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Nordost Blue Heaven LS Interconnect






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Blue Heaven LS Interconnect

Blue Heaven is the heart and soul of the Leif Series, extending the cable range with dedicated designs to optimize the performance of your AC supply as well as demanding digital and analog sources. But the centrepiece of the Blue Heaven family is the LS interconnect.


A fully-shielded design that can be terminated for balanced or single-ended connection, it employs four, heavy-gauge 24 AWG, silver-plated 99.9999% OFC solid-core conductors, precision wound in a minimum cross-section configuration that eliminates unnecessary fillers or padding elements. Insulation is high-grade FEP, selected for its superior dielectric performance, while the elegant minimalism extends to the carefully selected low-mass connectors and differential grounding. The Blue Heaven LS interconnect (like all Nordost cables) is manufactured and hand-terminated in the USA, enabling us to further guarantee consistent performance. The result is a high-speed, low-loss interconnect that preserves the sense of musical power and momentum, bringing believable shape and presence to performers, colour, life and drama to their performances.

SPECIFICATIONS 
TERMINATION: RCA or XLR
INSULATION: Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
CONSTRUCTION: 4 x 24 AWG
CONDUCTORS: Silver-plated 99.9999 OFC solid-core
CAPACITANCE: 45.0pF/ft
INDUCTANCE: 0.046uH/ft 
OVERALL SHIELD COVERAGE: 95% Braid


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Nordost Blue Heaven LS Loudspeaker Cable





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Blue Heaven LS Loudspeaker Cable

Nordost’s original Flatline loudspeaker cable introduced the audio world to both an entirely new level of performance and a unique production technique. Our proprietary, extruded FEP cables, with their thin, flat profile don’t just look different – their deceptive simplicity is a uniquely elegant answer to the conflicting requirements for low resistance, capacitance and inductance that limit the performance of more conventional cable configurations. Now, by re-examining the geometry of each cable, we have reduced dielectric effects still further as well as optimizing the physical spacing of the conductors. These advantageous electrical characteristics, combined with the intrinsic geometrical accuracy of the ribbon configuration deliver unprecedented dynamic response, phase accuracy and detail, providing a place for everything and make sure that everything arrives in that proper place. The result is a combination of natural, unfettered dynamics and clarity that make your music and movies more accessible, more involving and more lifelike. The original Blue Heaven was a hard act to follow, but the LS version easily exceeds the performance of its renowned predecessor, bringing even budget electronics and speakers to life.

SPECIFICATIONS 
TERMINATION: Single-wired spades or bananas
INSULATION: Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
CONSTRUCTION: 14 conductors 14 AWG
CONDUCTORS: Silver-plated 99.9999 OFC solid-core
CAPACITANCE: 9.6pF/ft
INDUCTANCE: 0.16uH/ft
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Nordost Blue Heaven USB 2.0





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Blue Heaven USB 2.0

Along with fi le formats and transmission standards, the cables used in computer audio applications can have a dramatic effect on sound quality. These are digital leads, and just like the digital leads in any other high-end audio application, they have standards to adhere to. It’s just that the standard for USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 cables
is rather more complex than the 75 and 110 Ohm digital leads we
are more used to. Their hybrid construction combines data and
power conductors with multiple screens in a precision symmetrical
array. Any geometrical or impedance deviation will materially effect data-integrity, making it a challenge that tests the ability of cable manufacturers to produce and consistently terminate cables that meet the standard suffi ciently accurately for high-fi delity audio production.

The new Blue Heaven USB 2.0 data cable is precision wound from
dimensionally optimized, silver-plated OFC solid-core conductors that employ Nordost’s proven micro mono-fi lament technology to ensure ultra high transmission speeds with superb geometrical accuracy. Metal-jacketed plugs ensure shielding continuity and to further guarantee quality control and consistency, the cables are entirely manufactured and terminated in the USA, allowing us to control every aspect of production. This cable sets new standards of audio performance – not by inventing some new, “magic” technique, but by applying the same tried and tested technology and absolute attention to detail that has made Nordost audio cables market leaders across the analog and digital domains.


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Blue Heaven 75 Ohm Digital Interconnect






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Blue Heaven 75 Ohm Digital Interconnect

The safe transfer of digital data streams depends absolutely on achieving accurate impedance within the transmission chain. The S/PDIF transmission standard dictates a 75 Ohm co-axial lead, but it is surprising how few cables meet that specification.

