Atlas Element Tonearm Achromatic RCA

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Atlas Element Tonearm Achromatic RCA

The resurgence of vinyl has prompted the introduction of new Atlas tonearm/turntable products to optimise your vinyl playback. Based on Atlas' multi-award-winning Element Achromatic RCA, the Element Achromatic Tonearm cable is available with the choice of either a right-angle (90°) or straight (180°) entry 5 pin connector.

 With the added benefit of using their ongoing research and development, Atlas has fitted the Element Tonearm with the Atlas Achromatic non-magnetic RCA plugs and integrated earth tag. The low-mass Achromatic connector features a solder-free, cold-weld connection, all optimised to create a coherent, continuous signal path. The signal conductor is a fully shielded high-quality OFC copper, designed and constructed to provide maximum resistance to RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) which can raise noise levels in a poorly shielded cable, particularly important with such sensitive low-level signals as typically generated by a pick-up cartridge. The 5 pin tonearm plug is precision-turned and hard gold-plated with PTFE (Teflon™) insulation. The cable entry is from either the side (right angle entry) or from the base (straight entry), please specify when ordering.

 

Achromatic Plugs

Atlas’s expert electro-mechanical knowledge has led to the innovation of the next generation of RCA plugs. Known as the ‘Atlas Achromatic RCA plug’, Atlas has focused on improving both performance and appearance to create a higher performance starting point for their RCA cables as well as eliminating variability in performance. This has been achieved by refocusing on materials and the assembly processes. Atlas has made 4 key changes with the Achromatic RCA plug. Firstly, the barrel of the Achromatic plug features a high stability ABS material. This is strong, stable and of superlative surface quality. There is also an improvement to the Achromatic plug’s contact geometry, aiding the contact properties of the plug and the self-cleaning wiping action to ensure contacts are in optimal condition and to maximise signal transmission. The third change Atlas made was around the rifling of the RCA pin. This improvement self-aligns the conductors during the cold weld processing, ensuring a superior stable connection. Finally, there is a reduction in the overall mass of the RCA plug by 8% which has shown to improve signal transmission. The above changes mean a solder-free, low mass, self-cleaning, recyclable RCA plug with a non-conductive body.

Oxygen Free Copper (OFC)

OFC is produced through an extrusion process that takes place in an oxygen-free-inert-gas atmosphere. This leads to a reduced oxygen content (10 ppm) when compared to Tough Pitch Copper (TPC) and an improvement in conductivity which typically measures at between 0.5% and 2% greater than TPC. The OFC process, therefore, produces a much higher quality audio cable than the TPC process. High purity conductors sound clearer than their unprocessed (TPC) counterparts because there are fewer crystal boundaries present to cause signal degradation.

 

Specifications

Construction 4 core plus screen
Material OFC
Dielectric PEF
Screen Braid OFC, 85%
Capacitance 83.34 pF/m
Inductance 0.512 µH/m
Resistance 0. 0810 Ohms/m
Outside Diameter 7.0mm