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Nordost is the premier manufacturer of hifi audio cables and accessories in the consumer electronics industry. In 1991, the company first made a name for itself with its revolutionary, flat audio cables, which used conductor solutions developed from unique technologies originally engineered for the aerospace industry. Since its founding, Nordost has continually pushed industry boundaries, striving to enhance audio technologies and bringing what were once unattainable goals into fruition.

Nordost has implemented a number of groundbreaking processes and developed proprietary technologies in order to ensure that the company maintains the quality that it has become known for. By introducing innovations such as Dual/Micro-Mono Filament, TSC (Total Signal Control) technology, and the new HOLO:PLUG® Connectors, Nordost has become the vanguard of the of the audio cable industry, surpassing its competitors and finding itself on a level of its own.

Other Products by Nordost
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  • Leif
  • Norse 2
  • Valhalla 2
Blue Heaven Power Cord
Starting at $203.99 (1M)

The Blue Heaven Power Cord seems like a conventional, three-core AC cord, but don’t be fooled. The use of Nordost’s proven, proprietary high-speed, low-loss Micro Mono-Filament construction and FEP insulation throughout transforms its performance and the performance of your system. When it comes to your equipment’s power supply, you need quality as well as quantity, and the Blue Heaven Power Cord delivers both, making it the crucial foundation on which to build your system’s performance. It is available in a full range of AC plug options.

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Blue Heaven Power Cord technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAMicro Mono-Filament constructionDedicated two conductor design for figure 8 application only2 x 16 AWG 65 strand 99.9999% OFC conductorsFEP insulation UL® approved 10.0pF/ft Capacitance0.155μH/ft Inductance
Blue Heaven Interconnect
Starting at $455.99 (0.6M)

The Blue Heaven LS Analog Interconnect is a fully-shielded design that can be terminated for balanced or single-ended connection. It employs four, heavy-gauge 24 AWG, silver-plated 99.9999% OFC solid core conductors, precision wound in a minimum cross-section configuration that eliminates unnecessary fillers or padding elements. The insulation is high-grade FEP, selected for its superior dielectric performance, while the elegant minimalism extends to the carefully selected low-mass connectors and differential grounding. Like all Nordost cables, the Blue Heaven LS Analog Interconnect is manufactured and hand-terminated in the USA, enabling us to further guarantee consistent performance. The result is a high-speed, low-loss interconnect that preserves the sense of musical power and momentum, bringing believable shape and presence to performers, color, life and drama to their performances.

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Blue Heaven Interconnect technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAShielded analog interconnect with 95% braid4 x 24 AWG silver plated 99.9999% OFC solid core conductorsFEP insulation 45.0pF/ft capacitance0.046μH/ft inductanceRCA or XLR termination
Blue Heaven Speaker cable
Starting at $689.99 (1M)

Nordost’s original Flatline loudspeaker cable introduced the audio world to an entirely new level of performance and a unique production technique. Our proprietary, extruded FEP cables, with their thin, flat profile don’t just look different – their deceptive simplicity is a uniquely elegant answer to the conflicting requirements for low resistance, capacitance and inductance that limit the performance of more conventional cable configurations. Now, by re-examining the geometry of each cable, we have reduced dielectric effects still further as well as optimized the physical spacing of the conductors. These advantageous electrical characteristics, combined with the intrinsic geometrical accuracy of ribbon configuration, deliver unprecedented dynamic response, phase accuracy and detail. The result is a combination of natural, unfettered dynamics and clarity that make your music and movies more accessible, more involving and more lifelike. The original Blue Heaven was a hard act to follow, but the LS version easily exceeds the performance of its renowned predecessor, bringing even budget electronics and speakers to life.

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Blue Heaven Speaker cable technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAShotgun configuration only16 x 26 AWG silver plated 99.9999% OFC solid core conductorsFEP Insulation9.6pF/ft capacitance0.16μH/ft inductanceBanana, Spade (6.5mm), or Pin termination
Blue Heaven USB 2.0 cable
Starting at $299.99 (1M)

The Blue Heaven USB 2.0 Data Cable sets a new technological and performance standard when it comes to computer audio. Nordost’s proven, proprietary FEP and Micro Mono-Filament construction delivers low dielectric loss and minimizes cable induced timing errors in critical digital signals. This cable is purpose built from four OFC conductors, optimally dimensioned for digital signal transfer. These are precision wound, double shielded and terminated, all in the USA to ensure geometrical and sonic consistency. Full metal jacket, in-molded connectors extend both precision and shielding, while gold-plated contacts maintain optimum signal transfer. The result is an ultra high-speed, low-loss cable, specifically designed to deliver the best possible performance from computer audio sources. Superior technology, superior materials and superior build quality all add up to one thing–superior sound.

