A cable cannot be cold warm full bodied etc etc You are all being conned
Sorry to hijack this thread a bit.
Although true, there is no way we can describe the sonics of cables correctly or accurately. That is what makes reviewing of cables so difficult as we not only need to use all these adjectives to describe the characteristics of cables but also provide a benchmark for comparison purposes.
Back to the original topic, I have the Nordost Blue Heavens s/c, currently using SPM speaker cable. I have the Nordost Frey interconnects, and I believe they are quite similiar to the Heimdall. Contrary to Ssglx findings, I find the Frey to lack bass impact in comparison to the XLO Signature 2, so I can't say which is a neutral cable. With the bass coming forth strongly with the XLO, dynamic swings with music are much improved and not as flat sounding with the Frey. Anyway, to each his own. I know of others who liked the Nordost Frey's presentation.
So satisfied with the results, I am now considering to switch from the Nordost SPM to the XLO Signature speaker cable although I do like the SPM's presentation and can certainly live with them for long-term. I will most likely get the XLO end of this month and report my findings. I really don't know how to describe the sonics of the SPM s/c, but in comparison with the Blue Heavens they sound more controlled from top to bottom with lusher mids and less metallic top-end. Sonic dfferences are subtle but noticeable. No experience with Heimdall.