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Nordost Review -  QVIBE AND QKOIL- 2020
A PAIR OF TWEAKS FROM NORDOST QVIBE AND QKOIL
There's no doubt the QV2s give you a generous mid-and-upper-bass assist, and the QK1s round and flesh out the treble range. From the hefty, well-defined low-end into the clear mids and the soft-edged, non-abrasive highs, frequency response and tone are beautifully rendered. The palpable illusion of instruments present is . . .
Publication:
Positive Feedback 
Date:
June 20, 2020
Reviewer:
Marshall Nack 
Nordost Review - QRT POWER products- 2020
NORDOST QRT POWER PRODUCTS REVIEW. PART 3 OF 3: QVIBE QV2 AC LINE HARMONIZER & QKOIL QK1 AC ENHANCER 
We’ve talked about the Qv2 and the QK1 separately but bringing them together was another experience unto itself. With all four (two Qv2’s and two QK1’s) plugged into the QBASE, the best of both was achieved. There was greater warmth, yet also greater focus and pace. There was an increased sense of naturalness but . . .
Publication:
NOVO
Date:
June 5, 2020
Reviewer:
George de Sa
Nordost Review - QBASE Power Distributor- 2020
NORDOST QBASE POWER DISTRIBUTOR
So, here we have that happy occasion when the product under review performed beyond expectations and is a genuine bargain to boot…The QBASE is as neutral as the day is long, in the optimal sense of the word. Delightfully free of any sonic signature and so even-handed, you'll be hard pressed to . . .
Publication:
Positive Feedback
Issue / Date:
109 / May 10, 2020
Reviewer:
Marshall Nack
Nordost Review - QKORE ground product - 2020
NORDOST QKORE GROUND PRODUCTS
In advance of installing the QKORE Ground Units, I had imagined what such a product might accomplish. Those daydreams were prophetic—the only surprise was how significant it turned out to be…  it did more to improve my sound than any alternative I can think of at that price . . .
Publication:
Positive Feedback
Date:
March 12, 2020
Reviewer:
Marshall Nack
Nordost Review - QRT power products - QKORE Ground Unit and QKORE Wires - February 2020
NORDOST QRT POWER PRODUCTS REVIEW. PART 2 OF 3: QKORE GROUND UNIT AND QKORE WIRES
I didn’t have what I thought to be a compromised power supply connection. Yet even with dedicated circuits, the Nordost QRT QKORE6 and QKORE Wires provided enhanced benefits on a scale I would be hard-pressed to live without; benefits that could not be described as anything-less-than significant . . .
Publication:
NOVO
Date:
February 25, 2020
Reviewer:
George de Sa
Nordost Review -QRT Power Products Review QX Power Purifiers QX4 - NOVO, 2019
NORDOST QRT POWER PRODUCTS REVIEW.  PART 1 OF 3: QX POWER PURIFIERS QX4
Sweeter, airier and more resolved high frequencies; richer, smoother, more fluid and holographic midrange; and, fuller, weightier bass with improved imaging and soundstaging. Does that sound like more than a power product should deliver? It may, and yet it is just what my experience was with the QX4 in …  
Publication:
NOVO
Date:
November 8, 2019
Reviewer:
George de Sa
Nordost Review -QPOINT HARMONISERS AND QSOURCE POWER SUPPLY-2019
NORDOST QPOINT HARMONISERS AND QSOURCE POWER SUPPLY
Although several cable brands have branched out into other fields in audio, Nordost was the first to extend its coherent cable ethos out to products that work throughout a good audio system. These have included QRT power purifiers, distribution, cones, feet, and risers, treatments, discs, and more recently …  
Publication:
Hi-Fi+
Issue:
176
Reviewer:
Alan Sircom
Nordost Review -QPOINT -2019
NORDOST QPOINT – RESONANCE SYNCHRONIZER
These are not “additions”, but as important elements of the audio system as any other ones…I have got used to it and to what it does to the sound of my player so fast and so strongly that I experienced physical pain when I was putting the device back into the box …  
Publication:
High Fidelity
Issue/Date:
No 184/September 1, 2019
