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We are not offering new Nordost products for purchase at this time, however as a service to our customers we continue to offer some Nordost cables for in-home audition through the Cable Library.
SHIVA is a new power cord from Nordost which redefines performance and value for money. The Shiva dramatically improves the performance of all audio and video components, offering a much more detailed performance with a lower noise floor.
The Shiva Power Cord uses our proprietary 'Micro Mono-filament' technology to enhance audio / video performance. The cable consists of three silver plated solid OFC conductors suspended in a Micro Mono-filament design. By using solid core, silver plated oxygen free copper conductors, strand interaction, hot spots and carbonization, which can occur in stranded cables, are eliminated thus ensuring optimum performance.
Using a precision twisted FEP Mono-Filament thread, drawn around the conductor in a helix pattern, insulation contact with the conductors is reduced by more than 80%. Extruded FEP insulation is superior to all other materials in that it has a very low signal loss and a high thermal efficiency which means that it dissipates heat very quickly. This allows greater power to be transferred more efficiently. Due to the use of FEP Micro Mono-Filament construction, which has a very low dielectric constant and minimal insulation contact with the conductors, power is transferred extremely efficiently. Micro Mono-Filament technology increases current flow, improves transmission speed to over 80% the speed of light and dissipates heat. This design lowers the resistance of the cable and means that power loss is extremely low.
By using very precise manufacturing techniques whereby the three Mono-Filament silver plated power conductors are wound in a special configuration, the impedance, capacitance, and other electrical specifications are maintained to very tight tolerances. Another benefit is to eliminate external EMI/RF interference. The result is superb sound and stunning picture quality. Each SHIVA is hand built at our factory in the USA using high quality connectors. Each power cable uses high grade IEC connectors with oxygen-free copper contacts for improved conductivity. The design of the connector eliminates stress so that heat cycling and vibration will not loosen the contact points. IEC and military grade AC Mains Plugs are used in each cable.