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.
TECHNIQUE AND INNOVATION.
Nordost cables excepting the Micro Monofilament and Moonglo products share a common design theme, Solid Core Conductors. Depending on the application, either solid, flat rectangular OFC conductors or fine, round micro litz conductors are used.
By using a precise extrusion of Teflon® around the individual conductors we eliminate strand interaction, which significantly reduces the well documented audible distortions caused by skin effect and magnetic field interactions. Nordost cables use extremely precise conductor spacing which keeps the capacitance and inductance at a very low level, resulting in cables which typically transmit signals at over 90% the speed of light. This is 25-30% faster than conventional cables which is audible as a tremendous improvement in musical accuracy and clarity.
Nordost have also developed a new construction technique which dramatically reduces the effect that the cables insulation has on signal transmission. This important development is called Micro Monofilament Technology (patent pending) and is featured in our reference Quattro-Fil interconnects, Silver Shadow digital cable, Optix video, Shiva and Vishnu power cords.
SOUND AND EMOTION.
Nordost cables technical specifications are very impressive, but what really matters is how they perform. Each cable in the range is designed to allow the emotion and the music to shine through, allowing you to really hear your systems capabilities for the very first time.
Unlike our competitors products many of which have no sonic consistencies between models, Nordosts’ cables have the same sonic signature throughout the range, but as you move up from model to model you experience an enhanced level of performance. Clarity, detail and emotional involvement are taken to new heights.
CRAFTSMANSHIP AND SONIC INTEGRATION.
Nordost Flatline preterminated loudspeaker cables and interconnects
are hand crafted in the USA using a proprietary formula of high
grade silver solder. Although Nordost loudspeaker cables are
available with spade connectors we highly recommend the use
of our Z plugs. This tight fitting, low mass 4mm banana plug
is made from Beryllium copper which is hard gold plated. The
low mass design preserves the low capacitance and inductance
characteristics of the cable at the termination point and minimizes
signal reflections back into the cable.
Nordost cables are manufactured using extruded Teflon® and are consequently extremely durable. Able to withstand huge temperature extremes, being impervious to liquids and chemicals and being friction resistant means that they can be installed in areas where no other cables can be used.
The use of extruded Teflon® preserves the conductors so that they are unaffected by mechanical vibration, and unlike other cables, are not degraded by the oxidation of the conductors over time.
Nordost cables will give you a lifetime of superb performance and come complete with a limited lifetime warranty.