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Following extensive research and development. Nordost have concluded that internal microphonic sounds and resonances within hifi components are more of a problem than we give them credit for. Power transformers and CD disc drives create considerable amounts of mechanical energy, but what Nordost understand is that essentially every element in the circuit that charges, discharges or passes any form of signal will also vibrate. While this vibration may be extremely small, it still exists within the same space as the highly fragile audio signal and subsequently degrades it.
Nordost's Sort Kones have been specifically designed to combat this issue. Strategically placing the Kones beneath your hifi electronics will reveal a significant drop in the noise floor, allowing the instruments and vocal elements to perform with more depth and texture, making the music more dynamic and dramatic, resulting in a far more immersive listening experience. For more information on Sort Kones, such as the best way to install them with your system, see Nordost's Sort Kone Instructions.
There are a number of different Sort Kones available. All use the same basic construction but see the integration of better quality materials as you go up the range.
AS - The post and base are built from aircraft-grade aluminium, while the ball within the Kone is built from a high-grade steel
AC - The post and base are made from the same aircraft-grade aluminium, but the steel ball is changed for a better quality ceramic instead.
BC - The aluminium post and base are upgraded to bronze, with the ceramic ball remaining.
TC - The flagship Sort Kone, featuring all titanium metal parts with a ceramic ball.
You can mix and match Sort Kones for different results also. Some of our customers have used two AC Kones in conjunction with one BC Kone beneath the power supply and seen a significant improvement on the overall sound quality of their amplifier.
SK/AS Aluminum Sort Kone w/steel ball SK/AC Aluminum Sort Kone w/ceramic ball SK/BC Bronze Sort Kone w/ ceramic ball SK/TC Titanium Sort Kone w/ceramic ball Sold As Single Unit
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at http://www.interlinkexpress.com to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.
*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.
Shipping Costs Mainland UK (Next-Day) Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands Republic of Ireland (2-day) Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00 Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99 Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99 Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A
Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:
Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25
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