Reviewer:
Wojciech Pacuta
Nordost Review -QPOINT -2019
TEST. NORDOST QPOINT
Ich schäme mich manchmal dafür, wie wenig wir über Audio wissen, wie wenig wir davon verstehen. Wir fliegen zum Mond, wir bereiten uns auf den Flug zum Mars vor, wir haben ziemlich gute Kenntnisse darüber, wie sich das Universum verändert und was seine Struktur ist, wir haben Tausende von Planeten gefunden, die der Erde ähnlich sind, und   …  
Publication:
HiFi Statement
Date:
October 18, 2019
Reviewer:
Wojciech Pacuta
Language:
German
Nordost Review - Nordost QBASE and QKORE - 2019
NORDOST QBASE UND QKORE – SAUBERE ANGELEGENHEIT
Das könnte die Lösung für alle von verschmutztem Netzstrom Geplagten sein: Kabelspezialist Nordost legt mit seinen
QRT-Geräten ein wohldurchdachtes System vor, das die Stromversorgung der Anlage auf eine neue, grundsolide Basis
stellt. …  
Publication:
Fidelity – HiFi und Musik
Issue/Date:
No 42  März/April 2019
Reviewer:
Hans von Draminski
Language:
Deutsch (German)
Nordost Review - Nordost QKORE and QKORE wire system grounding accessories - 2018
NORDOST QKORE AND QKORE WIRE — SYSTEM GROUNDING ACCESSORIES
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. Connecting just a single …  
Publication:
Stereophile
Date:
January 2019
Reviewer:
Jason Victor Serinus
Nordost Soundstage QKORE1 review
NORDOST QKORE1 GROUND UNIT
When you power on your home audio system and turn it up, you don’t just bring the noise, chances are, you’ve got too much of it already in the form of AC-born (-/e) electrical noise. The AC power line is the lifeblood of a home audio system and its quality is critical to a system’s ultimate performance no matter how well designed the power supplies of your individual components. But what you are hearing (and therefore not hearing, as it were) is a function of. . . .
Publication:
SoundStage! Australia
Date:
June 2018
Reviewer:
Peter Katsoolis
Nordost QKORE Grounding System - the absolute sound - review, 2018
NORDOST QKORE GROUNDING SYSTEM — SILENCE IS GOLDEN
. . . I thought I’d gone about as far as you could to eliminate noise and hash riding on the power lines. It now turns out that I was quite wrong. Nordost’s Michael Taylor visited this somewhat skeptical reviewer, and the conversion process went rather quickly. Facts, as Thomas Gradgrind likes to say in Dickens’ Hard Times, are what boys and girls need. And in this instance, the cold hard fact is that the introduction of the Nordost QKore parallel grounding device into my . . .
Publication:
the absolute sound 
Date:
May/June 2018
Reviewer:
Jacob Heilbrunn
NORDOST QKORE - Benefits of Parallel Grounding Review - Son & Image Magazine - 2017
NORDOST QKORE — BENEFITS OF PARALLEL GROUNDING
Every home has a main electrical safety ground, as required by all electrical building codes. Safety grounding is achieved by connecting the metallic casings of all electrical appliances to a ground conductor that leads to an earth ground. In the case of an audio system, components are connected to the safety ground via the ground pin of their three-pin power cords. While this main ground network ensures safety, it also  …
Publication:
Son & Image Magazine
Issue:
Vol. 18 No. 6
Reviewer:
Michel Leroux
NORDOST Audiotechnique QKORE Review 2017
NORDOST QKORE6
Equipment report from Audiotechnique, Hong Kong . . .
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Publication:
Audiotechnique
Issue / Date:
October 2017  No. 433
Reviewer:
Martin Leung
NORDOST QKORE Grounding System - Audio Beat Review - July 2017
NORDOST QKORE GROUNDING SYSTEM
Even with the breakneck pace of advancement in the consumer-electronics industry, high-end audio has remained rather staid, the not too-recent rise of high-resolution file playback notwithstanding. Playing records, the most ancient of recording media, is as hot now as it has ever been since the advent of digital. The majority of speakers still .  . . .
