Ohno Continuous Cast (OCC) copper, the quality of the plugs or spades, through to the number and type of conductors and the way the strands are laid or woven into conductors, and the insulation or dielectrics used. The Atlas Equator, Hyper and Ascent speaker cables can be purchased in different sizes. That's because the larger conductors have a lower resistance to low frequency signals and may provide more bass. In Atlas bi wired cables, the high frequencies are carried over a solid conductor. A solid conductor has a greater occupation area for the HF signal hence improved HF information.
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.