 The Blue Heaven digital interconnect is a true 75 Ohm conductor. Employing a micro mono-filament, co-axial construction, this advanced topology allows us to achieve superior electrical performance and geometrical accuracy irrespective of cable length. The high-speed, low-loss characteristics of the virtual air dielectric, combined with the superior mechanical behavior of the MMF cradle minimize cable echoes and reflections, while the use of BNC termination ensures that the 75 Ohm standard is maintained, even across the connectors. Each Blue Heaven digital interconnect is supplied with a pair of true 75 Ohm BNC to RCA adaptors, making the cable consistent in performance across any combination of co-axial output or input socketry – and future proof to boot. Changing your DAC or transport will no longer mean having to change your digital interconnect too.

SPECIFICATIONS
Conductor: 24AWG 60 micron silver-plated, 99.99999% oxygen free copper
Insulation: Flourinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Impedance: 75 Ohm
Terminations: 75 Ohm impedance matched combination RCA/BNCors

 


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Blue Heaven ikable







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Blue Heaven ikable

Whether through facilitating access to our music libraries, upgrading the caliber of sound or simply mobilizing a once stationary practice, the portable audio device has transformed the way in which we enjoy music. The convenience of these new technological advances has not easily swayed true audiophiles when it comes at the expense of quality. Thankfully, the new Blue Heaven LS iKable now makes it possible to enjoy hifi quality sound from your portable audio devices.

The new Blue Heaven LS iKable combines silver-plated, OFC solid core conductors with Nordost’s innovative precision FEP extrusion technology, greatly reducing dielectric properties in order to increase signal speed and accuracy in signal transfer. The result is a detailed and dynamic reproduction of your digital music files that has previously been impossible to achieve at this price point.

Gold plated, full metal jacket shell connectors available in:
• 3.5mm stereo mini (Neutrik)  to  3.5mm stereo mini (Neutrik)
• 3.5mm stereo mini (Neutrik)  to  (2x) XLR (Neutrik)
• 3.5mm stereo mini (Neutrik)  to  (2x) RCA

SPECIFICATIONS 
Insulation: High Performance, low dielectric FEP insulation
Construction: 4 x 24 AWG
Conductors: Silver-plated 99.9999 % stranded OFC
Capacitance: 45.0 pF/ft/ch
Inductance: 0.046µH/ft/ch
Overall Shield Coverage: 95% Braid
Connectors: Gold plated, full metal jacket shell connectors


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Nordost Blue Heaven LS Tonearm Cable





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Blue Heaven LS Tonearm Cable

The tiny signals generated by pick-up cartridges, especially modern moving-coils, can be between 500 and 5000 times smaller than the average output of a CD player. Such fragile signals demand purpose built, low-capacitance cables if the finest details and textures are to escape smearing and loss. Low capacitance is a central aim of Nordost’s high-speed minimalist construction, but a tonearm lead demands more, with comprehensive shielding and grounding essential to optimum performance.

The Blue Heaven tonearm cable delivers exactly the low-loss electrical characteristics required, combined with effective shielding, dual grounding and a full range of termination options in both single-ended and balanced configurations, allowing you to specify exactly the topology required to liberate the musical performance locked in the grooves on your LP collection. It’s position, right at the start of the signal chain, and the fragile nature of the signals it carries make it doubly critical, but deliver a double performance benefit when you get it right. With the Blue Heaven tonearm cable, now there’s an affordable way to hear what’s really on your records.

SPECIFICATIONS 
TERMINATION: RCA, XLR, 5-pin Din (0 or 90 degree) to RCA or XLR
INSULATION: Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
CONSTRUCTION: 4x 24AWG with 26AWG drain wire
CONDUCTORS: Silver-plated 99.9999 OFC solid-core
CAPACITANCE: 45.0pF/ft
INDUCTANCE: 0.046uH/ft
OVERALL SHIELD COVERAGE: 98% Braid


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Blue Heaven LS Ethernet Cable

High quality Ethernet cables are the key to achieving a suitable interface when connecting first-rate AV components to a home network. The Blue Heaven Ethernet Cable is the solution that digitally-driven hifi enthusiasts have been waiting for. This groundbreaking cable allows Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices and music streaming to be fully integrated into a hifi system, while improving its sonic performance.

In order to perfect their Ethernet cable design, Nordost has employed technologies and methods proven effective throughout the years in the consumer electronics industry and modified them to fit this new, highly specified market. The Blue Heaven Ethernet Cable is comprised of eight, 24 AWG, polymer insulated, solid core copper conductors, arranged in a twisted pair design. These pairs are individually shielded before the bundle is wrapped in two additional layers of braided shielding. This screened foiled twisted pair (s/ftp) design fully eliminates cross-talk while improving noise resistance and maintaining the integrity of data files being transferred over long distances.

The Blue Heaven Ethernet Cable is designed, manufactured, and terminated in the USA. Provided with factory-terminated, shielded 8P8C/RJ45 connectors, this cable assures that no loss is incurred in the field. Each cable is constructed with the quality of fabrication, precision and consistency needed to ensure a guaranteed improvement over standard issue, mass-produced, low precision Ethernet cables.


SPECIFICATIONS 
TERMINATION: Shielded 8P8C/RJ45 connectors
INSULATION: High-Density Polymer
CONSTRUCTION: Screened Foiled Twisted Pair Design (s/ftp)CONDUCTORS: 8 x 24 AWG
MATERIAL:Solid core copper conductors
RALL SHIELD COVERAGE:  Fully Shielded Dual Braid


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Blue Heaven High Speed HDMI Cable
























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Blue Heaven High Speed HDMI Cable

When it comes to the challenge of designing high-performance audio cables, the HDMI lead presents a “perfect storm”. With 19 conductors, including high-speed digital transmission lines, each with precisely defined termination and impedance characteristics, analog signals and even DC, all shoehorned into a plug of diminutive cross sectional area, it has never been so difficult to deliver consistent results – or so easy to get it wrong, especially over the longer cable runs so often required in AV systems. To stand any chance of meeting HDMI’s exacting specification and transfer standards demands exceptional consistency from both the cable and the termination – and the only way to guarantee that is to bring manufacturing and quality control in-house.

At Nordost it is performance – and only performance – that counts. With digital interconnect cables that means accurate impedance characteristics, close tolerances and consistent geometry. That’s why the Blue Heaven HDMI is entirely manufactured and hand-terminated at the Nordost factory in the USA, using our proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction to deliver superior electrical and mechanical characteristics. It is the only way we can guarantee a cable that will be absolutely consistent in performance – delivering the movie and musical performances of which your system is really capable.

You don’t have to take our word for it either. The Blue Heaven HDMI has been awarded the coveted DPL Seal Of Approval, meeting the most exacting signal transfer standards out to lengths of five meters – without resorting to the sledgehammer solution of additional inline amplification and the extra noise and distortion that goes with it. Instead, you get a phase coherent, jitter free signal, delivered from your source to both your display and amplifier/decoder.

As always, the Nordost solution is the purist solution. With HDMI becoming the dominant, “one for all” standard for HD and 3D digital transfer, there’s even greater reliance on cable quality. Blue Heaven HDMI is one cable you really can rely on to deliver on time, every time.


SPECIFICATIONS
Insulation:
High Performance air-spaced FEP Insulation
Construction: 19 x 26AWG Micro Mono-Filament construction
Conductors: Silver plated solid Core 99.9999 OFC conductors
Termination: Fully shielded and terminated with high quality gold-plated HDMI connectors
Approvals: DPL certified to 5M length
3D Compatible: Passes picture perfect 3D signals and enhanced audio
Origin: Fully designed, manufactured and hand-terminated in the USA


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Nordost Blue Heaven LS Power Cord






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Blue Heaven LS ower Cord

When you listen to your system, you are actually listening, quite literally, to the AC mains supply, which makes the most important cables in your system the ones feeding power into the equipment. They are responsible for the raw material that gets turned into the sound you hear and as befits this critical function, Nordost employs FEP insulation and its high-speed, low-loss Micro Mono-Filament construction to deliver the best possible power source for your system.

The Blue Heaven power cord seems like a conventional, three-core AC cord, but don’t be fooled. The use of Nordost’s proven, proprietary high-speed, low-loss Micro Mono-Filament construction and FEP insulation throughout transforms its performance – and the performance of your system. And whilst equipment like amplifiers, with a high-current draw, obviously place extreme demands on the AC supply, don’t neglect your source components. When it comes to your equipment’s power-supply, you need quality as well as quantity, and the Blue heaven power cord delivers both, making it the crucial foundation stone on which to build your system’s performance. UL approved, it is available in a full range of AC plug options.

SPECIFICATIONS 
TERMINATION: US, Eu, UK, AUS to 15 or 20 Amp IEC
INSULATION: Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
CONSTRUCTION: 3x 16AWG Micro Mono-Filament
CONDUCTORS: 65 strand 99.9999 OFC solid-core
CAPACITANCE: 10.0pF/ft
INDUCTANCE: 0.155uH/ft
POWER RATING: 10 Amps


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