Nordost Blue Heaven High Speed HDMI Cable
When it comes to the challenge of designing high-performance audio cables, the HDMI lead presents a “perfect storm”. With 19 conductors, including high-speed digital transmission lines, each with precisely defined termination and impedance characteristics, analog signals and even DC, all shoehorned into a plug of diminutive cross sectional area, it has never been so difficult to deliver consistent results – or so easy to get it wrong, especially over the longer cable runs so often required in AV systems. To stand any chance of meeting HDMI’s exacting specification and transfer standards demands exceptional consistency from both the cable and the termination – and the only way to guarantee that is to bring manufacturing and quality control in-house.
At Nordost it is performance – and only performance – that counts. With digital interconnect cables that means accurate impedance characteristics, close tolerances and consistent geometry. That’s why the Blue Heaven HDMI is entirely manufactured and hand-terminated at the Nordost factory in the USA, using our proprietary Micro Mono-Filament construction to deliver superior electrical and mechanical characteristics. It is the only way we can guarantee a cable that will be absolutely consistent in performance – delivering the movie and musical performances of which your system is really capable.
You don’t have to take our word for it either. The Blue Heaven HDMI has been awarded the coveted DPL Seal Of Approval, meeting the most exacting signal transfer standards out to lengths of five meters – without resorting to the sledgehammer solution of additional inline amplification and the extra noise and distortion that goes with it. Instead, you get a phase coherent, jitter free signal, delivered from your source to both your display and amplifier/decoder.
As always, the Nordost solution is the purist solution. With HDMI becoming the dominant, “one for all” standard for HD and 3D digital transfer, there’s even greater reliance on cable quality. Blue Heaven HDMI is one cable you really can rely on to deliver on time, every time.
Insulation: Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
Construction: Mechanically tuned lay, Micro Mono-Filament, twin-axial shielded pair design
Conductors: 19 x 26 AWG
Material: Silver-plated 99.9999 % solid core OFC
Overall Shield Coverage: 100 %
Velocity of Propagation: 86 %
Termination: Gold-plated, shielded HDMI connector
Approvals: DPL high speed certification to 5 m length
3D Compatible: Passes picture perfect 3D signals and enhanced audio