nordost: odin 2 supreme reference cables

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Today, after years of extensive research and development, great ingenuity and a sweeping application of industry knowledge, Nordost can firmly state that Odin 2 is the pinnacle of cable design. In unleashing every facet of a live performance—the delicate nuances, the booming crescendos, the instantaneous reaction of a staccato and even the precision in space and timing between the notes themselves—Odin 2 cables are unmatched. Such performance must be heard to be believed.

Odin 2 doesn’t just set the standard; it blows the standards away.

Odin 2 HOLO PLUGs

Odin 2 Supreme Reference Cables feature HOLO:PLUG® Connecters

Nordost aims for perfection. While some standard connectors provided by companies deemed reputable by the hifi audio industry serve their purpose adequately, a “one-sizefits-all” solution would not yield results worthy of Odin 2. The HOLO:PLUG® is Nordost’s solution to cable termination. Thanks to their unique, purpose built designs, HOLO:PLUG® connectors are a perfect marriage of electrical and mechanical integrity.

Without question, HOLO:PLUG® connectors create the best interface between cable and component, imparting a 3D or holographic image to the musical performance.

At Nordost, it is common knowledge that each cable serves a particular purpose, and adheres to specific demands. This specificity can easily be seen in our individualized cable designs. In order to attain the next step in performance, Nordost extended the idea of custom design to its conductors.

Not every HOLO:PLUG® is made the same. Each HOLO:PLUG® connector, from RCA to XLR, Power Plug to Spade, was built exclusively for its particular use.

Odin 2 Speaker Cable

Odin 2 Speaker Cables:

The Odin 2 Loudspeaker Cable is constructed using 26 silver-plated, solid core conductors, each taking advantage of Nordost’s proprietary Dual Mono-Filament technology and encased in a high purity class 1.003 FEP extrusion. The conductors are carefully arranged and precisely spaced on either side of a hollow inner core in order to provide a perfect mechanical interface along the length of the cable.

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The meticulous layout of this flat speaker cable minimizes skin effect and reduces damping, while the mechanically tuned lengths reduce internal microphony and decrease high frequency impedance. This cable is terminated with Nordost’s gold-plated HOLO:PLUG® spade and Z-plug banana connectors to ensure maximum surface contact and signal transfer.

The state of the art technology applied to Nordost’s most advanced speaker cable provides extremely wide bandwidth signals along with unmatched dynamic resolution. The Odin 2 Loudspeaker Cable promises to deliver an impeccable and realistic performance from your hifi audio system.

SPECIFICATIONS

Insulation: High purity class 1.003 extruded Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction: Mechanically tuned spacing, length and Dual Mono-Filament
Conductors: 26 x 20 AWG
Material: Silver-plated 99.999999% solid core OFC
Capacitance: 8.0pF/ft
Inductance: 0.125μH/ft
Velocity of Propagation: 98%
Termination: HOLO:PLUG® gold-plated Spade or HOLO:PLUG® gold-plated low-mass Z-plug Banana

Odin-2 Tonearm CablesOdin 2 Tonearm Cables:

Audiophiles who have an appreciation for classic, two-channel systems understand the importance of a high-end tonearm cable. Due to its location at the front of the signal chain, any compromises made in the construction and termination of a tonearm cable will lead to a dramatic degradation in the cable’s performance. Tonearm cables are responsible for the most delicate signals generated throughout a sound system.

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In fact, the output of a typical moving-coil cartridge is about 10,000 times smaller than that of a CD player. The Odin 2 Tonearm Cable is the perfect solution for such critical demands.

The Odin 2 Tonearm Cable consists of four silver-plated, solid core conductors wrapped in a patented Dual Mono-Filament suspension and protected by Nordost’s Total Signal Control technology. These four TSC tubes are precisely arranged around a dedicated ground wire. As with all cables in our newest Supreme Reference Range, Odin 2 Tonearm Cables are terminated with customized, extremely low-mass HOLO:PLUG® connectors including Din, XLR and RCA. In fact, our new 5pin Din HOLO:PLUG® weighs a mere 7.2g, less than half the mass of conventional Din connectors. The intricate construction and groundbreaking innovations used in the production of this cable ensure the low levels of capacitance needed to maintain the integrity of such fragile signals.

