Nordost is happy to be attending CES in Las Vegas January 8-11th. Nordost is teaming up with VTL this year on floor 20, room 201 at the Venetian, to put on a show-stopping system. Take advantage of this great opportunity to hear, firsthand, what our transformative products have to offer your home audio system. We hope to see you there!
After receiving over half a dozen reviews in little over a year, Nordost’s QKORE Grounding Units continue to impress industry insiders, reviewers, and consumers alike. The most recent QKORE evangelist is Stereophile’s Jason Victor Serinus. In his article, published in the January issue of Stereophile, Jason was blown away by the improvements gained by introducing QKORE Grounding Units to his system. According to Jason, the noticeably widened soundstage, increased detail, and natural quality of decay that he found while using the QKORE validates the monetary expense and time commitment that audiophiles expend chasing the idyllic listening experience.
“I can’t imagine that anyone who’s invested considerable time and energy and money in a high-end system would want to be without the markedly ‘blacker’ backgrounds, increased transparency and detail, more vivid colors, and greater overall veracity delivered by Nordost’s QKore Ground Units…The law of diminishing returns does not apply; the differences were cumulative, and anything but subtle.” —Jason Victor Serinus
You can now read Jason’s QKORE review in its entirety here: Nordost QKORE and QKORE Wire—System Grounding Accessories
You can find this review and more great Nordost reviews on our Reviews Page.
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 December.
You can now listen to our monthly playlist here: TIDAL | SPOTIFY
- Can’t Run But—Paul Simon—In the Blue Light
- Southern Nights—Allen Toussaint—American Tunes
- Demon To The Dark—Son Little—New Magic
- Your Smile—Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan—Rufusized
- Keep Rising (Live)—James Tillman—James Tillman on Audiotree Live
- An Old Peasant Like Me—Explosions in the Sky, David Wingo—Prince Avalanche: An Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- Slow Burn—Kacey Musgraves—Golden Hour
- 3am Bounce—No BS! Brass Band—Brass Knuckles
- Oh, Maker—Janelle Monáe—The ArchAndroid
- Pillar of Truth—Lucy Dacus—Historian
By Michael Taylor
I first met Steve Kennedy and his brother Dave, the current owners of JS Audio, a few years ago while visiting the store. Steve, who now runs the day to day operations, had worked for over 8 years with the former owner, Joe Stromick, who also became his mentor. For over 32 years Joe owned JS Audio and maintained its reputation as the premier High End Audio store in the Washington DC area. It still holds that title today. Joe passed away this February and Steve and Dave took the wheel and haven’t looked back.
JS Audio, located in Bethesda MD, is truly a gem. It’s a small store, but the old adage about good things coming in small packages couldn’t be more true than in this case. As soon as you open the door, you know you’ve found something special.
One of the first things you see when you walk in is a wide array of Nordost hanging on the wall. But Nordost is just the beginning— the next treat comes when you turn your head and see Audio Research and Wilson Audio greeting you. Walk down the long hallway and peek into the other rooms and you’re transported to hi-fi heaven: You see more Wilson Audio speakers, more Audio Research, DCS, McIntosh, Dynaudio, D’Agostino, Boulder, HRS, and SME— all wired with Nordost, from Blue Heaven all the way to Odin 2.
Until you walk in that front door you would have no idea that the best of the best reside here.
Steve is continuing the same course that Joe found so successful over the years, while adding a splash of his own taste. He keeps a focus on partnerships with select brands, but has also plunged deeper into vinyl than the store has previously. Industry trends are important to notice, and Steve keeps his finger on the pulse of what is happening. Weekend events with manufacturers still happen here every 2-3 months, with only the best wine and appetizers served. I think the manufacturers enjoy it as much as Steve’s clients do!