The traditional view of USB requires nothing more than the transfer of data from one device to another. While that’s essentially true for a printer or hard drive, it turns out to be an overly simplistic view when considering USB in the context of high quality audio.
The latest generation of our 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 improving audio 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 sc USB cable achieves ‘best in class’ performance.