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Van Den Hul The NOVA (Halogen Free) Bi-Wire (2-4) Factory Terminated 2m Pair

£1,525.50 £1,271.25
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Van Den Hul The Nova (2-4)
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We can burn-in your cable for up to 96 hours FREE of charge using our Nordost VIDAR cable burner. This is a £3000 machine that will optimise the performance of your cables from day one. This means the cables will be in optimum performance mode when you receive them, so you'll be able to make a performance assessment quickly rather than waiting 70 hours+ of usage. The result of conditioning cables with the Nordost VIDAR is, improved sound staging, increased detail, and an overall more musical presentation. Please Note: we are unable to burn-in cables with stripped bare ends or BFA-only plugs. (This does not apply to BFA/Banana plugs). Cables are burnt-in for the selected period AFTER your order has been processed. This service is offered at Future Shop's discretion and we cannot guarantee all burn-in requests are fully completed during busy periods.

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If you want Future Shop to terminate your speaker cable with our special range of plugs, select Banana/BFA/Z-Plug or Spade plugs from the drop-down menu. We offer a wide range of options on how our highly trained and experienced engineers can fit the plugs to your selected cable. If an option is not available for your requirements, please call us on 0800 772 3688 or 0208 905 1555. All cables are tested for signal integrity before shipping.

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SPEAKER CABLES:

A quantity of 2 means you will receive a pair of speaker cables e.g. for your front left and front right speakers. By entering a quantity of 1, you will get a cable for a single speaker e.g. centre speaker and this option also enables you to vary the length (and termination) of your cable for each speaker.

OTHER CABLES:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive a single cable in the case of aerial, satellite, subwoofer, digital coaxial & optical cables and a pair of cables in the case of 2 rca to 2 rca analogue audio cables.

NON-CABLE PRODUCTS:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive 1 of the specified products.

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The NOVA contains four separate very heavy AWG 8 (8.4 mm²) conductors and is fit with an extra double shield to avoid external signal interference.

Van Den Hul The NOVA (Halogen Free) Bi-Wire (2-4) Factory Terminated 2m Pair

 

The NOVA is a slightly thinner version of our The SUPER NOVA. The NOVA contains four separate very heavy AWG 8 (8.4 mm²) conductors and is fit with an extra double shield to avoid external signal interference. As a BRIGHT STAR amongst our range of heavy speaker cables, The NOVA is specially designed for the highly demanding audiophile who wants the best, though under a slightly more limited budget. With its heavy AWG 8 (8.4 mm²) conductors The NOVA packs a GALACTIC amount of ultra-transparent conductive power, making it excellent for use in medium to high power high-end home, car hi-fi and PA systems.

Twin lead: With its conductors paired, The NOVA turns into a most powerful twin lead loudspeaker cable. In this configuration the cable boasts an AWESOME effective conductor size of AWG 5 (16.8 mm²) with a near absently low electrical resistance of 0.0011 Ohm per meter of each lead. Bi-wiring/amping: With its four conductors left unpaired, The NOVA becomes one of the heaviest bi-wiring or bi-amping speaker cables available. Here, each conductor measures an enormous AWG 8 (8.4 mm²) size with a virtually negligible low electrical resistance of 0.0022 Ohm per meter of each lead. Manufactured according to the highest possible standards and based on our more than 25 years of experience in cable design and production, The NOVA incorporates highest quality materials and maximum lifespan protection.

 

Super-Copper-Silver Hybrid Conductors.

The NOVA’s four signal conductors are made of highest grade ultra-pure Matched Crystal Oxygen Free Copper strands, which are manufactured by means of a special extrusion process. In the same mechanical step a very pure protective solid silver layer is applied. In sharp contrast with the commonly used drawn copper covered with electroplated silver, this meticulous and advanced production process ensures maximum crystalline density and contact (conductance) without open pathways for corrosive impurities to enter. The same goes for the co-extruded protective solid silver layer, which, unlike electroplated silver, doesn’t contain any chemical residues; Avoiding the presence of impurities and blocking their gradual creeping in over time is the best defence against sound quality degradation. In addition, serving as an additional protection layer and further improving the signal transmission properties, each conductor is embedded in a conductive layer containing our renowned Linear Structured Carbon ®. The conductors are therefore named “Hybrid”. In short, The NOVA’s high tech Super-Copper-Silver Hybrid conductors ensure that the cable keeps its stunningly transparent sound!

