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We are very lucky to have the support of wonderful dealers and distributors from around the world. In order to spread the word, and the advantages, of using Nordost in a sound system, our dealers host specialized events for their customers to hear, first hand, the improvements that optimizing the cables and power products used in a hifi system can really make. Last month, Radar Audio, our standout distributor in Hong Kong, held one such event in Macau. This exclusive audio event, featured top-tier brands including PS Audio, dCS, Magico, Constellation Audio, Hifi Stay, roon, and, of course, Nordost. Thank you to Radar for putting on a great show, and for always representing Nordost so well!
This year at the High End show in Munich, we decided to impress show-goers with a truly world class sound system. This remarkable system featured Raidho D4.1 loudspeakers, components by Simaudio, including an imposing pair of Moon 888 Power Amplifiers, a VPI Avenger reference turntable (made with Nordost’s internal tonearm wire), Nordost Sort System resonance control devices, QRT power products, which highlighted our QKRORE Ground Units, and, of course, a full loom of Supreme Reference, Odin 2 cables. In addition to demonstrations, we had the opportunity to celebrate our recent collaboration with Newvelle Records by spinning a selection of LPs from their first two seasons of box sets! It’s always a joy to go to Munich to share the outstanding sound our products are capable of producing with our friends and partners from around the world. We also want to say a special “thank you” to our fellow manufacturers who chose to showcase their products using Nordost cables! If you weren’t able to make it to Germany this year, here are some pictures from High End 2018 to enjoy at home.
Raidho’s room was easily one of the best sounding rooms at the show. They used a full loom of our Valhalla 2 cables!
KEF used our Blue Heaven cables with Hegel components:
Nordost cables make a difference. Thanks to the series of live product demonstrations and cable comparisons performed worldwide at trade shows and dealer events, many hifi enthusiasts have had the opportunity to hear this difference for themselves — not to mention the improvements that people experience when introducing Nordost products into their own homes! However, there is one aspect of the chain that people have not been able to hear Nordost’s impact on — the musical recordings themselves.
A few years ago, Nordost launched its first range of pro audio cables, Ax Angel. Ax Angel studio recording cables are constructed using the same design philosophy and technology as our hifi audio cables, allowing musicians and recording engineers to fully capture music in its original state. This is what the Chief Engineer at EastSide Sound, Marc Urselli discovered when we initially installed Nordost cables in his recording studio, in order to record Newvelle Records’ fourth season. Once the cables were in place, we thought it would be fun for Marc to conduct an A/B test to hear the difference for himself. As a five-time nominated and three-time Grammy Award winning recording and mixing engineer, we wanted to hear his expert opinion.
I was initially skeptical about the fact that an audio cable might be able to make more than just a subtle difference in sound. When I got to test these cables I was blown away by how big the difference actually was. It wasn’t just a subtle thing that only an audio engineer or an audiophile would hear, but a clear improvement in the overall frequency response of the signal that EVERYONE can hear! Sound comes through without restriction, in its full, bold, rich and wide original state! More low end, more high end and more of EVERYTHING! – Marc Urselli
Nordost has captured the installation and A/B test on video, for you to enjoy:
Axpona was a tremendous success! Nordost cables were featured in eight rooms throughout the show. Nordost fans were happy to see we had everything on display this year, from our introductory Leif cables, to our Supreme Reference, Odin 2 range. We want to give a big thank you to all of our industry friends, CH Precision, Raidho, Nola Speakers, Cambridge Audio, Gershman Acoustics, Sonner Audio, and especially our fantastic Chicago-based dealer, Holm Audio, for all of the wonderful support. For those of you who didn’t get a chance to hear these spectacular systems in person, we hope you enjoy some pictures from this great event!
Product specialist, Mike Marko, manning the sales table and teaching some interested customers about Nordost technology:
Nordost was showcasing Newvelle Records who are using Nordost cables to record their upcoming fourth season of LPs:
CH Precision used our Valhalla 2 Power Cords and QRT power products:
Cambridge Audio chose to use our Heimdall 2 and Frey 2 cables to debut their new Edge Series:
The Raidho room sounded fantastic with our Valhalla 2 series:
Sonner audio used a variety of Norse 2 cables:
Gershman Acoustics used Valhalla 2 and Tyr 2 with their VPI Titan turntable:
Nola equipped their system with Odin 2 and QRT power products:
Mike Holm was spinning Newvelle Records in one room, and used our Leif and Norse 2 cables (including our Heimdall 2 4K UHD Cable) to enhance his home theater system in another:
Nordost is thrilled to be exhibiting at the High End 2018 show in Munich once again, held at the MOC May 10th – 13th. Be sure to visit us in (Halle 4) Atrium 4, Room E114 to hear live demonstrations and cable comparisons, featuring Nordost’s extensive range of products. In addition to our demonstrations, this year we will be spinning LPs produced by our friends at Newvelle Records, an exciting new company who create original, high quality, vinyl recordings, which are distributed as seasonal subscriptions. Join us in what will prove to be a very exciting show.
The Salon Audio Montréal Audio Fest was a huge success! This year, in the Nordost room, show-goers were able to sit through several demonstrations, including Sort Kone, QRT, USB and Power Cord comparisons. Thank you to all of our friends in the industry who decided to wire their systems with Nordost cables, and represented us so well! If you weren’t able to make the show, here are a few images of Nordost cables in action throughout the weekend. À la prochaine!
At the Nordost booth we were answering questions, selling cables, and introducing show-goers to our collaboration with Newvelle Records
Nordost is excited to be a part of Axpona this year, held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center just outside Chicago, IL on April 13–15th. Visit us in rooms 434, 566 and 574 to experience Nordost’s live demonstrations and cable comparisons, featuring Nordost’s extensive range of products. While at the show, make sure to stop by our sales booth in the Market Place to check out our special show offers on select Nordost products. We look forward to seeing you there!
Keep your calendar opened and your eyes peeled for these great upcoming Nordost events!
Come and see Nordost at the Salon Audio, Montréal Audio Fest! Please join us, March 23rd – 25th, in Montreal at the Hôtel Hilton Bonaventure. Throughout the show, our sales representatives and product specialists, Bruno de Lorimier and Michael Taylor, will be performing live demonstrations and product comparisons, available in both French and English, in Salon St-Michel. The Montréal 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. While there, come and visit us at our sales booth, where you can take advantage of our special show prices on select products! Admission is free to the public, so we hope to see you there!