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Blue Heaven USB 2.0 cable technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAMicro Mono-Filament technology2.0 standardAvailable with class A or Class B connectors (standard is A to B)4 x 20 AWG Silver plated 99.9999% OFC stranded conductors
Red Dawn Power Cord
Starting at $479.99 (1M)

It used to be the case that all systems ran on stock power cords, but recent experience has shown that, far from the occasional afterthought they once were, properly designed audiophile power cords are fundamental to system performance.  In fact, the effects are so demonstrable, so obvious, that power cords are fast assuming their proper position as the most important cables in your system.

The Red Dawn Power Cord employs high-speed, low-loss, heavy gauge 3 x 14 AWG Micro Mono-Filament conductors sheathed in FEP insulation. The minimal dielectric effect and propagation delay ensures that power is transported as directly as possible, straight to your equipment, while purpose built, audio-grade connectors maintain the low source impedance of your AC supply and ensure superior grounding.

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Red Dawn Power Cord technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAMicro-Mono-Filament construction15 amp IEC Standard3 x 14 AWG 65 strand 99.9999% OFC conductorsFEP insulation/UL® approved
Red Dawn Interconnect
Starting at $653.99 (0.6M)

The Red Dawn Analog Interconnect uses a fully-shielded design that can be terminated for balanced or single-ended connection. It employs six, heavy-gauge 24 AWG, silver-plated 99.9999% OFC solid core conductors, precision wound in a minimum cross-section configuration that eliminates unnecessary fillers or padding elements. The insulation used is high-grade FEP, selected for its superior dielectric performance, while the elegant minimalism extends to the carefully selected low-mass connectors and differential grounding. Like all Nordost cables, the Red Dawn LS Analog Interconnect is manufactured and hand-terminated in the USA, enabling us to further guarantee consistent performance. The result is a high-speed, low-loss interconnect that fully preserves the sense of musical power and momentum, scale and drama, delivering your recordings with delicacy on demand. You will be shocked by the life and vitality that Red Dawn LS brings to your system and your music.

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Red Dawn Interconnect technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAShielded analog interconnect with 95% braid6 x 24 AWG silver plated 99.9999% OFC solid core conductorsFEP Insulation60.0pF/ft capacitance0.035μH/ft inductanceRCA or XLR termination
Red Dawn Speaker Cable
Starting at $1,031.99 (1M)

Nordost’s original Flatline loudspeaker cable introduced the audio world to an entirely new level of performance and a unique production technique. Our proprietary, extruded FEP cables, with their thin, flat profile don’t just look different – their deceptive simplicity is a uniquely elegant answer to the conflicting requirements for low resistance, capacitance and inductance that limit the performance of more conventional cable configurations. Now, the Red Dawn LS takes the benefits even further. By reducing dielectric effects still further as well as optimizing the physical spacing of the 20 heavy-gauge 26 AWG, silver-plated OFC solid core conductors, we have produced a cable capable of phenomenal phase accuracy and detail, speed and dynamic range. From the quietest, most delicate note to the power of a thundering orchestral crescendo or driving rock track, the Red Dawn LS Speaker Cable spans the range with effortless grace and deft control, allowing music to seduce when it wants to, or be savage when it must. Sitting at the top of the Leif Series, Red Dawn LS bears comparison with competing cables irrespective of price. The Red Dawn Speaker Cable yields the best performance possible from a speaker cable without using Micro Mono-Filament/TSC cable design.

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Red Dawn Speaker Cable technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAShotgun configuration only20 x 26 AWG silver plated 99.9999% OFC solid core conductorsFEP Insulation10.0pF/ft capacitance0.155μH/ft inductanceBanana, Spade (6.5mm), or Pin termination
Red Dawn USB 2.0 Cable
Starting at $329.99 (1M)

The Red Dawn USB Cable is the first of Nordost’s USB options to offer USB C plug compatibility. This Cable uses silver-plated 99.9999%, OFC signal conductors, optimally designed for digital signal transfer. Each conductor is precision wound to correspond accurately with USB’s unique, hybrid twisted pair/non twisted pair geometry. The new Red Dawn cable also utilizes Nordost’s proprietary FEP Micro Mono-Filament technology, which allows it to transcend the speed and precision necessary for higher bandwidth and high speed, digital signal transmission. The conductors are then shielded with a dual layer of braid and foil shielding, in order to eliminate EMI and RFI and surpass USB 2.0 standards. The Red Dawn USB ensures that all the necessary information will be delivered with the efficiency and diligence needed to maintain the correct impedance to dramatically lift your hifi system to a new level of performance.