SPECIFICATIONS

Insulation: High purity class 1.003 extruded Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction: Mechanically tuned spacing, length and Dual Mono-Filament, TSC design
Conductors: 4 x 23 AWG
Material: Silver-plated 99.999999% solid core OFC
Capacitance: RCA: 9.75pF/ft – – XLR: 23.5pF/ft
Inductance: RCA: 0.11μH/ft  – – XLR: 0.0611μH/ft
Overall Shield Coverage: 100% Individually shielded total coverage
Velocity of Propagation: 90%
Termination: HOLO:PLUG® gold-plated Straight or 90° 5pin Din, RCA, or XLR supplied with a secondary ground wire
Odin 2 Power Cords
Odin 2 Power Cords:
The Odin 2 Power Cord is constructed with seven silver-plated, close tolerance, 14 AWG 99.999999% oxygen free copper conductors. Nordost’s patented Dual Mono-Filament technology is then used so that the twisted pair filaments create a virtual air dielectric between the extruded FEP insulation and each individual conductor.

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These intricately wound and separately insulated conductors are aligned with superb geometrical accuracy and consistency, offering perfect conditions for mechanical resonances. To allow for a faster rise time in the 50/60 Hz cycle and negate any EMI or RFI influences, each conductor is then protected by a layer of silver-plated lapped ribbon shielding. Nordost’s TSC technology continues in the construction of its purpose-built, 100% shielded, HOLO:PLUG® connector, which is provided on both the IEC and plug ends.

The exceptional electrical and mechanical characteristics of this cable produce an overwhelming effect. Incorporating Odin 2 Power Cords throughout your system will result in a seemingly non-existent noise floor, an infinitely black background and the true depth in range that music calls for.

SPECIFICATIONS

Insulation: High purity class 1.003 extruded Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction: Mechanically tuned spacing, length and Dual Mono-Filament, TSC design
Conductors: 7 x 14 AWG
Material: Silver-plated 99.999999% solid core OFC
DC Resistance: 1.33 Ohms per 1000ft
Cable Power Rating: 20 Amp
Overall Shield Coverage: 100% Individually shielded total coverage
Velocity of Propagation: 88%
Termination: Odin 2 HOLO:PLUG® gold-plated US (Nema), EU (Schuko), AUS or Furutech UK to Odin 2 HOLO:PLUG® IEC-C15 or IEC-C19

Odin 2 Bi-Wire Jumpers

Odin 2 Bi-Wire Jumper Cables:

Arranging the ultimate hifi audio system takes passion, patience, and dedication. If after years of collapsed soundstages, room treatments, and upgrades, you establish the perfect combination of components and are finally able reveal music in its truest form—do not let that go. Substandard cabling, even when isolated to its last few inches, can devastate the performance of your sound system.

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Odin 2 Bi-Wire Jumper Cables are the perfect solution for owners of bi-wire speakers who have already invested in Odin Loudspeaker Cables. Odin 2 Jumper Cables are an extension of the design philosophy found in Odin 2 Loudspeaker Cables. They take advantage of Nordost’s proprietary Dual Mono-Filament technology and high purity class 1.003 FEP extrusion. Their 13 silver-plated, solid core conductors are carefully arranged and precisely spaced on either side of a hollow inner core in order to provide a perfect mechanical interface. By integrating Nordost’s specialized Odin 2 Bi-Wire Jumper Cables into your system, you are not only taking advantage of state-of-the-art technology and improving upon the overall performance of your loudspeakers — you are ensuring a consistent sonic signature throughout your system.

SPECIFICATION

Insulation: High purity class 1.003 extruded Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction: Mechanically tuned spacing, length and Dual Mono-Filament
Conductors: 13 x 20 AWG
Material: Silver-plated 99.999999% solid core OFC
Capacitance: 8.0pF/ft
Inductance: 0.125μH/ft
Velocity of Propagation: 98%
Termination: HOLO:PLUG® gold-plated Spade or HOLO:PLUG® gold-plated low-mass Z-plug Banana
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