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Use Supernait in surround sound

ajay1223 ·
How can a Supernait be used with a Yamaha AX1 to drive the main speakers during a movie
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Winter Sales and Free downlods; Naim, Sound Liaison, Linn and HD Tracks.

Peet ·
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Who determines the Naim sound?

Jan-Erik Nordoen ·
When Naim develops a new product, obviously many people listen at several stages of prototype development, but who ultimately determines whether the end result is truly providing the PRAT and emotional connection that characterize Naim, and the...
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Re: Use Supernait in surround sound

Maxi Me ·
Front pre-out from AX1 to the AV input of Supernait.
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Re: Use Supernait in surround sound

ajay1223 ·
Thank you, wouldn't it be main out ? Also does this turn off the sub out on the supernait ?
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Re: Use Supernait in surround sound

Maxi Me ·
Looking at the back panel picture on google, there are a couple of outputs that probably do the job. Doubt it turns sub-out off from Supernait, that will just be taking signal from AV input and amplifying out through whatever it normally has attached. If your sub is attached via more than one amplifier, then you will need to be careful.
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Re: Use Supernait in surround sound

ajay1223 ·
I have successfully got the supernait to work in AV mode, you must use the remote, the sub out is turned off, the REL can handle the LFE and HI-LO phono as they are different plugs and it is designed to handle them, only one will be used at a time anyway, thank you again
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Re: Backup of HDX, complete

Bart ·
I am not fully familiar with the 2-drive HDX. BUT, have you updated the software to version 1.7? If so, it certainly is possible to backup to a folder on a nas on your network. The reference manual tells you how to set up a backup folder. No, I am pretty sure that it's NOT possible to backup to a directly connected external hard drive.
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Former Member ·
When did Wharfedale make good speakers ?
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

GraemeH ·
Originally Posted by b_lund: When did Wharfedale make good speakers ? 1980's 'Diamond' I remember being OK. G
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

james n ·
Diamonds ... A long time ago and then they went to China....
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

master_hifi ·
Let's not push the discussion into this direction, please I was hoping these new speakers, made in China, I agree, could be a good match. Jade 7 If someone from this forum tested them... I would be glad to hear.
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Stephen Tate ·
Another thread about nothing.
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

SmauG ·
All cable talk aside..... Has the OP tried to move the speakers around yet? And if so, please share some results
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Christopher_M ·
^ +1. Absolutely. Get on with it! Chris
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

master_hifi ·
2 things: - about the cables, I agree with the user "Huge", Audioquest 14/4 in Quad Star is better than NACA5 from my personal tests, at least my taste goes for that one. I returned the NACA5 because of this. Even the Wireworld Luna 16/4 is better IMHO. - I rearranged the speakers, nothing spectacular, little improvements. I also did a mistake saying that I have 4m distance, I measured 2.8m between them - I also did give NAD another try, that one is more powerful, but still the little Nait...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

hastings ·
Back in the day I moved from a NAD c350 to a Nait 5i and wondered the same thing: where's the bass? It seems deep bass is part of the NAD sound. But don't get quantity and quality confused here. The bass detail on the NAD was poor - reach had far exceeded grasp. It sounded unnatural too. You need time to acclimatize to the nait presentation - the nait is far more sophisticated and coherent. The thumpy bass is gone and you've won overall. If that deep bass is still something you can't do...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Stephen Tate ·
It's funny you should say that. A friend of mine bought a NAD C320 on the basis that it had won product of the year twice in a row, in fact he bought two of them and then bridged them (why o why i'll never know). My NAC92/90.3 utterly trounced it in every shape or form (musically) so the guy ended selling the whole lot and got a Nait 3 instead - it was a real eye opener for the poor soul as power was everything to him. Needless to say he had learned a valid lesson on his real stepping stone...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

master_hifi ·
What I can honsstly say in my case is that although I have some little things that are bugging me, the Naim is definitely a keeper and the NAD will be sold
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Stephen Tate ·
Hi, Is there any reason why you are not using NACA5 speaker cables? I know it's a cliché but you really need to try it as I think this will iron out those little niggles. They need to be expertly made up using Naim's own loudspeaker plugs (very important) and be at least 3.5 meters long in equal lengths. If you cater to the Nait's needs it will bend over backwards to reward you with any music you care to throw at it. I've just finished a two day session and have to admit that i'm finding it...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

