The new generation of Atlas acclaimed Element, with a solid core copper conductor, designed to provide maximum performance from computer audio sources. Typically used to connect a Mac, PC or streamer to the DAC or digital input in your hi-fi system.
Digital theory suggests that data is nothing more than a stream of ‘ones & zeros’ and all a cable has to do is transfer the data from one device to another. While that’s essentially true with regard to connecting your printer, it turns out to be an overly simplistic view when considering USB audio devices.
The latest generation of Atlas’s hugely popular Element USB cable is the Element sc (solid core) USB. Through extensive testing, Atlas found that the use of solid core silver-plated copper conductors covered in low-loss foamed polyethylene delivered the most consistent performance for the data streams.
The use of solid core conductors reduces internal data reflections between each strand of each conductor, and allows for the exact measurement of each twisted pair, meaning that all data transmitted along the cable reaches the receiver at exactly the same time, reducing ‘jitter’ (noise) and increasing performance.
Combined with newly developed triple-screening and hefty power & ground conductors, plus unique Atlas-designed connector plugs, the sc USB is engineered to maintain consistent cable impedance. Both technically and sonically, the Element sc USB cable achieves ‘best in class’ performance.