Atlas has expanded its new interconnect and speaker cable range called Achromatic, which means 'no colour' – a fitting name for a component designed to carry audio signals without adding colouration.
First up is the Atlas Ailsa Achromatic RCA interconnect (above), which has been "designed from the ground up" and offers an upgrade from the company's Element, Equator and Hyper cables. The Ailsa Achromatic features PTFE as the dielectric, as used in Atlas' reference Mavros and Asimi models, and uses OCC copper as its conductor material and high purity OFC copper and copper Mylar foil as the shield. Atlas has also used a new solder-free Achromatic plug and improved both body material (it's now ABS polymer) and plug contact geometry.
The Ailsa Achromatic is available in many lengths between 0.5m (£250, AU$500) and 3m (£750, AU$1500).
Next up is the Element Achromatic RCA interconnect (above), the latest iteration of the British firm's award-winning Element cable. Compared with its predecessor, it has a new foamed polyethylene dielectrics, said to improve bandwidth; increased OCC copper content, reconfigured to reduce inter-strand distortion; and improved cable geometry to stabilise the concentricity along the entirety of the cable. It too benefits from the new Achromatic plug. The Element Achromatic is available in various lengths, from 0.5m (£80, AU$160) to 3m (£110, AU$220).
Last but not least is the Hyper Achromatic bi-wire speaker cable (below), which comes into the line-up to replace Atlas' Hyper bi-wire. The Hyper Achromatic combines solid conductors (for the high frequencies) and stranded conductors (for the low frequencies), both made from OFC copper and complemented by cotton anti-vibration filler. There's now a foamed polyethylene dielectric, and a new Achromatic Z that has 35 per cent less mass than the previous design, has a body made from "high stability" ABS polymer, and is solder-free and self-cleaning.
The Hyper Achromatic cable comes pre-terminated in lengths between 2m (from £400, AU$800) and 7m (from £650, AU$1300), however custom lengths are available on request too.