• Atlas Element Integra
Our Verdict 
Best analogue interconnect, Awards 2013. These are ideal if you’re after a first upgrade
For 
Transparent midrange
supple bass
Against 
None
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After two years in this spot, the fine Chord CrimsonPlus now gives way to the Atlas Element Integra.

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A well-made cable with sturdy plastic plugs, it helped our reference system to achieve a smooth and subtle performance.

The soundstage is pleasingly wide and there’s a good dynamic range. It’s a precise cable, very good at digging up fine detail. Tonally, the experience is impressively balanced. Bass is supple and midrange is transparent, yet the cable is also unfussy about the kit you use.

It’s £5 more expensive than CrimsonPlus, but then again it improves on many of the things that the former champ did right.

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There’s nothing to dislike here: the Element Integra is highly recommended as a first upgrade.

 

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