LEIF – UNIVERSAL CABLE SYSTEM
Nordost’s entry level cable ranges are perfect examples of quality cabling set at an affordable price range. The Leif family uses scientifically proven methods and technology derived from the development of our Valhalla and Odin ranges and applies their basic principles to create cables which evoke dynamic, low-loss and realistic performances from even modest components and loudspeakers.
Leif cables are constructed using silver-plated, OFC solid core conductors, which form the basis of Nordost’s great sound. The conductors are then treated with Nordost’s innovative precision FEP extrusion process, where each conductor is individually enclosed in FEP insulation. This technique greatly reduces the dielectric properties of the cables in order to increase signal speeds and accuracy in signal transfer.
To build upon this foundation, Leif cables are designed with a mechanically tuned construction that optimizes the dimensions and spacing of conductors to reduce dielectric effects even further.
"Needless to say, the Nordost designers left no stone unturned when designing and evaluating the unadulterated musicality of these products. If you carefully listen to them while not being aware of their cost or ‘entry level’ designation, you would not believe the quality of the sound they produce..."
Publication: The Sound Advocate Date: December 31, 2019 Reviewer: Howard Milstein
"I’ve talked to so many audiophiles across the world that are looking for a modestly priced upgrade to their system. I can’t suggest the Nordost White Lightning speaker cables highly enough. If you’ve been to a Nordost dealer event, or hifi show demo, they put a pretty compelling argument for their cable that’s easy to hear."
Publication: TONE Audio Date: October 2018 Reviewer: Jeff Dorgay
"Let me tell you a little secret about building a high-end music system: Cables play a much more important role in your hi-fi system than you might realize. Cables are the “fabric” that connect each of your components to the power grid. Cables also connect all of your components and loudspeakers together..."
Publication: NOVO Date: February 8, 2018 Reviewer: Suave Kajko
"I heard differences almost from the get-go, and those differences were improvements: better resolution of low-level details, and better spatial definition... Nordost cables lend a touch of high-tech finishing to an audio system that most other cables, particularly affordable ones, don’t."
Publication: SoundStage! Access Date: November 15, 2017 Reviewer: Al Griffin
"The Blue Heaven delivers music without grain and lets each headphone perform at a higher level. The Blue Heaven offers non-compromised performance at a value price. If you want to see what your headphone is capable of producing you should check out the Blue Heaven cables. Highly Recommended."
Publication: HEADPHONE.GURU Reviewer: Frank Iacone