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DPL Member: Nordost

DPL Approved Products

A very special group of manufacturers & cable brands are committed to providing their customers with superior performing & more reliable Digital-HD (DHD) products.

By becoming a participating member of the DPL Labs Seal of Approval Program, these manufacturer’s products are thoroughly tested – only the best pass the test and are awarded the prestigious Seal of Approval.


DPL Approved Products - Nordost

The following products have been tested and granted the DPL Labs Seal of Approval:

 

         DPL 4K Certification Status*
Model Length Speed Active 4K-10.2G 4k-18G-DC
Blue Heaven LS Series        
     BH1MHDMI 1 meter  High Speed
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     BH2MHDMI 2 meters  High Speed
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     BH3MHDMI 3 meters  High Speed
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     BH5MHDMI 5 meters  High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
 Heimdall 2    


     2HEUHD 1 meter High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     2HEUHD 2 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     2HEUHD 3 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     2HEUHD 5 meters High Speed Active 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     2HEUHD 7 meters High Speed Active 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     2HEUHD 10 meters High Speed Active 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
Valhalla 2          
     2VHUHD 1 meter High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     2VHUHD 2 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     2VHUHD 3 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     2VHUHD 5 meters High Speed Active 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     2VHUHD 7 meters High Speed Active 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     2VHUHD 10 meters High Speed Active 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     2VHUHD 12 meters High Speed Active 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
     2VHUHD 15 meters High Speed Active 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC

* For more information on DPL's 4K Certification Levels and what they mean please visit the DPL Full 4K Cable Certification page. 

 



Company Profile

Nordost is a world leader in the design and manufacture of audio and AV cables, applying a range of proprietary technologies and sound engineering to deliver genuine advances in cable performance - advances you can really hear. 

With a background in manufacturing innovative, high technology cable solutions for the space, aviation and medical industries, Nordost has a proven track record of delivering outstanding results in the most demanding and mission-critical situations, the same skill-set the company applies to the different but equally challenging field of high-quality audio and video transfer. 

Based near Boston, USA, Nordost products are distributed to over 65 markets worldwide.

 

Contact Info:

Nordost Corporation

93 Bartzak Drive
Holliston, MA 01746
Phone: +1 508 893 0100
US Toll Free: +1 800 836 2750
Fax: +1 508 893 0115

Product Info

Nordost’s proven track record of developing and applying proprietary production techniques and technology to create groundbreaking audio cables has enabled them to set a completely new price/performance benchmark in the HDMI™ field. 

Nordost - Blue HeavenNordost - Blue HeavenBlue Heaven HDMI Cables  – Digital interconnect cables require extremely accurate impedance characteristics, close tolerances and consistent geometry–especially when it comes to high-performance HDMI cables. To stand any chance of meeting HDMI’s exacting specification and transfer standards demands exceptional consistency from both the cable and the termination. The only way to guarantee that is to bring manufacturing and quality control in-house. The Blue Heaven HDMI Cable is entirely manufactured and hand-terminated at the Nordost factory in the USA, using our proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction to deliver superior electrical and mechanical characteristics. It is the only way we can guarantee a cable that will be absolutely consistent in performance and deliver the movie and musical performances that your system is really capable of. Blue Heaven HDMI is one cable you really can rely on to deliver on time, every time. 

Features:
  • Insulation: Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
  • Construction: Mechanically tuned lay, Micro Mono-Filament, twin-axial shielded pair design
  • Conductors: 19 x 26 AWG
  • Material: Silver-plated 99.9999% solid core OFC
  • Overall Shield Coverage: 100% Total coverage
  • Velocity of Propagation: 86%
  • Termination: Gold-plated, shielded HDMI connector
  • Approvals: DPL high speed certification to 5M length
  • 3D Compatible: Passes picture perfect 3D signals and enhanced audio
  • BHHDMI Available in 1,2,3,5,7,9, and 12 Meter Lengths

 

Nordost - Heimdall 2Nordost - Heimdall 2Heimdall 2 4K UHD Cables  – Nordost’s Heimdall 2 4K UHD Cable is the first cable on the market that can deliver the true experience promised from 4K compatible components. Every aspect in design and build material used in the construction of this cable was specifically chosen to increase bandwidth and data transfer speed (which must fall between 10.2 and 18GHz to qualify as a true UHD cable), while simultaneously eliminating harmful factors such as jitter, timing errors and crosstalk. The Heimdall 2 4K UHD Cable is constructed using nineteen, 25 AWG solid core conductors, which have been plated with silver in order to enhance the flow of ultra-high frequency current used to carry TMDS (Transition Minimized Differential Signaling) from transmitter to receiver. The conductors are then wrapped in Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament technology, increasing the velocity of propagation by 20%, and arranged in a twin-axial, shielded pair design. This design topology allows for shorter and more accurate wire lengths, which in turn reduces errors, while shielding overcomes any crosstalk issues. 

Heimdall 2 4K UHD Cables are handmade in Nordost’s Massachusetts-based factory. Nordost is the only cable manufacturer with the ability to design each function of the UHD interface, assemble, and test the performance of every 4K UHD cable produced. By keeping the production of this cable in the USA, Nordost can ensure premium quality and an adherence to specification standards that is impossible for companies that outsource their manufacturing.

Features:
  • Insulation: Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
  • Construction: Mechanically tuned lay, Micro Mono-Filament, twin-axial shielded pair design
  • Conductors: 19 x 25 AWG
  • Material: Silver-plated 99.99999% solid core OFC
  • Overall Shield Coverage: 100% Total coverage
  • Velocity of Propagation: 86%
  • Terminations: Gold-plated, shielded, 19 pin, type A, High Definition connector
  • Approvals: DPL 4K Certification
  • 2HEUHD available in 1,2,3,5,7, and 10 Meter Lengths 

 

Nordost - Valhalla 2Nordost - Valhalla 2Valhalla 2 4K UHD Cables  – The Valhalla 2 4K Ultra High Definition Cable was purpose built, from design to material, in order to optimize high speed digital signaling, while eliminating harmful factors such as jitter, timing errors and crosstalk. The V2 4K UHD cable is constructed using 24 AWG silver-plated, solid core conductors, which allows the flow of ultra-high frequency current, used to carry TMDS (Transition Minimized Differential Signaling), to reach critical speeds for excellent data transfer. Nordost’s proprietary Micro Mono-Filament technology is then implemented, permitting the current and voltage to travel above the conductor’s surface, virtually unimpeded by insulation. The conductors are arranged in a twin-axial, shielded pair design, reducing transmission distance and timing errors, while the shielding eradicates destructive crosstalk.

Nordost’s Ultra High Definition cables are mechanically tuned for optimal visual and audio performance. To further these excellent results, proprietary electronics are implemented and individually programmed to ensure that 4K bandwidth requirements are surpassed on longer cable lengths, currently reaching up to 15 meters. The Valhalla 2 4K UHD cable is an American Made, future proof cable, held to the highest standards of 4K specification as defined by DPL Labs.

Features:
  • Insulation: Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
  • Construction: Mechanically tuned lay, Micro Mono-Filament, twin-axial shielded pair design
  • Conductors: 19 x 24 AWG
  • Material: Silver-plated 99.999999% solid core OFC
  • Overall Shield Coverage: 100% Total coverage
  • Velocity of Propagation: 86%
  • Termination: Gold-plated, shielded, 19 pin, type A, High Definition connector
  • Approvals: DPL 4K Certification
  • 2VHUHD available in 1,2,3,5,7,10,12, and 15 Meter Lengths