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post #46 of 110
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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post
It WOULD be somewhat of a breakthrough if indeed Nordost came up with very thin hollow conductors.

Hollow conductors are NOT a new idea at all. I have some old Intermezzo E-M interconnects that uses hollow copper tube as conductor. Analysis Plus cables' main technology is the hollow cable also, even though they deviate from the ideal by making them oval (for flexibility) and by using stranded conductors. They do have some interesting thesis on why hollow is better:

http://www.analysis-plus.com/design_whyhollow.html

The thing that would separate Nordost Odin is if each hollow conductor was extremely small, unlike the examples above, which basically use one big hollow conductor per signal leg.

STILL highway robbery, but I'm sure enough people with too much money will buy the Odin to make it profitable.
That's the cable I use (Analysis plus crystal oval) - it's my favorite I only buy them used though. So, I think there is something to the technology.
post #47 of 110
I didn't expect Nordost to release the Dual Filament speaker cable in many years. And I always thought it would be around the same price as Valhalla, 3+ times more is crazy. They are already using Dual Filaments around the Valhalla digital and Valhalla power cord, how hard can it be to do it for the speaker cable too? I don't care about the interconnect because I would use speaker cable wiring with ERS Paper shielding.

It's going to take decades of fasting until I can buy the Odin. I guess now I have something to look forward to.
post #48 of 110
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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post
That's the cable I use (Analysis plus crystal oval) - it's my favorite I only buy them used though. So, I think there is something to the technology.
LOL at the mspaint diagrams explaining why its better

come on
post #49 of 110
There comes a point in the march towards excellence when the outcome begs the question, how can this be? That time is now.
I am all for improvement big and small, but at some point it is more important that the manufacturer was making the cable during the lunar eclipse during the month with the lowest natural humidity while intergecting nitrogen directly into the lights which send magical uv rays through the wire spinners which excite the wood fibers which expand which cause random patterns in the conduits which alter the wind patterns which influence emi and redirect it outward which vibrates the conduit which pulsates the connection point which encourages hyper power ripple content towards the jack which becomes an acting capacitor which sends the current faster which flash cleans the filament which eliminates oxidation, which makes more room for more nitrogen which makes the damn nitrogen injected lights last longer in an effort to stay environmentally friendly.

Ughhh.

This is why anti-cable exists
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post #51 of 110
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Originally Posted by Patrick82 View Post
It's going to take decades of fasting until I can buy the Odin. I guess now I have something to look forward to.
You know you want one!
Several meters of Odin speaker wires for your K1000...
post #52 of 110

18k?

WOW!

You could buy a whole setup for each of your family members, friends and roommates (college-fi!) and turn them all into dead-end audiophiles before breaking your budget for those cables...

Of course, they sound goooooooooood. I mean, in a 2000k system, they might make a difference.
post #53 of 110
What you guys don't know is that the metal in these cables comes from mines based on asteroids that are crawling with extraterrestrial lifeforms. Every time a cable is ordered they build a custom made spaceship that will only be used for this particular cable. Then a four dimensional reaction chamber is built where the metal extracted from the asteroid is subjected to the forces emanating from a micro black hole. This compresses the metal so much it becomes super conducting. They can only manufacture two cables at once which have only a 15.388 percent chance of matching. If they don't match, a new expedition has to be sent to extract more ore.

Either that or it's just a very good scam.
post #54 of 110
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
You know you want one!
Several meters of Odin speaker wires for your K1000...
Yes. I need to get a job to pay for the Odin! But I don't know how to do anything other than tweak my audio system. I didn't even finish junior high school, I quit when I was 14.
post #55 of 110
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Originally Posted by Patrick82 View Post
Yes. I need to get a job to pay for the Odin! But I don't know how to do anything other than tweak my audio system. I didn't even finish junior high school, I quit when I was 14.
I know now. I will make a TV series called "Super tweaker" or "Extreme tweaker", I will wear a large cape and my cat slippers, I will drive a big truck and inside it there are miles of Valhalla cable and ERS Paper, and thousands of Magix levitation feet. Then I will visit the homes of random people and start tweaking their audio system! I can even do it in secret (I say I am plumber) and record their impressions when they listen to their system and have no clue I have been tweaking it.

While I'm tweaking the system a few skeptics periodically enter the house to make it more interesting with the "conflicts", and then the last episode will have the great battle between the believers vs skeptics. And then the skeptic goes back and listens to his own system and hears the truth, then he realizes I have been tweaking his system while he was gone!

The only problem is, how do I afford the truck and the tweaks?
post #56 of 110
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Originally Posted by Patrick82 View Post
I know now. I will make a TV series called "Super tweaker" or "Extreme tweaker", I will wear a large cape and my cat slippers, I will drive a big truck and inside it there are miles of Valhalla cable and ERS Paper, and thousands of Magix levitation feet. Then I will visit the homes of random people and start tweaking their audio system! I can even do it in secret (I say I am plumber) and record their impressions when they listen to their system and have no clue I have been tweaking it.

While I'm tweaking the system a few skeptics periodically enter the house to make it more interesting with the "conflicts", and then the last episode will have the great battle between the believers vs skeptics. And then the skeptic goes back and listens to his own system and hears the truth, then he realizes I have been tweaking his system while he was gone!

The only problem is, how do I afford the truck and the tweaks?
I'd watch that. If only to watch you sneaking into people's homes to put big rocks on their audio equipment.
post #57 of 110
There is a lot to be said for thinking small
post #58 of 110
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Originally Posted by Patrick82 View Post
Yes. I need to get a job to pay for the Odin! But I don't know how to do anything other than tweak my audio system. I didn't even finish junior high school, I quit when I was 14.
No offense but this is quite telling of all people who buy cables.
post #59 of 110
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Originally Posted by Patrick82 View Post
I didn't expect Nordost to release the Dual Filament speaker cable in many years. And I always thought it would be around the same price as Valhalla, 3+ times more is crazy. They are already using Dual Filaments around the Valhalla digital and Valhalla power cord, how hard can it be to do it for the speaker cable too? I don't care about the interconnect because I would use speaker cable wiring with ERS Paper shielding.

It's going to take decades of fasting until I can buy the Odin. I guess now I have something to look forward to.
You could always write an emial to Nordost, explaining about how many of their products you already own, tell them about your quest for cabling and how youve enjoyed their Valhalla cable so much. Point them to you being one of the biggest cable lovers on a big internet forum like this and ask if they will lend you a review sample. Then you can compare it to your Valhalla, find that its better and then cry when you have to give it back, or get arrested after you refuse to give it back.
post #60 of 110
I'm surprised Nordost doesn't have restraining orders on some people, as they seem to turn off everyone from the product, even with the intent of praising the product.
(Restraining orders that forbid discussion or association w/ their company)
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