Posted on 24th January, 2019


Atlas Cables has introduced the latest development to its Mavros range of high-end cables - the Mavros Grun USB.

The new Mavros Grun USB cable features OCC (Ohno continuous casting) copper data and power conductors combined with low loss foamed polyethylene dielectric. Additionally, you get innovative screening around individual conductor pairs as well as gold plated contacts.

Atlas has also implemented their external Grun connection to route all interference to ground. The Mavros Grun will be available from March 2019 starting from £465 for a half meter length.

Atlas Mavros Grun USB

When designing the Mavros, Atlas set out to minimise reflective losses in high-speed USB cables by an improved termination methodology, higher purity conductors (OCC copper) and enhanced screening (Grun) leading to better consistency by length and improved fidelity. Atlas tells us that the Mavros Grun USB is at the pinnacle of what's achievable with today's materials and technology.

To ensure maximum available bandwidth is maintained through digital cabling numerous factors need controlling; Attenuation, Noise sources, skin effect, dielectric loss, Intra pair skew, shielding and characteristic impedance. A combination of these elements add uncertainty to the digital domain, this uncertainty is called jitter and is the No 1 performance killer in digital audio systems.

The OCC copper combined with low loss foamed polyethylene dielectric are used with twisted conductors that are identical in length with a constant distance maintained between the two.

The Mavros Grun USB features improved screening via an improved shielding regime; this is augmented by a direct external connection (GRUN) into the system ground.

The skin effect (higher frequency signals travel closer to the surface where the effective resistance is higher) and dielectric loss is combated by using very pure OCC Copper and a new highly stable and improved low loss foamed polyethylene dielectric.

Furthermore, Atlas control and manage the twist ratios within the cable ensuring every individual internal conductor is a matched length.

Mavros Grun USB type A/B, A/B micro will be available in the following lengths finished in black anti-vibration fabric.

  • Mavros Grun 0.5m - £465.00
  • Mavros Grun 0.75m - £480.00
  • Mavros Grun 1.0m - £495.00
  • Mavros Grun 1.5m - £525.00
  • Mavros Grun 2.0m - £555.00
  • Mavros Grun 3.0m - £615.00
  • Mavros Grun 5.0m - £735.00

Each Mavros cable is supplied with a 1.0m GRUN cable as standard to enable simple low noise connectivity.

For more information, go to Atlas Cables.


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