Nordost Red Dawn

Nordost’s Red Dawn range is the top tier of our entry-level, Leif family. Thanks to Nordost’s core cable design, including silver-plated, solid core conductors and FEP extrusion, as well as patented Micro Mono-Filament technology integrated throughout the line, Red Dawn cables provide a natural and articulated performance from your home audio system. Red Dawn cables allow your system to take that final leap from creating enjoyable music to experiencing a true performance that will make standard cabling seem intolerable

  • Nordost Red Dawn – Power Cord

    RRP from $469 for 1m unit Contact us for advice

    It used to be the case that all systems ran on stock power cords, but recent experience has shown that, far from the occasional afterthought they once were, properly designed audiophile power cords are fundamental to system performance.  In fact, the effects are so demonstrable, so obvious, that power cords are fast assuming their proper position as the most important cables in your system.

    The Red Dawn Power Cord employs high-speed, low-loss, heavy gauge 3 x 14 AWG Micro Mono-Filament conductors sheathed in FEP insulation. The minimal dielectric effect and propagation delay ensures that power is transported as directly as possible, straight to your equipment, while purpose built, audio-grade connectors maintain the low source impedance of your AC supply and ensure superior grounding.

    Available in lengths from 1 metre

  • Nordost Red Dawn – Analogue Interconnects

    RRP from $620 for 0.6m RCA pair Contact us for advice

    The Red Dawn Interconnect represents the performance pinnacle of the Leif Series. This cable yields the best performance possible in an interconnect without using Micro Mono-Filament/TSC cable design. But despite its relatively conventional appearance there’s more to this cable than meets the eye.

    The Red Dawn Analog Interconnect uses a fully-shielded design that can be terminated for balanced or single-ended connection. It employs six, heavy-gauge 24 AWG, silver-plated 99.9999% OFC solid core conductors, precision wound in a minimum cross-section configuration that eliminates unnecessary fillers or padding elements. The insulation used is high-grade FEP, selected for its superior dielectric performance, while the elegant minimalism extends to the carefully selected low-mass connectors and differential grounding. Like all Nordost cables, the Red Dawn LS Analog Interconnect is manufactured and hand-terminated in the USA, enabling us to further guarantee consistent performance. The result is a high-speed, low-loss interconnect that fully preserves the sense of musical power and momentum, scale and drama, delivering your recordings with delicacy on demand. You will be shocked by the life and vitality that Red Dawn LS brings to your system and your music.

    Available in lengths from 0.6m pair with RCA or XLR connectors

  • Nordost Red Dawn – Speaker Cables

    RRP from $1,000 for 1m pair Contact us for advice

    Nordost’s original Flatline loudspeaker cable introduced the audio world to an entirely new level of performance and a unique production technique. Our proprietary, extruded FEP cables, with their thin, flat profile don’t just look different – their deceptive simplicity is a uniquely elegant answer to the conflicting requirements for low resistance, capacitance and inductance that limit the performance of more conventional cable configurations. Now, the Red Dawn LS takes the benefits even further. By reducing dielectric effects still further as well as optimizing the physical spacing of the 20 heavy-gauge 26 AWG, silver-plated OFC solid core conductors, we have produced a cable capable of phenomenal phase accuracy and detail, speed and dynamic range. From the quietest, most delicate note to the power of a thundering orchestral crescendo or driving rock track, the Red Dawn LS Speaker Cable spans the range with effortless grace and deft control, allowing music to seduce when it wants to, or be savage when it must. Sitting at the top of the Leif Series, Red Dawn LS bears comparison with competing cables irrespective of price. The Red Dawn Speaker Cable yields the best performance possible from a speaker cable without using Micro Mono-Filament/TSC cable design.

    Available in lengths from 1 metre (pair) and with banana or spade connectors