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Atlas Zeno IEM Custom Headphone Cable

£380.00 £316.67
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Atlas Zeno IEM
Free UK Delivery
5 Years
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SPEAKER CABLES:

A quantity of 2 means you will receive a pair of speaker cables e.g. for your front left and front right speakers. By entering a quantity of 1, you will get a cable for a single speaker e.g. centre speaker and this option also enables you to vary the length (and termination) of your cable for each speaker.

OTHER CABLES:

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NON-CABLE PRODUCTS:

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Atlas Zeno headphone cables are designed to offer a significant upgrade over the cables bundled with even high quality IEMs (In Ear Monitors). Brands typically offering compatible connectors include Beyer Dynamic, Shure and Ultrasone.

Atlas Zeno IEM Custom Headphone Cable

 

Atlas Zeno headphone cables are designed to offer a significant upgrade over the cables bundled with even very expensive headphones. Brands typically using 1:2 (cable plugs into both earpieces) connectors include Audeze, HiFiMan, Oppo, Sennheiser, Ultrasone, HiFiMan & Mr Speakers (Some brands may use more than one type of connection depending on model).

‘High-end’ headphones are growing in popularity at an extraordinary rate, but many users quickly come to realise that the original cables supplied with many models tend to be of average quality, not very durable and are supplied in typically quite short lengths.

Atlas Zeno cables are a high performance OCC copper replacement cable for dynamic headphones (not electrostatics) from most audiophile brands. For Atlas to achieve their design and performance goals for Zeno, they employed their proven cold-weld solder-free construction methods, the objective being to produce a signal path with the minimum of the breaks in continuity which degrade fidelity. Staying true to their design principles meant designing a new family of low-mass, wide bandwidth connectors. These Metik connectors are available in 2.5, 3.5mm & 6.3mm jack plugs plus a 4 pin XLR version in their ‘dark chrome’ finish.

If you don’t see your headphone plug listed, please contact us, we may be able to help. Because Atlas design & manufacture in-house, they can accept most custom build requests.

 

Atlas Zeno IEM Connections
 

Features :

  • Atlas Metik Jack Plugs 
  • OCC Copper Conductors 
  • FEP Dielectric 
  • Co-ax Construction


Metik Jack Plug

The Metik is a robust, air tight metal to metal solder-free contact jack plug. Available in 2.5, 3.5 & 6mm versions.

In a cold-weld connection, the metal of the connector plug and the wire are squeezed together under a calibrated pressure to form a robust, consistent, air-tight metal to metal contact with no damage to the cable dielectric. The result is a smooth, uninterrupted signal path which behaves as one continuous entity, with minimal degradation of the signal compared to soldered connections.

Atlas also developed their own low mass/high bandwidth connectors to take this approach to its logical conclusion.

Atlas Metik Plug Technical Diagram

Ohno Continuous Casting Copper (OCC Copper) 

The Ohno continuous casting method re-heats the extrusion as the molten copper is forced out of the mould and very slowly and gradually draws the grain or crystal down the conductor''s length, creating a ‘single crystal structure.’ Actually, because no copper is 100% pure, there will always be a few boundaries produced by impurities. The frequency of boundaries created are quite insignificant. A typical crystal in a copper conductor drawn to 0.3 mm diam. using the OCC process is 125.00 metres long!

The benefits are obvious, with almost no crystal boundaries, the audio signal is no longer impeded down the copper wire and more information and detail is delivered faithfully to the receiving equipment.

Atlas OCC Copper Design Process

Copper Purity Comparison (0.3mm Diameter)
  TPC OFC OCC
Purity >99.9% >99.99% >99.999%
Specific Gravity 8.75 8.926 8.938
Gas Impurities (ppm)
O2 200~500 <10 <5
H2 <0.5 <0.5 <0.3
Average Crystal Size (Metre) 0.007 0.02 125.00
Crystals Per Metre 150 50 0.008


FEP Dielectric
 

PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) is cheap to produce and, as such, is the most commonly used insulation in AV cables. However, PVC is the worst quality insulation a Hi-Fi or AV signal can encounter as its high loss causes a significant reduction in signal velocity. PVC is better suited to power cables and should be avoided in Hi-Fi and AV signal cables.

Other dielectrics in common use are Polyethylene, Polypropylene and Polytetrafluoride Epoxy (better known as PTFE (Teflon™) or Teflon,) and the new and unique Atlas (PTFE).

FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene) has a big advantage over PTFE in that it can be applied to sophisticated conductors at lower temperatures, preserving the integrity of the base material.

The table below shows the properties of a selection of dielectrics. Though not used as a dielectric in Atlas' cables, PVC is included for comparison purposes.

Dielectric Material Comparison (0.3mm Diameter)
Property Polyvinyl Chloride
(PVC)
Foamed Polyethylene
(PEF)
Polypropylene
(P.P)
Teflon
(FEP or PTFE)
PTFE
Dielectric Constant
(@ 50 -106Hz)
4-8 2.3 2.25 2.1 1.3
Dielectric Strength
(kV mm-1)
23-30 30-50 30-50 20-25 N/A
Loss Tangent
(% @ 50 - 106Hz)
8-15 0.02-0.05 0.02-0.06
(@ 106Hz)
0.02-0.07 N/A
Volume Resistivity
(Ohms.cm @ 20°C)
1012-15 >1017 6.5x1014 >1016 N/A
Tensile Strength
(Kg mm-2)
1.0-2.5 1.0-2.0 3.0-4.0 1.9-2.2 1.0
Melting Point
(°C)
-130 112-120 155-160 275 275
Max. Continuous Operating Temp.
(°C)
60 75 90 200 260
Min. Operating Temp.
(°C)
-15 to -40 <-60 -5 to -45 <-60 -250


Co-ax Construction

Central conductor (signal path) surrounded by dielectric material encased within a circular conducting screen which acts as the signal return path.

