NORSE 2 CABLES
As you advance through each of Nordost’s cable ranges, what you find is a progressive build upon the fundamental elements of great cabling. The Norse 2 family is the second tier in Nordost’s line, delivering the depth, precision and nuance previously only found in live performances.
Like Leif cables, the Norse 2 family uses silver-plated, OFC solid core conductors, extruded FEP insulation and a mechanically tuned construction. However, Norse 2 employs even further technological advances, unlocking the full potential a hifi audio system has to offer.
After years of extensive research and development, Nordost has perfected a proprietary technique called Mono-Filament technology that creates a virtual air dielectric by winding an FEP filament in a precise spiral around each individual conductor before extruding an outer FEP “sleeve” around it. By minimizing contact with the conductor, Mono-Filament technology lessens dielectric absorption while enhancing mechanical damping and geometrical precision.
In addition, Norse 2 family cables are the first to use asymmetrical grounding across the board, lowering the noise floor by increasing the ground quality. Nordost has also taken a step beyond its original mechanically tuned construction and introduced mechanically tuned lengths, reducing internal microphony and high-frequency impedance resonance.
Nordost’s Frey 2 cables are the second tier in our mid-range, Norse 2 family. Maintaining consistency with our entry-level products, Frey 2 cables use the same core design as the Leif ranges while introducing state-of-the-art technologies that were first seen in the acclaimed and much sought after Valhalla and Odin ranges. Advances such as Dual Mono-Filament technology and mechanically tuned lengths as well as specially designed, proprietary MoonGlo connectors all make appearances throughout the Frey 2 range, elevating the performance of the cables and bolstering your system as a result. The Frey 2 cables introduce a new realm of sonic possibilities to your sound system, allowing you to enjoy high fidelity performances in a reasonable price range.
FREY 2 ANALOG INTERCONNECT
Norse 2 Series interconnects deliver a level of performance not previously possible at their price points. Nordost’s proprietary Dual Mono-Filament construction, first introduced on the legendary Valhalla reference cables, creates a virtual air dielectric complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. When combined with silver-plated OFC solid core conductors and FEP insulation throughout, the result is the ideal electrically and mechanically controlled construction for ultra-fast, low-loss signal transfer. Optimized conductor dimensions significantly extend the musical performance of the new Norse 2 Series, finally allowing your equipment to deliver its full performance potential, while the consistency of design and materials across the entire Norse 2 Series means that you can easily prioritize a system-wide solution without compromising the coherence of your cables.
Due to an increased number of conductors, the Frey 2 Analong Interconnect allows for an enhanced ground integrity, lower noise floor, greater detail, dynamic range and musical impact. Increased weight and energy at bandwidth extremes means more scale and greater drama, while at the other end of the scale, the blacker backgrounds and greater resolution increase delicacy and intimacy, allowing you to hear further into the performance, making Frey 2 the perfect interconnect for critical signal paths.