Atlas Cables Hyper dd Ultra
The latest generation Hyper dd Ultra interconnect offers a sophisticated, evenly balanced sound which draws you into the musical performance.
Optimum audio performance via ‘trickle-down’ dd technology.
The conductor in the Hyper dd cable is a solid core OCC (Ohno Continuous Casting) copper core surrounded by multiple bunch-stranded ‘satellite’ conductors of high purity OCC copper, The ‘speed’ characteristic of analogue cables is determined primarily by the dielectric performance of the insulator applied around the conductor, Hyper’s conductors are encapsulated within a PEF (Foamed Polyethylene) dielectric, with excellent immunity to interference and noise. Termination is via our wide-band, low-mass solder-free Ultra connectors – the fewer discontinuities in the signal path, the lower the level of signal degradation and the better the performance.
Atlas dd (‘dual drain’) system: Normally screened cables suffer from screen distortion when they are prepared for production. (If you've ever wired a plug or connector which uses a screened cable, you've done this yourself, cutting back and probably twisting the screening braid for termination). This distortion of the screen has a measurable impact, effectively changing the impedance and therefore the performance of the cable.
Our ‘dd’ configuration is based on a simplified version of the techniques we developed for our top-of-the-range Mavros and Asimi interconnects. Twin symmetrical drain wires (each attached to 180° segments of the plug) are inserted between a 100% copper/Mylar™ foil and screen. The unique dd system connects the screen effectively to the cable return/plug interface, meaning the cable can be terminated without distorting, twisting or mechanically stressing the precision-laid screen. The benefits are in maintaining a consistent low impedance load to the plug, and a total 360° screening against noise and signal loss caused by RFI (Radio Frequency Interference).
The Hyper range includes DIN &XLR termination options, digital interconnects plus single and bi-wire speaker cables.
The Ultra is a wide-band, OCC copper, constant impedance, self-cleaning, solder-free construction RCA plug.
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.
PEF (Foamed Polyethylene). The foaming process uses a blowing agent, of which there are two types. Atlas use the gas-foamed method which creates a more inert, consistent and higher quality product.
A pair of identically matched conductors (one for signal path, the other acts as the return conductor) enclosed within an OFC woven screen. Combined with our dd (dual drain) system which avoids distortion of the screening braid during assembly – this can change the RF impedance and therefore the performance of the cable.
|Atlas Cables Hyper dd Ultra|
||Twin twisted pair multicore, dual drain|
||6n OCC Copper|
||(dual drain) OFC 94.2% – 252 strands|