Universally praised by reviewers around the world, Valhalla set a new standard for cables. V2 cables use Dual Mono-Filament technology to achieve the most effective insulation method in the industry. This complex construction combines the very best available FEP insulation material in a virtual-air construction. This achieves minimum insulation contact and excellent mechanical damping.
V2 conductors are made with an extremely pure, solid copper core, plated with 85 Microns of silver.
Nordost manufacturing techniques include the use of extruded FEP in a precisely spaced and dimensioned tube for signal cables.
Valhalla 2 features:
- Superior geometry and consistency in conductor spacing.
- Terminated by hand in their US factory using HOLO:PLUG™ technology.
- V2 provides solutions for each and every application; a continuous, coherent, technological and material link.
The Valhalla 2 Reference Analog 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 an RCA or XLR HOLO:PLUG ®.
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 gold HOLO:PLUG® XLR connectors.
The Valhalla 2 Digital Interconnect Cables: 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. The Valhalla 2 Digital Interconnect employs our advanced Dual Mono-Filament construction to mechanically dampen its silver plated, solid copper conductors, while also reducing dielectric contact by over 85%.
Two versions of the V2 digital are available: a 75 ohm and a 110 AES/EBU. In order to achieve exact impedance matching, the 75 Ohm version uses a single conductor, while in the 110 Ohm version two conductors are bonded together. A double layer of silver shielding is then applied around them. Like all our Valhalla cables, the Digital Interconnects are hand built in the USA. The 75 Ohm cable is terminated with BNC connectors for correct impedance matching and is supplied with gold plated RCA adaptors. 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.
Valhalla 2 Reference Speaker Cables:
Valhalla 2 Reference Power Cords:
- Insulation: High purity class 1.1 extruded FEP
- Construction: Dual Mono-Filament
- Conductors: 7 x 16 AWG Solid-core
- Material: 85 microns of silver extruded over 99.999999% OFC
- Connectors: Gold-plated IEC Wall plugs: US/UK/EUR\
- Power Rating: 20 Amp
- DC Resistance: 1.3 Ohms per 1000 ft
- Capacitance: 8.0pF/ft
- Propagation Delay: 91% Speed of light
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.