Music, sailing, travel, food&wine, art, architecture, telecommunications networking
Naim owner since '92 with original 72/180 ("it was like looking into their souls"),
progressed through cd3, hicap, cdx, 82, cds2, supercap, 52, 135s, nat01...
now fully digital, overcoming a few bumps on the way to get it making music and stop sounding nasty.
- uniti Core and nDac/XPS-DR at the front end with Hi-Line (SuperLumina & ND555 in my future?)
- 52 / 135s still make great music and show through any change at the front end
- Epos ES22s on Naim Chips (minimal crossover, expressive, just make music and very hard to replace...)
Optimised setup to lower noise floor and let the most music through:-
- dedicated spur for the music system
- brain, brawn and digital stacks
- fibre Ethernet to the music system, TP-Link MC200CM fibre media converters with Naim end on TP linear PSU
- music on USB drive powered by TP psu
- top-level router and switch on screened isolation former and ferrites++ to keep mains clean
- noisy house electrics on screened isolation xformers with ferrites++, or SMPS powered off when not in use
- farady shield screening, to keep wifi out of mains feed and system