With all these cables at my disposal, where was the best place to start? As mentioned in the aforementioned Nordost section on our website, Nordost suggests that the best place to start upgrading cables is at the start of the power chain and then following the signal path. Simply put, this means beginning with the power cables then power distribution, followed by interconnects before ending off with the speaker cables. According to Nordost, AC power distribution and grounding provides the greatest impact on performance. I followed this approach in implementing the Heimdall 2 cables in my system. A point to note is that Nordost burnt in their cables for me at the factory, so with a little warm-up time, I was good to go.
My reference system includes the following: Simaudio Neo 350p preamplifier (review forthcoming); Bryston 4B-SST2 amplifier; Rega Apollo CDP; MS-Vista HP PC paired to a Squeeze Box Touch; Furutech ADL Esprit DAC; Goldring GR1.2 turntable with Pro-Ject Phonobox II SE and quadral Aurum Montan VIII loudspeakers. Cables include: Kimber Kable PBJ & Hero RCA interconnects; Kimber Kable 8TC and 4PR speaker cables and; a DH Labs D-750 digital-coax interconnect.