Upcoming Dealer Events – Fall 2019

Nordost has a busy Fall ahead of us!  We hope to see you at some of these great events.


Holm Audio Event

Holm Audio, just outside of Chicago, is the perfect place to spend an evening learning about your favorite hifi components and listening to great music. Don’t miss this special event at the Holm Audio showroom in Woodridge, October 3rd from 4 to 9pm. Nordost will be there all night, performing demonstrations of our fantastic products, including the NEW QPOINT Resonance Synchronizer and QSOURCE Linear Power Supply.

Holm Audio

October 3rd

4pm to 9pm

2050 West 75th St Woodridge, IL

RSVP: (630) 663-1298 / info@holmaudio.com


JS Audio Event

Come and join us for a night of demonstrations, comparisons, and great music! JS Audio, in Bethesda, MD, is hosting an event Thursday, October 10th, from 5 to 9pm. Nordost will be there to present some amazing products and perform demonstrations of our new QPOINT and QSOURCE. These demos were recognized as the best demonstrations at this year’s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest by The Absolute Sound!  We hope that everyone in the DC area will be there to join in for this fantastic opportunity to hear these products at their best!

JS Audio

October 10th

5pm to 9om

4919 St. Elmo Ave Bethesda, MD 20814

RSVP: (301) 656-7020


Excel Audio Event

Excel Audio welcomes everyone in the Newport Beach area to a special hifi event, at their showroom on October 13th from 2-5pm. Join us for an afternoon of cable comparisons and product demonstrations, as Nordost’s Mike Marko, takes you through Nordost’s product line. Event attendees may even walk away with a free giveaway! 

Excel Audio

October 13th

2pm to 5pm  

4678 Campus Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

RSVP: (949) 933-1599 / mrose@excelaudio.us


Trek or Treat

Get into the holiday spirit with AV Therapy! We will be celebrating the best way we know how: great sounding music! Come and join us for a night of demonstrations, cable comparisons, and costumes at the AV Therapy showroom in Nashua, NH on October 25th from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Since it’s Halloween, if you come to the event dressed to impress, Star Trek-themed or otherwise, you get a prize!

AV Therapy

October 25th

6:30 to 9:30

216 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH 03060

RSVP: (508) 888-9777


 

Absolute AV Fall Open House

We can’t wait to see you at Absolute AV’s Fall Open House, November 1st and 2nd in Calgary! This fantastic event will feature B&W’s Formation suite of products as well as Nordost’s new QRT products, the QPOINT Resonance Synchronizer and QSOURCE Linear Power Supply. Representatives from both B&W and Nordost will be in attendance throughout both days of the event, from 2pm to 8pm, to demonstrate this amazing gear for you. If you are in the Calgary area, make sure you take advantage of this exciting hifi event!

Absolute AV

November 1st-2nd

2 to 8pm

Unit #100 6303 Bowness Rd NW Calgary, AB T3B 0E6


Holm Audio Fall Event

Holm Audio is putting on another fabulous event at their showroom in Woodridge, IL. Come and join us on Tuesday, November 5th to hear how a first-rate system can transform the music you love! You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to learn what our products have to offer your home audio system. A Nordost representative and product specialist will be on hand, performing demonstrations and answering questions throughout the night!

Holm Audio

November 5th

4pm to 9pm

2050 West 75th St Woodridge, IL

RSVP: (630) 663-1298 / info@holmaudio.com


3mA Presents Nordost, Audio Research, and Bowers & Wilkins

Get ready for a musical evening featuring your favorite brands! 3mA Audio is inviting you to an excellent event featuring components from Audio Research, Bowers & Wilkins, and, of course, Nordost. Join us for a night filled with new products, informative demonstrations, and music played at its best! If you are a hifi-enthusiast in the Houston area, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

3mA Audio

November 14th

5pm to 9pm

1431 W. Alabama St. Houston, TX 77007

RSVP: (832) 530-4716 / sales@3maaudio.com


Soundings Event

Come and join us for a night of demonstrations, comparisons and great music! Soundings, in Denver, CO, is hosting a Nordost event November 14th, from 5-8pm. Nordost sales representative, Mike Marko, will be in attendance, giving guests an introduction to our line of hifi audio cables and power products, including our new QPOINT Resonance Synchronizer and QSOURCE Linear Power Supply. We hope that everyone in the area will be able to visit us to hear, firsthand, what our transformative products have to offer your home audio system.

