Few mains cables truly have a noticeable effect on sound quality. Eos high-end mains cable, however, is one cleverly engineered product that allows hi-fi systems to deliver greater levels of information. Eos cable effectively acts as a filter against harmful incoming AC-power-dumping disturbance effects to earth and rejects airborne RFI. The cable offers its best performance in a system where the AC power is introducing disturbance effects, either from a dirty ground or from airborne effects, like RFI, giving a solid, believable sound with extended dynamics.
The Eos power cords consist of high-purity OFC (Oxygen-Free Copper) conductors available in either 2.0 or 4.0mm-square configurations. Housed in a high-pressure, low-temperature-extruded PTFE (Poly-Tetra-Fluro-Ethylene) insulating dielectric, the three conductors are twisted to reject EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference). The conductors are completely wrapped in plastic- bonded aluminium foil to reject the deleterious effects of RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) and an internal drain wire sends any residual interference to ground.
All Atlas Eos mains cables are finished in a PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) sheath with a fabric cover. There are three main cable configurations available: a 10A IEC in 2 and 4mm-square construction, plus a 16A IEC in the 4mm spec.
Rather than a traditional neon indicator bulb which cause huge high-frequency energy that has detrimental effects on the delicate audio circuits of audio systems, a low-energy LED indicator bulb, fed from a low-loss circuit which is totally quiet in operation, show when the block is being fed with a mains supply. Power spikes that can cause serious damage to audio circuits are eradicated using super-fast metal oxide varistors which act as a virtual short-circuit when mains voltage reach a particular level (typically 260 volts) and a very advanced built-in low-loss RF filter is included to filter out any interference and RF whilst adding minimal increase to the impedance of the supply lines.
Price: from £500