Nordost at the Montreal Audio Show: Salon Son & Image 2015

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Nordost is getting ready once again for the Montreal Audio Show: Salon Son & Image. Please join us March 27-29 in Montreal at the Hôtel Hilton Bonaventure. Throughout the show our sales representatives and product trainers will be performing live demonstrations and product comparisons, available in both French and English, in Salon St-Laurent. While there, come and visit us at our sales booth on the mezzanine level where you can take advantage of our special show prices on all Nordost products. And last but not least, make sure to enter our raffle for a chance to win a 2m Blue Heaven Power Cord!

Pictures from Nordost Nation!

Nordost is lucky to have such incredibly loyal and enthusiastic customers! One great way that our fans let us know that they are happy with the work that we do is by sending us pictures of their Nordost products in action. Here are a few photos that have been shared with us recently. Feel free to send us pictures of Nordost in your system so that we can continue to share them with the whole Nordost family!

A great shot of our Valhalla 2 Speaker Cables from fineaudio!

A great shot of our Valhalla 2 Speaker Cables from fineaudio!

"The system, containing a variety of Hegel Components, SA Pandion 30 loudspeakers and cables from Nordost." - Hegel Music System

“The system, containing a variety of Hegel Components, SA Pandion 30 loudspeakers and cables from Nordost.” – Hegel Music System

"Oh yeah! It's time to play upgrade a go-go. Nordost Cables #Heimdall2 #HeadphoneCable and Audeze LCDx #Headphones." - HiFiGuy528

“Oh yeah! It’s time to play upgrade a go-go. Nordost Cables #Heimdall2 #HeadphoneCable and Audeze LCDx #Headphones.” – HiFiGuy528

"Enjoying the Nordost cables set up immensely !!" - Nav Garayal

“Enjoying the Nordost cables set up immensely !!” – Nav Garayal

"I trust Nordost on my very best equipment! Both power AND signal" - Michael Mercer

“I trust Nordost on my very best equipment!
Both power AND signal” – Michael Mercer

"Power is often overlooked in a Hi-Fi system. If you can only buy one new piece of gear this year, consider the Nordost Cables #Qb4 with #Heimdall2 power cord. You'll be mad that you didn't do it sooner!" - HiFiGuy528

“Power is often overlooked in a Hi-Fi system. If you can only buy one new piece of gear this year, consider the Nordost Cables #Qb4 with #Heimdall2 power cord. You’ll be mad that you didn’t do it sooner!” – HiFiGuy528

A great pic of our QRT products at work!

A great pic of our QRT products at work!

ADHF hosting a Nordost listening session

ADHF hosting a Nordost listening session

"Sennheiser #HD800 with Nordost Cables are the perfect companion for WA5 headphone/speaker amplifier. Sony #HAPSZ1es Music Server" - Woo Audio

“Sennheiser #HD800 with Nordost Cables are the perfect companion for WA5 headphone/speaker amplifier. Sony #HAPSZ1es Music Server” – Woo Audio

Hifi Bordeaux had a terrific listening session too!

Hifi Bordeaux had a terrific listening session too!

A beautiful display of our Heimdall 2 and Blue Heaven USB cables!

A beautiful display of our Heimdall 2 and Blue Heaven USB cables!

Quite the Heimdall 2 setup!!

Quite the Heimdall 2 setup!!

Nordost’s New Installation Cable: 14-2 Speaker Cable

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When looking for the perfect installation cable to use in setting up a home sound system, three areas must be addressed: durability, discrete placement, and performance. Nordost Leifstyle installation cables are purpose-built with all three criteria in mind.

Nordost’s newest addition to the Leifstyle line, the 14-2 Speaker Cable, uses two 14 AWG, silver-plated 99.9999% OFC stranded conductors, which have been extruded with premium PVC. This heavy gauged speaker cable is specifically constructed for in-wall installation. As such, Nordost’s 14-2 Speaker Cable is RoHS Compliant and has a UL rating of CL3, which is rated for up to 300 volts. The 14-2 Speaker Cable’s durability and flexibility make it the perfect solution for snaking your speaker cables through walls, giving your listening room a sleek look without compromising the sound and integrity of your sound system.

The new Leifstyle 14-2 Speaker Cable is available in an extremely wide variety of lengths in order to accommodate any job. But while your 14-2 Leifstyle cable may not be seen once installed, it will certainly be heard with clarity! The performance level of your audio system will receive a noticeable lift, increasing musical flow, dynamics and expressive range—gains that can only be achieved with the precision and detail that is put into every Nordost product. Leifsyle installation cables follow Nordost’s unique and simplistic cable philosophy: cables are connections, not filters, so that you are left with an impression of the music, not of the cabling.

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  • Insulation: Extruded Premium PVC
  • Conductors: 41 strand 2×14 AWG
  • Material: 99.9999% OFC
  • Capacitance: 11.0pF/ft
  • Inductance: 0.19uH/ft
  • Velocity of propagation: 85% Speed of light
  • Termination: Gold-plated Spade or Z-plug Banana
  • Approvals: RoHS Compliant, UL: CL3

Nordost Playlist – February 2015

Nordost is lucky to have a wonderful team of representatives and product trainers who travel around the world educating and demonstrating the effects of Nordost’s products. As part of these demonstrations, it is our job to find an interesting and diverse selection of music to showcase our cables, power devices, sort system and accessories. Whether at shows, visiting our dealers and distributors or even in our own listening room in our headquarters in Holliston, we are constantly getting asked what music we are playing (or if our audience is not so bold to ask, we can see their Shazams working overtime). So we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share our favorite songs of the moment. Some may be classics, some may be brand new, some may not even be to your taste, but one thing is for sure …it’s all great music.

Here are some of the songs that we will have on rotation this February.

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  1. Full Moon & Empty Arms—Bob Dylan—Shadows In The Night
  2. Caravan—John Wasson—Whiplash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  3. Human Nature—Trijntje Oosterhuis—Never Can Say Goodbye
  4. Somewhere Over The Rainbow—Pomplamoose—Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  5. Prelude to Cello Suite #1 In G Major—Michael Hedges—The Essential Winter’s Solstice
  6. Little Weaver Bird—Molly Drake—Molly Drake
  7. Billie Jean—The Civil Wars—Between The Bars
  8. Low Down The Chariot—Gaither Vocal Band—The Best Of The Gaither Vocal Band
  9. Halo—Ane Brun, Linnea Olsson—Rarities
  10. The Widow—The Mars Volta—Frances the Mute