Bryce Curdy posted:
For the avoidance of any doubt, I do recognise that streaming had a substantial role in the withdrawl of the CD555, but equally I suspect Naim will release amplifiers using the Statement technology but at a less crazy price, and equally that they will release a reference streamer to companion the Statement. I don't believe the 552 and 500 will be available 5 years from now.
Of course statement technology will and is already coming down to the other series. And these totally makes sense. Capatilizing on great technology. However I don't think the amplification will be removed so easily. At it's price point and with the upgrade to dr technology, the 552 and 500 will still have a place for a long time. For people who don't have statement funds but which want extreme quality in reproduction of music.