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Valhalla 2 Tonearm

Valhalla 2 Tonearm

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VALHALLA 2 REFERENCE CABLES

With their introduction in 2001, Valhalla cables became a benchmark for performance in the consumer electronics industry and a great success for Nordost — but by 2013 it was time for a new Reference range. Over the years we have been able to develop cutting edge production techniques and technological innovations that both improve the quality and precision of our manufacturing process and propel the capabilities of our products to previously unattainable levels. The Valhalla 2 range benefits from the gains of those years of research and development in every aspect of its construction.

While V2 cables remain true to the Nordost design philosophy, using silver-plated, OFC solid core conductors, extruded FEP insulation, a mechanically tuned construction, and asymmetrical grounding, the advances made from that jumping-point are astounding.

V2 cables use Dual Mono-Filament technology, along with an innovative, proprietary connector called the HOLO:PLUG®, designed to be the best possible interface between the cable and component. The combination of these two ground-breaking technologies allows Nordost products to perfectly match our philosophy of low mass design, optimal signal transfer and perfect impedance matching.

VALHALLA 2 POWER CORD

Thanks to the application of our latest Dual Mono-Filament technology our Valhalla 2 Power Cords set an unprecedented margin of performance over the competition. The cable consists of 7 solid, silver-plated 16 AWG OFC conductors, each suspended in a Dual Mono-Filament matrix. The separate solid core conductors eliminate strand interaction, hot spots, and carbonization, which can occur in stranded cables. Unlike conventional power cables, which have propagation speeds that are less than 50% the speed of light, the Valhalla 2 Reference Power Cord has a speed of 91% the speed of light. Extruded FEP insulation used in V2’s construction is superior to all other materials. It has very low signal loss and high thermal efficiency, causing it to dissipate heat quickly. The use of FEP in a Dual Mono-Filament construction means that power is transferred more effectively, while the low resistance of the cable keeps power loss extremely low. The result... truly superb sound quality.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Insulation:   High purity class 1.1 extruded Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction:   Mechanically tuned lay, length and Dual Mono-Filament design 
Conductors:   7 x 16 AWG
Material:   Silver-plated 99.999999% solid core OFC
DC Resistance:   1.33 Ohms per 1000ft
Cable Power Rating:   20 Amp
Velocity of Propagation:   91%
Termination:

  Nordost HOLO:PLUG®  US (Nema), EU (Schuko), AUS or UK (Furutech) to Nordost HOLO:PLUG® IEC-C15 or IEC-C19 connectors  

 

VALHALLA 2 ANALOG INTERCONNECT

The Valhalla 2 Interconnect consists of 10 conductors made from solid, optimized diameter 99.999999% oxygen free copper, each plated with 85 microns of silver. Its surface is highly polished and treated before a precision Dual Mono-Filament wrap is applied. A precision FEP tube is then extruded over each conductor. The ten FEP tubes are then bonded with a proprietary technique to create a tubular interconnect cable, enclosed in two layers of silver shielding. The V2 interconnect is offered with either RCA or XLR HOLO:PLUG® connectors. 

V2 is extremely fast, at over 87% the speed of light. It transmits wide bandwidth signals with incredible speed and minimum phase shift. The V2 cable is state of the art, bettered only by the mighty Odin. It delivers incredible transient response and dynamic resolution so that no musical detail is lost. Each Valhalla 2 interconnect cable is hand built in the USA with HOLO:PLUG® RCA phono plugs or HOLO:PLUG® XLR connectors.

SPECIFICATIONS

Insulation:   High purity class 1.1 extruded Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) 
Construction:   Mechanically tuned lay, length and Dual Mono-Filament design 
Conductors:   10 x 24 AWG
Material:   Silver-plated 99.999999% solid core OFC
Capacitance:   17.0pF/ft 
Inductance:   0.076μH/ft 
Overall Shield Coverage:   97% Total coverage with 2 layers of silver-plated shielding 
Velocity of Propagation:   87%
Termination:   Nordost HOLO:PLUG®  Gold Plated RCA or XLR

 

VALHALLA 2 TONEARM

The Valhalla 2 Reference Tonearm Cable is designed specifically to pass the most fragile signal in your system. The quality of the conductors, connectors, and the termination itself are all critical to realizing the performance of a high-quality analog replay system. This is especially true since the output of a typical moving-coil cartridge is around 10,000 times smaller than many CD players. The V2 Tonearm Cable’s conductors use the same silver-plated, solid 99.999999% OFC copper as the other Valhalla cables but are tuned and configured for their specific task. 

The following terminations are available: HOLO:PLUG® Din-type to HOLO:PLUG® RCA, HOLO:PLUG® Din-type to HOLO:PLUG® gold-plated XLR, and HOLO:PLUG® RCA to HOLO:PLUG® RCA. An integral earth wire is provided, while balanced terminations are available to special order.

