Nordost Sort Kones
Nordost’s new resonance control device
The Sort Kone is a directly coupled and mechanically tuned resonance control device, using a sophisticated new approach to the problem of supporting sensitive electronics.
Whereas most equipment supports are referred to as Isolation Devices, this actually completely misunderstands the nature of the problem. The most harmful mechanical energy doesn’t enter the equipment from outside, it’s generated internally by the audio circuits and their power supplies. Transformers, power supply capacitors, even the active devices themselves, all vibrate as they operate – and those vibrations occur right where the fragile signal is, creating timing errors that smear and distort the music. The Sort Kone is designed specifically to deal with this threat to audio fidelity.
• Three-part construction employs superior materials in a mechanically tuned configuration.
• Bypasses soft feet fitted to equipment in order to provide direct mechanical ground path for internal energy.
• Can be used in triplets, quartets or even larger numbers.
• Upgrades performance of existing racks and support systems.
There are four types of Sort Kones to choose from:
Sort Kone AS – aluminum post and base combined with a hardened steel coupling ball.
Sort Kone AC – aluminum post and base in combination with an upgraded Si3N4 ceramic ball.
Sort Kone BC – bronze post and base elements combined with a ceramic coupling ball.
Sort Kone TC – titanium post and base in combination with the ceramic coupling ball for ultimate performance.
Why “Sort”? Because it’s Danish for black, which is exactly what the Sort Kones provide – a blacker background to your music. With it comes greater focus, instrumental color, depth, transparency and dynamic range. Your system will sound more natural and more lifelike, your music more lively and engaging, the musicians like better musicians – simply because you’ll finally be able to hear the notes they’re playing, the way they play them and precisely when. So, release the hidden performance that’s lurking in your equipment –