Nordost Customer Testimonial

Nordost is always thrilled to receive and share glowing reviews from journalists and experts in the industry. However, when we get testimonials from our devoted and satisfied customers, it means that much more! Thank you to Paul from North Carolina, who shared his journey with Nordost products, and what they have done for his stellar system!


Unknown-2“I have always considered an audio system as a collection of components – and that consideration includes cables. I see them as such an important part of an audio system that their use can either elevate, or denigrate a system’s sonic performance.

When I tried my first Nordost cable, a Tyr 2 speaker cable, I was astonished at how the sonic presentation was improved. Better definition and clarity, better dynamics and impact, lower more powerful bass— these improvements were most noticeable.

Eventually, I decided to populate the entire cable loom exclusively with Nordost products. Looking beyond cabling, I make extensive use of the QRT product line. I even replaced a $5,000.00 power conditioner with a QX4 power purifier and a QB8 power distribution block.

Today, my system is comprised of Nordost cables and power management products exclusively. On the digital side, all of the interconnects are Odin, from the music server to the amp. On analog, Valhalla 2 from the tonearm cable to the preamp and Odin to the amp. Power cords are about half Valhalla 2 and Odin.  I recently upgraded the speaker cables to Odin 2 and the improvements they yielded were startling.

What I see in Nordost cables is an exceptionally fast product that remains true to the musical signal. By the same token, they are incredibly revealing of transient detail. I think their best attribute is that they in no way hinder other upgrades, such as new speakers or a component. If one such upgrade is undertaken, the user can rest assured that the cable will not stand in the way.

I think that Nordost products come as close as any cable product I have tried in accomplishing what every cable should be trying to do – not change the signal in any way. Put differently, they do a great job of doing absolutely nothing.”


Paul is a happy customer of Liquid HiFi in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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2 thoughts on “Nordost Customer Testimonial

  1. I first visited a hi fi show way back in the Eighties, when I was very much younger. I remember hearing some big speakers and was excited by the loudness. Music has always been a part of my soul, and just like my heart beat, music makes the soul happy and this takes you on emotional journeys. The soul in symbiosis with music that evokes feeeling and satisfaction. What more could you ask for.

    I formed a relationship with Nordost cables and have never looked back.

    With my first upgrade from silver ocf wire to buying and installling the Nordost Frey 2 speaker cable, the results were unexpected. Mr partner who also loves playing the hi end Hifi, was struck by how clear the sound was, with deeper tighter bass and everything in between being more refined.

    The Valhalla 2 power cables were introduced from wall outlet to the power distribution bar (new additions) the sound from the power cables transferred the signal sounds via the CD player through the pre amp, power amps via the Frey 2 speaker cable, to produce sounds that sounded like the sounds weren’t emanating from the loudspeaker. The sound again improved with the power cables (Valhalla 2) to a new level, more space surrounding each instruments,minuscule details extracted from the Moon 750 D Cd Player, The thing with the 750d, is that it really digs deep and the cables will layout in a road in front of you to audibly hear these new road marking that have been so lost in the fog of that once noisy noise floor.

    Note:Nordost Sort Kones sat under the 750D brought out an even lower noise floor and more tuning, depending on what flavoured Kones are used, three variations exist: Bronze, Aluminium, and Ceramic. When used in different configurations under certain part of the CD transport, power inlets and transformers, these help to dissipate vibrations emanating from within components.

    A project for the future is to get some Nordost Jumpers to help complete the loudspeakers (being tri wired each loudspeaker).

    I’m expected to hear more gain with XLR Cables, in the future when funds allow (may be some time)

    If your destinations are to be at the recording studios listening to a recording being put down or being back at that live concert (played via a ref moon 750D CD Player, then let Nordost transport you there once and for all at lightning speed.

    David from England.
    Well done Nordost

    • Thank you, David, for you wonderful account of our products. We love hearing how Nordost cables can transform a sound system, and you did just that beautifully!

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