Atom/Nova update

Strange message on Facebook Naim forum was just added and then removed.   Naim employee stating something to celebrate for customers and employees alike.  Surely not what we all been hoping for?

Naim please tell us more......

EITHER way, Forum members please just take as a personal observation as don't want to add to the false expectations on dates or turn this into another bad communication message about Naim handling the release of the units.  

Just hoping beyond hope this is just a further example of good momentum building for the Units range.

robert_h posted:

Moorgates in Sheffield say (on facebook) they are getting an Atom in next week (24 July onwards). Dont know if that means uou can buy and take one home.

[quote]I can confirm that we will have our Naim Atom on demonstration next week.[/quote]

Be the first kid on the block to take one home and risk becoming a beta tester for months afterwards. This time I'll let others take one for the team.

Iconoclast posted:
robert_h posted:

Moorgates in Sheffield say (on facebook) they are getting an Atom in next week (24 July onwards). Dont know if that means uou can buy and take one home.

[quote]I can confirm that we will have our Naim Atom on demonstration next week.[/quote]

Be the first kid on the block to take one home and risk becoming a beta tester for months afterwards. This time I'll let others take one for the team.

It'll be perfect!

If the dealers are indeed confirming arrival of Atom units next week then I imagine it will be generally announced to customers either later today or maybe on Monday or tuesday of next week.  UK dealers will always be told first so they can get their ducks in a row and also give time to receive their units. Anyway, we shall see what is announced in due course...

Richard Dane posted:

If the dealers are indeed confirming arrival of Atom units next week then I imagine it will be generally announced to customers either later today or maybe on Monday or tuesday of next week.  UK dealers will always be told first so they can get their ducks in a row and also give time to receive their units. Anyway, we shall see what is announced in due course...

I can see something between the lines here Richard.

For me the Nova is just another Superuniti but its the Star I am waiting for because of its ability to Rip Cds and hopefully store them all in one component.   Alas the wait I hear is even longer than the Nova, I hope its worth the wait.  The power out put on the Star is 70 watts, would it be sufficient to drive ATC SCM 19 and 40 comfortably?  I suppose at this stage no one can say for sure.

Romi posted:

For me the Nova is just another Superuniti

Well kind of - other than, so I was told by Naim,  the architecture has been purposely redesigned from the ground up with the new models  - where as the SuperUniti (as well as other Naim products) have tended to use a more modular bolt-together type approach which apparently might not have always delivered the best synergies possible. I am expecting quite a boost to streaming performance.  The (prototype) Nova I heard last December replayed music impressively well.

Romi posted:

The power out put on the Star is 70 watts, would it be sufficient to drive ATC SCM 19 and 40 comfortably?

Well I heard the Nova drive a pair of relatively challenging  Sopra No1 speakers in a fairly large room - the Nova sounded totally in control to me with bass, rhythms, vocals and dynamics.. I would be very surprised if the Nova doesn't take full control of 19s with ease. The new ATCs are not too hard to drive at all for infinite baffle designs - but obviously not yet able to confirm

 

 

Sloop John B posted:

Glad to hear the nova is shipping. Everyone at Naim must be mightily relieved  

Normal service resumed. 

 

.sjb

 

The Atom is shipping sjb, Nova will hopefully follow soon. But pedantry aside, yep, I'm delighted both for Naim and the customers who've been waiting for preorders and auditions.

Alhtoumgh my Atom/Nova Demo in 2 weeks will presumably need another postponement.) 

Gazza posted:

I now have my Nova demo scheduled for 3rd week in August, will probably demo PMC, kudos, and Russell k 120/150.

Gazza - please report back and expand on your your experience when you get to hear the Nova, especially when partnered with the Kudos and Russell K speakers.

19ft sq = 5.77m sq
That will result in a big room resonance peak at 34Hz.

If you use larger speakers with better bass extension (i.e. bass extension any where near 34Hz) the bass response at 34Hz will be greatly exaggerated and could well result in the 'one note bass' effect.

Huge posted:

19ft sq = 5.77m sq
That will result in a big room resonance peak at 34Hz.

If you use larger speakers with better bass extension (i.e. bass extension any where near 34Hz) the bass response at 34Hz will be greatly exaggerated and could well result in the 'one note bass' effect.

Isn't a room 19ft by 19ft actually 33.6 square metres? Does this make a difference?

Hungryhalibut posted:
Huge posted:

19ft sq = 5.77m sq
That will result in a big room resonance peak at 34Hz.

If you use larger speakers with better bass extension (i.e. bass extension any where near 34Hz) the bass response at 34Hz will be greatly exaggerated and could well result in the 'one note bass' effect.

Isn't a room 19ft by 19ft actually 33.6 square metres? Does this make a difference?

19ft x 19ft = 5.79m x 5.79m = 33.5m2

As the room is square, the standing waves in the room - transverse and longitudinal - will both have the same wavelength that being twice the distance between the walls.

λ = 11.6m ≅ 34Hz in air at STP.

That gives a very strong resonance at 34Hz.

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