Publication:
The Audio Beat
Date:
July 5, 2017
Reviewer:
Marc Mickelson
Nordost's QRT HIFI Stars Review 2016
NORDOST QKORE GROUND UNITS
Sometimes we as journalists are privy to way prior to their launch. Such is the case with Nordost’s QKORE trio of ground units. I was told about these at CES this year, but was so sworn to secrecy that they appeared as ‘Nordost stuff’ and later ‘Nordost Q Project’ on our internal planning documents. Even Nordost’s distributors will only .  . . .
Publication:
Hi-Fi+
Issue:
147
Reviewer:
Alan Sircom
Nordost's QRT HIFI Stars Review 2016
QRT QUANTUM NORDOST STROMVERTEILER — EIGENTLICH IESST DOCH NUR STROM
Die Netzversorgung von HiFi-Anlagen stellt ein schier unendliches Thema dar und der Möglichkeiten gibt es gar viele im Markt. Dogmatiker begegnen den unter- schiedlichsten Netzkabeln grundsätzlich skeptisch. Pragmatiker (wie der Autor) müssen es ausprobieren und – ja, es ist jedesmal aufs Neue ein Erlebnis! . . .
Publication:
HIFI-Stars
Date:
August 2016
Reviewer:
Alexander Aschenbrunner
Language:
Deutsch (German)
Nordost Norse 2 Tyr 2  Cable Review
NORDOST QLINE
Equipment report from Audiotechnique, Hong Kong. . . . .
Publication:
Audiotechnique
Date/Issue:
No. 412 January 2016
Reviewer:
Martin Leung
Language:
Chinese
Nordost Norse 2 Tyr 2  Cable Review
OUTFITTING AN AUDIO SYSTEM WITH NORDOST NORSE 2 TYR 2 CABLES AND QRT QBASE POWER DISTRIBUTION
Your system could be comprised of highly capable components but in order to maximize their performance – and deliver the depth and nuances found in live musical performances – you will need to connect them with good quality cables and provide them with clean power.  Nordost has a history dating back to 1991 and. . . . .
Publication:
Canada HiFi
Date:
November 9, 2015
Reviewer:
Suave Kajko
Nordost QRT system review dagogo
NORDOST QRT SYSTEM REVIEW
Reviews sometimes assume a life of their own. This review or at least the idea for this review began when a friend (Sherri) brought a number of Nordost QKOIL models (QV2/QK1) to my home one afternoon so that I could hear them in my system. I had previously visited her home for a demonstration of the QK1 and QV2 and really liked what they did in her system, but was not sure how they might affect my own system. The effects of each. . .
Publication:
Dagogo
Date:
August 2015
Reviewer:
Fred Crowder
Nordost a system of products review
NORDOST - A "SYSTEM" OF PRODUCTS
The online dictionary defines system as: the unity of several elements working together to achieve a goal. Wait, what's that have to do with Nordost? Quite a bit—permit me to explain: over the years, Hi-Fi has seen its share of "systems," Linn, Naim, anyone? Typically, we have associated these system approaches within the context of the entire audio ecosystem, i.e. start to finish, zero to hero approach, most closely associated with those oh so classic British brands. . .
Publication:
Positive Feedback
Date:
Issue 69   September-October 2013
Reviewer:
Danny Kaey
QRT Sort Kones
QRT QBASE QB8 AND NORDOST SORT KONES
For years it was cables, but these days there is little that rattles the cage of the committed audio puritan like mains conditioners and equipment support cones. Reviews of either is almost bound to elicit a rise in blood pressure and a trip to the keyboard to fire off an indignant mail to some audio forum or other. As for tiny, resonating metal bowls that sit on the wall? Don’t even go there. Personally I think it is better to keep an open mind until . . .
Publication:
Hi-Fi+ 
Issue:
Issue 73
Reviewer:
Chris Thomas