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Red Dawn USB 2.0 Cable technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAFluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) insulationMicro Mono-Filament technologySilver-plated 99.9999% OFC stranded conductorsDual layer of braid and foil shieldingSpecially designed for USB C connectors
Heimdall 2 POWER CORD
Starting at $1,999

Norse 2 Series power cords deliver a level of performance not previously possible at their price points. Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction creates a virtual air dielectric complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. When combined with silver-plated OFC solid core conductors and FEP insulation throughout, the result is the ideal electrically and mechanically controlled construction for ultra-fast, low-impedance current and voltage transfer.

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Heimdall 2 POWER CORD technical specs
  • InsulationFluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
  • Construction Mechanically tuned lay, length and Micro Mono-Filament design
  • Conductors 3 x 16 AWG
  • MaterialSilver-plated 99.99999% solid core OFC
  • TerminationsUS (Nema), EU (Schuko), UK or AUS to IEC-C15. Figure 8 IEC-C7 also available
Heimdall 2 Interconnect
Starting from $989.99 (0.6m)

Norse 2 Series interconnects deliver a level of performance not previously possible at their price points. Nordost’s proprietary Dual Mono-Filament construction, first introduced in the legendary Valhalla reference cables, creates a virtual air dielectric, complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. When combined with silver-plated OFC solid core conductors and FEP insulation throughout, the result is the ideal electrically and mechanically controlled construction for ultra-fast, low-loss signal transfer. Optimized conductor dimensions significantly extend the musical performance of the Norse 2 Series, finally allowing your equipment to deliver its full performance potential, while the consistency of design and materials across the entire Norse 2 Series means that you can easily prioritize a system-wide solution without compromising the coherence of your cables.

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Heimdall 2 Interconnect technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAShielded analog interconnect with 97% braid4 x 24 AWG silver plated 99.99999% OFC solid core conductorsDual Mono-Filament design25.0pF/ft capacitance0.06μH/ft inductanceNordost MoonGlo RCA or Neutrik XLR termination
Heimdall 2 USB cable
Starting at $599.99 (1M)

Improving upon Nordost’s Blue Heaven USB 2.0, the new Heimdall 2 USB 2.0 is the high-end digital cable that will deliver ones and zeroes with the efficiency and diligence necessary to maintain the correct impedance to dramatically lift your hifi system to a whole new level of performance.

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Heimdall 2 USB cable technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USANewly optimized Dual Mono-Filament construction2.0 standard4 x 20 AWG Silver plated 99.99999% OFC stranded conductorsOptimized cable geometry and lengthAvailable with class A or Class B connectors (standard is A to B)
Heimdall 2 Speaker Cables
Starting at $1,919.99 (1M)

Norse 2 Series loudspeaker cables deliver a level of performance not previously thought possible at their price points. Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction creates a virtual air dielectric complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. When combined with silver-plated OFC solid core conductors and extruded flat ribbon FEP insulation, the result is ideal electrically and mechanically controlled construction for ultra-fast, low-loss signal transfer between amplifier and loudspeakers.

The Heimdall 2 Speaker Cable offers superb detail, dynamic range and weight, recreating the natural beauty and impact of any musical performance. The use of consistent technology and materials across the Norse 2 Series allows you to easily build a coherent cable solution, maximizing system performance.

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Heimdall 2 Speaker Cables technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USA • Shotgun configuration only18 x 22 AWG silver plated 99.99999% OFC solid core conductorsMicro Mono-Filament design9.8pF/ft capacitance0.14μH/ft inductanceBanana or Spade (6.5mm) termination
Frey 2 Power cord
Starting at $2,219.99 (1M)

Norse 2 Series power cords deliver a level of performance not previously possible at their price points. Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction creates a virtual air dielectric complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. When combined with silver-plated OFC solid core conductors and FEP insulation throughout, the result is the ideal electrically and mechanically controlled construction for ultra-fast, low-impedance current and voltage transfer.

