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Nordost Odin - their new top of the line cable

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I don't really care about the announcement, but I'm curious to know when Patrick82 is going to internally re-wire his components with it.
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$18.2k for 1m XLR. That's about the same as the Transparent Opus MM XLR

Too bad Patrick82 is no more
post #3 of 110
ugh. flatline cables sound way too flat!
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Patrick better come back with his apartment wired with Odins and have already bought one of those anti-EM radiation tents for his set-up. Is anyone tempted by the Odins? There's no one I can really think of on this forum who is properly hardcore enough to buy $18k interconnects. Neil and Patrick come close with their VD and Nordost cables, but $18k... Bleh. Kane, Sleestack, Hirsch, Purk, Wayne or you Adrian? Someone must be vaguely interested in these...
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Originally Posted by milkpowder View Post
Patrick better come back with his apartment wired with Odins and have already bought one of those anti-EM radiation tents for his set-up. Is anyone tempted by the Odins? There's no one I can really think of on this forum who is properly hardcore enough to buy $18k interconnects. Neil and Patrick come close with their VD and Nordost cables, but $18k... Bleh. Kane, Sleestack, Hirsch, Purk, Wayne or you Adrian? Someone must be vaguely interested in these...
I use radioshack cables.

Well, not really, but just properly shielded cables with 'correct' capacitance and I'm happy.
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i will definitely not be purchasing the Odins... I have much better things to spend my money on...

Something Nordost related though, my speaker setup is wired with Super Flatline Mk II gold, there is a really cool HiFi store a few blocks from me and they sold me 10 feet of it for $20 since it was the end of the roll. My Speaker setup it total junk, so it's pretty much polishing a turd
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If I had the cash, I wouldn't mind doing an Nordost Odin vs Transparent Opus MM vs Virtual Dynamics Genesis vs Jena Labs Awakening Ultra "group test" It'd be a joy just to have eight+ meters worth of expensive snake oil lying around anyway. They'd come in nice boxes good for the odd picnic (replacing the good ol' F&M hamper) and if one was bored out of their mind, you could use them as skipping rope or as Patrick did: weights. I'm sure the Nordost network boxes weigh a decent amount.
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so what makes it so special? leather, silver?
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So what percent of the speed of light are these? Didn't think it got faster than Valhalla
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None of the Nordost cables have Speed of Light Technology. That's still a real problem with these Odins.
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Wow, $18.000 for a 1m XLR interconnect. Thats just insane!
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Someone is laughing all the way to the bank.
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So what percent of the speed of light are these? Didn't think it got faster than Valhalla
Actually, I think the Nordost SPM is the fastest at 0.95c closely followed by the Red Dawn at 0.94c. The Valhalla is mere 0.87c. Pitiful

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so what makes it so special? leather, silver?
To quote Nordost:
The ODIN cables use two proprietary Nordost technologies: our patented Dual Mono-Filament technology, used in both the ODIN interconnect and loudspeaker cables, and our patent pending Total Signal Control technology used in the ODIN interconnects.

So two new "technologies" - duo Mono-Filament vs single mono-filament in the Valhalla and some new "Total Signal Control". Pretty damn vague if you ask me
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Patrick better come back with his apartment wired with Odins and have already bought one of those anti-EM radiation tents for his set-up. Is anyone tempted by the Odins? There's no one I can really think of on this forum who is properly hardcore enough to buy $18k interconnects. Neil and Patrick come close with their VD and Nordost cables, but $18k... Bleh. Kane, Sleestack, Hirsch, Purk, Wayne or you Adrian? Someone must be vaguely interested in these...
Not even remotely tempted. $18K for an IC? I have far better ways of parting with that kind of cash.
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Why are Odlins different

I was informed by the local Nordost distributor, the Odlins are hollow core, meaning the surface area of the cable (where most of the conductivity occurs) is almost doubled. Thus, the throughput of data is effectively doubled. The manufacture of hollow core filament cable must be ... complicated and fiddly... hence the stella pricing.
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