Soundings

November 14th

5pm to 8pm

8101 E. Belleview Ave Suite X-1 Denver, CO

RSVP: (303) 759-5505 / jess@soundingshifi.com


The Sound Environment Grand Opening – Kansas City

We are honored to join The Sound Environment at the Grand Opening of their new store in Kansas City! Come and see music done right in their incredible new showroom. To help celebrate, Nordost sales representative, Mike Marko, will be in attendance, giving guests an opportunity to see how our products can transform an audio system. Stop by on November 21st between 11am and 8pm, for what is sure to be an exciting day!

The Sound Environment

November 21st

11am to 8 pm

1611 Oak St. Kansas City, Mo

RSVP (402) 391-3842 / dane@soundenvironment.com


JS Audio Event

If you’re in the DC area, be sure to stop by JS Audio, Saturday, December 7th, for what is sure to be an amazing evening! Nordost’s representative and product specialist, Steve Greene, will be on hand performing demonstrations and answering questions. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear, first-hand, what providing a proper foundation to your sound system can do!

JS Audio

December 7th

5pm to 9pm

4919 St. Elmo Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814

RSVP: (301) 656-7020

 

 

Industry Advocate: Raidho

For more than a quarter of a century, Nordost has been renowned for the quality of our products, and the effect that they have on music reproduction. Using Nordost allows listeners to experience music the way it was intended – unrestrained, unfiltered, true. So it should be no surprise that when high fidelity is the goal, Nordost is who you come to for your cabling needs. For professionals in the audio industry, this is no different. Over the years, Nordost has worked with innovative manufacturers, talented artists, and celebrated recording engineers, who all trust Nordost to bring their finished products to the next level.


Raidho Acoustics’ loudspeakers push the boundaries of what is expected from hifi sound. Both the aesthetics and the sound of these exceptional speakers are meant to “wow” their listeners. For years, Raidho and Nordost have worked alongside each other at hifi shows around the world in order to produce award-winning sound, and show music lovers what genuine music reproduction can be. Now, that synergy is being taken to a new level! All of Raidho’s X/XT, C, and TD-Series speakers are made with Nordost’s Micro Mono-Filament Internal Wiring. In addition, all TD-Series loudspeakers have the option of being upgraded by wiring these models with our Dual Mono-Filament wiring.

    We have collaborated with Nordost on numerous occasions, and when we were looking to optimize our new speakers even more, it was only natural for us to look further into strengthening that relationship.

We have auditioned numerous cables from a lot of other great manufacturers of cables in the process, and it all came out to Nordost being the optimal choice in our design. We wanted a presentation that was as open and transparent as possible without any compromise on dynamics or musicality, and we were impressed with the results we achieved.    

 

– Ronni Pederson, Sales & Product Manager at Raidho Acoustics

 

Raidho uses:
Micro Mono-Filament Internal Wiring in the X/XT-Series, C-Series, and TD-Series
Dual Mono-Filament Internal Wiring option in the TD-series

 

 

QSOURCE Linear Power Supply – Available Now!

After its sneak peek at HIGH END in Munich this past spring, we are happy to announce the official launch of the highly anticipated QSOURCE Linear Power Supply, now available at Nordost dealers, worldwide.

External switch-mode power supplies have become a standard within the audio industry, provided with products ranging from music servers and Network switches to DC DACs and phono stages, and everything in between. While these power supplies may be efficient and convenient, they are unquestionably lacking in terms of audio fidelity. Generic power supplies regulate output voltage through a pulse width modulation (PWM) switching process, which generates high noise output levels that inevitably find their way into the audio reproduction chain. Nordost’s new QSOURCE is the first Linear Power Supply designed specifically for hi-fi audio applications, guaranteed to enhance the audio imagery of a sound system by improving sonic articulation, heightening dynamics, and expanding the sound stage.

The QSOURCE is a fanless Linear Power Supply that provides a stable, clean output of DC power at select voltages while maintaining extremely low noise levels. The QSOURCE uses a top-of-the-line transformer with a unique circuit design to convert AC to DC power while an internal QRT module removes electrical anomalies and noise artifacts from the line and smooths out the DC output, so that audio components are running on the highest quality DC power possible. From a sonic perspective, this clean power makes all the difference, providing excellent regulation, very low ripple, and outstanding transient response, allowing your components to achieve their peak performance.

