These days, Hifi systems that were once driven exclusively by vinyl and CDs are now often run by content stored on NAS drives and servers using ethernet cable.

For those favouring digital music, Nordost Cables has launched the Nordost Valhalla 2 Ethernet Cable.

Nordost Valhalla 2 Ethernet Cable

The new Nordost Valhalla 2 Ethernet Cable

Nordost Valhalla 2 Ethernet Cable

In order to meet the increasing demand for high-speed data and increased bandwidth, the Nordost Valhalla 2 Ethernet Cable has eight, 23 AWG, solid core conductors wrapped in high-density polymer insulation. These annealed conductors are arranged into four twisted pairs before being triple-shielded.

Nordost says that each of these design aspects “minimizes skin effect, eliminates crosstalk and EMI (electromagnetic interference), and ensures a high-performance network cable, offering more bandwidth than is needed for the typical data demands of today”.

Nordost Valhalla 2 Ethernet Cable Mechanical Tuning

For the Valhalla V2 Ethernet Cable, Nordost has implemented its mechanical tuning process. By cutting each conductor at calculated and equal lengths, Nordost say that they have reduced internal microphony, high-frequency resonance and timing errors.

Terminations

To complete this reference design, the Valhalla 2 Cable is terminated with a specialized, gold-plated 8P8C/RJ45 connector, designed to resist ESD (electrostatic discharge) and optimized for mechanical reliability. The resulting cable supports frequencies and transmission speeds that easily meet Category 8 requirements.

Made In The USA

The Valhalla 2 Ethernet Cable is designed, manufactured, and terminated in the USA.

Specifications.

Insulation: High-density polymer

Construction: Mechanically tuned length, Screen Foiled Twisted Pair Design (s/ftp)

Conductors: 8 X 23 AWG

Material: Solid core copper conductors

Overall Shield Coverage: Triple-shielded— Screen Foil and Dual Braid

Termination: Specialized EMI and ESD resistant gold-plated 8P8C/RJ45 connectors

Nordost Valhalla 2 Ethernet Cable Price

£2670 for a metre, £350 per additional metre. (USA price $2,999.99 for the metre cable)

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