At Nordost, we believe that one of the most important aspects of a hifi system is a solid foundation. Without essential elements such as proper grounding, vibration control, and a clean AC current, it is utterly impossible to reap all the benefits your components are capable of. However, this principle is not unique to hifi. Regardless of application, all electronics must first receive a proper base in order to perform to their full potential.
A top-of-the-line home theater system is only as good as its weakest link—and that includes your media streamers. Streamers, such as Apple TV, show drastic improvements when they are fed by seamless power, free from electromagnetic interference and radio-frequency interference. In media streamers that have a removable power cord, an upgrade as simple as replacing the stock AC supply with a high quality one is truly transformative. Nordost’s entry level Purple Flare Figure 8 Power Cord is the perfect solution for your Apple TV. This 2 conductor, 16 AWG cable uses Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament technology and revolutionary FEP extrusion to construct a high-speed, low-loss power cord that will allow your streamer to produce a picture worthy of your system.
To take the performance quality another leap forward, complete the connection using Nordost’s Blue Heaven HDMI cable!
As easy as it is to get swept away by new and exciting ranges and technologies, it’s important to remember all of the other amazing Nordost products that are still leaving major impressions on reviewers and consumers years after their releases! Valhalla 2 Cables have been in the spotlight since they were launched in 2013 and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.
The most recent V2 review can be found in the July/August issue of The Absolute Sound. In his article entitled “Nordost Valhalla 2 Reference Interconnect, Speaker Cable, and Power Cable: Fast, Quiet, Clear”, Jacob Heilbrunn did a fantastic job describing the auditory enhancements gained through incorporating Valhalla 2 into a hifi audio system. Heilbrunn writes:
…the outcome of using the Valhalla 2 is truly prodigious. Everything instantly improved as a result of this dynamically unconstrained cable. It was easy to detect that the Valhalla lowered the noise floor, and that the bass notes became more defined and stygian… In other words, the bennies were evident across the sonic spectrum, in ways both large and small.
To read Jacob’s Valhalla 2 Review in its entirety CLICK HERE or visit the review section on the Nordost website.
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 July.
- ‘Cause I’m A Man—Tame Impala—‘Cause I’m A Man
- Wild Is The Wind—Ms. Lauryn Hill—Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone
- New Drop. New York—Sbtrkt, Ezra Koenig—Wonder Where we Land
- Figures—Fortunaut—Press up Off the Earth
- The Girl From Ipanema—Amy Winehouse—Lioness: Hidden Treasures
- Easy (Switch Screens) [feat. Lorde]—Son Lux, Lorde—Alternate Worlds
- Cross The Line—John Legend—Evolver
- Mama Says—Ibeyi—Mama Says
- Body Language—Queen—Greatest Hits
- The Cisco Kid—War—Evolutionary
Real music lovers can find the melody in everything. From the park to the concert hall, our friend Nelson Brill is always on the hunt for great sound.
In this article, Nelson sets the stage for the upcoming Newport Jazz Festival.
Nordost is happy to announce its involvement with the Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show again this year, taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center August 7-9. Join us in the RADAR Showroom (S421) where our sales representatives and product trainers will be performing live product demonstrations throughout the event. This is the perfect opportunity to experience Nordost’s extensive line of products first hand, from our entry Leif series to our newly introduced Supreme Reference Range, Odin 2!