Nordost say that with the introduction of each new product, they continue “to push the “sonic boundaries” in every corner of the market”. However, there comes a point where simply increasing gauge size or changing materials will no longer lead to the level of improvements that Nordost deems worthy of a “step up” in range. In digital cabling, the Tyr 2 USB was their benchmark. In order to improve upon this cable and meet Nordost’s standard for its Reference Valhalla 2 range, a total redesign was in order. More »

The efficacy of cables, and in particular USB and digital cables, is a much debated subject in the audio world. However, Dan Worth, Hifi Pig’s resident computer audiophile is convinced of different cables’ bringing benefits to the overall system. Here he tries out The Chord Company’s Signature Tuned Array USB cable costing £400 for a 1m length.  More »