Beware of black market traders who remove serial numbers. You can not be sure where the cables originate and what they might be funding. The black market cables definitely do not carry UK warranty and there is no guarantee the terminations are by Nordost in the factory. Even if you do not buy from High End Cable you should only buy new from an approved Nordost dealer.
The tiny signals generated by pick-up cartridges, especially modern moving-coils, can be between 500 and 5000 times smaller than the average output of a CD player. Such fragile signals demand purpose built, low-capacitance cables if the finest details and textures are to escape smearing and loss. Low capacitance is a central aim of Nordost’s high-speed minimalist construction, but a tonearm lead demands more, with comprehensive shielding and grounding essential to optimum performance.
Blue Heaven tonearm cable delivers exactly the low-loss electrical
characteristics required, combined with effective shielding, dual
grounding and a full range of termination options in both single-ended
and balanced configurations, allowing you to specify exactly the
topology required to liberate the musical performance locked in
the grooves on your LP collection. It’s position, right at
the start of the signal chain, and the fragile nature of the signals
it carries make it doubly critical, but deliver a double performance
benefit when you get it right. With the Blue Heaven tonearm cable,
now there’s an affordable way to hear what’s really
on your records.