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Atlas Mavros review

As with the Atlas Mavros speaker cables you'll need a fat wallet but they offer excellent performance

5 Star Rating

Our Verdict

With an appropriate system and a fat wallet, you'll find these cables offer excellent performance

For

  • Exceptional detail resolution
  • strong dynamics
  • tonal neutrality

Against

  • They are not cheap
  • you will need an equally extravagant system

We know there are many readers who will never get past the price of these Atlas cables. Thankfully for Atlas, these cables are great performers in the context of an appropriate system.

We're quite fond of the 15 percent rule, which says that you should spend that percentage of the total system cost on cable.

Start thinking of the Mavros in the context of a 20-grand-plus system and the price doesn't seem so outlandish, particularly when you hear just how clearly this pairing out-performs cheaper, quality competition.

Neutral, detailed and smooth
As you would expect, the Mavros sound is very much in the Atlas mould: it's neutral, detailed and smooth without blandness, except here it's to a higher level than we've heard from the brand.

Listen to Beethoven's 5th and the cables deliver a greater level of insight and stronger dynamics than most other cables we've tested.

It'll come as much down to taste and careful system matching as anything else, but either way, at this end of the market, the Mavros makes a strong case for itself.

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