Nordost Customer Testimonial

Nordost is always thrilled to receive and share glowing reviews from journalists and experts in the industry. However, when we get testimonials from our devoted and satisfied customers, it means that much more!

Thank you to Richard from Yonkers, NY for sharing the sonic improvements he experienced when he wired his entire system with Nordost!


Since my introduction to computer audio, starting with the purchase of equipment, software players, cables, digital music downloads, and the addition of several thousands of CD disk conversions to AIFF 44.1/16 to create a digital music library, I reached this awareness early on: ‘The Music’s the thing; the equipment seduces.’

Just last year, I began replacing the cables in my system, which were each worth several thousands of dollars, with Nordost’s Heimdall 2. I knew almost instantaneously there was a difference. Different good? Different bad? Actually neither.  It was not only what I heard that validated my awareness, but it was also how I felt about what I heard. To use a video metaphor, with just two Heimdall 2 what was 3D before was now 3D in 5K. Consequently, I went about replacing all my cabling and reassembling my system with only Nordost. The sonic quality I discern is palpable. Another dimension of enjoyment touched with medicine, magic, and miracles. That translates into sub-modalities of auditory characteristics related to clarity, texture and density of the recorded sound, singularity of instrument voicing, accurate presence of the artist through stage location, technique, and musicality attended by a kinesthetic felt by the listener, resulting in a synesthesia such that the artist or group is in the room, or that one is in their room. An aliveness. I was seduced.”


Richard is a happy customer of Music Direct.  His system is wired with Heimdall 2 and Blue Heaven cables and QRT Power Products.


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Nordost Customer Testimonial

Nordost is always thrilled to receive and share glowing reviews from journalists and experts in the industry. However, when we get testimonials from our devoted and satisfied customers, it means that much more!

Thank you to James from Ontario, Canada for sharing how he became a loyal Nordost convert!


“I am an avid home cinema and audio enthusiast. I have tried many types of cables over the years, large commercial brands, generic brands, and boutique brands. I largely used another big name company’s products, since they were easily accessible in my area, always wanting to try Nordost. A recent amplifier purchase found me at a Nordost dealer a drive away—I could not resist the rare opportunity to try Nordost cables in my system. I figured I would start with a Blue Heaven Power Cable for this amplifier, and it did not disappoint. I have used that same amp with cables costing 10x to 60x more, and they did not have nearly the impact as this Blue Heaven cable did. In fact, the performance immediately drove me to purchase more Nordost Blue Heaven cables. I now have speaker, HDMI, digital and multiple power cables. My streaming system has Purple Flare Power Cables and Blue Heaven Digital Cables. How is it possible that cables in these price points can outshine reference products from another company I asked myself? Needless to say, I have converted most of my cables to Nordost and am working on the remainder. I am extremely pleased with the performance and am now left wanting more, always wondering what I am missing by not moving deeper into the product line. I will not use anything but Nordost moving forward, and look forward to expanding my cable investment in the near future. Even if I need to make a four-hour-long round trip to get them! Hopefully, I will soon be into the Frey 2 or Valhalla 2 product offerings. Potentially upgrading some of the Blue Heaven cables in the system now.”


James is a happy customer of Audio Eden.  His system is wired with Purple Flare and Blue Heaven cables.


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Nordost Customer Testimonial

Nordost is always thrilled to receive and share glowing reviews from journalists and experts in the industry. However, when we get testimonials from our devoted and satisfied customers, it means that much more!

Thank you to Richard from Nebraska for sharing a little about his transformative experience with Nordost!


Music is one of my life’s greatest enjoyments and Nordost has played a major part in it.

My Nordost journey began at the RMAF Show in Denver, CO after seeing Mike Marko’s phenomenal Nordost cable presentation with The Sound Environment assisting. This became a game changer for me and I knew at that time, that Nordost was for me.

My first demo, a Purple Flare Power Cord plugged into a 4K Apple TV using an LG OLED TV, produced unexpected, yet amazing results.  The power cord significantly improved the video and sound quality. With that, it was clear that Nordost transforms your audio/video experience into one that is so immersive, it draws you into the music and film.   

I’ve since added Heimdall 2 Power Cords, three Blue Heaven HDMIs, and a QB8 MKII with two QV2s. This resulted in greater color saturation, deeper black levels, and improved contrast levels. Image clarity, depth, and texture also showed improvement.  With the Heimdall 2 Speaker Cables, audio showed improvement in dynamics, a wider and deeper sound stage, and greater transparency and separation.

Each new addition of Nordost equipment has bestowed incremental, yet significant upgrades to the video and sound. What more could you ask for? Listening to music or watching movies with family and friends and hearing them say “WOW!”…  It doesn’t get much better than that!”


Richard is a happy customer of Sound Environment.  His system is wired with Purple FlareBlue Heaven, and Heimdall 2 cables and uses QRT Power Products.


What’s your Nordost story?

Nordost Customer Testimonial

Nordost is always thrilled to receive and share glowing reviews from journalists and experts in the industry. However, when we get testimonials from our devoted and satisfied customers, it means that much more!

Thank you to John from Washington for sharing a little about his transformative experience with Nordost!