While the QSOURCE was designed to enhance and power as many as four of Nordost’s new QPOINT Resonance Synchronizers, which subtly manipulate all electromechanical resonances in order to enhance the coherency and timing of components, it was conceived with versatility in mind. In addition to the four, 5V outputs designated for QPOINTs, the QSOURCE provides two outlets that can supply 9V, 12V, or 19V and 12V, 19V, or 24V respectively, which can be chosen to match the requirements of your electronics. To complete the transmission chain, Nordost has designed purpose-built QSOURCE DC Cables to fit the QPOINT and any other DC-run components in your system.

Whether using it in conjunction with the QPOINT, or as a standalone power supply for DC-dependent audio components, Nordost’s QSOURCE Linear Power Supply will bring new dimension to your sound system, allowing you to enjoy richer and more nuanced musical performances.

Nordost is Headed to the Toronto Audio Fest!

Come and see Nordost at the Toronto Audio Fest! Please join us, October 18th – 20th, at The Westin Toronto Airport Hotel. Throughout the show, our sales representatives and product specialists, Bruno de Lorimier and Michael Taylor, will be performing live demonstrations featuring our newest products, the QPOINT Resonance Synchronizer and the QSOURCE Linear Power Supply, in the Balmoral room. The Toronto Audio Fest is a perfect opportunity to hear the effect that quality cables can have on a hifi system, and to determine how the caliber of performance is improved as enhancements are made to cable design.  Admission is free to the public, so we hope to see you there!

 

Toronto Audio Fest

October 18th – 20st

The Westin Toronto Airport Hotel

Toronto, Canada

www.torontoaudiofest.org

 

 

HIFI CRITIC Reviews Valhalla 2

Over the years, our Valhalla 2 range has captured the attention and praise of reviewers from the most highly respected publications in our field. Now, six years after its release, audiophiles are still shocked at the improvements V2 brings to their systems. In the most recent HIFI CRITIC issue, reviewer Andrew Harrison shares the transformation he experienced in upgrading his system from Valhalla to Valhalla 2 cabling:

“Valhalla 2 cables bring an extraordinary upgrade, addictively communicating the essence of music. The essential speed and transparency of Valhalla has been preserved, but with a more dynamic and tonally authentic sound in V2. It’s more colourful where required, and darker when not…”  – Andrew Harrison.

Andrew was so impressed with our Valhalla 2 cables that he honored the range with the HIFI CRITIC Audio Excellence Award!

You can now read Andrew’s full review here: Nordost Valhalla V2

You can find this review and more great Nordost reviews on our Reviews Page.

 

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 Recap

With a new and improved venue, Rocky Mountain Audio Fest was very exciting this year!  Throughout the weekend, the Nordost room was busy showing off the newest products in our QRT line, the QPOINT Resonance Synchronizer and the QSOURCE Linear Power Supply, to a packed room in Homestead 1. These demonstrations were supported by a dynamic and captivating system, put together by some of the most prominent US-based hifi manufactures in the industry: YG Acoustics, VTL, VPI, and of course, Nordost. Thank you to all of the companies who chose to use Nordost in their rooms this past weekend to make their systems sing, and thank you to our partners in Homestead 1 for making this show such a success. When you get all kinds of people who are passionate about great sound in one room, the results speak for themselves!

If you were not able to attend RMAF this year, here are some shots from the weekend:


The Raidho room:

The Nola room:

The Soundings room:

The Xact Audio room:

Nordost Playlist – September 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 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 September.


You can now listen to our monthly playlist here:  TIDAL  |  SPOTIFY


  1. Norman Fucking Rockwell—Lana Del Rey—Norman Fucking Rockwell!
  2. Só Tinha De Ser Com Você—Elis Regina, Antôn Carlos Jobim—Elis & Tom
  3. Helpless—Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young—Déjà vu
  4. Alone at Last—Rachael & Vilray—Alone at Last
  5. Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)—Irma Thomas—Straight From The Soul
  6. Cold Little Heart—Michael Kiwanuka—Love & Hate
  7. Lè ma monte chwal mwen—Melissa Laveaux—Radyo siwèl
  8. Your Best American Girl—Mitski—Puberty 2
  9. Warm (feat. HAIM)—Charli XCX, HAIM—Warm (feat. HAIM)
  10. Moon River—Frank Ocean—Moon River