Norse 2 Series
The Norse 2 series sits second up from Nordost’s entry-level Leif series and in turn, contains three cable lines: Heimdall 2, Frey 2 and Tyr 2, in ascending order, in terms of price and performance. Norse 2 was introduced in January 2012 and in- corporates much of the knowledge and innovation that Nordost acquired in developing their Valhalla Reference and Odin flagship cable series. Key to the Norse 2 series performance advantage is its proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction; pioneered in the Valhalla Reference series.
Micro Mono-Filament Construction creates a virtual air dielectric complete with an elegantly engineered suspension system. Why is this beneficial? The best dielectric (least impinging) is a pure vacuum; the next is air – both virtually impossible to achieve in any practical sense. Teflon, the trademarked name for FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene) is the next best dielectric. Micro Mono Filament Technology involves winding a FEP thread around the conductor, which is then encased in an outer FEP jacket. This results in the conductor contacting the FEP only 20% of the time, while it remains in just air for the other 80%; a near perfect situation that dramatically reduces any negative effects on signal transfer.
The Micro Mono-Filament FEP Construction of Norse 2 is combined with very high-quality materials; in this case, solidcore conductors of Oxygen Free Copper (OFC) with 99.99999% purity and 60 m silver-plating, to ensure ultra-fast, lowloss signal transfer. In addition, Nordost uses optimized conductor dimensions and asymmetrical grounding topology to maximize the performance of Norse 2 cables.
These key Norse 2 features apply to all three cable lines within the series, namely: Heimdall 2, Frey 2 and Tyr 2. Heimdall 2, though the lowest line within Norse 2, has the broadest set of product offerings, including: analog interconnects, digital interconnects, speaker cables, head-