The complex topology of Micro Mono-Filament conductors is especially effective in dissipating mechanical energy present on the AC line, which otherwise enters your delicate electronics. Frey 2 adds additional conductors, further diminishing low-level storage and charging effects, creating wider, faster dynamic response and resulting in a more dramatic, involving and realistic musical response. Consistency of design and materials across the entire Norse 2 Series means that you can easily create a clearly prioritized, no compromise system-wide cable solution, from wall socket to loudspeaker terminals, with each link in the chain specifically optimized for a purpose, finally unleashing your equipment’s full performance potential.

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Frey 2 Power cord technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USA • Micro-Mono-Filament construction15 amp IEC Standard 5 x 16 AWG silver plated 99.99999% OFC solid core conductorsFEP insulation8.8pF/ft capacitance2.0 Ω per 1,000ft/304m DC Resistance
Frey 2 Interconnects
Starting at $1,559.99 (0.6M)

Due to an increased number of conductors, the Frey 2 Analong Interconnect allows for an enhanced ground integrity, lower noise floor, greater detail, dynamic range and musical impact. Increased weight and energy at bandwidth extremes means more scale and greater drama, while at the other end of the scale, the blacker backgrounds and greater resolution increase delicacy and intimacy, allowing you to hear further into the performance, making Frey 2 the perfect interconnect for critical signal paths.

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Frey 2 Interconnects technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USA • Shielded analog interconnect with 97% braid5 x 24 AWG silver plated 99.99999% OFC solid core conductorsDual Mono-Filament design28.0pF/ft capacitance0.055μH/ft inductanceordost MoonGlo RCA or Neutrik XLR termination
Frey 2 USB Cable
Starting at $719.99 (0.6m)

The Frey 2 USB Cable is the perfect solution for hifi audio enthusiasts integrating computer audio into their sound systems when using components that require USB C connectors. This cable uses solid core, silver-plated 99.99999% OFC signal conductors. The use of solid core conductors eliminates the negative effects of strand interaction and skin effect. Each conductor is precision wound to correspond accurately with USB’s unique, hybrid twisted pair/non twisted pair geometry. The Frey 2 cable utilizes Nordost’s proprietary FEP Micro Mono-Filament technology, which lowers the capacitance of the cable, both increasing signal speed and bandwidth. The conductors are then shielded with a dual layer of braid and foil shielding to eliminate EMI and RFI, and even comply with 3.0 standards. Before being terminated, these cables are cut to mechanically tuned lengths, which reduce internal microphonics and high-frequency impedance resonance. The Frey 2 USB Cable ensures that your system will achieve the superb sound staging, wide dynamic range, and precise timing you have been looking for in computer audio.

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Frey 2 USB Cable technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAFluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) insulationMicro Mono-Filament technologySilver-plated 99.99999% OFC solid core conductorsMechanically tuned lengthsDual layer of silver braid and foil shieldingSpecially designed for USB C connectors
Frey 2 Speaker Cables
Starting at $3,173.99 (1M)

Norse 2 Series loudspeaker cables deliver a level of performance not previously possible at their price points. Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction creates a virtual air dielectric complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. When combined with silver-plated OFC solid core conductors and extruded, flat ribbon FEP insulation, the result is the ideal electrically and mechanically controlled construction for ultra-fast, low-loss signal transfer between amplifier and loudspeakers.

Frey 2 Speaker Cables offer superb detail, dynamic range and weight, recreating the natural beauty and impact of any musical performance. The use of consistent technology and materials across the Norse 2 Series allows you to easily build a coherent cable solution, maximizing system performance.

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Frey 2 Speaker Cables technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAShotgun configuration only22 x 22 AWG silver plated 99.99999% OFC solid core conductorsMicro Mono-Filament design10.3pF/ft capacitance0.135μH/ft inductanceBanana or Spade (6.5mm) termination
Tyr 2 Power Cord
Starting at $3,695.99 (1M)

Nordost’s new Tyr 2 Power Cord benefits from the extensive research made in creating Valhalla 2, therefore extending our celebrated Norse 2 cable range into the realm of our Reference line. By employing Nordost’s proprietary Dual Mono-Filament technology, which is also found in Valhalla 2, the Tyr 2 Power Cord is able to achieve the most effective insulation method in the industry, putting this cable a step above its Norse brothers and bounds ahead of the competition. This cable consists of 7 silver plated, solid core 16 AWG OFC conductors, which eliminate strand interaction, hot spots and carbonization to ensure optimum performance. The use of these conductors also allows complete material consistency with Norse 2 interconnects and speaker cables.

