Nordost Blue Heaven Speaker Cables

4.42/5 (52 Reviews) MSRP : $229.00


Product Description

Blue Heaven Interconnect consists of thirty separate conductors of 99.99999% OFC, plated with silver in a micro-litz construction. Blue Heaven interconnects reveal the depth, beauty and intimacy of music. Subtle and refined, yet detailed, Blue Heaven brings a new sense of realism to recorded music. Blue Heaven interconnects are terminated with Nordost’s MoonGlo RCA phono plugs, or Neutrik XLR plugs.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Paul a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2015

Bottom Line:   
My system consists of a Naim CDX2, Supernait with CHC XPS and Avondale TPX power supplies with ATC SCM 11 speakers.
The Blue Heaven speaker cable has a well controlled punch in the bass while the high mid/lower frequency is emphasised but this may be due to the Naim source (famous leading edge attack) that the cable is merely not smoothing off... A little on the bright side it most certainly is.
As said before, the bass is powerful, fast and super tight but lacks a bit in the full range of lower frequencies so can come across as lean. It's best described as a punch that's often felt rather than heard.
Mids, hmm... If you listen to hard rock and Metal your going to find lead guitars well served with those piercing highs (in real life an overdriven Marshall isn't that sweet and I happen to believe that's the way it should be on a recording) and spotlight detail able to spell out every note no matter how fast and fleet fingered the playing. Rhythm guitars are a little pulled back and dry and the overall presentation lacking scale. Acoustic guitars come across with plenty of natural timbre and due to the fine dynamics and detail vocals don't suffer any lack of emotion.

If you value soundstaging, dynamics and spotlight detail or just want to add a faster/brighter more controlled element to your system then you might consider this top tier.

Value? Sorry but there's no reason for Nordost charging the prices they do! They might 'manufacture' their own cables unlike many but my bet is they still buy in the silver plated copper and even the end result would cost just a couple of Dollars per metre to make, not to mention there are cheaper alternatives that outperform the B/H in some areas of the sonic spectrum.
'Audiophiles' are the biggest mugs out there. I know, I've fallen for some of the scams but seriously? GB £399 for 1 metre terminated(!)... Hang on while I arrange a loan. But first I need clean my cd collection with that 80 quid for 30ml scotch mist (cryogenic treated you know) and correct my special sound enhancing cable supports with my "Audiophile" £1500 (bargain sale price) glass hammer and rubber nails.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by demos100 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2006

Bottom Line:   
If you are not listening to classical violin based music and you never play Paganini's 24 caprice, you may audition this cable.
The cables strong points are transparency, dynamics and emphasis on the lower and upper end of frequencies, along with a sweet and very precise mid-range. You could easily live with this cable if you are hearing only hard rock, rarely jazz and modern music, althrough is leads to the lean and cold rather than bold and rich side of spectrum. The sound reproduced via Nordost BH had a lot of inner detail, big amount of information and resolution but it lacked the delicacy of lower bass and -the most critical- the realism in upper violin notes. They placed very forward with aggressiveness and with bad timbre. They sound always very bright, 'zippi' and annoyng. Better look else if you are listening to classical. Very good for classic rockers with tube or s.s. equipment that is bold and rich in textures. But, dont think to play Mozart's violin concerto or symphonies. Upper notes are jumping always forward....!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   local store



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eberniewon a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I have had these cables for about a month now. They are the biwire original version. Nordost recently came out with a Revision II which I understand has more silver filaments… They are coupled to my Maggie 1.6QR speakers. The Maggies are on Mye Stands. I was previously using Zu Cable Wax biwire and was very happy with them. However the difference in the Maggie’s after introducing the Blue Heavens was dramatic. The biggest improvement is in the bass response. The bottom end is much more pronounced and significantly more tuneful. Imaging is almost 3 dimensional in scope. I do not have a sub at present but was convinced that a sub was needed to augment the low end. Now I think these cables have obviated the need for a sub for music. (I think a sub will be needed for HT; I have MG12s in the rear and am shopping for a Nola Thunderbolt III). These cables have made the larger more measurable improvement in my system than any other component I have purchased since the Maggies. If you have Magnepans I highly recommend that you give these cables an audition. The difference is that palpable. Simply awesome. Highly recommended..!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $670.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dusdau a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I recently upgraded my interconnects for the following system:
Arcam A65+ integrated amp
Arcam 7se cd player
Acoustic Energy Evo 3 speakers
Audioquest Crystal speaker cables

The price listed above($165) is for a .6 meter pair. If in KC, Al at Primus Audio is the guy to see. A genuine passion even for entry-level stuff. After 80 hours or so of burn-in time, the Blue Heavens have brought my system to a new level. Previously using TMC White Label interconnects, which I think are still good cables, the Blue Heavens improve on them quite a bit. The most dramatic improvements are vocal details, string instruments, and cymbals. Bass is somewhat tighter and more extended, but my system is pretty limited in that category. On Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams", the opening cymbal extends for more than 3 seconds and is more detailed, compared to the TMCs, where it extended for maybe 2 seconds. Another example is the opening 30 seconds(or the whole song for that matter) of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here". The conversation is "brought forward" with greater detail, and every pick of a string and slide of the pick down the guitar string has more detail than I could imagine with a modest system. There is a slight improvement in soundstaging from front to back, noticed most on simple arrangements like Alan Jackson's cover of "Tequila Sunrise"(I'm not a big country fan, but I like The Eagles, and the cd "Common Thread" is a great recording). They let almost every aspect of a recording come through, so hissing can be heard with bad recordings. Guess you take the good with the bad. I wanted to list examples here, so readers can assess best what these cables can do. Hope they helped. I am very satisfied with the Blue Heavens.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $165.00

Purchased At:   Primus Audio Pleasur



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zuper a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2004

Bottom Line:   
A perfect cable. Detail, transperancy, easy presentation of all frequencies. Full sounding, top dynamics, get out the full sound of your amp without color. Brings out the bad things of your amp. Try changing the amp and not the cable and you see what im talking. The cable is natural sounding and neutral - slightly,slightly,slightly bright and cool. The bass is so perfect that I can not criticise it , so fast and real sounding with a good amp that you wont believe. Perfect for bi-wiring. Perfect speaker cable.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $500.00




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