Note: interconnect cables that are specifically designed for tonearm outputs are technologically different to those used to connect a CD player to an amp or preamp. It has to carry a very low signal, 500 to 50,000 times lower than that at the output of a CD player. The signal is therefore very sensitive to impedance, resistance and noise.
US company Nordost takes this factor into consideration for the design and production of this cable range dedicated to Phono equipment. The Heimdall 2 Phono, despite its still affordable cost, integrates a maximum amount of technology: the four single-strand conductors, in OFC copper, are silver plated with 60 microns. A clever solution suspends the cable inside a PTFE sheath that provides perfect insulation. This solution significantly minimises the Kelvin and memory effects, therefore reducing distortion and delivering a very open sound.
This Heimdall 2 surprises with its dynamic range and the life it gives to music. The transparency is well above average, it gives a profusion of details without for as much falling into a 'surgical' listening. It boasts very rich and neutral timbres. The sound stage is very stable and precise with instruments that are clearly in their place!
A cable worthy of being associated with the best hi-fi cartridges on the market. Franck
Insulation: Ethylene/propylene (FEP)
Design: High-precision microfilament
Conductors: 4 x 0.205mm2 cables
Type: Silver-plated single-stranded copper
Capacitance: 25 pF/Feet
Inductance: 0.06 uH/Feet
Propagation speed: 80% of speed of light
Connectors: RCA, DIN, Angled DIN