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Introducing the Frey 2 USB Cable and Frey 2 USB C Adapter

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

Nordost is proud to introduce the new Frey 2 USB Cable and Frey 2 USB C Adapter. The Frey 2 USB Cable is the first of Nordost’s USB offerings to provide both USB C and 3.0 compatibility. The Frey 2 USB C Adapter pairs with cables using Standard-A USB connectors (both 2.0 and 3.0 compatible), allowing them to be used with components that require a USB C termination. Both of these exciting products allow customers to continue to enjoy the benefits of Nordost as they upgrade their components.… Read the full article

A Rooftop FM Antenna and a Hopping Mad Mom

By | February 16th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: , |

By Steve Greene

What’s the worst thing in your parents’ mind that you did as a teenager?  Wrecked the family car shortly after getting your driver’s license?  Got your girlfriend pregnant?  Maybe you threw a big, noisy and messy party at their home while they were away?  Well, my teen transgression was much nerdier, but it did have the benefit of teaching me some important lessons: wires make a difference, and grounding is important.

What could I possibly have done, you ask? … Read the full article

In memoriam: Joe Stromick of JS Audio

By | February 14th, 2018|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

With great sadness, we regret to inform you that Joe Stromick of JS Audio passed away on February 10th, 2018, at a young age of 62.

Joe touched many of us, supporting the high-end audio industry for 32 years at JS Audio, a world-class dealer in Bethesda, Maryland.  Home of our favorite manufacturers and audio events. A pillar of the high-end in Maryland.

Joe and I met for the first time in 1999, when I wandered into his fine brick and motor store. … Read the full article

SoundStage Australia Reviews BC Sort Kones

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: , |

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This month, Soundstageaustralia.com featured a great review on our Sort Kone resonance control devices. In his article, Edgar Kramer explored the differences that BC Kones made on his sound system. The benefits that he experienced were anything but subtle. Sort Kones even got a stamp of approval from Edgar’s wife when she called him into the sound room, immediately having noticed a mysterious improvement in the ‘realness’ of the music!

“What I thought was going to be an exercise in punishingly strained listening usually resulting in ultra-subtle differences at best, ended up being deceptively the opposite.

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Dealer Spotlight: Upscale Audio

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

By Michael Taylor

2Hats… “wearing many hats” is the phrase that comes to mind when we think about this month’s featured Nordost dealer, Kevin Deal, the founder of Upscale Audio.

You can actively see those hats being switched, one for the other, when you sit down and talk to Kevin.  One minute you are discussing the latest gear in his impressive demonstration room, the next he is telling you about the matched EL-34’s he has for sale; wait one more minute and the phone will ring—it’s one of his dealers of PrimaLuna, the well-known tube amplifier brand he imports and distributes in North America— and so it continues.… Read the full article

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Nordost Playlist – February 2018

By | February 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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Pictures from Nordost Nation! January 2018

By | January 30th, 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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Nelson Brill On New Audiophile Jazz Recordings

By | January 26th, 2018|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, Brill shares some new Audiophile jazz recordings.


New Audiophile Jazz Recordings To Spin And Savor

By Nelson Brill

January 14, 2018

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Audiophile buddies gather around! Here are a few of my favorite new jazz recordings on CD or vinyl to share. They all contain toe-tapping music recorded with excellent sonics that deliver all the dynamic presence of these great musicians at play.… Read the full article

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Questions From The Show Floor

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

 

By Michael Taylor

Going to trade shows and dealer events are great chances for me to get out there and meet both current and future Nordost customers. You might have seen me during one of these shows, either performing cable demonstrations or manning the sales booth in the market place. One thing I always encourage is for attendees to take the opportunity to ask questions during these events. Now I would like to share two of our most-asked questions with you!… Read the full article

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Nordost at The NAMM Show 2018

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

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Come and see Nordost at NAMM at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA January 25-28 in booth 2340. Nordost will be featuring our Pro Audio range of cables, Ax Angel. Constructed using the same design philosophy and technology that has revolutionized the hifi audio industry, our Ax Angel line is comprised of five different types of cables: power cords, instrument cables, patch cables, speaker cables, and microphone cables. Visit booth 2340 to get a personal demonstration and experience how the cables that we make can take the music that you make to the next level.Read the full article

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