Installed this cable recently for my home theater upstairs (not my reference system). I purchased it based off of what hi-fi's review. I'll spare you all the details and just say the cables improved the system in pretty much every area (previosly had AudioQuest x2's on there).
A lovely sound and presentation out of an 'all-copper' cable (...and I'm a proud "Silver guy").
There are those that think that cables don't make any real difference and that money spent on upgrading is wasted. Certainly, in my experience, changing cables is a bit hit and miss. Happily, this was one of those occasions where it did make a difference. Upgrading from QED Silver Anniversary XT to Atlas Hyper Bi-Wire cable has delivered an immediate and tangible improvement at both ends of the frequency range. The change in treble is most pronounced with much more sparkle; it's as if previously all of my connectors had been dirty and now they're clean. Whilst less pronounced, the change in bass is none the less welcome, being just a little tauter than before. At £140 for a 2M pair, terminated with Atlas' own Z-plugs I consider this excellent value for money.
I bought Atlas Hyper 2.0 Bi-Wire last week for my modest system and it came with a burn-in cd which makes all sorts of weird noises a bit like jet engines starting up. The idead of the cd is that it helps to run in your cable properly. You are supposed to run it for 72 hours constantly to get you all burned in properly which I haven't had time to do but I have run it for a few hours and the results are astonishing. This cable is just so much more detailed than the Linn K20 cable I was using. Not only that but the highs are crisper, the lows are deeper and the soundstage is just enormous by comparison. In my humble opinion it's worth every penny!
I agree with all posted here, I found that this cable initially seemed to suck a lot of the slam and impact out of the bass (compared to existing Chord Carnival SS) although it was a lot tigher and not boomy.
But, then I found after much testing that bi-wiring was the solution for my system - the Hyper 2.0 now runs the high/mids and the Chord SS for the bass. Things are perfectly balanced in my system now - big powerful bass but sounds tighter anyway (attributable to the fact that it is bi-wired) and I also get the better 'sparkle' with the treble. Mids sound more pronounced and clearer too which is partly attributable to the Hyper 2.0 as well as the fact that the speakers are now biwired. It's like a double whammy and I am well pleased.
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