Extremely Low Resistance and Signal Losses

The NOVA’s extremely low electrical series resistance provides a wide open pathway between your amplifier(s) and speakers. The lower a speaker cable’s series resistance namely is, the more control the amplifier has over the speaker drivers’ movements and the less sound colouration will occur (see Cable FAQ point 16-3). Furthermore, when a speaker cable’s signal losses at high frequencies are discussed, the so-called “skin effect” (i.e. the increase of effective series resistance with frequency (see Cable FAQ point 9-5)) is often mentioned. With The NOVA such high frequency signal losses are virtually absent: The NOVA’s large conductor size, its stranding layout as well as the strands’ dense silver coating ensure that its effective series resistance remains highly constant and very low, even far beyond the audible frequency range. Fantastically tight bass, as well as natural, open and nonfatiguing mids and highs are yours to enjoy!

Double Shielding

The NOVA’s heavy twin layer shielding provides a perfect protection against penetration of radio frequency and other electromagnetic interference into your audio signals: Grounded to the amplifier, the shielding effectively blocks external noise from reaching the loudspeaker lines and entering your power amplifier’s signal (feedback) path. Furthermore, when using digital (switchmode) power amplifiers, any radiation of residual noise from the loudspeaker lines is prevented. The NOVA’s shielding also allows to ground newer loudspeaker types which are equipped with a separate ground connection. To make these ground connections, The NOVA comes fit with a shield connected ground lead at each side of the cable. Shortly stated, The NOVA’s double shielding helps to keep your system’s noise floor down, thereby allowing it to reveal more detail.

Moisture Protection

Embedded between The NOVA’s conductors, special treated artificial filler fibres provide a perfect protection against moisture penetration. In applications where high humidities are present or can occur (e.g. tropical environments and car installations), moisture penetration normally can reduce cable lifespan as well as induce signal losses.

HULLIFLEX® Jacket

The NOVA’s transparent ruby red outer jacket is made of our rugged and hard-wearing HULLIFLEX ® EHD, a plasticizer and PVC free insulation material. This jacket provides excellent protection against mechanical influences and environmental chemical agents. The result is a very stable sound quality and a long lifespan. High

Quality 24 Carat Gold Plated Connectors

Also the quality of the connectors makes a considerable contribution to a cable’s overall performance: Providing a reliable and durable connection to your amplifier and loudspeaker binding posts, The NOVA comes standardly fit with either our angled spade (fork) or banana tip Bus type Universal Speaker Connectors soldered with silver solder. These connectors are designed to handle massive currents and all connector parts are heavy 24 carat gold plated. Oxidation is therefore almost impossible and the contact quality is maintained over a long period of use. With its super size advanced technology conductors, its ultra-transparent conductive power, its massive control over your speakers and its stunningly detailed and open sound, The NOVA has all the qualities on board to be entitled a TRUE REFERENCE GRADE loudspeaker cable.

 

Specifications

  • Van Den Hul The NOVA (Halogen Free) Bi-Wire (2-4) Factory Terminated Pair
  • Length: 2m
  • Material: Hybrid
  • Cable Type: Shielded quadruple conductor
  • Conductor Material: HYBRID: High purity dense Silver coated high purity Matched Crystal OFC + Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)
  • Design Purpose: Highest quality loudspeaker single, bi-wiring and bi-amping connections / High-end home, car hi-fi and PA applications
  • Eff Conductor: Each signal lead: 8.4 mm² / AWG 8 / 133, Two signal leads combined: 16.8 mm² / AWG 5 / 266
  • External Diameter: 17.1 mm
  • Jacket Colors: Transparent ruby red
  • Resistance: Each signal lead: 2.2 Ohm/km, Two signal leads combined: 1.1 Ohm/km, Screen: 2.2 Ohm/km
  • Capacitance: 180 pF/m
  • Insulation Cores: Polyethylene; Jacket: HULLIFLEX ® EHD / 300 Vrms min
  • Connector Types: When combining leads into pairs (e.g. as twin lead speaker cable or at amplifier side of bi-wiring cable): Our 10.0 mm. Ø cable entrance diameter Bus type Universal Speaker Connectors or our 10.0 mm. Ø cable entrance diameter BERRI Bus Connectors; Custom mountable on ordered lengths; For termination of individual leads: Our 6.5 mm. Ø cable entrance diameter Bus type Universal Speaker Connectors or our 6.5 mm. Ø cable entrance diameter BERRI Bus Connectors; Custom mountable on ordered lengths.

