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Congrats on the S1 purchase. I had a brief demo in Chicago last year... it was astonishing. The break-in process is a long one... My...
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You won't care what it looks like, it's a remarkable cable. I've used Sarum Tuned Array for several years and have demo'd all of the...
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Hi Bryce, I can speak directly to this. Yes, you can absolute mix Chord Music and Sarum cables in a system. Definitely start with your...
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I've owned many Naim digital sources over the last 17 years: CD3,CD2,CDS1,CDS2,CDS3,CD555 & NDS. Each player from the CD3 on was an...
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I remember when I got my CDS3, it sounded terrible... took it to the dealer and they moved one internal cable a different direction (at...
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I replaced my CD555 with the NDS without regret, everything sounded better. I've improved my NDS over the last few years by adding a...
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I'll add my voice to the chorus. My 552 is 15 years old and I had it recapped/DR'd earlier this year. It took a few months to break-in,...
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How's the dispersion on the ribbon tweeter? Ribbon speakers can have very narrow sweet spots.
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Glad you are liking them Graeme, astonishing sound from a tiny speaker. If you get a chance, listen to them with Super Lumina speaker...
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Graeme, The 10's like to be up against the wall and a good set of sand-filled stands are highly recommended. They work best in a small...
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The Klipsch's were a summertime fling... ultimately they went back to the online retailer. The ProAc's are so impressive, everyone who...
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I'm running a NDX/UnitiQute2/NAP100 into ProAc Tablet 10's at my office. Sound is very impressive... so good I could easily make it my...
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DIN to XLR Music cables were installed last night and the results are spectacular. More of everything the IC did, it's like the noise...
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Here are my thoughts: Comparing two thoroughbred interconnects is much like comparing a Mercedes AMG GT to a Porsche 911 Turbo. Sure,...
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A friend kindly loaned me a 3.5m pair of SL cables. Sadly too short for the home system but perfect length for the humble office system.
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I filled all five of the posts with sand. Started with the center column and after a few days of listening filled the remaining smaller...
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Just bought a pair of Tablet 10's... fantastic speaker for a small room.
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I would not worry too much about your ARO... I've had mine for 15 years and never had a problem. Cymbiosis is a good source for parts...
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I did try the Nait 2... it was not as good as the Qute2+NAP100 combo. It's in desperate need of a recap...can't decide what to do with it?
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I did hear the Blumentein's. Let's just say I was not impressed with the speaker or his business practices. Caveat Emptor.
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That sounds like a great system... The few times I've heard the 272 I've been impressed. Perfect balance between streamer/preamp.
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I listened to a pair of ProAc Tablet 10's in my NDS/552/500 system the other night and they sounded amazing. It was so good I thought I...
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Skip, I plan to call Blumenstein this week and arrange a demo of the Triton's. I'm curious to hear them. I've often said that Naim's...
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Blumenstein's are made just down the road from me in West Seattle!
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NBLs are merciless, but quite good if you have a top flight Naim system. I ran mine both active with 135s and a passive 500. Honestly,...
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My UnitiServe went back in last night and did a round of listening, comparing the BNC vs Ethernet. Like the Core the difference was not...
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More witchcraft... it never ends. Naim could have solved this by incorporating a switch into the Core.
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My preference is the Naim DC-1 cable direct to the NDS. It is a far more musical experience, with greater resolution. There's an...
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My goal (and the owner of this Core) is to eliminate all of the ethernet cables, power supplies and witchcraft by going with a direct...
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I'm using very low noise linear power supplies on the U-Serve and Synology drive... the switch also has a small linear power supply...
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I'm using the Naim DC-1. Just got my Synology share to connect. Time to compare well known music.
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As you go up the Naim line the components become more sensitive to set-up. What might have sounded good with a SN2 or 172 may not work...
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I looked around my CD library, which was entirely ripped using the UnitiServe, and none of my CDs have the edit feature. It's gone. I...
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Allante... you make a good point. Super Lumina was created for Statement, electronics with a noise floor substantially lower than any...
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Good point Mark. There are so many variables which shape the sound. The SL worked great in my room... it could sound completely...
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Spent the last few days comparing Sarum Tuned Array (STA) IC & DIN-XLR, Sarum T (ST) IC & DIN-XLR, AVoptions Deep-Cryo Lavender...
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I will be spending the next few days with Chord Sarum T IC & DIN-XLR. My current setup is Super Lumina IC & Sarum TA DIN-XLR.
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Buyer Beware: I tried a cheap mini to RCA mono-cable and it degraded the sound of my NDS/552 significantly. Best to go with a high...
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Really liking Kudos design direction. Elegant looks that stand out from a crowd of boring boxes.
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If I were ever to downgrade (and I have thought about it) I'd do the 272/250DR combo. Simple two box hi-fi solution.
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The second 555ps on the NDS really opens up the sound. Highly recommended. I'd also recommend linear power supplies for your UnitiServe,...
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I've not heard the 707's, but if they are anything like my Titan's you should be in for a treat.
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Bright or harsh treble sound is often caused by poor soldering. Have your dealer or someone very qualified re-do your cable ends. Make...
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I've done the 552 vs S1 comparison. The S1 is simply in another universe and it only took a couple of notes to hear the difference. A...
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I think some folks here are missing the point of my post. The source first dogma does not recognize the importance of the preamp and how...
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If I were to start my Naim adventure over again, I'd put the big money into the 552 first. This goes against the source first theory,...
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Re: CD555
Long live the CD555! I owned one for many years, and its sound quality was tremendous. Loved the build quality and that door was fun to...
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I DR'd my 500 a few months ago... massive improvement. It's a different amp, more headroom and greater detail. 009 transistors from the...
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Never sell it. Have Chris West do the restoration... yes it is expensive, but he's the best and takes great care with every aspect of...
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I replaced my Hi-Line with a Chord Sarum Tuned Aray cable. Everything was better until I heard the Super Lumina. The difference was...
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Every time I hear Wilson's I feel like I'm watching a fireworks display. Lot's of sizzle, frequencies zipping all over the place.... not...
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Bumping this topic to see if any other DPS owners could share their thoughts? Thanks!
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