Atlas Cables Asimi Luxe Speaker Cables
Our ‘ultimate’ OCC speaker cable. Performance without compromise.
This cable is fitted as standard with the Transpose Modular Termination System, which allows easy switching between expanding 4mm connectors, spade and Z-plugs as your requirements change.
Expanding 4mm plugs are the standard configuration, please specify at time of purchase if you require an alternative connector.
The new generation Mavros now features our Grun Coherent Earthing System.
Why ‘earth’ a speaker cable?
Generally speaking, loudspeaker cables don’t potentially pickup interference in the same manner as an interconnect, but they may ‘broadcast’ interference, effectively acting as an antenna. In today’s extremely (electrically) noisy world, it’s important to minimise the adverse effects of noise on system performance – this can be addressed very effectively by providing a grounded screen on the cables.
A reference class pure silver speaker cable engineered for the world’s finest audio systems.
Asimi uses very high purity OCC (Ohno Continuous Casting) silver conductors. The OCC process is named after professor Atsumi Ohno, who in the late 1970s, discovered that by heating the drawing mould to a higher temperature than the molten copper you intend to cast, then cooling it soon after, the result is one long, high purity (99.99997%) metal crystal. Criticism of silver cables as generally ‘bright’ are in fact the result of impurities and grain in the inferior conductors used.
The Asimi’s high-purity monocrystal conductors are arranged in a complex multi-stranded layout, with each cable leg composed of 3 pairs of solid conductors (two pairs plus one pair), totalling 5.5mm² – an unusually high figure, given the cost of this purity of silver.
In most silver cables, the conductor size is compromised to reduce cost –but which explains why some critics suggest silver cables offer the listener very sweet highs but no weight or authority at low frequencies. That’s certainly not true of the Asimi, with several reviewers commenting on the sense of physical presence conveyed.
Our focus was also on the coating that insulates and protects the silver. The Asimi has these conductors enveloped in our microporous Teflon dielectric. This new air-spaced material improves on the performance of the best solid Teflon or PTFE (Teflon™) insulators, by providing a 30% greater signal velocity and superior integrity, particularly in high frequency delivery. This is achieved because the new material has a dielectric constant of around 1.5 (the lower the number the better), significantly better than the 2.1 typically achieved by the PTFE (Teflon™) insulators which were previously the best available in these applications.
This obsessive attention to detail – and the combination of materials & assembly methods which was only finalised after exhaustive testing – produces a cable which HiFi World’s reviewer described as‘ the best he’d ever heard’ and HiFi Plus summarised as ‘one of the very, very best. ’
Our goal to make cables which have no discernable character or sound of their own, which would in itself be a form of distortion – Asimi is engineered to ‘disappear’ in your system, conveying the performance of your equipment with total transparency. It should be noted though that Asimi requires a ‘burn-in’ period during which the sound will continue to improve.
The Transpose is a modular, cold-weld, air-tight, solder-free speaker plug. Interchangeable connector options are spade, Z-plug and expanding plug, available in gold (spade or Z-plug only) or silver. The standard connection is our expanding plug at both ends, please specify preferred connector options when ordering,
OCC (Ohno Continuous Casting) process was developed by Professor Ohno, from the Chiba Institute of Technology, to manufacture a very high purity single grain copper or silver. There are only a handful of companies in the world manufacturing via this method.
Microporous PTFE (Teflon™) is a unique, low density dielectric material, phase stable at room temperature, which offers significant performance improvements over solid PTFE (Teflon™) dielectric designs.
Monocrystal conductors arranged as 3 pairs of solid conductors each of different diameter.
|Atlas Cables Asimi Luxe Speaker Cables|
|Material||OCC pure silver|
|Dielectric||Microporous PTFE (Teflon™)|
|Screen||Braid & Mylar™|