Like the Heimdall 2 and Frey 2 Power Cords, the Tyr 2 Power Cord uses extruded FEP insulation, which is superior to all other materials in terms of low signal loss and high thermal efficiency. The use of FEP in a Dual Mono-Filament construction guarantees that power is transferred more effectively, while the low resistance of the cable keeps power loss extremely low.

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Tyr 2 Power Cord technical specs
  • Features Fully manufactured and terminated in the USADual Mono-Filament technology15 amp IEC Standard7 x 16 AWG silver plated 99.99999% OFC solid core conductorsFEP insulation8pF/ft Capacitance1.3 Ω per 1,000ft/304m
Tyr 2 Interconnects
Starting at $2,789.99 (0.6M)

Norse 2 Series interconnects deliver a level of performance not previously possible at their price points. Nordost’s proprietary Dual Mono-Filament construction, first introduced on the legendary Valhalla reference cables, creates a virtual air dielectric complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. When combined with silver-plated OFC solid core conductors and FEP insulation throughout, the result is the ideal electrically and mechanically controlled construction for ultra-fast, low-loss signal transfer. Optimized conductor dimensions significantly extend the musical performance of the new Norse 2 Series, finally allowing your equipment to deliver its full performance potential, while the consistency of design and materials across the entire Norse 2 Series means that you can easily prioritize a system-wide solution without compromising the coherence of your cables.

In any system wired with the Norse 2 family of cables, when quality really counts, look no further than Tyr 2. The quietest backgrounds, the highest resolution and widest dynamic range of any Norse 2 cable leaves the new Tyr 2 second only to V2 and Odin..

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Tyr 2 Interconnects technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAShielded analog interconnect with 97% braid7 x 24 AWG silver plated 99.99999 OFC solid core conductorsDual Mono-Filament design33.0pF/ft capacitance0.045μH/ft inductanceNordost MoonGlo RCA or Neutrik XLR termination
Tyr 2 USB Cable
Starting at $1,559.99 (1M)

The Tyr 2 USB 2.0 Cable is guaranteed to take your computer audio system to the next level. It implements a solid core design, which is essential when working with a cable of this caliber. This essential upgrade completely eliminates the negative effects of strand interaction and skin effect. Each of the four 20 AWG, solid core conductors is then wrapped in Nordost’s proprietary Dual Mono-Filament technology before being enclosed in extruded FEP, which lowers the capacitance of the cable, both increasing signal speed and bandwidth.

The Tyr 2 USB 2.0 Cable arranges its conductors in a precise, twisted, double helix geometry in order to ensure characteristic impedance, minimize cross-talk, and reduce noise. To even further reduce noise, and protect the USB signal path from any external interference, Nordost employs a dual-layer, silver foil jacket and silver braided shield. Finally, before being terminated with gold-plated, fully shielded connectors, the Tyr 2 USB is cut to mechanically tuned lengths, which reduce internal microphonics and high-frequency impedance resonance.

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Tyr 2 USB Cable technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USADual Mono-Filament construction2.0 standard4 x 20 AWG Silver plated 99.99999 OFC solid core conductorsTwisted pair, double helix geometry Mechanically tuned lengthsDual silver foil jacket and silver braided shieldingAvailable with class A or Class B connectors (standard is A to B)
Tyr 2 Speaker Cables
Starting at $6,347.99 (1M)

Norse 2 Series loudspeaker cables deliver a level of performance not previously possible at their price points. Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction creates a virtual air dielectric complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. When combined with silver-plated OFC solid core conductors and extruded, flat ribbon FEP insulation, the result is the ideal electrically and mechanically controlled construction for ultra-fast, low-loss signal transfer between amplifier and loudspeakers.

Tyr 2 represents the top of the Norse 2 series. Combining natural dynamics with real world weight and scale, the results are spectacular without being hyped or exaggerated, allowing performances and recordings, as well as the electronics reproducing them, to deliver every last ounce of music that’s on the disc. With advanced mechanical tuning to aid the exceptional electrical performance of the Micro Mono-Filament construction, Tyr 2’s only competition comes from Nordost’s Reference ranges.

