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AXPONA 2018: Holm Audio, NAD, Dali, Nordost and the Foundation of Great Sound

By | May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |


The role of silence in the music is more important than most casual listeners understand. Silence eliminates the world around you, allowing the music to stand distinctly from all else. Silence in music is how we mentally keep time, otherwise it’s just unmemorable noise. I think of pauses in the music as auditory bookmarks.

Nordost’s QRT range of products have been created to tackle and wrangle poor quality AC power, to effectively get it all in line. Think of them as the drill sergeants, tasked to tame and discipline the electricity dancing around all unruly-like in your stereo (or home theater) system.Read the full article

Reintroducing the SuperFlatline Speaker Cable

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |


The SuperFlatline Speaker Cable is a true Nordost classic. It was one of the original cable options that put Nordost on the map. Easily distinguishable by its trademark, flat design, SuperFlatline quickly became known throughout the industry as one of the most respected high end speaker cables, offering an unmatched performance level at its price point. This highly sought after product offers detail, clarity, and purity throughout the whole frequency spectrum, from subsonic lows to ultrasonic highs. Now, due to popular demand, Nordost’s SuperFlatline cable is back!

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The Absolute Sound reviews the Nordost QKORE

By | May 17th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

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In this month’s issue of The Absolute Sound, you will find yet another stellar review of our QKORE Ground Units. In his article, Nordost QKORE Grounding System: Silence is Golden, Jacob Heilbrunn is absolutely taken with our product, calling the QKORE “the most potent power product” that he has ever experienced. His enthusiasm is further captured in the closing paragraph of his review:

 “…the elegance, the poignancy, the fragility of a musical line is what conveys the emotion at the heart of music.

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AXPONA 2018: Raidho Shines with Chord, SME and Nordost

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

Each and every show, Rune Skov seems to get great sound out of his Raidho-based systems. AXPONA 2018 had Raidho paired up with those crazy cats Jay and Richard at Bluebird Music and their sublime Chord Electronics and SME turntables. Cabling was Nordost Valhalla 2 with QB8 Mark 2 power box. Amplification was the relatively compact Chord CPM 3350 integrated amp ($14,400) and on the digital side a Chord Blu transport with M-Scaler technology ($11,788) and DAVE DAC ($12,488), a dynamite digital source.… Read the full article

EastSide Sound recording studio installs Nordost cables! [WATCH]

By | May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: , |

Nordost cables make a difference. Thanks to the series of live product demonstrations and cable comparisons performed worldwide at trade shows and dealer events, many hifi enthusiasts have had the opportunity to hear this difference for themselves — not to mention the improvements that people experience when introducing Nordost products into their own homes! However, there is one aspect of the chain that people have not been able to hear Nordost’s impact on — the musical recordings themselves.

A few years ago, Nordost launched its first range of pro audio cables, Ax Angel.… Read the full article

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Nordost Playlist – May 2018

By | May 1st, 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

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Newvelle Records records their fourth season with Nordost cables

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

Recording is about to begin on Newvelle Records’ fourth season, and this time…they are using Nordost cables! Newvelle Records is an exciting new company that produces original, high quality, vinyl recordings, which are distributed as seasonal subscriptions. The collaboration between Nordost and Newvelle Records, announced in December 2017, is a natural fit, joining two companies whose love of music drove them to go to great lengths in order to achieve the same goal: high fidelity sound. Nordost cables have set up permanent residency in Manhattan-based recording studio, EastSide Sound, and are burned-in and ready to capture some great jazz.… Read the full article

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Axpona 2018 Recap

By | April 24th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

Axpona was a tremendous success! Nordost cables were featured in eight rooms throughout the show. Nordost fans were happy to see we had everything on display this year, from our introductory Leif cables, to our Supreme Reference, Odin 2 range. We want to give a big thank you to all of our industry friends, CH Precision, Raidho, Nola Speakers, Cambridge Audio, Gershman Acoustics, Sonner Audio, and especially our fantastic Chicago-based dealer, Holm Audio, for all of the wonderful support.… Read the full article

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Top 10 HiFi system tweaks to get your system sounding its best

By | April 19th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: , |

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No matter what kind of an audio system you have, be it state-of-the-art two channel or entry level, there are some basic system set-up and maintenance techniques that can significantly enhance your listening pleasure. Some of these common sense improvements are easier to implement than others, but by not paying attention to these basic system tweaks, you’ll never coax the best performance out of the components you already own. In no particular order, here are 10 of the most useful tweaks you can make to get your system sounding its best:



1) Level All Components

Make sure your loudspeakers and electrical components are as level as possible. … Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: The MUST SEE Rooms of Day Three

By | April 18th, 2018|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are over 160 rooms and exhibits here at Axpona. Making this event the largest audio show in North America. For some this can be overwhelming and cause a bit of anxiety. But have no fear, the Part-Time Audiophile Dream Team of journalists, personalities, and humorists are ready to be your guide.

Just one part of the Paragon duo of rooms at the show, Doshi Audio had us befuddled at how well his new seventy-five watt per channel amplifier was handling the load presented by the Wilson speakers.Read the full article

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