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Turntable advice needed

Simon R ·
I'm looking for a new turntable but not sure what to go for. I have a CDX with XPS and would like a turntable at a similar level of performance. If the TT is not as good I will soon revert back to CD only listening and if it's much better I'll probably listen to Vinyl only. I know how popular the LP12 is here, but I'm put off by the prospect of ongoing maintenance. I've been thinking of Michell Gyro/Avid Diva/Rega P7. Any advice regarding the performance of these compared to my CDX/XPS would...
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Upgrade Advice

Oli G ·
Hi All, It's my first post here and I know there is tons of advice out there already but I have not found my exact configuration so I hope you can help me out. I am currently running the following setup: CD5xs >> nDac >> nait xs,...
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Upgrade path advice...please!

Audioneophyte ·
I have currentlyHdx.ssdDac112250Ovater 400Flat cap 2.... Two options for upgrade path: Option 1:Buy a new super cap, leave everything else the same, wait for a used 282 to come up or see if naim does a new model sometime in a...
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Re: SuperNait advice

nathan_klassen ·
If you like how the SNAIT sounds, meets your needs, has the functionality you want and you have the opportunity to grab one at a good price - well, why not? Bought my SuperNAIT in late October and I really enjoy it - I guess I wouldn't be surprised if a change of some sort is coming (given it was introduced in 2007 according to NAIM's product history info on the website). Even if a new one comes out though I'm not sure it will ultimately affect me. My SNAIT sounds good and I don't need more...
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Re: SuperNait advice

Tony Russell ·
Why would Naim discontinue one of their best selling products that was only launched a few years ago?
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munx ·
Originally Posted by Tony Russell: Why would Naim discontinue one of their best selling products that was only launched a few years ago? Upgrading?
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Tony Russell ·
Then its [rumoured] that its being upgraded not discontinued. Discontinued is when the product is no longer made... For what its worth I just purchased a Supernait also.
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Mike-B ·
If its discontinued then it will be worth more within a few months as a pre-loved classic.
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naimUnT ·
Supernait discontinued? No! But, I'm sure that if you compare an early SN with a recent one u might observe some changes here and there. I'm a SU owner but I still feel that the SN is the integrated flagship even tho I feel the SU had taken bits of SN DNA.
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Re: SuperNait advice

James L ·
If what your dealer is saying is true, tell your dealer you won't buy until you know what the run out price will be! Either way, buy one.
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Hungryhalibut ·
Let's face it; the Naim range is confusing and needs rationalising. Now we have the SuperUniti, the rationale for the Supernait is less clear. There has always been overlap with the 202/200, and that overlap has increased with the Sunity.
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James L ·
If there is an updated SN on it's way I'd say it'll be without digital inputs(?)
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naimUnT ·
I think the digital inputs stay but perhaps the nature of the DAC night change.
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Klout10 ·
Wait a while and buy an ex-dem SN instead, you won't regret it. Regards, Michel
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Re: Upgrade path advice...please!

yeti42 ·
282 powered from the FC then Hi or Supercap when you can afford it. (don't wait too long)
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HiFiman ·
I agree with the comments above, 282 straight away even with the FC it WILL be a massive upgrade over the 112. Sean
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Re: Upgrade path advice...please!

PSAN ·
I believe that's a question only you can answer as it involves a number of variables (time & money) that are really very individual.
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Audioneophyte ·
PSAN... I COMPLETELY understand, personal ear and budget being both subjective and personal. I am however... asking for an opinion, if you honestly have one, I would appreciate your sharing it... As an additional factor... I am sure I would upgrade to a 282 eventually... I may have not made this clear enough in my opinion post... thanks again for the help.
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Maxi Me ·
Option 2, great gear and nicely balanced. Not that I've taken my own advice!
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Re: Upgrade path advice...please!

Chag... ·
Option 2 - Sell the FC and try to go straight to S/H 282/HC/NAPSC. Go XPS on nDAC before SC. Go SC only if you might go 252. Assuming your 250 is black (250.2) and not olive or even CB. Always enjoy the Music.You really have a great system even if somewhat unbalanced with the 112.
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Gale 401 ·
Option 3 buy a Pre-loved SH or ex dem 282 ASAP. Their are loads about now on good Naim dealers sites. And do the same with a Supercap or Hicap. Stu.
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Re: Upgrade path advice...please!

arch7 ·
I had a 202 for a few days and sent it back for a 282. I used it bare for a few months and then got a SC. It will fit in nicely with the rest of your gear. I use a base nDac and its darn good with a CD5XS. Since you are weaker in the preamp, I'd shoot for the 282, although I don't think you can power it from the 250, so you'll need a HC or SC straight away.
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Hungryhalibut ·
Get a 282 now. The 112 is a huge bottleneck.
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J.N. ·
Yup; change to ANY pre-amp to do the 250 justice. The 112 is simply ghastly. John.
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Re: SuperNait advice

tonfan ·
Buy it, NOW !!!
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Poldo ·
Maybe they will update the S-Nait with BNC connectors like the N-Dac?
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Max_B ·
I'm glad I have all that I need already, safe for minor PSU upgrades. If I were to start buying my system now, I would be in doubt/trouble.. Nobody is happy to know that their preferred object is being discontinued (shall we ask to CDS3 owners?), but something that sounded good yesterday won't begin to sound bad tomorrow even if something sounding better/different has come out. A SuperNait is a very good amplifier; all new Naim gear seems to belong to the Streaming Audio family in one way or...
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Salmon Dave ·
Anyone know if the Supernait IS about to be replaced, or were the original posters on this thread getting confused with the imminent (then) arrival of the SuperUniti?
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Tony Russell ·
Originally Posted by Salmon Dave: Anyone know if the Supernait IS about to be replaced, or were the original posters on this thread getting confused with the imminent (then) arrival of the SuperUniti? Seems unlikely, it was only introduced 4 and a bit years ago.. one of the newest and best selling boxes in the Naim range....
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Re: advice needed for novice

