NEWS / Atlas Cables Launch the Ailsa Achromatic Speaker cable

Atlas cables, the engineering-led cable specialist, has today launched the new Atlas Ailsa Achromatic speaker cable.  Joining the Ailsa Achromatic interconnect, which was launched in 2021, Ailsa is pitched between the company’s Hyper and Mavros cable ranges and offers users OCC (Ohno Continuous Cast) conductor technology and microporous PTFE dielectrics at a lower price point than previously available. Designed from the ground up, Ailsa and is aimed at mid to high end system users and features technology deployed so successfully in the higher-end Mavros range.

Ailsa Achromatic speaker cable consists of 2 x 3.0mm2 OCC multi-stand copper conductors wrapped in a high-efficiency microporous PTFE dielectric. This is enhanced with super stabilised conductor geometry (SSG isolation layer), an extruded outer layer that keeps the multiple strand conductor symmetrical and geometrically accurate. The cable is then packed out with anti-vibration cotton filler and finished with a high-gloss grey jacket.

As with all Atlas analogue products, the Ailsa speaker cable is delivered from the factory terminated with the company’s Achromatic Z (4mm plugs) or S (spade terminals).  Being low mass and non-conductive, the plug body eliminates the detrimental effects of circulating Eddy currents, whilst also being self-cleaning.

The result is a superior cable with minimal discernible character, which allows a user’s system to convey a coherent balance of detail, timing and dynamics.

Kevin Kelly, Managing director of Atlas Cables had this to say “The Ailsa speaker cable bridges the gap between our Hyper and Mavros range, offering our customers even more choice. We have finally managed to successfully trickle down our OCC/microporous PTFE technology and included it in the Ailsa design, giving us a truly breath-taking performance for the money. We have been constantly surprised when conducting listening tests as to just how precise the Ailsa speaker cable is, given its rather modest price compared to many high-end rivals.”

Ailsa Achromatic speaker cable is a completely new design. Key features at a glance include:

  • 3mm2 OCC copper conductors
  • Wrapped microporous PTFE dielectric
  • Super stabilised conductor geometry (SSG isolation layer)
  • Anti-vibration cotton filler
  • Solderless, cold-welded fittings with 100% calibrated tooled connections.
  • Low mass non-conductive plug body eliminating the detrimental effects of circulating Eddy currents.
  • Self-cleaning contacts.
  • Low contact resistance and superior conductivity
  • Minimal signal deletions for maximal hi-fidelity
  • Wide band performance

Ailsa Achromatic speaker cable is available in pre-packaged lengths with Z or S connections

2.0m                     £1395.00 inc vat

3.0m                     £1995.00 inc vat

5.0m                     £3195.00 inc vat

7.0m                     £4395.00 inc vat

Custom lengths are available to order from authorised retailers.

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