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Equator XLR

Ae’re continuing to see an upsurge in popularity among equipment manufacturers for XLR connectors and balanced configurations. Accordingly we’ve created the new Equator XLR, based on our multi-award winning Equator RCA interconnect, and offering a superb price/performance ratio.

A superior balanced interconnect designed for today’s increasingly electrically noisy home environment.

Balanced OCC core and high-efficiency screening (to protect against noise inducing RFI) combine to offer a very revealing yet neutral sound. High levels of RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) in a poorly shielded cable can result in a ‘bright’ sound which superficially suggests additional detail. In fact, a cable with superior screening may sound slightly ‘darker’ on first hearing, although one quickly realises the detail is all present, just without the artificial leading edge ‘spotlit’ effect, and quieter backgrounds allow a wider dynamic range to be conveyed by the cable.

The Atlas Equator XLR is constructed with four central multi-core conductors of high purity OCC (Ohno Continuous Casting) copper encapsulated within a low-loss foamed Polyethylene dielectric, with excellent immunity to interference and noise, making it ideally suited to longer cable runs.

The cable is terminated with our low-mass cold-weld (solder-free) XLR plugs, facilitating extremely consistent construction and improved audio performance.

The result is a beautifully balanced interconnect which offers a large three dimensional soundstage and fine levels of resolution.

The Equator range includes subwoofer, interconnect, streaming and speaker cables.

Technology & Specifications

Connector Type

OCC XLR

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Conductor Material

OCC

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Dielectric Material

PEF

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Construction

4 core + screen

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ConstructionCo-ax (Double Screened)
MaterialOCC
DielectricPEF
ScreenOFC, 85%
Capacitance74.36 pF/m
Inductance0.497 µH/m
Resistance0.0776 ohms/m
Impedance78.25 Ohms at (1MHz)
Outside Diameter7.0mm

What The Experts Say…

Recent Reviews

  • HFN Editor's Choice

    Equator XLR

    The sound remains nimble too, the bass unmuddied and quick where it needs to be or heavy and extended where the recording demands. It’s a very realistic upgrade from basic XLR interconnects.

    I have described the influence of Atlas’s Equator XLR interconnects as one of remedy, a very subtle emollient that trades crystalline, forensic insight for a sound that is both forgiving and musically compelling.

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