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NORDOST VALHALLA 2 CABLES REVIEW
NORDOST VALHALLA 2 CABLES REVIEW
The State of the Art Valhalla is the cable that turned the cable industry upside down in the year 2001. Unconventional in appearance as in performance, Valhalla set a new standard for many, and became my reference cable back in 2004. The key technology behind Valhalla is Micro Mono-Filament. By winding . . . .
Publication:
NOVO
Issue / Date:
December 16, 2016
Reviewer:
Phil Gold
Nordost's Valhalla 2 Stereophile 2016 Review
NORDOST VALHALLA 2 REFERENCE
It would be an understatement to say that in 2001, when Nordost introduced their original Valhalla cables, they were a revelation for me. Their focus and resolution of detail were like nothing I’d ever heard, and revealed in recorded performances a startling energy and realism. Throw in their seemingly absolute transparency, and . . .
Publication:
Stereophile
Date:
July 2016
Reviewer:
Brian Damkroger
Nordost Tonearm
A CLEAR ADVANTAGE — GOING UP THE RANGE WITH NORDOST
Other than fringy room treatments and other various bizarre system tweaks, nothing arouses more anger, controversy and naysaying than the thought of cable, especially premium audio cables. Those subscribing to the religion of ABX testing pretty much claim everything sounds the same and wire is. . . .
Publication:
TONEAudio
Issue / Date:
No.76 March 2016
Reviewer:
TONE Staff
Nordost V 2 Review
NORDOST VALHALLA 2 REFERENCE INTERCONNECT, SPEAKER CABLE, AND POWER CABLE: FAST, QUIET, CLEAR
Live music's pop, sizzle, and dynamism is what can make it so downright exciting, but speed is one of the most difficult things to capture in audio. Smaller speakers, par- ticularly mini-monitors, have it, and they can sound devastatingly convincing because of it. I still vividly remember hearing the hurricane gale of sound . . .
Publication:
The Absolute Sound
Date:
July/August 2015
Reviewer:
Jacob Heilbrunn
Nordost V 2 Review
KABLER AF FØRSTE KLASSE
Conclusion translated to English:  It has been a great pleasure reviewing Nordost V2. The cables have pushed the limits of what I thought was possible regarding sound quality from my equipment. But it’s also cables only for the few, the pricing indicates that only they who have gold rimmed equipment and (a lot of!) excess . . .
Publication:
NOMONO
Date:
2015 
Reviewer:
Sven Bilén
Language:
Dansk (Danish) / Svenska (Swedish)
Absolut Sound Review Sort Kone
NORDOST VALHALLA 2 CABLE
Being affable gets your foot in the door. Being affable and having the goods to back up your story, that's a prime recipe for success. Nordost's Joe Reynolds is the latter lad; he has both—debonair swagger and an operation that has defined much of what high-end audio's cable business has defacto become. Yes, cables do make a difference—a very profound one—and yes, Nordost is all about advancing the value approach. . .
Publication:
Positive Feedback
Date:
Issue 78   March-April 2015
Reviewer:
Danny Kaey
Nordost Valhalla 2 French Review
NORDOST VALHALLA 1 - ÉVEILLER SES SENS
La musique découle des instruments et des musiciens qui la jouent tout autant que des équipements qui la reproduisent. Parmi ceux-ci se trouvent les câbles qui les relient et qui sont essentiels à son écoute. Plus que de simples accessoires, ce sont bel et bien des équipements impu- tables de la bonnes . . .
Publication:
Son & Image Magazine
Issue:
Vol. 16 No. 1
Reviewer:
Michel Leroux
Language:
Français
Audio Technique Honk Kong Equipment Review
NORDOST VALHALLA 2 CABLE SYSTEM
Nordost has put a lot of faith in mechanical tuning recently. The company discovered that a cable’s mechanical properties (including its physical length) are vital to in its sonic performance. The results of this investigation transformed the Leif and Norse 2 lines, but wait until you hear what it does to Valhalla!  If you set aside that mechanical tuning ethos, the difference between Valhalla and Valhalla 2 are still noteworthy . . .
Publication:
Hi-Fi+
Issue:
Issue 112
Reviewer:
Alan Sircom
Audio Technique Honk Kong Equipment Review
NORDOST VALHALLA 2 INTERCONNECTS, SPEAKER CABLES, AND POWER CORDS
We audiophiles recognize them, even if no one else does: Sondek, WATT/Puppy, Nait, Giya -- some of the most prominent high- end audio product names. But when it comes to cables, there is a scarcity of similarly memorable names, save for one. Valhalla, Nordost’s once top-of-the-line cable line, has been around for an eternity in audiophile terms. It was introduced in 2000 and existed unchanged until the middle of last year, . . .
Publication:
The Audio Beat
Date:
May 12, 2014
Reviewer:
Marc Mickelson
Audio Technique Honk Kong Equipment Review
NORDOST VALHALLA 2
Equipment report from Audiotechnique, Hong Kong. . .
Publication:
Audiotechnique
Issue / Date:
No.388 January 2014
Language:
Chinese
Absolute Sound - Nordost Purple Flare Cable - October 2013
FIRST SOUNDS: NORDOST VALHALLA 2
Nordost Valhalla has been a constant in my system since 2005. Other than some VPI Bricks and a VPI record-cleaning machine, nothing remains from the 20th century, and over that same time span everything from cartridge to speakers has come and gone several times over. That stands as reassuringly powerful testimony to just how successful the original Valhalla has been -- how satisfying its performance has been, no matter . . .
Publication:
The Audio Beat
Date:
January 6, 2014
Reviewer:
Dennis Davis
Valhalla Digital
THE NUMBERS GAME. NORDOST'S VALHALLA GOES DIGITAL
Ever since I’ve been using the Nordost Valhalla cables, my reference as regards digital signal transfer has been the Silver Shadow 75 Ohm lead. It’s pretty much the same colour, uses the same micro mono-filament technology and sounds better than anything else I’ve used – until now. Firm believers in offering a completely coherent cable system (and upset at the notion of their best customers slumming it with something from further . . .
Publication:
Hi-Fi+ 
Issue:
Issue 19
Reviewer:
Roy Gregory
Valhalla
NORDOST VALHALLA MONO-FILAMENT CABLES (2001 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR, 2001 EDITORS CHOICE)
Nordost's SPM cables had already forced a serious reevaluation of the importance of the cable loom in system performance. But if we were already looking in the right direction we were totally unprepared for the shocking improvements offered by the Valhalla cables. Ruinously expensive (the more so because you can't mix and match them with other cables and expect anything like their full performance) the mono-filament , . . .
Publication:
Hi-Fi+ 
Issue:
ssue 19
Reviewer:
Hi-Fi+ Editors Choice
Valhalla Mono Filament
NORDOST VALHALLA MONO-FILAMENT CABLES
Have you ever noticed how, when you listen to a live jazz group, you can always hear the slapped bass notes clear as a bell below the other instruments. They’re not as loud as the rest of the band, and nowhere near as penetrating as brass or piano, but they simply float, independent of what the other instruments are up to, working at their own level, giving the music their own particular momentum. Have you ever noticed how totally inadequate . . .
Publication:
Hi-Fi+ 
Issue:
9 Jan/Feb 2001
Reviewer:
Roy Gregory
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