Nordost at The NAMM Show 2018

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Come and see Nordost at NAMM at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA January 25-28 in booth 2340. Nordost will be featuring our Pro Audio range of cables, Ax Angel. Constructed using the same design philosophy and technology that has revolutionized the hifi audio industry, our Ax Angel line is comprised of five different types of cables: power cords, instrument cables, patch cables, speaker cables, and microphone cables. Visit booth 2340 to get a personal demonstration and experience how the cables that we make can take the music that you make to the next level.

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Introducing the Red Dawn USB Cable

While computer audio is by no means a newcomer to the realm of hifi, developments to this ever-changing technology are keeping manufacturers on their toes, in order to stay in step with modern components. The Red Dawn USB Cable is the first of Nordost’s USB options to offer USB C plug compatibility, which is quickly becoming an industry standard due to its adoption by Apple in its newest line of laptops. Nordost’s Red Dawn USB Cable is the perfect solution for hifi audio enthusiasts integrating computer audio into their sound systems when using components that require USB C connectors.

The Red Dawn USB Cable uses silver-plated 99.9999%, OFC signal conductors, optimally designed for digital signal transfer. Each conductor is precision wound to correspond accurately with USB’s unique, hybrid twisted pair/non twisted pair geometry. The new Red Dawn cable also utilizes Nordost’s proprietary FEP Micro Mono-Filament technology, which allows it to transcend the speed and precision necessary for higher bandwidth and high speed, digital signal transmission. The conductors are then shielded with a dual layer of braid and foil shielding, in order to eliminate EMI and RFI and surpass USB 2.0 standards.

This cable is available terminated with C to Standard B (2.0), Mini B (2.0), or Micro B (2.0) plugs. The Red Dawn USB ensures that all the necessary information will be delivered with the efficiency and diligence needed to maintain the correct impedance to dramatically lift your hifi system to a new level of performance.

Designed, manufactured, and hand-terminated entirely in the USA, the Red Dawn USB Cable guarantees the accurate construction required to produce the best possible performance from computer audio equipment.

The Red Dawn USB Cable is now available for purchase at select Nordost dealers, worldwide. To find the Nordost dealer nearest you, visit the “Where to Buy” page on www.nordost.com.

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  • Fully manufactured and terminated in the USA
  • Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) insulation
  • Micro Mono-Filament technology
  • Silver-plated 99.9999% OFC stranded conductors
  • Dual layer of silver braid and foil shielding
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Specially designed for USB C connectors

 

 

Nordost Playlist – January 2018

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 January.


You can now listen to our monthly playlist here:  TIDAL  |  SPOTIFY


  1. Picture Perfect—Little Simz—Stillness in Wonderland
  2. So I Know You Care—Toulouse—Extended Plea
  3. There Are Many Ways To Say I Love You—Sylvan Esso—There Are Many Ways To Say I Love You
  4. Sweet November—SZA—Z
  5. Skin and Bone (feat. Shirlette Ammons & Tamisha Waden)—Phil Cook, Shirlette Ammons, Tamisha Waden—Skin and Bone
  6. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)—Frank Sinatra—Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely
  7. Little Bit—Hablot Brown—Little Bit
  8. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall—Laura Marling—A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  9. No Weaknesses—The Dirty Nil—Higher Power
  10. Si Tu Vois Ma Mere—Orquesta Brazofuerte—Vivo en Thelonious

 

Le Magazine Son & Image reviews the QKORE

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Nordost’s QKORE has left a big impression on the hifi audio market, since the ground units were first released in May of 2017. Reviews from publications around the world describe the undeniable benefits that the QKORE brings to sound systems. The latest such review comes from Le Magazine Son & Image, where author Michel Leroux explains his experience with the QKORE:

With either the QKORE1 or QKORE3 unit in place, listening becomes engaging. There is better precision and fluidity along with a less veiled sound. A significant improvement of the sound and musical rendering emerges, an unexpected but very real effect. The results are immediate…Clarity improves across the board, very noticeable in instrumental harmonics. Vocal presence is improved, along with overall musicality from the audio system. Dynamic contrast is heightened, and a more natural and coherent rendering of sound and musical content permeates the listening room.

Michel’s review, “Benefits of Parallel Grounding”, is now available to read on the Nordost website(in both English, as well as its original French text).

You can find more great Nordost reviews on our Reviews Page.