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Tyr 2 Speaker Cables technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAShotgun configuration only26 x 22 AWG silver plated 99.99999% OFC solid core conductorsMicro Mono-Filament design10.7pF/ft capacitance0.13μH/ft inductance Banana or Spade (6.5mm) termination
Valhalla 2 Power Cord
Starting at $6,599.99 (1M)

Thanks to the application of our latest Dual Mono-Filament technology our Valhalla 2 Power Cords set an unprecedented margin of performance over the competition. The cable consists of 7 solid, silver-plated 16 AWG OFC conductors, each suspended in a Dual Mono-Filament matrix. The separate solid core conductors eliminate strand interaction, hot spots, and carbonization, which can occur in stranded cables. Unlike conventional power cables, which have propagation speeds that are less than 50% the speed of light, the Valhalla 2 Reference Power Cord has a speed of 91% the speed of light. Extruded FEP insulation used in V2’s construction is superior to all other materials. It has very low signal loss and high thermal efficiency, causing it to dissipate heat quickly. The use of FEP in a Dual Mono-Filament construction means that power is transferred more effectively, while the low resistance of the cable keeps power loss extremely low. The result… truly superb sound quality.

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Valhalla 2 Power Cord technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USADual Mono-Filament constructionHOLO:PLUG® US to HOLO:PLUG® 15 amp IEC-C15 is standard 7 x 16 AWG silver plated 99.999999% OFC solid core conductorsFEP insulation8pF/ft Capacitance1.3 Ohms per 1,000ft/304m
Valhalla 2 Interconnects
$8,639

The Valhalla 2 Interconnect consists of 10 conductors made from solid, optimized diameter 99.999999% oxygen free copper, each plated with 85 microns of silver. Its surface is highly polished and treated before a precision Dual Mono-Filament wrap is applied. A precision FEP tube is then extruded over each conductor. The ten FEP tubes are then bonded with a proprietary technique to create a tubular interconnect cable, enclosed in two layers of silver shielding. The V2 interconnect is offered with either RCA or XLR HOLO:PLUG® connectors.

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Valhalla 2 Interconnects technical specs
  • FeaturesHigh purity class 1.1 extruded Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)Mechanically tuned lay, length and Dual Mono-Filament design10 x24 AWG silver plated 99.999999% OFC solid core conductorsDual Mono-Filament design 17.0pF/ft capacitanceHOLO:PLUG® RCA or HOLO:PLUG® XLR termination (note: retermination unavailable)
Valhalla 2 USB Cable
Starting at $4,199.99 (1M)

The Valhalla 2 USB 2.0 is revolutionary in terms of USB cable design. For the first time, Nordost is introducing a flat, twin-axial geometry to its USB cables. This innovative layout allows the two signal wires to run parallel, compared to the standard twisted-pair configuration, shortening the signal path and drastically increasing transfer speeds. Another advantage to a twin-axial design is the ability to separate the power (positive) and ground (negative) legs of the cable, isolating them from signal and each other, minimizing the effects of harmful interference. The Valhalla 2 USB 2.0 then goes one step further, taking the precaution of isolating the signal conductors, by covering each power leg with a finely-braided, silver shield, as well as enclosing both signal conductors in their own braided, silver shields. Each shield is connected to the metal plated backshell, completely ridding the cable of any EMI or RFI and eliminating noise.

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Valhalla 2 USB Cable technical specs
  • FeaturesFluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)Mechanically tuned length, Dual Mono-Filament, Flat, Twin-axial design, with individually shielded power and signal conductors4 x 19 AWG solid core, silver-plated 99.999999% OFC conductorsFlat, Twin-axial design Dual Mono-Filament constructionIndividually shielded power and signal conductors Gold plated HOLO:PLUG® class A and class B Connectors (standard is A to B)
Valhalla 2 Speaker Cables
Starting at $12,719.99 (1.25M)

The Valhalla 2 Reference Speaker Cable consists of twenty-eight conductors divided into four groups of seven. Each conductor is made from solid core 99.999999% oxygen free copper and plated with 85 microns of silver. A Dual Mono-Filament wrap is applied and helically wound around each conductor before a precision FEP jacket is extruded over the outside. The transmission speed of the cable is extremely fast, at 97% the speed of light. V2 exemplifies state of the art technology with very wide bandwidth signals and minimum phase shift. It delivers incredible transient response and dynamic resolution, preserving depth of musical detail and allowing listeners to follow complex recordings with ease. The V2 Reference Speaker Cable is terminated with HOLO:PLUG ® gold-plated spade connectors or Nordost low-mass Z plugs.

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Valhalla 2 Speaker Cables technical specs
  • FeaturesFully manufactured and terminated in the USAShotgun configuration only28 x 22 AWG silver plated 99.999999% OFC solid core conductorsDual Mono-Filament design10.9pF/ft capacitance0.125μH/ft inductance HOLO:PLUG® spade (8.5mm) or Nordost Z-type banana termination