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Ascent

All cables lose some of the audio signal or add their own colouration. Ascent is engineered to reduce this signal loss to extremely low levels, making it the ideal partner for full-range wide bandwith loudspeakers.

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The new generation Ascent now features our Grun Coherent Earthing System.

Why ‘earth’ a speaker cable?

Generally speaking, loudspeaker cables don’t potentially pickup interference in the same manner as an interconnect, but they may ‘broadcast’ interference, effectively acting as an antenna. In today’s extremely (electrically) noisy world, it’s important to minimise the adverse effects of noise on system performance – this can be addressed very effectively by providing a grounded screen on the cables.

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A sophisticated speaker cable offering a true taste of ‘high-end ’ performance for discerning audiophiles.

Ascent is the first speaker cable in our product hierarchy to use OCC (Ohno Continous Casting) copper connectors with a total 3.5mm² diameter. The increased conductor cross-section gives superior low-frequency performance in comparison to Ascent 2.0. These ultra high purity ‘5N’ (99.9997% purity) conductors are extremely transparent to the signal being passed, their mono-crystal structure ensuring minimum signal loss. For the dielectric, we use a high-efficiency PTFE (Teflon™) which again imposes virtually no signal degradation.

In conjunction with our cold-weld, wideband Transpose connectors, which give a superior connection to conventional solder or screw fixing, the result is a cable with little discernable character which allows your system to convey a level of detail, speed and dynamics which might well surprise you.

Transpose Modular Termination System

This cable is fitted as standard with the Transpose Modular Termination System, which allows easy switching between expanding 4mm connectors, spade and Z-plugs as your requirements change.

Expanding 4mm plugs are the standard configuration, please specify at time of purchase if you require an alternative connector. Alternative connector kits are available from your Atlas dealer.

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Luxe Bespoke Option Available. Read More About Luxe

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Technology & Specifications

Connector Type

Transpose

Modular Termination System

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Conductor Material

OCC

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Dielectric Material

PTFE

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Construction

Multi-core

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ConstructionMulti-core
MaterialOCC
DielectricPTFE (Teflon™)
ScreenN/A
Capacitance100.68 pF/m
Inductance0.539 µH/m
Resistance0.0097 Ohms/m
VOP0.76
Outside Diameter9.8mm

What The Experts Say…

Recent Reviews

  • HFN Editor's Choice

    Ascent ‘Grun’

    HiFi News are impressed with the new generation Ascent speaker cable, concluding “…as an upgrade into the realm of top-end cables, Ascent makes a very convincing case for itself.”

    The ‘Grun’ earthing option is certainly worth trying – heard here as a slightly darker but arguably ‘tighter’ and more compact overall sound.

  • HiFi Choice

    Ascent 3.5

    After running in, I tested the cables with a variety of music and they are really excellent.

    The imaging is superb and the sound is open and transparent. There is no sibilance to high frequencies and low-level detail is clear. Recommended even at the high price.

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