The Atlas Mavros symmetrical interconnect uses a new microporous PTFE dielectric together with OCC copper conductors which are manufactured using the highest-quality technique for drawing copper. "Ohno Continuous Casting" or OCC has one grain in about 700 feet of conductor, so the audio signal travels through a continuous conductor instead of traversing signal deleting grain boundaries. The copper itself is of the highest purity; 6N or 99.9999% pure.
The new dielectric with a dielectric constant of 1.3 to 1.5 improves on ordinary PTFE which has a dielectric constant of 2.1, and thereby provides higher VOP (velocity of propagation) values that typically range from a staggering 72% to 85%. increase in signal velocity over that of ordinary cables. That speed provides better integrity particularly in the area of high frequency delivery.
The new Mavros interconnect was designed to be technically and sonically superior to other interconnect cables currently available; and they are - read the reviews!
The Atlas cable hallmarks of spaciousness, width, height and depth together with precise image focus and instrument separation are immediately evident. The new interconnect distinguishes itself with sound that reveals a transparency and hiterto unheard ambience and timbre.
The Mavros XLR to XLR analogue audio interconnect uses separate going and return conductors together with a woven screen. The screen with 100% coverage, rejects RFI interference. The two separate conductors dedicated to the going and the return signals are wired separately from the ground conductor. The Atlas XLR plugs employed are a unique design that needs no solder at the conductor to plug interface.
Atlas XLR plugs are wired as follows:
- Pin 1 = Ground
- Pin 2 = Hot
- Pin 3 = Cold
A few amplifier producers wire their systems with different conventions. Always check with the manufacturers instructions before ordering. If you need these wired in a different way, the factory will do that for you. Because the conductor to plug interface is crimped, they may not readily be altered in retrospect.