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http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/Home-audio/Cables/auction-210358522.htm

 

Why?

 

Nordost Shiva doesn't come in one metre lengths. This one must be butchered from a 2 meter length or some such...

 

I'd be highly suspicious of the terminations. That micromonofilament is pretty finely produced. Anyone who puts it on the end of their equipment increases the chances of frying their gear. I hope the seller is an electrician, or has an electrician's certificate for this abomination.

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Actually you can buy it in 1m lengths. I did so the last time I was in the USA from a Nordost dealer. It isn't the ideal length apparently though...

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Certainly not from the NZ distributor. May be a US import, but then again it has NZ terminations... so what does that say?

 

If you look at the IEC termination it looks terribly unNordost.

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I thought the NZ importer could order these to the right lengths, I cant remember the chaps name but he was always a top guy.

 

I had a lot of custom Nordost made for a customer of mine at the time.

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Ernie;88017 wrote:
Yip. I'll buy that Mevunky.

 

However as you say, its meant to be 2.x m as thats half a wavelength or something? 1M is of lesser performance I was advised.

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The cable length I believe often has something to do with the skin effect.

 

I tried a Shiva once; didn't work with my gear...or rather to my tastes.

Too revealing...

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Lots of companies specify minimum lengths for their cables.

 

Tried Shiva too, no improvement on my stock Krell cooker cable.

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Hmmm, I have one like this already, I was hoping to get another one on the cheap (could be a bidding war).

 

My current one works well and was received from a forum member a while back, in the original packaging...

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got tinnitus;88050 wrote:
The cable length I believe often has something to do with the skin effect.

 

 

 

I tried a Shiva once; didn't work with my gear...or rather to my tastes.

 

Too revealing...

 

I think the other argument (and let's not make this an argument!) is that if (the $64000 question) the cable weave has noise filtering properties then you need a reasonable length to let this work.

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Hi All, :)

That red heat shrink sleeving is unusual & IMHO not factory original.

All Nordost Shiva & Vishnu power cables have purple sleeving, except dealer demo stock, which have green sleeving stating not for resale.

 

As always.....Caveat emptor :eek:

 

Regards.

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Halo88;88097 wrote:
Hi All,
:)

 

That red heat shrink sleeving is unusual & IMHO not factory original.

 

All Nordost Shiva & Vishnu power cables have purple sleeving, except dealer demo stock, which have green sleeving stating not for resale.

 

 

 

As always.....Caveat emptor :eek:

 

 

 

Regards.

 

Yadda yadda, whaddidisay... I concur with Mr Halo. That red sleeving looks suspiciously like the shrinkwrap that is sold to dealers for terminating custom lengths of roll cable, eg, 2-flat and 4 flat speaker cable. That is what I use.

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The one I tried had purple at the wall plug end and green at the IEC end.

 

:confused:

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michael w;88102 wrote:
The one I tried had purple at the wall plug end and green at the IEC end.

 

 

 

:confused:

 

Dealer demo stock, like Mr Halo said...

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michael w;88102 wrote:
The one I tried had purple at the wall plug end and green at the IEC end.

 

 

 

:confused:

 

That was a special demo only unit I gave you ;) coupled with a electron enhancer.

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I use a Nordost Shiva for my Plasma TV. Thats all i'd use it for. I didn't like it for anything audio finding its presentation 'all bone and no flesh'.

 

Nordost Vishnu power cable on the other hand is great.

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