Mavros dd S/PDIF Digital Cable
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Mavros dd S/PDIF Digital Cable

  • Product SKU: MAVDD-IC-DIG
$460.00
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A true reference class 75 Ohm digital cable

Our finest wide bandwidth S/PDIF cable

Mavros dd uses ultra-pure solid OCC copper conductors, designed to be technically and sonically superior, without the typical noise-related ‘glare’ freqently found in inferior cables. Recommended for use whenever signal integrity is paramount, for example between CD transport or hi-res media player/streamer and DAC.

This new high performance Atlas Mavros dd SPDIF digital audio cable replaces the last generation Mavros digital interconnect. The new Mavros DD delivers improved accuracy, bandwidth and openness via migration to a new OCC conductor and introduction of the proven Atlas dual drain system.

The Mavros 75 Ohm cable follows logically from our outstanding analogue interconnect, the Mavros dd Ultra RCA. New for 2020, we’ve made some significant upgrades to the original specification, not least a revised conductor arrangement – now using OCC rather than OFC – and our dd (‘dual drain’) system.

A true reference class 75 Ohm digital cable

Our finest wide bandwidth S/PDIF cable

Mavros dd uses ultra-pure solid OCC copper conductors, designed to be technically and sonically superior, without the typical noise-related ‘glare’ freqently found in inferior cables. Recommended for use whenever signal integrity is paramount, for example between CD transport or hi-res media player/streamer and DAC.

This new high performance Atlas Mavros dd SPDIF digital audio cable replaces the last generation Mavros digital interconnect. The new Mavros DD delivers improved accuracy, bandwidth and openness via migration to a new OCC conductor and introduction of the proven Atlas dual drain system.

The Mavros 75 Ohm cable follows logically from our outstanding analogue interconnect, the Mavros dd Ultra RCA. New for 2020, we’ve made some significant upgrades to the original specification, not least a revised conductor arrangement – now using OCC rather than OFC – and our dd (‘dual drain’) system.

The Atlas design team has developed a cable with extremely precise transmission and termination standards, incorporating the same microporous PTFE (Teflon™) dielectric insulation as the other Mavros interconnects.

The revised centre conductor is comprised of strands of super pure solid OCC copper wire insulated by a thin layer of microporous PTFE. This new dielectric behaves almost like the theoretically perfect insulator –free air – with minimal effect upon the signal being transmitted. The previous highest performance insulator, solid PTFE, has a dielectric constant of around 2.1 whilst the new PTFE (Teflon™) foam improves this figure to around 1.5, providing for a 30% greater signal velocity and better signal integrity, particularly in the area of high frequency timing and stability.

The co-axial double shielding layers are an aluminium Mylar™ foil followed by OFC (Oxygen Free Copper) braiding after which the whole cable is protected by a PVC jacket damped with cotton yarn. Our unique dd system connects the screen effectively to the cable return/plug interface, meaning the cable can be terminated without distorting, twisting or mechanically stressing the precision-laid screen. The benefits are in maintaining a consistent low impedance load to the plug, and a total 360° screening against noise and signal loss caused by RFI (Radio Frequency Interference).

With a termination impedance of almost exactly 75 Ohms at 1 MHz and a low conductor-to-conductor capacitance of around 50 pF per meter the Mavros digital interconnect perfectly matches consumer digital audio equipment to ensure error-free transmission of high speed digital signals. The result is evident in the timing and dynamic range of musical performances where the temporal ‘smearing’ of lesser cables simply disappears.

Geometry: Co-ax

Conductor: OCC Copper

Dielectric: Microporous PTFE (Teflon™)

Screen: Braid OFC with Al Mylar,™ 100%

Capacitance: 54.50 pF/m

Inductance: 0.462 µH/m

Resistance: 0.03788 Ohms/m

Impedance: 76.1 Ohm at (1MHz)

Outside Diameter: 9.5mm

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.