Atlas Asimi XLR Luxe Balanced Interconnect
The Asimi XLR is engineered to maximise the performance of ‘high-end’ audio systems by achieving maximum signal transfer.
The Asimi XLR is a state-of-the-art interconnect designed to be effectively ‘invisible’ in the replay chain and to reveal the entire content and ambience of the recording without any sense of exaggerated detail or brightness.
The Asimi XLR features pure silver conductors, manufactured using the highest-quality ‘Ohno Continuous Cast’ technique for drawing pure silver. We maximise the silver’s conductivity by ensuring that there is typically one grain in approximately 125 metres of conductor, allowing the signal a continuous unbroken path –in effect, the signal has a faster, cleaner and more direct path to follow.
The cable consists of a pair of conductors, each made up from six bundles of 12 multi-conductor wires, plus a thicker centre wire, all covered by a copper shielding braid.
For the Asimi XLR, Atlas developed a new system using two symmetrical drain wires (each attached to 180° segments of the plug) inserted between a 100% copper/Mylar™ foil and screen. This unique system connects the screen effectively to the cable return/plug interface and provides total 360° screening, without affecting the integrity of the screen in any way.
We developed a new dielectric technique, using a microporous PTFE (Teflon™) tape, which is wound around the core conductors, then covered again and stabilised using a protective FPE (Flexible PolyEthylene) dielectric. Our process allows the required conductor geometry to be maintained and offers greater manufacturing consistency.
Atlas use cold-weld terminations wherever possible, including our current generation ‘dark Chrome’ XLR connectors. By reducing the number of materials and break points in the signal path, our objective its to minimise discontinuity and loss in the signal path, resulting in more consistent construction and improved audio performance.
The result is the best cable we currently know how to make. Asimi, perhaps more than any other product, is responsible for Atlas now being viewed as one of a handful of top manufacturers worldwide.
The Asimi XLR interconnect. Our analogue masterpiece.
- Construction Twin multicore dual drain
- Material OCC pure silver
- Dielectric Microporous PTFE (Teflon™)
- Screen Braid SPC + Cu Mylar™, 100%
- Capacitance 50.17 pF/m
- Inductance 0.7162 µH/m
- Resistance 0.0181 Ohms/m
- VOP 0.81
- Outside Diameter 8.5mm