The hand-made Atlas Mavros Ultra SE Interconnect is gold-plated, comes with a certificate of authenticity and is going to make audiophiles very happy at Christmas.

Some people will go to extraordinary lengths to get the best quality audio equipment, whether it's building a levitating turntable, erecting your own personal pylon, or buying a 24k solid gold music system.

But for audiophiles with expensive tastes, there's a new cable for the Christmas wishlist: the limited edition Atlas Mavros Ultra SE Interconnect.

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So why does this interconnect have such a high price tag? For a start, only 50 sets are being made; each purchase comes packaged in a special Atlas presentation box, complete with a signed limited edition authenticity certificate.

Then there's the build. The Mavros Ultra features goldplated Ultra RCA plugs, and is made with Ohno Continuous Cast (OCC) grain-free copper which aims to reduce corrosion and claims a lower electrical resistance.

The interwoven conductors are covered by an electrostatic screen with copper shielding braid, which Atlas says decreases electromagnetic interference and noise.

For the dielectric (a polarising insulator), the cable has a microporous Teflon tape wound around the copper conductors, covered by a protective PolyEthylene sleeve. This aims to offer greater manufacturing consistency and wider bandwidth.

There's no doubt it's a pricey piece of kit, but if you're tempted, and have a taste for the expensive, take a look at our award-winning Temptations too. Or you could spend even more on the ChordMusic cable...

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Comments

TrevC's picture

A waste of money

Give the money to charity instead. Interconnects don't change performance unless they are faulty or a weird design in some way, in which case they only make it worse.

Benedict_Arnold's picture

I'm with TrevC

Once you get to the price point at which you get tight fitting, corrosion resistant plugs, properly joined to the cable cores, and decent cables and dielectrics, anything more, with the possible exception of true shielding for those who need it, is increasingly silly.

chebby's picture

What's with the stupid box

What's with the stupid box and certificate?

Do these people put their cables away in a display cabinet after playing music? Do they invite small parties of guests to admire their interconnects?

It makes me sick that this is how hi-fi and music enthusiasts are seen by the world of normal people, rich weirdos tucking up their gold cables safely on a velvet bed, in a presentation box, in a display cabinet!

 

f1only's picture

you all got it wrong the

Yea you all got it wrong as did I, the cable is £5 the box is £1495 lol

No mention of how long the cable is either....

magicrabbit's picture

Pathetic

I used to love Atlas,

But THIS is absolutely pathetic, especially the cabinet.

Ri-di-cu-lous... I feel sorry for the bad image it gives to all true music lovers.

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muljao's picture

Imagine for that money you

Imagine for that money you could have a great amp/streamer in one, lovely speakers and a five year subscription to Spotify with your ten pound well made ofc cables