Asimi Luxe Grun Speaker Cable for Hugo TT 2 DAC
Rated 3.5/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Asimi Luxe Grun Speaker Cable for Hugo TT 2 DAC

  • Product SKU: ASI-SC-XLR-ZED-2
$9,495.00
  per pair
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XLR to Banana-style Z-plug: Allows the TT 2 to drive an external pair of active speakers (up to 18w).

Our ultimate speaker cable

Our obsessive attention to detail – and the combination of materials & assembly methods which was only finalized after exhaustive testing – produces a cable which HiFi World’s reviewer described as‘ the best he’d ever heard’ and HiFi Plus summarised as ‘one of the very, very best. ’

Our goal is to make cables which have no discernible character or sound of their own, which would in itself be a form of distortion – Asimi is engineered to ‘disappear’ in your system, conveying the performance of your equipment with total transparency.

XLR to Banana-style Z-plug: Allows the TT 2 to drive an external pair of active speakers (up to 18w).

Our ultimate speaker cable

Our obsessive attention to detail – and the combination of materials & assembly methods which was only finalized after exhaustive testing – produces a cable which HiFi World’s reviewer described as‘ the best he’d ever heard’ and HiFi Plus summarised as ‘one of the very, very best. ’

Our goal is to make cables which have no discernible character or sound of their own, which would in itself be a form of distortion – Asimi is engineered to ‘disappear’ in your system, conveying the performance of your equipment with total transparency.

Conductors

Asimi uses very high-purity OCC (Ohno Continuous Casting) silver conductors — the purest conductor available.

Silver cables are occasionally criticized as "bright." This is, in fact, the result of impurities and grain in inferior conductors. The OCC process is named after professor Atsumi Ohno, who in the late 1970s, discovered that by heating the drawing mold to a higher temperature than the molten copper you intend to cast, then cooling it soon after, the result is one long, high purity (99.99997%) metal crystal. 

The Asimi’s high-purity monocrystal conductors are arranged in a complex multi-stranded layout, with each cable leg composed of 3 pairs of solid conductors (two pairs plus one pair), totalling 5.5mm² – an unusually high figure, given the cost of this purity of silver.

In most silver cables, the conductor size is compromised to reduce cost – but which explains why some critics suggest silver cables offer the listener very sweet highs but no weight or authority at low frequencies. That’s certainly not true of the Asimi, with several reviewers commenting on the sense of physical presence conveyed.

Screening

The Asimi Luxe uses a double screen (Alu-Mylar/95% woven) alongside the acclaimed Atlas dual drain system. When used in conjunction with the Grun earthing system (included), Asimi reduces overall radio frequency load in your system and  snubs out any emission from the cables themselves. 

Generally speaking, speaker cables are not as susceptible to electrical interference as analogue interconnects. (This is because they’re part of low-impedance circuits.) However, they do often “broadcast” interference themselves. Therefore it’s good practice to ground the screen to minimize “antenna” effects

Dielectric

Our focus was also on the coating that insulates and protects the silver. The Asimi has these conductors enveloped in our microporous Teflon dielectric. This new air-spaced material improves on the performance of the best solid Teflon or PTFE (Teflon™) insulators, by providing a 30% greater signal velocity and superior integrity, particularly in high frequency delivery. This is achieved because the new material has a dielectric constant of around 1.5 (the lower the number the better), significantly better than the 2.1 typically achieved by the PTFE (Teflon™) insulators which were previously the best available in these applications.

Hi-Fi News — Editor's Choice Award

"the Asimi Luxe does not 'editorialize'... this is a cable demanding of superlative systems, assembled and tweaked as far as you can take them."

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The Audiophile Man

"While the Asimi cables are excellent, they are truly transformed in sonic terms when the Ground cables are added. The fact that various types of termination are offered for those Ground cables means that you can experiment to see what variant works best for your hi-fi system to hone the cables in order to get the very best from them. The end result is quite delightful as the Grun system produces a balanced sound quality, rich in clarity."

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Hi-Fi World — Outstanding

The Atlas Asimis are superbly constructed and have a gravitas few others can match."

Construction: Solid multicore

Geometry: OCC pure silver

Conductor: Microporous PTFE

Screen: Braid & Mylar™

Capacitance: 34.06 pF/m

Inductance: 0.529 µH/m

Resistance: 0.0046 Ohms/m

VOP: 0.79

Outside Diameter: 17.5mm

Beauty. Performance. No Compromises.

A distinctive combination of performance, luxury, and pride of ownership.

The Luxe collection features our exclusive combination of precision audio engineering and traditional leather craftsmanship.

To create our hand-made Luxe finishes, we’ve partnered with a world-renowned Scottish specialist in hand-crafted automotive and aerospace interiors.

These cables not only perform superbly, but possess visual and tactile qualities that create a durable, distinctive “heritage” product.

For inspiration, we turned to the luxury automobile industry, where the combination of advanced technology, precision engineering and luxury fit and finish have long found expression.

Processing & Shipping Times

Atlas is distributed in the USA and Canada by VANA Ltd. We keep a small subset of standard lengths in stock in our New York warehouse. Online orders are processed within 2 business days. Orders than can be fully or partly fulfilled from our stock will usually ship within 3 business days. You can also inquire about inventory with your local Atlas Cables dealer. 

Custom orders and lengths that are not currently in stock will be made to order in Scotland and drop-shipped to your door. These typically ship within a week and arrive to their North American destination within 2 weeks.

Note: Fulfillment times for custom may currently be longer due to the COVID pandemic. Please contact us for an estimate if your order is time-sensitive.