 

How to order

Simply select the length of cable, the type of plug and the termination required (one end or both ends) from the drop-down menus above and click on the 'Buy' button to add the item to your basket. Your cable will be dispatched within 24 hours subject to Future Shop Terms & Conditions. If you wish to terminate the cable yourself you can consider our range of banana plugs or spades by clicking on the link.

AIRLOC is a specialised loudspeaker termination method and offers the very best termination with VDH speaker cables. This is a solder-free, airtight fusion between the cable and plug and offers optimum signal transfer, excellent signal quality and perfect long-term performance.

Specifications

  • Van Den Hul The NOVA (Halogen Free) Bi-Wire (2-4) Factory Terminated Pair
  • Length: 2m
  • Material: Hybrid
  • Cable Type: Shielded quadruple conductor
  • Conductor Material: HYBRID: High purity dense Silver coated high purity Matched Crystal OFC + Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)
  • Design Purpose: Highest quality loudspeaker single, bi-wiring and bi-amping connections / High-end home, car hi-fi and PA applications
  • Eff Conductor: Each signal lead: 8.4 mm² / AWG 8 / 133, Two signal leads combined: 16.8 mm² / AWG 5 / 266
  • External Diameter: 17.1 mm
  • Jacket Colors: Transparent ruby red
  • Resistance: Each signal lead: 2.2 Ohm/km, Two signal leads combined: 1.1 Ohm/km, Screen: 2.2 Ohm/km
  • Capacitance: 180 pF/m
  • Insulation Cores: Polyethylene; Jacket: HULLIFLEX ® EHD / 300 Vrms min
  • Connector Types: When combining leads into pairs (e.g. as twin lead speaker cable or at amplifier side of bi-wiring cable): Our 10.0 mm. Ø cable entrance diameter Bus type Universal Speaker Connectors or our 10.0 mm. Ø cable entrance diameter BERRI Bus Connectors; Custom mountable on ordered lengths; For termination of individual leads: Our 6.5 mm. Ø cable entrance diameter Bus type Universal Speaker Connectors or our 6.5 mm. Ø cable entrance diameter BERRI Bus Connectors; Custom mountable on ordered lengths.

UK Delivery

 

1. We use Royal Mail 1st Class Services as a Standard Postage Option

Orders received before 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) are usually dispatched the same day by FIRST CLASS post (unless premium postal or timed courier services are selected), subject to stock availability. Over 98% of our orders are usually delivered the next working day including Saturdays.

Standard delivery is usually within 2-3 working days, although 98% of all orders are delivered the next working day including Saturdays . In extreme cases, such as delivery to the Highlands and Islands, this may take 3 days.

All items are fully insured and come with an invoice from Futureshop.co.uk. We use the Royal Mail for delivery of small packages and DPD or Interlink Express for items that weigh over 2KG. Items over 2KG are fully insured and will usually be delivered within 48 hours of placing your order Monday to Friday subject to stock availability. For International orders, we use FedEx Services where customers have selected this option.

Please note, special orders for non-standard cable lengths or custom-made cables may be subject to longer delivery time-scales. This may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

We offer 'Free UK delivery on orders over £99' subject to the following terms & conditions:

  • Applies only to orders with £99 or more of items (including VAT at the UK rate), at FutureShop.co.uk
  • Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK (excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by UK Mail).
  • Applies only to deliveries to addresses within mainland UK and Northern Ireland addresses. Applies only to orders that are to be delivered to a single Mainland UK delivery address.
  • You will not be eligible for free delivery on your order if any items are cancelled or returned for a refund, bringing the total order amount below £99. Where items are returned, the refund due will be the cost of the item less any postage costs.
  • We reserve the right to change or discontinue 'Free delivery on orders over £99 promotion at any time.
  • FREE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER £99 OFFER DOES NOT APPLY TO TRADE CUSTOMERS.

Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD or Interlink Express next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK.

Free Delivery for orders over £99 excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by DPD or Interlink Express.

 

Royal Mail 1st Class Shipping DPD Next Day Delivery

 

2. Special Delivery UK - Guaranteed Next Working Day

We have 99.9% of the UK covered With Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery. We guarantee delivery to most UK addresses by 1pm the next working day. This includes Northern Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey. Some places take longer to deliver to but we still guarantee delivery within three working days by 5.30 PM.

For the Next Day Special Delivery service, orders must be received by futureshop.co.uk by 4.30pm weekdays. Orders after the 4.30pm deadline cannot be guaranteed for same day dispatch.

Please note, Royal Mail Special Delivery for next working day may not be possible where non-standard cable lengths are ordered. If this is the case, the item will be shipped via The Royal Mail Special Delivery service as soon as the cable is custom made.

For orders weighing over 2KG, we reserve the right to ship items using Next Day Pre-Noon Courier Services where Royal Mail Special Delivery option has been selected.

 

Royal Mail Special Next Working Day Delivery

 

3. Channel Islands & Northern Ireland

We accept orders from all Channel Islands including Alderney, Jersey, Guernsey and Sark. Unless you select a premium service, Items weighing under 2KG are delivered using our standard UK delivery option above. For items weighing over 2KG, a surcharge may be applied for all deliveries to the Channel Islands as well as Northern Ireland.

 

European Countries

Deliveries to EU member states are subject to 20% VAT. We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 10 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 3 to 7 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Economy - Item are usually delivered within 48 to 72 hours

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

Worldwide - Excluding UK & Europe

Deliveries outside of the EU are not subject to 20% VAT and so the 20% tax on items is automatically deducted when you login or register.
We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 15 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail - Items are usually delivered within 10-15 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.

Where the actual weight of the package significantly exceeds the shipping cost charged on orders, we may write to you for an additional shipping charge. For larger orders, items may be shipped in multiple packets.

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

Free Cable Burn-In Service Option Using The Nordost Vidar Machine

 

Please Note: We are unable to burn-in cables with stripped bare ends or BFA plugs. Cables are burnt-in for the selected time period AFTER your order has been processed. Custom-length cables are burnt-in for the selected time period AFTER they have be terminated by the manufacturer or our engineers. 

Our cable burn-in service is a non-chargeable service and is provided by Future Shop at its discretion. We will attempt to fulfil all burn-in requests for the specified time periods. However, during extremely busy periods, we regret we may not be able to meet demand for all requests due to the limited connections available on the Nordost Vidar cable conditioning machines.

We are pleased to offer a free cable burn-in service for this cable when purchased through Future Shop. The Nordost VIDAR cable burn-in machine combines three distinct functions all in one operation:

  • It neutralises charges that build up around the cables and the insulation
  • It provides a very wide band and deep conditioning into the conductor core, which produces changes in the way signals pass through the metal.
  • It ultrasonically conditions the surface of the conductors.

 

Nordost Vidar Burn-in Machine

 

The VIDAR uses a proprietary combination of composite and complex signals to condition the cables. Parts of the signal oscillate at ultra-low frequencies, while other parts are in ultra-high ranges which extend beyond the range of video frequencies. The signal bounces in a ping-ping ball-like fashion from one end of the cable to the other. During the burn-in process, ultra-low frequencies penetrate deep into the core of the cable. The ultra-high frequencies zip along the surface. This method of signal transmission is set up to beat harmonics, or heterodynes, between the two complex waveforms. In the digital domain, this would be referred to as aliasing products. These beat frequencies penetrate all layers of the cable.  

The design of the circuitry also has a unique feature which drives electrons above the conductor into the dielectric (or insulation) area. The VIDAR not only sends ping pong signals along the cable, it also sends a similar signal from the centre core to the outer shield in the case of interconnect cables. This function neutralises the electrical charges discussed above.

So, what does that all mean to me?
The end result of conditioning cables with the Nordost VIDAR is improved sound staging, increased detail, and an overall more musical presentation.

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