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Nordost Blue Heaven Revision II review

The Nordost is flat, expensive and very good Tested at £632

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

A very good cable, but doesn’t do enough to get the full five stars


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    fast and detailed


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    Too expensive

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    grit in the treble

This Nordost is flat, expensive and very good. It sounds fast, and delivers a wealth of detail that few others can match. The problem is the price: the Blue Heaven doesn't do quite enough to justify the premium over something like Ecosse's excellent MS2.3, which is nearly half the price. A hint of grit in the treble and a slightly edgy tonal balance don't help, either.

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