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Stereophile reviews the QKORE and QKORE Wire

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

After receiving over half a dozen reviews in little over a year, Nordost’s QKORE Grounding Units continue to impress industry insiders, reviewers, and consumers alike. The most recent QKORE evangelist is Stereophile’s Jason Victor Serinus. In his article, published in the January issue of Stereophile, Jason was blown away by the improvements gained by introducing QKORE Grounding Units to his system. According to Jason, the noticeably widened soundstage, increased detail, and natural quality of decay that he found while using the QKORE validates the monetary expense and time commitment that audiophiles expend chasing the idyllic listening experience.… Read the full article

Hi-Fi+ Awards 2018 Interconnect Cable of the Year: Chord ChordMusic

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , |

We are very pleased to announce that the Chord Company ChordMusic has been awarded Interconnect Cable of the Year by Hi-Fi+ magazine.

“ChordMusic has a natural quality of vocal texture and instrumental timbre that can be beguiling.”

“There are so many ways in which we enjoy music and it’s the meaningfulness of the experience that has kept me interested and coming back for more over all these years. A review can offer a personal view and opinion, but in reality its very limited compared to personal experience.Read the full article

Nordost Playlist – December 2018

By | December 10th, 2018|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

Dealer Spotlight: JS Audio

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

  By Michael Taylor

I first met Steve Kennedy and his brother Dave, the current owners of JS Audio, a few years ago while visiting the store.  Steve, who now runs the day to day operations, had worked for over 8 years with the former owner, Joe Stromick, who also became his mentor.  For over 32 years Joe owned JS Audio and maintained its reputation as the premier High End Audio store in the Washington DC area. It still holds that title today.… Read the full article

New Epic XL speaker cable – available now

By | December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , , , , , |

Just in time for the festive season comes our latest XLPE-updated speaker cable.  As per the redesigned and reinvigorated Signature XL, we have been able to apply the same high-spec version of XLPE insulation to our Epic Reference speaker cable – once again passing down performance benefits to all product levels.

The re-dubbed Epic XL also benefits from upgraded aluminium clamps and revised screen weave configuration. Not only does it sound better, it looks pretty good too…

Each set is built to order and fitted with ChordOhmic 4mm or spade connectors.… Read the full article

Pictures from Nordost Nation! November 2018

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

Nordost is lucky to have such incredibly loyal and enthusiastic customers! One great way that our fans let us know that they are happy with the work that we do is by sending us pictures of their Nordost products in action. Here are a few photos that have been shared with us recently. Feel free to send us pictures of Nordost in your system, via Facebook, [email protected], or #nordostcables on Instagram, so that we can continue to share them with the whole Nordost family!… Read the full article

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NOVO continues their 3 part review series with the Blue Heaven USB and Speaker Cable

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

The third installment of NOVO magazine’s three-part cable upgrade series, The Journey to Higher Quality Audio With Nordost Leif Cables: Part 3 or 3 was released this October. Reviewer Suave Kajko is taking his readers through the process of maximizing the performance of their audio systems step by step. While parts 1 and 2 focused on Blue Heaven Interconnects and Power Cords, part 3 sees Suave shift his focus to Blue Heaven USB and Speaker Cables. With a full loom of Blue Heaven cables finally installed in his system, Suave finds a refinement to every discernible improvement he made along the away.… Read the full article

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Purple Flare— The perfect upgrade for the Bluesound NODE 2i

By | November 12th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: , |

By James Davies of Absolute Audio

Any review of a product in context of the Bluesound NODE 2i will read like a love letter to the NODE itself! The NODE 2i is brilliantly engineered and executed; designed with audiophile sensibilities but with the features and form factor to appeal to a much larger consumer base, the NODE 2i perfectly bridges the gap between high performance audio and mass appeal.

For my review, I decided to use the NODE 2i “full monty”: I hooked the unit directly up to my power amplifier, using the NODE 2i’s streaming services through its built in DAC chips and digital volume control.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2018: Gershman Acoustics, VAC, VPI, Nordost, Audio-Technica and the Art of Being POSH

By | November 11th, 2018|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |


Naming a speaker POSH? This would all seem silly if the system in the Gershman Acoustics room didn’t offer a luxurious and exceptional sound. Ofra and Eli Gershman were showing off their new POSH Statement loudspeakers ($129,000/pair), powered by a VAC Statement 405S amplifier ($46,000) and a VAC Master preamp with phono ($40,000), with a VPI turntable using the hottest new thing in phono cartridges, the Audio-Technica AT-ART1000 ($4995). All cabling was from Nordost. Two more modest Gershman speakers were being rotated in and out of the system, but I was treated to the POSH, and the sound was every bit as opulent as the name implies.… Read the full article

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Upcoming Dealer Events and Trade Shows (Fall 2018)

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

Nordost has a busy Fall ahead of us!  We hope to see you at some of these great events.


Come and join us for a night of demonstrations, comparisons and great music! Audio Video Therapy, in Nashua, NH, is hosting an event Friday, November 9th, from 5:30-9 PM. All are welcome to enjoy the music, food, and refreshments! We hope to see you there, for this fantastic opportunity to hear top rate products perform at their best.… Read the full article

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