 

 

Cable Review - Hi-Fi World - June 2016

"Replacement headphone cables are an obvious upgrade path for the dedicated headphone user looking to squeeze an extra slice of sound quality from their (often) significant financial investment. The Zeno, is a lightweight, solderfree affair utilising Metik plugs and Ohno Continuous Cast (OCC) copper conductors covered in FEP (Fluorinated ethylene propylene) low temperature deposition dielectric covered in a soft PVC inner liner, plus a fabric outer jacket. Connectivity options are varied and numerous and include 2.5mm, 3.5mm, 6.3mm and 4-pin XLR mini at the headphone end with the amp end offering 3.5mm, 6.3mm and 4-pin XLR as options." (Read More)

Cable Review - Hi-Fi World - June 2016

 

 


Specification :

  • Construction : Twin Co-ax 
  • Conductor : OCC Copper 
  • Dielectric : FEP 
  • Conductor Resistance : 0.123 Ohms/m at 20°C 
  • Capacitance : 122.3 pF/m 
  • Inductance : 0.306 µH/m 
  • Outside Diameter : 5.0mm

 

About Atlas Cables Made in United Kingdom

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.

Specification :

  • Construction : Twin Co-ax 
  • Conductor : OCC Copper 
  • Dielectric : FEP 
  • Conductor Resistance : 0.123 Ohms/m at 20°C 
  • Capacitance : 122.3 pF/m 
  • Inductance : 0.306 µH/m 
  • Outside Diameter : 5.0mm

UK Delivery

 

1. We use Royal Mail 1st Class Services as a Standard Postage Option

Orders received before 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) are usually dispatched the same day by FIRST CLASS post (unless premium postal or timed courier services are selected), subject to stock availability. Over 98% of our orders are usually delivered the next working day including Saturdays.

Standard delivery is usually within 2-3 working days, although 98% of all orders are delivered the next working day including Saturdays . In extreme cases, such as delivery to the Highlands and Islands, this may take 3 days.

All items are fully insured and come with an invoice from Futureshop.co.uk. We use the Royal Mail for delivery of small packages and DPD or Interlink Express for items that weigh over 2KG. Items over 2KG are fully insured and will usually be delivered within 48 hours of placing your order Monday to Friday subject to stock availability. For International orders, we use FedEx Services where customers have selected this option.

Please note, special orders for non-standard cable lengths or custom-made cables may be subject to longer delivery time-scales. This may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

We offer 'Free UK delivery on orders over £99' subject to the following terms & conditions:

  • Applies only to orders with £99 or more of items (including VAT at the UK rate), at FutureShop.co.uk
  • Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK (excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by UK Mail).
  • Applies only to deliveries to addresses within mainland UK and Northern Ireland addresses. Applies only to orders that are to be delivered to a single Mainland UK delivery address.
  • You will not be eligible for free delivery on your order if any items are cancelled or returned for a refund, bringing the total order amount below £99. Where items are returned, the refund due will be the cost of the item less any postage costs.
  • We reserve the right to change or discontinue 'Free delivery on orders over £99 promotion at any time.
  • FREE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER £99 OFFER DOES NOT APPLY TO TRADE CUSTOMERS.

Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD or Interlink Express next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK.

Free Delivery for orders over £99 excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by DPD or Interlink Express.

 

Royal Mail 1st Class Shipping DPD Next Day Delivery

 

2. Special Delivery UK - Guaranteed Next Working Day

We have 99.9% of the UK covered With Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery. We guarantee delivery to most UK addresses by 1pm the next working day. This includes Northern Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey. Some places take longer to deliver to but we still guarantee delivery within three working days by 5.30 PM.

For the Next Day Special Delivery service, orders must be received by futureshop.co.uk by 4.30pm weekdays. Orders after the 4.30pm deadline cannot be guaranteed for same day dispatch.

Please note, Royal Mail Special Delivery for next working day may not be possible where non-standard cable lengths are ordered. If this is the case, the item will be shipped via The Royal Mail Special Delivery service as soon as the cable is custom made.

For orders weighing over 2KG, we reserve the right to ship items using Next Day Pre-Noon Courier Services where Royal Mail Special Delivery option has been selected.

 

Royal Mail Special Next Working Day Delivery

 

3. Channel Islands & Northern Ireland

We accept orders from all Channel Islands including Alderney, Jersey, Guernsey and Sark. Unless you select a premium service, Items weighing under 2KG are delivered using our standard UK delivery option above. For items weighing over 2KG, a surcharge may be applied for all deliveries to the Channel Islands as well as Northern Ireland.

 

European Countries

Deliveries to EU member states are subject to 20% VAT. We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 10 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 3 to 7 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Economy - Item are usually delivered within 48 to 72 hours

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

Worldwide - Excluding UK & Europe

Deliveries outside of the EU are not subject to 20% VAT and so the 20% tax on items is automatically deducted when you login or register.
We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 15 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail - Items are usually delivered within 10-15 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.

Where the actual weight of the package significantly exceeds the shipping cost charged on orders, we may write to you for an additional shipping charge. For larger orders, items may be shipped in multiple packets.

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery