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Heimdall II Analog Interconnect



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Heimdall II Analog Interconnect

The new, second generation Norse Series interconnects deliver a level of performance not previously possible at their price points. Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction, first introduced on the legendary Valhalla reference cables, creates a virtual air dielectric complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. Combined with silver-plated OFC solid-core conductors and FEP insulation throughout, the result is the ideal electrical and mechanically controlled construction for ultra-fast, low-loss signal transfer. Optimized conductor dimensions, and asymmetrical grounding topology significantly extend the musical performance of the new Norse series, finally allowing your equipment to deliver its full performance potential, while the consistency of design and materials across the entire Norse Series means that you can easily prioritize a system-wide solution without compromising the coherence of your cables.

SPECIFICATIONS 
Micro Mono-Filament construction
4x24AWG silver-plated 99.99999 OFC copper solidcore conductors
Fully shielded
High Performance FEP Insulation reduces dielectric absorption and increases signal speed
Terminated with high quality MoonGlo RCA or Neutrik XLR connectors.
Manufactured and hand-built in the USA



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Heimdall 2 USB 2.0 Data Cable












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Heimdall II USB 2.0 Data Cable

Improving upon Nordost’s Blue Heaven USB 2.0, the new Heimdall 2 USB 2.0 is the high-end digital cable that will deliver ones and zeroes with the efficiency and diligence necessary to maintain the correct impedance to dramatically lift your hifi system to a whole new level of performance.

Thanks to the experience acquired in the fabrication of successful products such as the Blue Heaven HDMI and USB 2.0 cables, Nordost can now further refine digital leads through its most current, proprietary technology. The Heimdall 2 USB 2.0 is constructed from 4x20AWG stranded, silver-plated 99.99999% OFC conductors, arranged in a precise, twisted double helix in order to ensure character impedance, reduce noise and minimize cross-talk contamination. In order to increase dielectric, the conductors are suspended in Nordost’s proprietary FEP Dual Mono-Filament, which is newly optimized to increase flexibility and mechanical dampening.  Add a dual layer silver foil jacket and silver braided shield and the Heimdall 2’s extreme data transmission speeds surpass the USB 2.0 standards.

To further up the ante, the new Heimdall 2 USB 2.0 is now implementing mechanically tuned lengths. This technique, used in Nordost’s Odin, Norse 2 and Valhalla 2 ranges, reduces internal microphonics and high-frequency impedance resonance, which ultimately allows you to enjoy the dynamics, coherence and balance of live music played in the comfort of your own listening room.

SPECIFICATIONS 
Insulation: Low dielectric Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction: Newly optimized Dual Mono-Filament technology
Conductors: 4x20 AWG Silver plated 99.99999 OFC stranded conductors
Connectors: Gold plated, full metal jacket shell connectors
Shielding: Dual silver foil jacket and silver braided shielding


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Heimdall II Speaker Cable


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Heimdall II Speaker Cable

The new, second generation Norse Series loudspeaker cables deliver a level of performance not previously possible at their price points. Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction creates a virtual air dielectric complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. Combined with silver-plated OFC solid-core conductors and extruded, flat ribbon FEP insulation, the result is the ideal electrical and mechanically controlled construction for ultra-fast, low-loss signal transfer between amplifier and loudspeakers.

These cables offer superb detail, dynamic range and weight, recreating the natural beauty and impact of any musical performance. The use of consistent technology and materials across the Norse Series allows you to easily build a coherent cable solution, maximizing system performance.

SPECIFICATIONS 
Micro Mono-Filament construction
18 x 22 AWG silver-plated 99.99999 OFC copper solid core conductors.
Extremely precise, mechanically stable extruded ribbon construction
High Performance FEP Internal Insulation reduces dielectric absorption and increases signal speed
Terminated with high quality gold plated Nordost Z plugs or spade connectors.
Manufactured and hand-built in the USA
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Heimdall 2 Headphone Cable
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Heimdall II Headphone Cable

The Heimdall 2 Headphone Cable consists of 32 AWG 7/40 conductors which have been individually insulated and twisted using Litz construction. Litz construction increases the pliability, as well as eliminates triboelectric noise within the cable and improves upon mechanical damping. In order to accommodate the added durability demanded from headphone cables, Nordost has included an Aramid fiber strength member to the construction of this cable. Integrating Aramid fibers into the cable design not only ensures its mechanical integrity, transferring the strain away from the cable’s conductors and to the fibers themselves, but the resonating properties of aramid fibers also enhance sound quality.

To take things to the next level, the Heimdall 2 Headphone Cable employs Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament technology with extruded FEP insulation around the conductors, as well as mechanically tuned lengths, which reduce internal microphony and high-frequency impedance resonance. As a result, the Heimdall 2 Headphone Cable acts as the ideal conduit to transfer an amazingly realistic reproduction of sound from your system to your hifi headphones.

The Heimdall 2 Headphone Cable is available with 3.5mm stereo mini, 2x mini XLR female, 1x mini XLR female, 2x Push-pull or 2x 2 pin connectors on the headphone end, and it is terminated with a 4 pin balanced XLR male connector on the source end.  Each cable is 2M and includes two adaptors which are comprised of identical construction and technology as the headphone cable itself, and have also been cut to specific, mechanically tuned lengths. Both adaptors are terminated with a 4 pin balanced XLR female connector on one end and either a 3.5mm stereo mini or a 1/4in stereo phono on the opposite end. Due to the various terminations available, the Heimdall 2 Headphone Cable is compatible with all major players in the over-ear headphone market.

Available terminations:
• 2x mini XLR  to  4 pin XLR male  (Use with Audeze: LCD-3, LCD-2, LCD-XC, LCD-X and Abyss: AB-1266)
•1x 3 pin mini XLR  to  4 pin XLR male  (Use with AKG: K712)
• 2x push-pull  to  4 pin XLR male (Use with Sennheiser: HD 800)
• 2x 2 pin  to  4 pin XLR male (Use with Sennheiser: HD 650, HD 600)
• 1x 3.5mm stereo mini  to  4 pin XLR male (Use with Ultrasone: Signature Pro)

All headphone cables include:
• 4 pin XLR (female) to 3.5mm stereo mini adapter
• 4 pin XLR (female) to 1/4in (6.3mm) stereo phono adapter

2M extension cables available in:
• 4 pin XLR (female)  to  3.5mm stereo mini
• 4 pin XLR (female)  to  1/4in (6.3mm) stereo phono
• 4 pin XLR (female)  to  4 pin XLR (male)

SPECIFICATIONS 
Insulation: High Performance, low dielectric FEP insulation
Construction: 7 strand Litz with Micro Mono-Filament
Conductors: 32 AWG
Material: 99.99999 % OFC
Capacitance: 10.7 pF/ft/ch
Inductance: 0.15µH/ft/ch
Propagation Delay: 80% speed of light
Connectors: Silver solder with gold contacts StregLS-RS

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Heimdall II Tonearm Cable












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Heimdall II Tonearm Cable

Phono cartridges, with their incredibly low signal levels and clearly defined electrical requirements demand dedicated cable designs. Starting with dimensionally optimized silver-plated OFC solid-core conductors, Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction creates a virtual air dielectric complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. Combined with FEP insulation throughout, the result is the ideal electrical and mechanically controlled construction for ultra-fast, low-loss transfer of these extremely delicate signals.

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, this dedicated tonearm lead will finally allow your record player to deliver its full performance potential. 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, while the consistency of design and materials across the entire Norse Series means that you can take full advantage of a system-wide solution without compromising the coherence of your cables, all the way from the base of your tonearm.

SPECIFICATIONS
Micro Mono-Filament construction
4 x 24AWG silver-plated 99.99999 OFC copper solid-core conductors
Fully shielded
High Performance FEP Insulation reduces dielectric absorption and increases signal speed
Terminated with high quality 5pin Din, MoonGlo RCA or Neutrik XLR connectors.
Manufactured and hand-built in the USA


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Heimdall II 75 Ohm S/PDIF Digital Lead



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Heimdall II 75 Ohm S/PDIF Digital Lead

Digital data transfer demands precise impedance matching in both cable and connectors. Manufactured entirely in the USA, the Heimdall 2 S/PDIF cable is optimized for digital signal transfer and uses a silver-plated solid OFC conductor suspended in our proprietary, precision Micro Mono-Filament construction with a full coverage coaxial shield. Combined with combination BNC/RCA connectors it provides a true 75 Ohm signal path for digital data, resulting in clearly audible sonic and musical benefits. The result is an ultra high-speed, low loss cable specifically designed to deliver the best possible performance from today’s high-resolution digital audio sources. They may only be “ones” and “zeros” but poor impedance matching has a dramatic impact on the accuracy with which they are passed from one electronic device to another. No surprise then, that Nordost’s ultra-close tolerance digital transfer solutions deliver the goods, sonically and musically.  

SPECIFICATIONS
Micro Mono-Filament construction
1x 20 AWG silver-plated 99.99999 OFC solid core conductor
Silver-plated OFC braided coaxial shield
High performance FEP internal insulation reduces dielectric absorption and increases signal speed.
Terminated with gold-plated true 75 Ohm BNC/RCA connectors.
Manufactured and hand-built in the USA  


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Heimdall II 110 Ohm AES/EBU Digital Lead



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Heimdall II 110 Ohm AES/EBU Digital Lead

Digital data transfer demands precise impedance matching in both cable and connectors. Manufactured entirely in the USA, the Heimdall 2 AES/EBU cable is optimized for digital signal transfer and uses silver-plated solid OFC conductors suspended in our proprietary, precision Micro Mono-Filament construction with a full coverage coaxial shield. Combined with impedance matched XLR connectors it provides a true 110 Ohm signal path for digital data, resulting in clearly audible sonic and musical benefits. The result is an ultra high-speed, low loss cable specifically designed to deliver the best possible performance from today’s high-resolution digital audio sources. They may only be “ones” and “zeros” but poor impedance matching has a dramatic impact on the accuracy with which they are passed from one electronic device to another. No surprise then, that Nordost’s ultra-close tolerance digital transfer solutions deliver the goods, sonically and musically.  

SPECIFICATIONS
Micro Mono-Filament construction
2x 20 AWG silver-plated 99.99999 OFC solid core conductors
Silver-plated OFC braided coaxial shield
High performance FEP internal insulation reduces dielectric absorption and increases signal speed.
Terminated with true 110 Ohm XLR connectors.
Manufactured and hand-built in the USA



 

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Heimdall II Ethernet cabel

The Heimdall 2 Ethernet Cable allows hifi enthusiasts to integrate Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices and music streaming into their hifi systems, while simultaneously improving the sound quality. Nordost has developed a unique design that allows its cable to surpass industry standards. The Heimdall 2 Ethernet Cable consists of eight 23 AWG polymer insulated conductors, arranged in four individually shielded, twisted pairs, which are then wrapped in braided, silver-plated copper shielding, and encased within a high-density polymer insulation. This fully shielded cable construction virtually eliminates the crosstalk and electromagnetic interference (EMI) that has always afflicted previous network cables.

To additionally enhance the performance of their new Ethernet Cable, Nordost has implemented mechanical tuning in order to reduce internal microphony and high frequency resonance. The precise cut of each conductor also ensures the uniform arrival of all signals, dramatically reducing timing errors. The resulting cable can support frequencies of 1000MHz and transmission speeds of up to 40Gbits/second, offering far more bandwidth than is needed for the typical data demands of today. To complete its excellent build, the Heimdall 2 Ethernet Cable is terminated with a completely shielded and ruggedized 8P8C/RJ45 connector designed to further resist EMI and Electro Static Discharge (ESD).

The Heimdall 2 Ethernet Cable is designed, manufactured, and terminated in the USA. 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
Insulation: High-Density Polymer
Construction: Mechanically tuned length, Screened Foiled Twisted Pair Design (s/ftp)
Conductors: 8 x 23 AWG
Material: Solid core copper conductors
Overall Shield Coverage:  Fully Shielded Dual Braid
Termination:  Shielded, Ruggedized 8P8C/RJ45 connectors




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Heimdall II Power Cord












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Heimdall II Power Cord

The new, second generation Norse Series power cords deliver a level of performance not previously possible at their price points. Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction creates a virtual air dielectric complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. Combined with silver-plated OFC solid-core conductors and FEP insulation throughout, the result is the ideal electrical and mechanically controlled construction for ultra-fast, low-impedance current and voltage transfer.

The complex topology of the MMF conductors is especially effective in dissipating mechanical energy present on the AC line, which otherwise enters your delicate electronics, while the low-storage characteristics of the air space construction also minimizes low-level charging effects that slug and blur dynamic response. Consistency of design and materials across the entire Norse Series means that you can easily create a clearly prioritized, no compromise system-wide cable solution, from wall socket to loudspeaker terminals, with each link in the chain specifically optimized for purpose, finally unleashing your equipments’ full performance potential.

SPECIFICATIONS
Micro Mono-Filament construction
3 x 16 AWG silver-plated 99.99999 OFC copper solid-core conductors
15 Amp capacity*
10pF/ft capacitance
4.0 Ohms per 1000ft/340m as terminated
Terminated with high quality Schuko, Fig-8, 15A or 20A IEC. Other connectors available to special order.
Manufactured and hand-built in the USA

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Nordost HEIMDALL 2 4K UHD CABLE














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Heimdall II 4K UHD cable

Nordost’s Heimdall 2 4K UHD Cable is the first cable on the market that can deliver the true experience promised from 4K compatible components. Every aspect in design and build material used in the construction of this cable was specifically chosen to increase bandwidth and data transfer speed (which must fall between 10.2 and 18GHz to qualify as a true UHD cable), while simultaneously eliminating harmful factors such as jitter, timing errors and crosstalk. The Heimdall 2 4K UHD Cable is constructed using nineteen, 25 AWG solid core conductors, which have been plated with silver in order to enhance the flow of ultra-high frequency current used to carry TMDS (Transition Minimized Differential Signaling) from transmitter to receiver. The conductors are then wrapped in Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament technology, increasing the velocity of propagation by 20%, and arranged in a twin-axial, shielded pair design. This design topology allows for shorter and more accurate wire lengths, which in turn reduces errors, while shielding overcomes any crosstalk issues.

Heimdall 2 4K UHD Cables are handmade in Nordost’s Massachusetts-based factory. Nordost is the only cable manufacturer with the ability to design each function of the UHD interface, assemble, and test the performance of every 4K UHD cable produced. By keeping the production of this cable in the USA, Nordost can ensure premium quality and an adherence to specification standards that is impossible for companies that outsource their manufacturing.

SPECIFICATIONS
Insulation:   Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction:   Mechanically tuned lay, Micro Mono-Filament, twin-axial shielded pair design
Conductors:   19 x 25 AWG 
Material:   Silver-plated 99.99999% solid core OFC
Overall Shield Coverage:   100% Total coverage
Velocity of Propagation:    86%
Terminations:    Gold-plated, shielded, 19 pin, type A, High Definition connector
Approvals:   DPL 4K Certification