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Synergistic Research Atmosphere SX Reference USB

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Atmosphere SX

Reference USB

 

 

The new Atmosphere X USB was designed and voiced with a single goal, to convey music with low-level detail and an emotional connection without any of the drawbacks commonly associated with the digital format. To this end, we use our propriety UEF Graphene shielding with a direct to ground connection for a dramatically lower noise floor than is possible with a non-direct grounded shield. For faster and more linear burn-in as well as higher performance, we include a new conditioning process first developed for our Blue fuses. Atmosphere X USB cables are among our first cables voiced with the new test criteria that enable us to achieve ultra resolution with a unique degree of musical purity and smoothness along with all the traits we’re famous for like a low noise floor, high resolution, and holographic realism. Additional features include a new conductor alloy and a new shielding matrix selected in double-blind testing where they excelled in low-level detail retrieval and tonal accuracy, with a dramatic new level of high-frequency extension that is always musical, and never fatiguing. When compared to our previous award-winning Galileo LE USB cable, the new Atmosphere X USB sounds more natural and convey’s a more realistic holographic soundscape with improved dynamics, at a fifth the price!

 

 

UEF Matrix Shield with Graphene

Matrix shielding.

The previous Atmosphere X Series Cables started as an experiment to explore ways of improving UEF Shielding by placing UEF Tech at strategic grid points on the shields of Atmosphere cables, now called Matrix Shielding. Matrix Shielding arranges UEF elements on a grid pattern of the cable shield to lower its noise floor. Atmosphere SX refines Matrix Shielding further by using new Carbon Fibre UEF Tuning Discs developed expressly for Atmosphere SX to enhance the loom's ability to cancel noise that would otherwise cause high frequencies to sound harsh or fatiguing. As a result of our ongoing research into UEF Shielding, we have pushed the resolution envelope when voicing Atmosphere SX by developing new Carbon Fibre UEF Tuning Discs for a more holographic sound with enhanced resolution and musicality.

 

 

UEF Ground Plane

Optimized performance.

Atmosphere SX Digital interconnects incorporate the capability to ground your cables to either a wall outlet with the included SR Ground plug or to a Synergistic Research Ground Block (sold separately) to elevate the performance even further.  Benefits include a noticeable increase in deep bass power and weight, a more holographic sound field, smoother high frequencies with greater extension and ‘air’, a more present and layered mid-range, increased tonal density with an apparent increase in resolution.

 

 

 

Quantum Tunneling

SRX Long Duration High Voltage Conditioning.

After perfecting the most natural-sounding and holographic cables in our history, we set out to take them further with a new high voltage conditioning process that applies a sweeping frequency plot for an extended duration. We experimented with dozens of frequencies in different combinations over a prolonged time period before landing on just the right mix. We even built a new Tesla Coil to handle the excess heat generated during long conditioning sessions. Once finalized, the SRX conditioning process created holographic realism and timbrel accuracy far beyond our previous Tesla Coil conditioning protocol. 

 

 

Gold and Silver SX Tuning Bullets

Redefining refinement.

We’ve completely reformulated and re-voiced our Galileo Tuning Circuits with new technology originally designed for the new ultra-resolution and musical Galileo SX line of cables. Now Silver Bullets have more detail combined with greater warmth than the prior Galileo Silver Bullets while the Gold Bullets impart even greater musicality and liquid smoothness with a touch more air and detail than before. For best results, it is recommended that you first allow any Synergistic Research cable to settle into your system for 72 to 96 hours without removal or handling and without Gold or Silver Bullets attached. Then listen first with Gold, and then with Silver bullets, and pick the option that makes the best music in your system.

Atmosphere Excite SX provides the RED UEF Tuning module while Atmosphere Euphoria SX  comes equipped with both the RED and BLUE UEF Tuning Modules.


Gold Tuning Module’s Sonic Characteristics:

  • Greater Musicality
  • Greater Liquid Smoothness
  • Air and Detail

Silver Tuning Module’s Sonic Characteristics:

  • Greater Air and Detail
  • Musicality
  • Liquid Smoothness

 

Cable Tuning

How to use tuning modules.

Atmosphere SX Reference USB Specifications:

 

MSRP
$1195.00/1 meter

$400 per addl meter

 

Atmosphere SX USB Build Notes:

4 each Copper Matrix conductors:

  • 23 gauge solid copper conductors 
  • Dielectric: Solid Polyethylene
  • Shielding: Duel Silver Mylar / Braid shield-Quantum Tunneled Ground Plane Technology
  • Listened for signal direction before build
  • Hand crafted in our California factory

Build Notes:

  • Atmosphere SX UEF Graphene Shield: 2 different UEF coatings with Graphene are applied to connectors and cabling and ground significantly reducing the noise floor and allowing a purer signal to transfer with less grain providing more warmth and detail. The conductors and ground plane also benefit from dampening effect that UEF provides
  • Quantum Treatment: After the cable is completely assembled all connections and cabling are treated with 1,000,000 volts of electricity at specific frequencies and pulse modulations, creating a canal in the conductor material and contact points at the molecular level that allows electrons to flow more freely. This allows the maximum amount of low level information through the conductors and provides for the highest amount of realism in your music
  • Secondary UEF Blue Treatment originally developed for SR Blue Fuses
  • UEF Ground Plane Termination
  • Hand build time: 1.5 hours
  • 5 day Burn-in: 2 step process
  • Hand crafted in our California factory
  • 5 day Burn-in: 2 step process
  • Hand crafted in our California factory

SR Ground Block (optional):

Atmosphere SX USB Interconnects have shields that can be grounded direct to earth with supplied ground cables bypassing your component’s power supplies for a lower system noise floor.
  • To improve performance further still use an optional SR Ground Block with its UEF Ground Filter to elevate overall system performance; not only can you star ground and UEF filter the shields on all Galileo UEF interconnects and speaker cables in your system, but can also ground all of your system’s components to the Ground Block for a dramatic lowering of your system’s noise floor for greater detail, clarity and musicality.

 

 

Ground Block

This goes to 11.

 

 

 

Also available in these USB types

 

USB 3.0 Type B


USB 3.0 Micro-B 10 Pin

 

USB 3.0 Type C

 

USB 2.0 Mini-B 5 Pin

 

 

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