realmadspur ·
Well to TBH, I'm no hifi expert but my mate has a Naim 5si with the Naim 5cd and I think it's a seriously nice system...with Neat iotas I think...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Huge ·
Originally Posted by Stephen Tate: Hi, Is there any reason why you are not using NACA5 speaker cables? I know it's a cliché but you really need to try it as I think this will iron out those little niggles. They need to be expertly made up using Naim's own loudspeaker plugs (very important) and be at least 3.5 meters long in equal lengths. ... Steve There's no electrical reason to use the NACA5 with the Nait series, nor do they need a minimum cable length of 3.5m. Furthermore, the Audioquest...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Stephen Tate ·
Yes I understand it will work electrically, so will a twin & earth mains cable if you wanted it to, I was merely referring to the flavour. Steve
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Stephen Tate ·
The great thing I like about the Nait 5si is that it is not fussy about what type of music you play through it, it just get's on with it, unlike Naim amps of old. It's not relentless either by trying to spoon feed you with what it likes. To find that it is more mature and at ease with what's going on than the old olive kit, this in my opinion negates any slight leanness in the bass... I think it's fair to say that What HIFI? magazine have given it a pretty accurate review. Enjoy. .
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Former Member ·
With my Nait XS i think treble is also a bit strangled/rounded and sound can't be a touch bold and lacking a bit richness overall. But of course PRAT, bass kick, stability and fun are excellent.
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

SmauG ·
I own both a Nait 5i-2 and a pair of Evo2-30's and would call neither of them bass shy. I can't imagine the bass from the 5Si to be any less than that of its predecessor. Based on your description of bass and "strangled trebble" my guess is a speakerphase problem. Have you checked and rechecked your speakerwiring on both (amp and speaker) sides? Also, The Wharfedales need quite some space around them to work well. Stay clear of the back/side wall. In my opinion a room would be rather too...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

master_hifi ·
Hi, I strongly believe I don't have a phase problem, here's why. I use the same speaker cables (respecting colors, red to +, black to -), same position, and with the NAD C356BEE that one is able to give more weight to the bass. It's more powerful, too. The speakers position is "classic", 4 meters between them, 60 cm from the walls. the room is large. Have you tested with other amp to compare on your system? Even the small C326 BEE was able to produce a greater bass. Also one Yamaha amp and...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Former Member ·
Originally Posted by master_hifi: Hi, I strongly believe I don't have a phase problem, here's why. I use the same speaker cables (respecting colors, red to +, black to -), same position, and with the NAD C356BEE that one is able to give more weight to the bass. It's more powerful, too. The speakers position is "classic", 4 meters between them, 60 cm from the walls. the room is large. Have you tested with other amp to compare on your system? Even the small C326 BEE was able to produce a...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

master_hifi ·
Not complaining about the midrange. Bass and highs...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Former Member ·
Originally Posted by master_hifi: Not complaining about the midrange. Bass and highs... try 1,5 a 2 meters and you'll find it out!
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Stephen Tate ·
Hi, I've been running a 5si for around 3 months using all stock Naim cables and Credo loudspeakers. I do agree that the bass is a little shy but then again I find this with most Naim kit and HiFi in general these days - all mostly middle. (they don't want you upsetting the next doors?) It's not in the same league as my old slimline active set so I've just put it down to this, on the other hand it is very musical and infectious without any fatigue and can go quite loud without caving in. I...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Stephen Tate ·
Oh I forgot to mention - I did find rigging it with a clean dedicated radial mains feed tended to open out the treble a little and flesh out the bottom some what but the overall character still remains. I like it, I think it's a great little amp in general, worth the money that's for sure.
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Stephen Tate ·
The Nait 3 is still king.
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

