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Nola Speakers, VAC and a Pair of Audio Legends | RMAF 2019

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Scot Hull summoned me to the Nola Speakers and VAC room at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest to discuss a review of a pair of loudspeakers. When I walked into the room I couldn’t help but notice the pair of Nola Concert Grand Reference Gold Mk. 2s sitting there, practically grazing the ceiling, each one weighing 275 pounds and containing 12 drivers. “What, these?” I asked Scot. Yeah, I’ll be able to unpack these and move these around for proper positioning with one hand tied behind my back, right?… Read the full article

HIFI CRITIC Reviews Valhalla 2

By | September 12th, 2019|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

Over the years, our Valhalla 2 range has captured the attention and praise of reviewers from the most highly respected publications in our field. Now, six years after its release, audiophiles are still shocked at the improvements V2 brings to their systems. In the most recent HIFI CRITIC issue, reviewer Andrew Harrison shares the transformation he experienced in upgrading his system from Valhalla to Valhalla 2 cabling:

“Valhalla 2 cables bring an extraordinary upgrade, addictively communicating the essence of music. The essential speed and transparency of Valhalla has been preserved, but with a more dynamic and tonally authentic sound in V2.Read the full article

Raidho Acoustics, Moon by Simaudio, Nordost, and VPI | RMAF 2019

By | September 12th, 2019|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |


DENVER (PTA) — It’s the Raidho Acoustics world premiere of a new loudspeaker, Moon by Simaudio never sounds better, VPI Industries rages on with direct-drive power, and Nordost weaves a web of gold.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

The new Benno Baun Meldgaard designed Raidho Acoustics TD2.2 (starting at $46,000 pr USD) tower loudspeaker is the natural evolution of the well known D2.1 it replaces. The D2.1 embodied the heritage of Raidho design, so evolving and building upon the existing platform only made sense.… Read the full article

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 Recap

By | September 10th, 2019|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

With a new and improved venue, Rocky Mountain Audio Fest was very exciting this year!  Throughout the weekend, the Nordost room was busy showing off the newest products in our QRT line, the QPOINT Resonance Synchronizer and the QSOURCE Linear Power Supply, to a packed room in Homestead 1. These demonstrations were supported by a dynamic and captivating system, put together by some of the most prominent US-based hifi manufactures in the industry: YG Acoustics, VTL, VPI, and of course, Nordost.… Read the full article

Nordost Playlist – September 2019

By | September 9th, 2019|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

Nordost is lucky to have a wonderful team of representatives and product trainers who travel around the world educating and demonstrating the effects of Nordost’s products. As part of these demonstrations, it is our job to find an interesting and diverse selection of music to showcase our cables, power devices, sort system and accessories. Whether at shows, visiting our dealers and distributors or even in our own listening room in our headquarters in Holliston, we are constantly getting asked what music we are playing (or if our audience is not so bold to ask, we can see their Shazams working overtime).Read the full article

Pictures from the Hong Kong AV Show 2019

By | August 28th, 2019|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |



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Nelson Brill Spends The Day At Tanglewood

By | August 27th, 2019|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

Real music lovers can find the melody in everything. From the park to the concert hall, our friend Nelson Brill is always on the hunt for great sound. In this blog, Nelson brings us to The Berkshires to see what Tanglewood had in store for their audiences this summer. 


By Nelson Brill         July 23, 2019  

On entering Tanglewood, the idyllic summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (“BSO”;, there is always a distinctive welcoming call that you will hear.Read the full article

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Qobuz: 3 levels of high quality streaming audio

By | August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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We are loving the hi-res music choice from Qobuz and have been using this high quality audio streaming (and purchasing) service for evaluating our digital audio cables. It’s also coming in very handy at shows and demonstrations – to cue-up impressive playlists at short notice, tailored to audience taste, room vibe etc.

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  • Qobuz offers the biggest catalog of Hi-Fi and Hi-Res albums in the world, both for new releases and specialized genres.
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Dealer Spotlight: Xact Audio

By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

  By Amy Hansen

What does Steve Dobbins, owner of Xact Audio, do for fun?  Why, work of course, which includes listening to and sharing his love of music. Nestled amongst striking scenery in Boise, Idaho, the showroom at Xact Audio is as impressive as the stunning views of the mountains surrounding this fast-growing community.

Steve’s love of music across many genres is evident by his extensive record collection and his passion for serving it on a silver platter to anyone who wants to listen.  … Read the full article

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Stereonet UK Reviews the Blue Heaven Tonearm Cable

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

We are pleased to share a great review that was posted last month on Stereonet UK Edition. Jay Garrett’s review is a comprehensive and detailed look at Nordost’s Blue Heaven Tonearm Cable. Once again, our Leif family does not disappoint! Upgrading the tonearm cable is the easiest way to ensure that you are getting the best possible performance from your turntable. See what the Blue Heaven Tonearm Cable can do for your analog rig today!

“The Nordost Leif Blue Heaven Tonearm Cable has made a noticeable difference to the sound quality we’re getting from our turntable.

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