SPECIFICATIONS

Insulation:   High purity class 1.1 extruded Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction:   Mechanically tuned lay, length and Dual Mono-Filament design 
Conductors:   4 x 22 AWG
Material:   Silver-plated 99.999999% solid core OFC
Capacitance:   17.0pF/ft 
Inductance:   0.076μH/ft 
Overall Shield Coverage:   97%
Velocity of Propagation:   87%
Termination:   Nordost HOLO:PLUG® Straight or 90° low-mass 5pin Din, RCA or XLR

 

VALHALLA 2 DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

Digital signals are subject to extremely precise transmission and termination standards. Ensuring that your digital cables meet those standards is vital to achieving the best possible performance from high-resolution digital systems. Valhalla 2 Digital Interconnects employs our advanced Dual Mono-Filament construction to mechanically dampen its silver-plated, solid copper conductors, while also reducing dielectric contact by over 85%.   

In order to achieve exact impedance matching, Nordost’s Valhalla 2 Digital leads offer a double layer of silver shielding. Like all our Valhalla cables, these Digital Interconnects are hand built in the USA. The 75 Ohm cable is terminated with gold-plated BNC connectors for correct impedance matching and is supplied with gold-plated RCA adaptors, while the 110 Ohm cable uses gold plated XLR connectors. Ensuring that they have the minimum effect on the digital signal, our connectors are selected for their sonic properties and their impedance matching characteristics. 

75 OHM SPECIFICATIONS

Insulation:   High purity class 1.1 extruded Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction:   Mechanically tuned spacing, length and Dual Mono-Filament, Co-axial design 
Conductors:   1 x 16 AWG
Material:   Silver-plated 99.999999% solid core OFC
Capacitance:   15.3pF/ft
Impedance:   75 Ohm
Overall Shield Coverage:   98% Total coverage with 2 layers of silver-plated shielding 
Velocity of Propagation:   89%
Termination:    Gold-plated true 75 Ohm Neutrik BNC. Gold-plated BNC to RCA adapter included.

 

110 OHM SPECIFICATIONS

Insulation:   High purity class 1.1 extruded Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction:   Mechanically tuned spacing, length and Dual Mono-Filament, Twin-axial design 
Conductors:   2 x 18 AWG
Material:   Silver-plated 99.999999% solid core OFC
Capacitance:   10.5pF/ft 
Impedance:   110 Ohm 
Overall Shield Coverage:   98% Total coverage with 2 layers of silver-plated shielding  
Velocity of Propagation:   89%
Terminations:   Gold-plated true 110 Ohm HOLO:PLUG® XLR

 

VALHALLA 2 4K UHD CABLE

The Valhalla 2 4K Ultra High Definition Cable was purpose built, from design to material, in order to optimize high speed digital signaling, while eliminating harmful factors such as jitter, timing errors and crosstalk. The V2 4K UHD cable is constructed using 24 AWG silver-plated, solid core conductors, which allows the flow of ultra-high frequency current, used to carry TMDS (Transition Minimized Differential Signaling), to reach critical speeds for excellent data transfer. Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament technology is then implemented, permitting the current and voltage to travel above the conductor’s surface, virtually unimpeded by insulation. The conductors are arranged in a twin-axial, shielded pair design, reducing transmission distance and timing errors, while the shielding eradicates destructive crosstalk.

Nordost’s Ultra High Definition cables are mechanically tuned for optimal visual and audio performance. To further these excellent results, proprietary electronics are implemented and individually programmed to ensure that 4K bandwidth requirements are surpassed on longer cable lengths, currently reaching up to 15 meters. The Valhalla 2 4K UHD cable is an American Made, future proof cable, held to the highest standards of 4K specification as defined by DPL Labs.

SPECIFICATIONS

Insulation:   Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction:   Mechanically tuned lay, Micro Mono-Filament, twin-axial shielded pair design
Conductors:   19 x 24 AWG
Material:   Silver-plated 99.999999% solid core OFC
Overall Shield Coverage:   100% Total coverage
Velocity of Propagation:   86%
Termination:   Gold-plated, shielded, 19 pin, type A, High Definition connector
Approvals:   DPL 4K Certification

 

VALHALLA 2 SPEAKER CABLE

The Valhalla 2 Reference Speaker Cable consists of twenty-eight conductors divided into four groups of seven. Each conductor is made from solid core 99.999999% oxygen free copper and plated with 85 microns of silver. A Dual Mono-Filament wrap is applied and helically wound around each conductor before a precision FEP jacket is extruded over the outside. The transmission speed of the cable is extremely fast, at 97% the speed of light. V2 exemplifies state of the art technology with very wide bandwidth signals and minimum phase shift. It delivers incredible transient response and dynamic resolution, preserving depth of musical detail and allowing listeners to follow complex recordings with ease. The V2 Reference Speaker Cable is terminated with HOLO:PLUG ® gold-plated spade connectors or Nordost low-mass Z plugs.

SPECIFICATIONS

Insulation:   High purity class 1.1 extruded Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction:   Mechanically tuned spacing, length and Dual Mono-Filament design 
Conductors:   28 x 22 AWG
Material:   Silver-plated 99.999999% solid core OFC
Capacitance:   10.9pF/ft
Inductance:   0.125μH/ft
Velocity of Propagation:   97%
Termination:

  Nordost HOLO:PLUG® gold-plated Spade or Nordost’s gold-plated, low-mass Z-plug Banana