Nordost’s Sort Lift® is the preeminent cable support in the consumer electronics industry, and is the latest addition to our Sort System. By utilizing a patent pending floating spring design, the Sort Lift® enhances the sonic performance of loudspeaker cables, power cords, and interconnects, by minimizing the points of contact that cables make with the ground and reducing boundary effects, without negatively affecting the resonant properties of the cables themselves.
The Sort Lift® is composed of two integral components: the base and the springs. The base is a stable, anodized, aluminum disk, designed to inhibit any transference of electrical charge from the floor to the cable and eliminate static build-up on the dielectric itself. This base supports the proprietary Floating Spring System. The Floating Spring System uses a flexible, titanium alloy spring-wire, which makes up both the support wings and tension wire supports. In both elements, the alloy wire is coated in FEP, mirroring the design of Nordost cables and making the supports an extension of the cable jacket, eliminating any electrical interference, while allowing the cables to maintain their natural resonance properties.
Sort Lifts® are provided in packs of two. They are intended to be spaced between 0.5 and 1 meter apart in distance, so that the cable does not come in contact with the floor. The spacing may depend on the weight and flexibility of the cable being supported. While designed to be used primarily with Nordost cables, any audio cable will benefit from using the Sort Lift®. Noticeable effects include an elevated sound stage, improved dynamic range, increased detail in low frequency reproductions and more natural timbre to the sound.
- Proprietary Floating Spring System uses titanium alloy and FEP coating
- Anodized aluminum base
- Reduces boundary effects and electrical interference
- Inhibits transference of electrical charge and rids the
dielectric of static build-up
- Elevates sound stage, improves dynamic range, and
increases detail in low frequency reproductions
Total height: 84mm
Cable height off of floor: 24mm
Resonance Control—this is the defining element in Nordost’s Sort System. Resonance is an often overlooked, but defining factor in high quality sound reproduction. Nordost’s Sort System allows components to resonate at their natural frequency, without the burden of extraneous, damaging vibrations and the constraint of damping materials.
It is no industry secret that vibration degrades the performance of individual components and sound systems drastically. One way to try to minimize this negative effect is through the use of isolation devices (separating the component from outside forces that would harm sound integrity). However, Nordost takes a different approach to solving this problem. We believe that the most harmful mechanical energy doesn’t enter the equipment from the outside; it’s generated internally by the audio circuits and power supplies in components, as well as the drivers and crossovers in loudspeakers. Nordost’s Sort Kone and Sort Füt are the ideal solution for these vibration problems, offering an outlet for innate vibrations, while simultaneously protecting loudspeakers, audio racks and components from external factors.
The Sort Lift addresses the other side of resonance control. The Sort Lift is a unique and extremely effective cable support. While other cable lifters in the industry are only concerned with doing just that—lifting the cables, the Sort Lift not only elevates them off the ground, but it employs a patent pending, Floating Spring Design, minimizing the contact that cables have with the apparatus and maintaining the natural resonance of the cables themselves. Additionally, the Sort Lift inhibits the transfer of electrical charges from surface to cable, while delivering a noticeable sonic improvement on the performance of sound systems.
Using each element of Nordost’s Sort System will introduce a natural, lifelike and lively tenor to your music, leaving you exceedingly satisfied with the performance achieved by your sound system.
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