I don't feel confident of advising you further than saying nd5xs is not (I don't think) duplicating anything. It includes a dac and looks to me to be a logical next step for you though others may have a different view. I have just got one (nd5) myself (aiming for nds ultimately) and am hoping to get a unitiserve in time - using a qnap nas drive to store ripped CDs.
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Re: advice needed for novice

MangoMonkey ·
Congrats! My recommendation would be to get a s/ h naim dac and hook up the unitiserv directly to it via its digital out.
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MangoMonkey ·
To lance's point, I wouldn't have bought a unitiserv myself - I run a synology nas into a naim steamer via Ethernet cables, but since you have, I think the naim dac is your best option.
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Re: advice needed for novice

Hungryhalibut ·
You need to consider whether you want a streaming system, in which case an nd5 would make complete sense. Alternatively, you can plug the Serve into DAC, as MM suggests. Don't listen to those who say that they would not have bought a Serve - it's a pointless observation given that you now have it. I own one, and it works beautifully, with no need to fiddle with computers to rip CDs. Think about whether you want to play CDs, as if you don't, there is no point getting a Uniti. Then think about...
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Re: Phono stage to 5si

yeti42 ·
Use one of the Din inputs for preference but any would do. You're not trying to power a stageline (prefix or superline) from the amp I hope because you can't.
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

Richard Dane ·
There will be a difference, yes. Best ask your Naim dealer for a demo so you can listen for yourself. Note that you will also need a Phono stage. The Stageline can be powered from the AUX2 socket on the Supernaits, as can the Superline as well as the sadly discontinued Prefix. A dedicated power supply can be used too. So you may not actually save so much space....
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

JackRyan ·
Without knowing your speakers, I would have a Supernait 2.
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

Mattnbarns ·
I moved from a NAC72 / NAP140 / HiCap driving Neat Motive SE2 to SN2 driving the same. For me the SN2 was a big improvement, though I have to say I couldn't part with the former so I set up a second system in a spare room. Make of that want you will.
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

benisjamin ·
Sorry, I forgot to mention the speakers currently being used, those being: Harbeth HLP3
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

cat345 ·
Originally Posted by benisjamin: Hi all, I currently own the following Naim separates: NAC102 (pre-amp) NAP140 (power amp) NAPSC (power supply) but was wondering will I see any difference to swap this out for either a Supernait or Supernait 2 integrated amplifier ? ( I could do with the additional space but I'm not sure if this is a good enough reason to swap out for. ) The turntable used with the above, should it make any difference to the answer is an LP12 w/Ekos arm. Any advice will be...
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

Max_B ·
I have a large - but not huge - living room, acoustically warm, and speakers are positioned along a short wall which is something I hate but can't do otherwise. When I had my last pair of N-Sats, I compared 42.5/Snaps/140 to my customary Supernait, and although the chrome bumpers were fun, there was not much game to my ears between the two - I kept the Supernait. But I definitely prefer accuracy and control over excitement: each to his own, I imagine, and we probably choose what resembles...
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

Romi ·
What is it about your present system which you would like to improve or is it strictly about space on the rack?
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

benisjamin ·
Its down to space saving more than anything, and the desire to modernise. I inherited the current setup, so I'm not all too savvy with upgrading, but after speaking to a couple of people I know they recommended the Supernait as a direct replacement for the 3 Naim separates I already own. I did not realise that I would need a separate phono stage as I thought this was built into the Supernait ? " Note that you will also need a Phono stage" > Richard Dane
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

Mulberry ·
I tend to prefer compact things of high quality pretty much everywhere in my life. Because of this, the SN 2 is right now most likely to be my next amplifier. It will sound more refined then your seperates, others might describe the same thing as "less lively", which is very much not my impression. As mentioned by Richard Dane, you will need a Phono stage. The Stageline, powered by the Aux 2, is nice and does not take much space.
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

Stoik ·
Budget wise, I would go for a Nait XS-2, Flatcap XS and Stageline for about the same money as a Supernait 2. Best bang for the bucks. If you go for a Supernait 2 and a Stageline, I would recommend to get a Hicap DR too, or scheduled as your next upgrade. Very refined, yet modern sounding, playback awaits. In the preloved market, I would go for a NAC 82 (with proper phono board fitted) + Hicap and get the NAP 140 serviced. More of the same, only better. Bye
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

analogmusic ·
buy a HCDR instead and keep the separates. why lose money?
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

DynFan160 ·
I'll have a new SN2 arriving here next week. I've been an XS2 (70wpc version) owner for a year. Am finally looking to auditioning them both side-to-side in my own home. I'll be able to talk more about their differences I suppose. I've done a lot of reading of SN2 bare vs. SN2+HCDR. Most, close to 80%, of what I have read would lean towards the SN2 pure (alone) being just great. The HCDR adds marginal improvement for those who want to burn the cash.
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

joerand ·
DynFan160, Congrats on deciding to audition the SN2! I'll be interested to hear your findings.
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Re: Naim Separates vs Supernait: Advice Needed

Tariqv ·
Looking forward to your comparison of XS2 and SN2, I'm in the same camp as you are and planning an upgrade very soon
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Re: Second Hand XPS-2

ianrobertm ·
Very wise.... A very late Yardbirds track - guitars by Jimmy Page
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Re: Second Hand XPS-2

RikkieB ·
Hi Guys, Thnx for all your tips&tricks plus off-topic discussions ;-). I have not decided yet, total price (including DR upgrade) will be €3600 euro (= £2652). Meanwhile I will just enjoy my 272/250DR and think about it. Rik
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