SmauG ·
You realy should try to place the speakers closer together. Speaker placement is key in this matter. also play with the distance from the rear wall and the listning position to tune the bass. If you don't get the results you like, give the nad another try.
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Stover ·
Originally Posted by SmauG: You realy should try to place the speakers closer together. Speaker placement is key in this matter. also play with the distance from the rear wall and the listning position to tune the bass. If you don't get the results you like, give the nad another try. +1 You should give your system justice by doing as suggested above. This exercise will give you knowledge about room an speakers and how they "talk to eachother". Only then you get to optimize your Nait or even...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Jan-Erik Nordoen ·
Hi, Have look at this thread : http://forums.naimaudio.com/topic/the-naits-compared
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Guy007 ·
master_hifi, what speakers (and cable) and source are you pairing with the 5si ? The speakers IMHO will have more impact on the treble/bass. That said I tried a non Naim power cord on the 5si and that took away from the bass ( but added to the high vocal clarity ) so I use the cord that came with the 5si. Mine is paired with CD5si and KEF LS50's
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

master_hifi ·
The speakers I use: Wharfedale Evo 30 Signature. (these are 21 kg 2.5 way speakers) Source: Naim DAC-V1 connected via USB with Kimber Cable Silver USB Power cord: Wireworld Stratus 52 on the DAC, the amp runs with stock power cord Speaker cables: Audioquest FLX14/4 (tried also with Wireworld Luna 16/4) RCA interconnect DAC to AMP: Audioquest King Cobra All above config was tested with 2 differents amps: - the classic NAD C356 BEE (which costs 50% less) - the Cambridge Audio 851A (which costs...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Guy007 ·
master_hifi In terms of Powerchords, other than going up to the Powerline, stick with the stock cables, so try that on the DAC ? I'm not familiar with other European power chords, others in Romania might be able to help though. In terms of the Evo 30's, I am not familiar with them, but in order to get a fuller sound, you should try the Naim NACA5 speaker cable ( which I have). I can't say I 've had a problem with compressed vocals. Naim is a bit more particular with it's pairing than NAD or...
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

master_hifi ·
NACA5 cables: tried them, but returned them as I lost more on the bass and came back to Audioquest 14/4. Indeed, they help gaining some clarity. Powerline: anyone tried it on the DAC or amp ? a little skeptical, costs half the price of the amp... not better to spend that money on XS2 ? Vocals are beautiful, they not seem compressed to me, only the highs (my terminology was bad, sorry).
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Re: Nait 5si: how it sounds ?

Former Member ·
I suggest to get better speakers, full Naim cabling runned in few weeks, otherwise full Chord cabling runned in few weeks, don't mix cables
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Re: Winter Sales and Free downlods; Naim, Sound Liaison, Linn and HD Tracks.

Mr Underhill ·
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Re: Winter Sales and Free downlods; Naim, Sound Liaison, Linn and HD Tracks.

migo ·
HD Tracks sell 2L files
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Re: Winter Sales and Free downlods; Naim, Sound Liaison, Linn and HD Tracks.

migo ·
Does anyone know the specs on this e-classical offer? it says 24bit but is it 44.1 or 96... 192....? http://www.eclassical.com/labe...en-symphonies-1.html
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Re: Winter Sales and Free downlods; Naim, Sound Liaison, Linn and HD Tracks.

migo ·
I was looking for something like this, thanks!
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Re: Winter Sales and Free downlods; Naim, Sound Liaison, Linn and HD Tracks.

Peet ·
Ok but does the new one work? and how come mine plays fine?
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Re: Winter Sales and Free downlods; Naim, Sound Liaison, Linn and HD Tracks.

Peet ·
Yes the costumer support is getting a good rap on the internet from that company. And Frans I presume is head engineer Frans de Rond himself? My DSD file plays perfect, is the new one working better? Can a file get corrupted when downloading?
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Re: Winter Sales and Free downlods; Naim, Sound Liaison, Linn and HD Tracks.

Peet ·
Of course...I forgot ... thanks
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Re: Winter Sales and Free downlods; Naim, Sound Liaison, Linn and HD Tracks.

ragman ·
Hi, I think they New dsd files were processed in. Different way. don't think ist is possible to corrupt them during Download.
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Re: Winter Sales and Free downlods; Naim, Sound Liaison, Linn and HD Tracks.

christian u ·
I agree, let's all start paying for the music. Buy the Download it is worth it.
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