HOLLISTON, MA (PTA) — We’re excited to report the roll-out of the new Tonearm Cable+ into Nordost’s Blue Heaven, Heimdall 2, Frey 2, and Tyr 2 ranges. This redesign was first seen with the launch of Nordost’s Valhalla 2 Tonearm Cable+ in our High End Munich 2019 coverage from May of this year. The unique construction and comprehensive grounding system used in the V2 Tonearm Cable+ is now being integrated into all of Nordost’s tonearm cables in order to enhance the performance of all vinyl-sourced hi-fi systems at every level.
Press Release Enclosed Below:
Nordost Tonearm Cable+ Now Available In Blue Heaven, Heimdall 2, Frey 2, and Tyr 2 Ranges.
December 2019: The tonearm cable is the most critical and sensitive cable in any vinyl-sourced hi-fi system. The delicate signals generated by pick-up cartridges in these systems demand purpose-built, low-capacitance cables, in order to protect from signal loss and image smearing. However, in order to get the most from a tonearm cable, proper attention must be paid not only to cable construction, but to grounding as well. Nordost took all of these factors into consideration when releasing the new Valhalla 2 Tonearm Cable+ at High End in Munich 2019.
Thanks to its unique construction and grounding technology, the V2 Tonearm Cable+ was a vast improvement over all other tonearm cables on the market. Now, Nordost is excited to introduce the same advances that have made the V2 such a resounding success to the rest of their tonearm line, by integrating the Tonearm Cable+ into their Blue Heaven, Heimdall 2, Frey 2, and Tyr 2 ranges.
Each new Tonearm Cable+ uses four, silver-plated, solid core OFC conductors, arranged in a twisted pair design to create a left and right channel. The tonearm cables in the Norse range are wrapped in Nordost’s patented Micro or Dual Mono-Filament before both channels are individually wrapped in a silver, braided shield, to eliminate inter-channel cross-talk. A separately shielded, silver-plated Bond Ground Wire, wrapped in Micro Mono-Filament, is then incorporated into the construction in order to enhance performance and minimize the noise level.
To further eliminate noise, Nordost provides two Detachable Ground Wires with every Tonearm Cable+.These silver-plated ground wires, complete with Micro Mono-Filament technology, connect to the shield of the cable, serving as additional ground loop prevention when needed. No matter the unique construction of components in a system, the Tonearm Cable+ has a comprehensive grounding solution.
Each Tonearm Cable+ is available with straight or 90° low-mass MoonGlo® 5-pin Din, RCA, or XLR terminations. All ground whips and bond wires are terminated with gold-plated 5-mm spades. Like all Nordost cables, the Blue Heaven, Heimdall 2, Frey 2, and Tyr 2 Tonearm Cable+ are handmade in the USA, ensuring a superior level of production quality and precision– all necessary requirements when manufacturing the most crucial signal cables in a sound system.
Tonearm Cable+ models suggested retail prices:
The Blue Heaven Tonearm Cable+ is set at $599.99 USD for a 1.25 meter length.
Additional half-meter increments are $90.00 USD.
The Heimdall 2 Tonearm Cable+ is set at $799.99 USD for a 1.25 meter length.
Additional half-meter increments are $110.00 USD.
The Frey 2 Tonearm Cable+ is set at $1,399.99 USD for a 1.25 meter length.
Additional half-meter increments are $150.00 USD.
The Tyr 2 Tonearm Cable+ is set at $2,749.99 USD for a 1.25 meter length.
Additional half-meter increments are $300.00 USD.
For more information on NORDOST Cables find them on the web at www.nordost.com