|Connectors||BNC to BNC|
- - Conductor: 24AWG 60 micron silver-plated, 99.99999% oxygen free copper
- - Insulation: Flourinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
- - Impedance: 75 Ohms
- - Terminations: 75 Ohm impedance matched combination RCA/BNC
The Nordost Blue Heaven Digital Interconnect is a reference quality digital interconnect, and a true 75 Ohm conductor. The safe transfer of digital data streams depends absolutely on achieving accurate impedance within the transmission chain. The S/PDIF transmission standard dictates a 75 Ohm co-axial lead, but it is surprising how few cables meet that specification.
Employing a micro mono-filament, co-axial construction, this advanced topology allows us to achieve superior electrical performance and geometrical accuracy irrespective of cable length. The high-speed, low-loss characteristics of the virtual air dielectric, combined with the superior mechanical behavior of the MMF cradle minimize cable echoes and reflections, while the use of BNC termination ensures that the 75 Ohm standard is maintained, even across the connectors.
Each Blue Heaven digital interconnect is supplied with a pair of true 75 Ohm BNC to RCA adaptors, making the cable consistent in performance across any combination of co-axial output or input socketry – and future proof to boot. Changing your DAC or transport will no longer mean having to change your digital interconnect too.
"There's little at this new price that can better this cable's speed and taut bass. This old favourite has benefitted from a massive price drop. The Blue Heaven used to look good value at £165, and at this new price is a bargain. This interconnect is a little on the bright and crispy side, so match with care. That said, there's little at this money that can better this cable's speed and taut bass. The new price keeps this Nordost interconnect as competitive as ever." (What Hi-Fi Magazine Awards October 2013)