XLR interconnect cable based on the same design objectives and manufacturing techniques developed for our Asimi range, utilizing copper rather than silver conductors. The Mavros XLR is a superb interconnect designed to complement the performance of ‘high-end’ audio systems by achieving maximum signal transfer.
The Mavros XLR uses the very highest quality ‘6N’ (99.99997% purity) copper manufactured using the OCC ‘Ohno Continuous Cast’ technique. Cables manufactured with lower grade materials and poor manufacture typically have a coarse, grainy structure which compromises sound quality. In the manufacture of Mavros, we maximize the copper’s conductivity by ensuring that there is typically one grain in approximately 125 meters of conductor, allowing the signal a continuous unbroken path –in practice, 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 center wire. This in turn is covered by a continuous copper/Mylar™ electrostatic screen with copper shielding braid, ensuring minimal susceptibility to RF interference and noise.
Theoretically, the best dielectric (insulation layer) is air. Conventional dielectric (insulation) materials impose their own signature distortion and loss on the signal. Our technique uses a micro-porous PTFE (Teflon™) tape, which is wound around the core conductors, then covered again and stabilized using a protective FPE (Flexible PolyEthylene) dielectric. This process maintains the required conductor geometry, and bestows 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 minimize discontinuity and loss in the signal path, resulting in more consistent construction and improved audio performance.