New Nova Owner's

Hi Everyone, I am finally a new Nova owner & first time Naim user. It is a beautiful piece of machinery & even at this early stage it sounds great ! I did notice after some hours of playing Miles Davis Blue in Green  (off of the rear USB) that the Nova seemed to sound a little louder & also a little more detail as time moved on. I am useing a pair of older 7 meter NACA5s on loan as demo for now. They have not been use in a while, so I guess reburn-in is emanate. I know there is going to be a learning curve being a Naim newbie, so I have a few newbie questions for you :

1. I noticed the favorites button on the face of the unit. Can it be used to creating a favorites list from an incerted USB stick ? Or any other incerted device ? The only thing it seemed to worked for is the pre-loaded internet radio apps from naim. When I tried to add a collage station to the favorites list, it kept returning back to the naim radio app. Just wondering if I am doing something wrong, or is it the way favorites is set up ? Just for certain in-house radio apps ? 

2. I noticed that when i incerted the Memory Card into its slot with music on it, I could not access any of the data and there was no input on the remote or iPad that was labeled Memory Card. So I am just wondering is it actually falls under one of the digital inputs ? or does it the Memory Slot have a different function ? I hope I don't sound to computer illiterate here to some of you  ! Lol. But I'm no techie, just trying to learn. 

3. Does the Nova always stay in standby mode (with the power button still illuminated) when you power down ? Or is there another step I am missing ? 

Thanks for now, I know I will have more questions moving forward Peace 

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Hi Freedonsounds, congratulations on your new Nova - I had one of the first ones and I love it - it just gets better and better. Re you questions:

1. the favourites button just works for internet radio and should work for any radio station you can find on your Nova. Just pres the star when you are listening

2. Don't know as I've never tried a memory card but I'm sure someone will be along who has

3. Yes

Enjoy! 

Also, have another question, I also noticed that when I i first turned the Nova on for the first time and went into internet radio and went to WKCR-FM that the WKCR-FM logo was full Screen on the display face with no other information except for WKCR-FM. But now in my 2nd uses it does display full-screen at all. If fact, the Nova just reverts back to the home display on the screen. I would like to get the WKCR-FM logo to again display fully on the screen while the station is in use ? Just wondering if someone could tell me how to do this ??? Thanks

Pev posted:

Hi Freedonsounds, congratulations on your new Nova - I had one of the first ones and I love it - it just gets better and better. Re you questions:

1. the favourites button just works for internet radio and should work for any radio station you can find on your Nova. Just pres the star when you are listening

2. Don't know as I've never tried a memory card but I'm sure someone will be along who has

3. Yes

Enjoy! 

but if you hold the power button in it will power down completely

Freedomsounds posted:

Also, have another question, I also noticed that when I i first turned the Nova on for the first time and went into internet radio and went to WKCR-FM that the WKCR-FM logo was full Screen on the display face with no other information except for WKCR-FM. But now in my 2nd uses it does display full-screen at all. If fact, the Nova just reverts back to the home display on the screen. I would like to get the WKCR-FM logo to again display fully on the screen while the station is in use ? Just wondering if someone could tell me how to do this ??? Thanks

 

Freedomsounds posted:

Also, have another question, I also noticed that when I i first turned the Nova on for the first time and went into internet radio and went to WKCR-FM that the WKCR-FM logo was full Screen on the display face with no other information except for WKCR-FM. But now in my 2nd uses it does display full-screen at all. If fact, the Nova just reverts back to the home display on the screen. I would like to get the WKCR-FM logo to again display fully on the screen while the station is in use ? Just wondering if someone could tell me how to do this ??? Thanks

I've just tried this on WKCR-FM and it goes straight to the station logo screen although sometimes when you select a station it goes to the 'Now Playing' screen for a few seconds and then to the logo. You could try making WKCR a favourite, also have you restarted the App. Worth a try.  Thanks for mentioning the station though, they're playing some great jazz.

Thank you Daveas, I figure it out once I went through the app. The one thing I could not do is add the channel to favorites. Have you tried to add college stations to favorites ? and Is it even possible ?  

Another problem (well I don't know if it is a problem yet)  I've noticed is if you have a sd card & a USB stick in use at the same time, the display in the app will only show & play the sd card.  Why is the sd slot there ? Is it meant for a back up or is it ment for music playback ?

By the way, glad you were turned on by WKCR FM  I is the greatest jazz station on the planet & if you keep listening, you will see why ! Peace.

Assuming you are using  the Apple App:  Once you have the station playing, press the station logo that should appear in the bottom left of the app screen.  Then press the star near the bottom of the 'Internet Radio' screen.  I've just done it so it works, but I'm not so keen on the early music thats playing at the moment!

     I've not used SD or USB but I think they are just there as a playback source.  

Dave

 

 

 

So, after 4 days of getting to know my nova I really like it, so far, so good, with the exception of one thing that I hope is not a problem. Today I connected the HDMI from the Nova to the HDMI ARC on the TV and nothing, So I double checked the connections and tried it again to no avail. So, I’m hoping that someone here may be able to point me in the right direction. Thanks 

It’s a long running saga on the forum. It would seem Naim follow the ARC protocol to the letter, but some TV manufacturers do not, Samsung being the one that crops up. I use the optical from my virgin box to Nova as do others, I do not have an ARC TV set.

 

Freedomsounds posted:

So, can the firmware updates be installed while the Nova is in standby mode ? Just trying to figure out if it updated while I was away during the day.

It won't do it on its own. You have to consciously tell it to update. But I think there is a bug in the old firmware that gives the date of update as today, whichever day it is.

best

David

Has anyone had there Nova just shut down while using the optical connection for tv viewing ???

Mine did it twice in 5 minuets and it was not because of a power outage. It was like the unit crashed. When it happened the first time it just lost sound, I pressed the power button and the unit powered down, I pressed it again to powered up and the sound came back on. Then after 5 min or so, the unit shut completely down on its own, and then started to reboot. Just trying to figure out if it a internal flaw that’s common with this unit. Thank

Freedomsounds posted:

I have a question, has anyone had a problem with the Nova once left on internet radio for a number of hours the unit randomly powering down ? This has been happening consistently. So, I am trying to figuring out if it is inherent or something I’m doing wrong ?

check the standby time in the app setting but it shouldent affect it if the radio is running I would have thought

At  different times I have had the same thing happen. today, I left it running for a few hour with a usb stick while I stepped out and when I came back it was still running and everything was fine. But then when I back internet radio it would not boot up. I will say I am getting kinda frustrated. 

Or as per my original note talk to your dealer who should be able to talk you through the issue and then contact Naim on your behalf. I did this as I as trying to play the Core via Spdif from Nova......you can only do that for Upnp, my mistake easily sorted.

Freedomsounds posted:

Is there a reset setting on the Nova to return all of its settings to (out of box new) settings ? I am just wondering if resetting the unit will bring it back to normal, the way it was the first week, when it seemed to be working properly.

You can reset to factory settings, but the firmware doesn't change, as Gazza says. However it does sometimes get rid of strange behaviour. And it is like out of the box for current production that will ship with the latest firmware.

I don't have a Nova, so can't talk you through the exact procedure, but in another thread a day or so back this was mentioned and that said you use the front panel buttons to navigate to setup, about, and then factory reset (or words to that effect). You have to then set it up again including pairing the remote.

best

David

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