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Atlas Hyper 2.0 Speaker Cable Z plugs 3m

R5,990.00

Atlas Hyper 2.0 speaker cables are engineered with neutrality, speed and a wide dynamic range as primary design objectives. The Hyper 2.0 is a superb cable ideally suited for continuous listening over a prolonged period without causing listener fatigue.

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Description

Atlas Hyper 2.0 speaker cables are engineered with neutrality, speed and a wide dynamic range as primary design objectives. The Hyper 2.0 is a superb cable ideally suited for continuous listening over a prolonged period without causing listener fatigue.

Hyper 2.0 speaker cables feature very high purity (99.9999%) OFC (Oxygen Free Copper) 2.0mm² conductors with an advanced PTFE (Teflon™) dielectric. It’s a combination most unusual at this price point, and it means the cable offers an exceptional performance which is well suited to considerably more expensive systems than its price tag might suggest.

The increased diameter conductors on the Hyper 2.0 offer improved bass performance over the 1.5 version. The conductor quality and high-efficiency dielectric allow Hyper to reveal more of the performance level your equipment is capable of, being fast and dynamic without suffering the ruthlessly analytical character sometimes mistaken for additional ‘detail,’ but which is ultimately fatiguing.

Atlas Z-Plugs

Atlas’ proprietary Z-plug is a low-mass, self-cleaning, solder-free construction speaker plug.

Atlas Z-Plug Technical Diagram

Oxygen Free Copper (OFC)

OFC is produced through an extrusion process which takes place in an oxygen-free-inert-gas atmosphere. This leads to a reduced oxygen content (10 ppm) when compared to Tough Pitch Copper (TPC) and an improvement in conductivity which typically measures in at between 0.5% and 2% greater than TPC. The OFC process therefore produces a much higher quality audio cable than the TPC process. High purity conductors sound clearer than their unprocessed (TPC) counterparts because there are fewer crystal boundaries present to cause signal degradation.

PTFE 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).

PTFE (Teflon™) is usually applied at higher temperatures and in combination with OFC conductors. OCC materials don’t like high temperatures (soldering, applying the dielectric etc.) so application of a low temperature PTFE (Teflon™) or FEP work best with OCC conductors. This is especially critical at smaller conductor sizes.

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. Multi-Core Construction

A pair of identically matched conductors (one for signal path, the other acts as the return conductor) enclosed within a non-conducting screen.

Termination

This cable is custom-made according to customers specific requirements as selected by the various dropdown options above. We can terminate your speaker cable using either Atlas’ gold-plated 4mm banana/BFA Z-Plugs, spade Plugs or Tin-Cobalt banana/BFA Z-Plugs. Cables are professionally terminated using a cold-weld method by Future Shop’s engineers and guaranteed for 10 years. The plugs are put on using a cold weld method with an official tool supplied by Atlas. Cold-welding does not involve solder and means the plug is crimped around the conductors at 360 degrees’ under very high pressure to form an air tight seal which prevents the conductors from oxidizing. This forms a better contact than soldering. Furthermore, the conductor is in full contact with the plug, and the plug is in 360-degree contact with the binding post of your equipment which means signal flow is maximised from the cable into your equipment.

We recommend the Atlas gold-plated Z-plugs as the primary choice of plug for your cables as these offer excellent value for money as well as high-performance. The Atlas Z-plugs and the Tin-Cobalt Z-plugs are identical except, the Atlas Z-plugs have a plastic outer barrel and the Tin-Cobalt plugs have a metal outer barrel. The plug itself is identical on both and therefore the Atlas Z-plug is the best choice in our view.

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.