Nordost Valhalla 2 Network Cable: Category 8 with Proprietary Mechanical Tuning

The range of cables of the American company Nordost Valhalla 2 has been expanded with an Ethernet cable. This time the family has a cable for transmitting data from digital audio sources – including remote ones.

According to Nordost, the new product “minimizes skin effect, eliminates crosstalk and EMI (electromagnetic interference), while offering more bandwidth than is usually required in today’s environment.”

The Nordost Valhalla 2 patch cord has the usual twisted pair structure for network cables of eight 23 AWG conductors in a sheath of high density polymer. In this model, traditionally for Nordost, a proprietary “mechanical adjustment” is used – the cable length is strictly calibrated to the calculated value. According to the manufacturer, in this way it was possible to reduce the tendency to microphone effect, suppress high frequency resonances and reduce synchronization errors.

The Nordost Valhalla 2 network cable was equipped with special gold-plated 8P8C/RJ45 connectors of increased strength and reliability, with protection against electrostatic discharge. The assembled model meets the requirements of category 8 in terms of its parameters.

The cost of the Nordost Valhalla 2 network cable in the USA is $3,000 for the first meter plus up to $400 for each additional meter of cable.

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