To improve the performance, we began by increasing the OCC copper content of the cable by over 20% compared to the Element. An improved Polyethylene dielectric with lower dielectric constant offers improved bandwidth, and increasing the diameter of the cable improves and stabilises the cable’s impedance characteristic.
Finished in an attractive pearl grey, it’s the first cable to benefit from our new calibrated shield crimping on the Integra non-magnetic RCA plug – which offers a level of consistency of termination and reliability unheard of at this price level. The Element Superior is the only fully 100% calibrated analogue interconnect on the market!
The low mass Integra connector features a solder-free, cold-weld connection, all optimised to create a coherent, continuous signal path with maximum resistance to RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) which can raise noise levels in a poorly shielded cable.
The result is a cable with a large three dimensional soundstage which combines clean dynamic bass with a sophisticated portrayal of fine detail, without the artificial glare or brightness which affects many budget cables.
The Element range includes other analogue termination options, complementary USB & digital interconnects and speaker cables.
For the cost of this cable it can easily play with some other higher priced alternatives.
Swapping out a standard pair of interconnects and inserting the Atlas cables between an Oppo UDP-205 universal disc player and a pair of Longdog Audio LDA P6 monoblock amplifiers saw an immediate improvement. This interconnect is extremely clear and open, with impressive transient speed.
…;the soundstage remains wide and comfortable and I like it. There is little loss in soundstage when ‘2049’ rumbles around me and I am pleasantly surprised by the performance.
These well-made interconnects offer a sophisticated sound across a wide range of music, and are also great value for money.
|Dielectric||FPE (Foamed Polyethylene)|
|Screen||Braid OFC, 90% coverage|