Nordost Norse Frey Interconnects and Speaker Cables

December 1, 2010

Jason Thorpe has posted a review of the Nordost Norse Frey interconnects ($980) and speaker cables ($2060) at UltraAudio. His conclusions:

In the world according to Nordost, you don’t just slam in a set of interconnects or speaker cables and call it a day. In order to gain all the benefits the company believes can be realized by its products, you need to use them throughout your entire system.

I agree that this can be worthwhile. In the three stages of my quest for Nordost enlightenment — first the speaker cables, then the interconnects, and lastly the power cords — I gained further, similar, eminently worthwhile results at each stage. But just swapping out the speaker cables alone was thoroughly beneficial to the sound, so I’m not comfortable recommending that you either pony up for the whole enchilada, or stay home and give all Norse Freys a pass.

Which is just as well. I don’t know about you, but I don’t exactly have access to enough cash to rewire my entire system in Nordosts — at least not at one go. That said, after listening to the Norse Frey cables in my own system, researching their construction, and examining them firsthand, I have no hesitation in recommending them for either upgrade approach: all at once or one at a time.

Whichever way you go, I have no doubt you’ll like what you hear. I did.

You can read the full review here.