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    Nordost vs Shunyata

    Has anyone compared Odin to Sigma v2 speaker cables ?

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    Re: Nordost vs Shunyata

    Reason I am asking is I'm using Shunyata Sigma V2 speaker and XLR , I recently installed Odin speaker cables and the improvement was huge

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    Re: Nordost vs Shunyata

    Welcome to AS rodneyu!

    Can you share more about your system? Also, what are the improvements you heard with the Odin?
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    Amplification: MBL 6010D, MBL 9008A Monos
    Analog: Kuzma R, Kuzma 4Point (11”), MSL Ultra Eminent EX
    Phono Pre: Pass XP-27
    Digital: Esoteric N01XD Esoteric K05
    Speakers: MBL 101E MKII
    Subwoofers: REL Carbon Specials
    Conditioner: Shunyata Triton 3
    Power Cables: Shunyata Sigma 1 & 2, Alpha 2, Delta and Venom
    ICs and SCs: Wireworld Platinum 8
    Rack: Artesania Exoteryc

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    Re: Nordost vs Shunyata

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    Welcome to AS rodneyu!

    Can you share more about your system? Also, what are the improvements you heard with the Odin?
    VAC Master
    LampizatOr Horizon
    Jay's Audio CDT3-MK3
    Luxman PD-151 MK2
    Aurender N30
    Constellation Centaur ll 500 /
    Focal Maestro Utopia Evo

    I noticed a clear improvement with clarity and detail

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    Re: Nordost vs Shunyata

    Quote Originally Posted by rodneyu View Post
    Reason I am asking is I'm using Shunyata Sigma V2 speaker and XLR , I recently installed Odin speaker cables and the improvement was huge

    Perhaps wait a bit to see what the Omega speaker cables and interconnects bring to the table.

    That way you compare each brand's flagship offering.

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    Re: Nordost vs Shunyata

    Quote Originally Posted by rodneyu View Post
    VAC Master
    LampizatOr Horizon
    Jay's Audio CDT3-MK3
    Luxman PD-151 MK2
    Aurender N30
    Constellation Centaur ll 500 /
    Focal Maestro Utopia Evo

    I noticed a clear improvement with clarity and detail
    Very nice and revealing system. Odin has the characteristic of being very transparent while the Shunyata Sigma V2 is a bit more warm. Now, granted, there is a significant price difference between the Odin (1 and 2) vs. Sigma V2.

    I would spend a bit of time making sure that the cables settle and that you get an opportunity to fully "digest" what each cable brings to your system listening experience. Sometime a bit more transparency can lead to listening fatigue.

    Lastly, what's best is what brings you the most enjoyment.
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    Amplification: MBL 6010D, MBL 9008A Monos
    Analog: Kuzma R, Kuzma 4Point (11”), MSL Ultra Eminent EX
    Phono Pre: Pass XP-27
    Digital: Esoteric N01XD Esoteric K05
    Speakers: MBL 101E MKII
    Subwoofers: REL Carbon Specials
    Conditioner: Shunyata Triton 3
    Power Cables: Shunyata Sigma 1 & 2, Alpha 2, Delta and Venom
    ICs and SCs: Wireworld Platinum 8
    Rack: Artesania Exoteryc

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    Re: Nordost vs Shunyata

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    Very nice and revealing system. Odin has the characteristic of being very transparent while the Shunyata Sigma V2 is a bit more warm. Now, granted, there is a significant price difference between the Odin (1 and 2) vs. Sigma V2.

    I would spend a bit of time making sure that the cables settle and that you get an opportunity to fully "digest" what each cable brings to your system listening experience. Sometime a bit more transparency can lead to listening fatigue.

    Lastly, what's best is what brings you the most enjoyment.
    Yes , I get the characteristics I have had Shunyata for many years .
    Also I have Odin 1 and it's well broke in . If I was going to go further with Nordost I'd probably do Valhalla 2 , I don't want to sell a kidney to do a loom of Odin . I am just at a standstill do I continue with Nordost or leave system as is Shunyata and Odin speaker which's sounds great . Doing all Nordost might not be to my liking who knows . Guess only way to find out is try it .

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    Re: Nordost vs Shunyata

    Quote Originally Posted by rodneyu View Post
    Reason I am asking is I'm using Shunyata Sigma V2 speaker and XLR , I recently installed Odin speaker cables and the improvement was huge
    Odin 1 or Odin 2?
    Preamp; ARC Ref5 SE with w/ Shunyata Alpha V2 NR PC (C19)
    Interconnects; Nordost Valhalla V2 XLR
    SACD Player/DAC; Esoteric K-01XD w/ Shunyata Alpha V2 NR PC (C15)
    Music Server/Streamer; Aurender N20 w/ Shunyata Alpha V2 NR PC (C15)
    Digital cables; Shunyata Sigma USB, Ethernet & Sigma V2 Clock (50 Ω & 75 Ω), Nordost Valhalla V2 S/PDIF
    Amplifier; Classe Delta Stereo w/ Nordost Valhalla V2 PC (C15)
    Speakers; Magico A5 w/Apods, Nordost Valhalla V2 speaker cable
    Power; Shunyata Denali 6000/s V2 w/ Sigma XC PC
    Grounding; Nordost QKore6 w/ premium and standard grounding wires

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    Re: Nordost vs Shunyata

    Odin 1

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    Re: Nordost vs Shunyata

    Looks like you got the Nordost / Shunyata thing going lol

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    Re: Nordost vs Shunyata

    Where are you located. You really want Odin 2. Odin 2 is such a big improvement over Odin 1.


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    Re: Nordost vs Shunyata

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Where are you located. You really want Odin 2. Odin 2 is such a big improvement over Odin 1.


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    WIsconsin. But I don't want to invest in Odin 2 . I will probably go backwards to Valhalla 2.

    But I do wonder how much better Odin 1 speaker cables than Valhalla 2

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