Where did the extra detail come from? A true revelation in extracting the best of your equipment, you will never look at power cables the same again. The Nordost Valhalla 2 power cable is extremely detailed, has a massive soundstage, powerful driving bass all while being smooth on the top end. Buy as many as you can handle.
The first cable in your system is the most important, from the wall to component or to power distribution or conditioning components. This cable makes the biggest impact in sound quality. The velocity of propagation of the Valhalla 2 makes it a very fast sounding cable, with excellent dynamics, bringing the upmost audio quality to any system.
From our listening tests, we have found between 2 and 4 metres to be the optimal lengths for sound quality. The Valhalla 2 comes fitted with an AUNZ plug at the wall end.
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.
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
Velocity of Propagation: 91%