Our Verdict 
The Fibre Optic's revealing and dynamic sound makes this a fine budget cable
For 
Sound is dynamic, fast and detailed
Against 
Not as flexible as we'd like
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Already a firm favourite with us, the Atlas easily retains its five stars when pitched into the ring for a second time.

It's a well-made cable, its design eschewing the more showy finish of some rivals in favour of a modest silver-braided outer jacket and chunky plugs.

Sound is admirably balanced, the composed treble neatly complemented by solidly planted, appropriately forceful bass and an open, expressive midrange.