“I must say I was never a ‘high end’ cable believer. I set up my new system (all tube) first with cheap cables, then replaced them with the Nordost cables (power, all interconnects, speaker) and WOW, what a difference. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t heard it for myself. Truly amazing. Even my wife was shocked at the difference. Keep up the great work!”


John is a happy customer of Music Direct.  His system is wired with Blue Heaven cables.


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Nordost Customer Testimonial

Nordost is always thrilled to receive and share glowing reviews from journalists and experts in the industry. However, when we get testimonials from our devoted and satisfied customers, it means that much more!

Thank you to Steve and Anne from Virginia for sharing a little about their transformative experience with Nordost!


“Upgrading our interconnects and speaker cables to Nordost Valhalla 2 was one of the most significant upgrades we have made to our system.  When we first inserted a demo pair of Valhalla 2 speaker cables that we borrowed from our dealer into our system, we immediately noticed the increase in clarity and temporal resolution.  These attributes have enhanced our listening experience. Imaging is more precise with improved separation between instruments. We have also noticed improved bass dynamics and tonality. We highly recommend these cables and Nordost’s break-in service.”


Steve and Anne are happy customers of JS Audio in Bethesda, MD.  Their system is wired with Valhalla 2 cables.


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Nordost Customer Testimonial

Nordost is always thrilled to receive and share glowing reviews from journalists and experts in the industry. However, when we get testimonials from our devoted and satisfied customers, it means that much more! Thank you to David from England, who started using Nordost cables more than 30 years ago and “never looked back”.


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I first visited a hi fi show way back in the Eighties, when I was very much younger. I remember hearing some big speakers and was excited by the loudness. Music has always been a part of my soul, and just like my heart beat, music makes the soul happy, and this takes you on emotional journeys. The soul in symbiosis with music evokes feeling and satisfaction. What more could you ask for?

I formed a relationship with Nordost cables and have never looked back.

With my first upgrade from silver ocf wire to buying and installing the Nordost Frey 2 speaker cable, the results were unexpected. My partner who also loves playing hi-end Hifi, was struck by how clear the sound was, with deeper, tighter bass and everything in between being more refined.

Valhalla 2 Power Cords were introduced from wall outlet to the power distribution bar (new additions). The sound from the power cables transferred the signal sounds via the CD player through the pre amp and power amps. Frey 2 speaker cables completed the system, culminating in sounds that seemed like they weren’t emanating from the loudspeakers. The sound had been taken to a new level with the addition of the power cables— more space surrounding each instrument, extracting minuscule details from the Moon 750d CC Player. The thing with the 750d, is that it really digs deep, allowing the cables to lay out a road in front of you, clear of the fog from a frustrating noise floor, with road markings that once were lost, now clear to hear. 

Note: Nordost Sort Kones, sitting under the 750d, resulted in an even lower noise floor and more tuning.  Results will vary depending on which flavour of Sort Kones is used. Four variations exist: Aluminum-Steel, Aluminum-Ceramic, Bronze-Ceramic, and Titanium-Ceramic. When used in different configurations under certain parts of the CD transport, power inlets and transformers, these help to dissipate vibrations emanating from within components.

A project for the future is to get some Nordost Jumpers to help complete the loudspeakers (being tri wired, each loudspeaker).

I’m expected to hear more gain with XLR Cables, in the future when funds allow (may be some time).

If your desire is to feel like you are at a recording studio, listening to a new recording being put down, or back at that live concert, then let Nordost transport you there, once and for all, at lightning speed.

David from England.
Well done Nordost.


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Nordost Customer Testimonial

Nordost is always thrilled to receive and share glowing reviews from journalists and experts in the industry. However, when we get testimonials from our devoted and satisfied customers, it means that much more! Thank you to Paul from North Carolina, who shared his journey with Nordost products, and what they have done for his stellar system!


Unknown-2“I have always considered an audio system as a collection of components – and that consideration includes cables. I see them as such an important part of an audio system that their use can either elevate, or denigrate a system’s sonic performance.

When I tried my first Nordost cable, a Tyr 2 speaker cable, I was astonished at how the sonic presentation was improved. Better definition and clarity, better dynamics and impact, lower more powerful bass— these improvements were most noticeable.

Eventually, I decided to populate the entire cable loom exclusively with Nordost products. Looking beyond cabling, I make extensive use of the QRT product line. I even replaced a $5,000.00 power conditioner with a QX4 power purifier and a QB8 power distribution block.

Today, my system is comprised of Nordost cables and power management products exclusively. On the digital side, all of the interconnects are Odin, from the music server to the amp. On analog, Valhalla 2 from the tonearm cable to the preamp and Odin to the amp. Power cords are about half Valhalla 2 and Odin.  I recently upgraded the speaker cables to Odin 2 and the improvements they yielded were startling.

What I see in Nordost cables is an exceptionally fast product that remains true to the musical signal. By the same token, they are incredibly revealing of transient detail. I think their best attribute is that they in no way hinder other upgrades, such as new speakers or a component. If one such upgrade is undertaken, the user can rest assured that the cable will not stand in the way.

I think that Nordost products come as close as any cable product I have tried in accomplishing what every cable should be trying to do – not change the signal in any way. Put differently, they do a great job of doing absolutely nothing.”


Paul is a happy customer of Liquid HiFi in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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