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Nordost Playlist – December 2017

By | December 4th, 2017|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

Analog vs Digital — The Great Audio Debate   

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: Nordost|Tags: , , |

One of the most hotly contested debates in modern-day hifi is one of source and substance: analog or digital. The preferential rift isn’t as clear-cut as one would think. Thanks to the recent resurgence of vinyl (and even reel–to-reel, which is increasingly seen at hifi shows), one’s inclination towards LPs or CDs, tapes or WAV files, can’t be determined by the decade one was born in.  There are benefits and deficiencies to both formats to be sure, and that is exactly what we are exploring here…

 

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Argument for Analog

Aside from the obvious nostalgia, there are several reasons why discerning music lovers would opt for analog over digital sources.… Read the full article

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Questions and Answers (November 2017)

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: Nordost|Tags: , |

Our product specialists receive questions on a daily basis about Nordost products, their application, and hifi in general.  We thought that we would take a minute to share some of our most recent and frequently asked questions here so that everyone can get the answers they are looking for!


Screen Shot 2017-11-10 at 2.14.38 PMQ: I am in the process of upgrading my audio cables, but the way that my system is set up, I need to make sure that whatever I get is flexible. Can your speaker wire be bent to form around corners?Read the full article

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Nelson Brill On New Audiophile Quality Recordings From Troubadours Spinning Tales From Americana

By | November 7th, 2017|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 focuses his attention on three wonderful folk acts — Charlie Parr, John McEuen, and Sherman Holmes.  


 

NEW AUDIOPHILE QUALITY RECORDINGS FROM TROUBADOURS SPINNING TALES FROM AMERICANA

By Nelson Brill

NOVEMBER 3, 2017

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First up, a recent movie tip: the 2016 biopic, Maudie [Screen Door Productions/Sony Pictures Classics] is a stellar film that portrays the life of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis [1903-1970] who overcame many obstacles, including being orphaned at a young age; suffering a lifetime of disease and abuse from her husband and society at large, to blossom as an artist.Read the full article

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Trade Shows — November 2017

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Nordost|Tags: , |


INDONESIAN HIGH END SHOW (IHEAC)

Come and see Nordost at the Indonesian High End Show, where we will be supporting our awesome Indonesian distributor, MDI! Visit us at the Peninsula Hotel in room 904, November 17-19th. You will not want to miss MDI’s room, which is featuring FOCAL speakers, Naim/Moon Amplifiers, and of course, a full loom of Nordost’s Odin 2 cables. This is a great opportunity to hear a world class system, and experience live product demonstrations and cable comparisons.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2017: Nordost shows the power of better cords

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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OK, you’ve decided to upgrade your cables. What should you start with? Speaker cables, right? They usually are the longest wires in a system and the last to handle your delicate signal before it emerges as music.

Wrong, says cable maker Nordost. If you guessed interconnects or even your digital link, you also are mistaken. In fact, if you were going to try to improve your rig and could only change a few cables, Nordost says to focus on your power cords.… Read the full article

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Nordost Playlist – November 2017

By | November 1st, 2017|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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Chris Martens Reviews Nordost Headphone Cables for The Absolute Sound

By | October 27th, 2017|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

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Since its release in 2014, the Heimdall Headphone Cable has made a tremendous impact on the performance level that customers are able to achieve while using their personal audio systems. As a result of its success, Nordost soon after introduced the Blue Heaven Headphone Cable. Years later, both cables are still receiving attention from reviewers and thought-leaders. This month, Chris Marten shared his impressions of these transformative aftermarket headphone cables in The Absolute Sound:

“The defining sonic characteristics of the Blue Heaven headphone cables are an open and airy-sounding midrange presentation with plenty of transient “snap” and definition coupled with detailed and extended highs.”

“Heimdall 2 [headphone] cables yielded several worthwhile sonic improvements, including more tautly defined but no less impactful bass, an across-the-board and evenly balanced increase in resolution, and a really impressive quality of top-to-bottom harmonic integrity.”

You can now see Chris’s headphone cable review on the Nordost website under reviews

Nordost Blue Heaven and Heimdall 2

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Pictures from Nordost Nation! October 2017

By | October 26th, 2017|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, info@nordost.com, 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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RMAF 2017: Classic Album Sundays

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you’ve ever heard of Chad Kassem, you know he’s a pillar of the vinyl resurgence, owner and founder of Acoustic Sounds and many other related ventures. If you’ve ever heard Chad Kassem speak, you know he’s a no holds barred and very direct man. A man of my own ilk.

Classic Album Sundays hosted a room at Rocky Mountain Audiofest that might have been on a few folks list of best sounding rooms, if not for the sake that it’s primary use was to be a room of verbal expositions on the genesis and resurrection of classic albums.

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