Following from Atlas’ research and development programme, the Element is fitted with they’re entirely new Integra non magnetic RCA plug. The plug benefits from a solder free, cold weld interface between the pure OFC copper co-axial stranded conductors and the plug for both the going and return signals. Being free of solder, another barrier to the free-flow of the signal has been removed.
The Integra plug uses two conjugate brackets. These brackets grip the cable without compressing it. Compressing a coaxial causes the cable to alter its impedance from 75 Ohms thereby causing deletions. In a digital interface the impedance can drop to some 40 Ohms which causes reflections and jitter. The Integra plug lets more information through.
The Integra Plug uses a non magnetic ABS cover which may avoid a saturation in the return leg at an RCA plug’s metal sheath if it’s in the signal path. The integra sheath facilitates a direct barrier free return signal path with less interference. The Element coaxial cable employs one woven screens for rejection of radio frequency interference.
Finally the Element with the Integra plug is provided with a unique seriel number and a five year guarantee. Buyers can be confident that they’ve purchased a genuine Atlas cable, researched, developed and produced in Scotland and made from the finest materials available.
The improved Element Integra is an entry level audio interconnect for discerning music lovers. Like all Atlas interconnects, it provides a huge sound-stage together with a smooth delivery. It avoids the over bright and irritating sound so often a feature of similarly priced interconnects. Rather in common with all Atlas interconnects, irrespective of price, it offers the listener a sophisticated and relaxing sound with no artificial highs or lows and most importantly, it offers the user fantastic value for money. Just look at the construction, the OCC copper, the quality asymmetrical construction, and the conjugate bracket Integra plug; there’s nothing else quite like the Element Integra.