Pictures from Nordost Nation! March 2019

Nordost is lucky to have such incredibly loyal and enthusiastic customers! One great way that our fans let us know that they are happy with the work that we do is by sending us pictures of their Nordost products in action. Here are a few photos that have been shared with us recently. Feel free to send us pictures of Nordost in your system, via Facebook,, or #nordostcables on Instagram, so that we can continue to share them with the whole Nordost family!

@hifi_im_hinterhof shared this cool shot of the Valhalla 2 Speaker Cable

Linh Nguyen tagged us in some great photos of the brand new System Solution set-up & tuning discs!

@wensonfung on Instagram says “I’ve been upgrading the cables in my stereo system one at a time, and I finally have a full set of cables from Nordost!! These include power cables, interconnects, speaker cables, and a USB cable. It’s a beautiful mess back there!”

@Seantmanley’s incredible system is wired with Heimdall 2 cables

Luiz Campos sent us this awesome shot of the Raidho Ayra C-3 with our Frey 2 Speaker Cables.

And so are his headphones! šŸ™‚

@felipe.rolim92’s reference level system is equipped with our Valhalla cables šŸ‘Œ

@arthurmassif says these QX4s are an “amazing addition to [his] system.”

@howardkneller and Mat Weisfeld of VPI were excited to open up some brand new Odin 2 speaker cables and take some photos! “I have seen these cables a lot, but they have always been installed in a system and thus very tough to photograph as they were winded over a long distance and hidden by components and racks. I asked Mat if we could open the packaging and shoot the cables, to which he readily agreed. We then giggled like school girls as we both snapped some pics.”

@ruisilvamarques84 shared this great picture of his listening space. “Lazy Sunday with Mr. Fela Anikulapo Ransome Kuti playing on the Hi-Fi.”

“A friend had these sexy cables lying around and said I could give them a try. (Good friend to have!)” – @gowanusaudio on Instagram

Alberto Goldoni sent us this shot of his speaker’s hooked up with Nordost!

“These are a few of our favorite things at @eastsidesoundstudios!” – @mikeguerriero1

An incredible system, wired with Nordost, photographed by @willy_magato on instagram.

“Hard to beat this sonically for me.” – @stevechavez on Instagram

@cultoffonza is always spinning vinyl with his Heimdall 2 cables and QX Power Purifier!

@pantheorganizer’s showing off his “insane” new Hi-Fi set-up!

@rferguson55 sent us this shot of Frey 2 Speaker Cables at work with Reference Bi-Wire Jumpers šŸ˜€


Nordost is headed to AXPONA in Chicago!

Come and see Nordost at Axpona, April 12-14th, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Chicago. Ā For the first time, Nordost and VTL have come together to assemble the ultimate sound system for Axpona attendees. Experience the synergy, dynamic power, and musical nuance that has awarded these cutting-edge companies ā€œBest of Soundā€ in numerous audio shows. Join the founders of Nordost and VTL as they enjoy their reference-level products performing at their best, arranged and fine-tuned by world-class set-up artist, Stirling Trayle. Join us in room 734 and lose yourself in a transformative, high-performance audio system, the likes of which is rarely available to the public. In addition to showcasing our reference system, featuring a full loom of Odin 2 cables and outstanding gear from VTL, dCS, VPI, and Stenheim, Nordost will also be performing our renowned live demonstrations and product comparisons in room 730. While at the show, be sure to visit us in The Marketplace where we will beĀ offering show specials on select products!


April 12-14th

  • Reference System: Room 734
  • Product Demonstrations: Room 730
  • Show Specials: The Marketplace


Speaker Set-Up: Time for an Adjustment

It is no industry secret that, when it comes to hi-fi, proper system set-up is nearly as important as the components in the system itself. One of the most integral elements of system set-up is speaker placement. However, once your loudspeakers are perfectly placed, that rarely means your set-up days are gone for good. A hi-fi system is an interconnected entity. Every change that you make to it, whether you upgrade amps, your rack, cables, or any other component, affects the sound, and as a result, adjustments to speaker placement must be made.

At Nordost we are in the business of making your sound system perform its absolute best. As a way of accomplishing that, for years we offered a system tuning and set-up disc. Ā Recently, we launched the System Solution. This revamped, two-disc set-up tool both improves and expands upon our initial product, offering more content and features, including a unique mix of diagnostic tracks, calibration tools, and system conditioning aids to help with every aspect of system set-up. As a supplement to our original set-up disc, we provided a wildly popular, and helpful ā€œSpeaker Placement Guideā€. However, when we introduced the System Solution: Set-Up & Tuning Discs, we thought that an update to the guide was also in order! Ā 

If you are familiar with Nordostā€™s original ā€œSpeaker Placement Guideā€, you already know that it provides readers with instructions to execute several speaker placement methods widely-used by hi-fi dealers, professional audio installers, and manufacturers. Now, in the newly expanded ā€œSpeaker Set-Up Guideā€, we have taken loudspeaker set-up even further ā€” sharing our 6-Axis Approach to optimizing speaker positioning. This approach addresses the minor tweaks in fore and aft, sideways, and vertical positioning as well as toe-in, rake, and azimuth angles, which are crucial to accomplishing the ever-important finishing touches in speaker placement.

Whether you are setting up your system for the first time, need to re-tweak your speaker placement after making upgrades over the years, or simply want to fine-tune what you have, our new “Speaker Set-Up Guide” serves as the perfect manual to optimize your sound system.

Download the NEW Nordost Speaker Set-Up Guide today!


Nordost Playlist ā€“ March 2019

Nordost is lucky to have a wonderful team of representatives and product trainers who travel around the world educating and demonstrating the effects of Nordostā€™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 ā€¦itā€™s all great music.

Here are some of the songs that we will have on rotation this March.

You can now listen to our monthly playlistĀ here:Ā Ā TIDALĀ  |Ā Ā SPOTIFY

  1. Stay Floā€”Solangeā€”When I Get Home
  2. Lost in the Sauceā€”King Garbageā€”Make It Sweat
  3. Glass, Concrete & Stoneā€”David Byrneā€”Grown Back words
  4. Still on My Mindā€”Didoā€”Still on My Mind
  5. Unforgettableā€”Johnny Hartmanā€”Hartman For Lovers
  6. Ma Mamaā€”Toto Bona Lokuaā€”Bondeko
  7. Come On and Move Meā€”Monarchsā€”Those Words, Those Frames
  8. I Found A Reason ā€“ 2015 Remasteredā€”The Velvet Undergroundā€”Loaded (Remastered)
  9. Pink Moonā€”Nick Drakeā€”Pink Moon
  10. Like A Fool ā€” Superchunk ā€” Foolish