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I don't find my 500DR dark or bright at all. It's a wonderful amp with fine resolution and great bass power. Best part of the DR upgrade...
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Typical break-in process: good – bad – awful – good – great – abysmal – good – better – excellent
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Super Lumina speaker cable carries so much more resolution than Naca5. I've listened to it in multiple systems (big and small) and it...
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There's no DAB in the United States. We have HD Radio (which stands for hybrid digital). Most FM stations have HD Radio channels but...
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Super Lumina has disrupted my normal advice. A friend is having his 500 upgraded and has a loaner NAP200DR feeding Kudos Titan's via...
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Re: ND555
Couple of thoughts: First, I'm surprised there's no Statement streamer. I've always found it odd seeing a Fraim stack next to the 3...
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Re: ND555
I'm ready to take early delivery Trevor.
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Superlumina speaker cable. I've been experimenting with it on systems of all sizes and it provides an amazing upgrade to the sound. More...
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I got to hear SL2's years ago in London. The room was brick/concrete, not terribly big. System was 555/552/500. The SL2's sounded like...
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Chag... setting up GoFundMe effort for S1 purchase. Please be generous. My Tab 10's sit on Custom Design stands, sand filled.
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Great question. Conventional wisdom would say this room would not work but my experience is great sound mostly comes down to system...
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While my system looks visually identical to last year's system pics, this year's upgrades were substantial. It started in January with...
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Go for it! Used NAP500s are a bargain and you can upgrade it to DR. You'll have a 500DR for less than half of new. The 500 is very...
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Congrats on the S1 purchase. I had a brief demo in Chicago last year... it was astonishing. The break-in process is a long one... My...
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You won't care what it looks like, it's a remarkable cable. I've used Sarum Tuned Array for several years and have demo'd all of the...
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Hi Bryce, I can speak directly to this. Yes, you can absolute mix Chord Music and Sarum cables in a system. Definitely start with your...
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I've owned many Naim digital sources over the last 17 years: CD3,CD2,CDS1,CDS2,CDS3,CD555 & NDS. Each player from the CD3 on was an...
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I remember when I got my CDS3, it sounded terrible... took it to the dealer and they moved one internal cable a different direction (at...
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I replaced my CD555 with the NDS without regret, everything sounded better. I've improved my NDS over the last few years by adding a...
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I'll add my voice to the chorus. My 552 is 15 years old and I had it recapped/DR'd earlier this year. It took a few months to break-in,...
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How's the dispersion on the ribbon tweeter? Ribbon speakers can have very narrow sweet spots.
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Glad you are liking them Graeme, astonishing sound from a tiny speaker. If you get a chance, listen to them with Super Lumina speaker...
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Graeme, The 10's like to be up against the wall and a good set of sand-filled stands are highly recommended. They work best in a small...
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The Klipsch's were a summertime fling... ultimately they went back to the online retailer. The ProAc's are so impressive, everyone who...
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I'm running a NDX/UnitiQute2/NAP100 into ProAc Tablet 10's at my office. Sound is very impressive... so good I could easily make it my...
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DIN to XLR Music cables were installed last night and the results are spectacular. More of everything the IC did, it's like the noise...
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Here are my thoughts: Comparing two thoroughbred interconnects is much like comparing a Mercedes AMG GT to a Porsche 911 Turbo. Sure,...
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A friend kindly loaned me a 3.5m pair of SL cables. Sadly too short for the home system but perfect length for the humble office system.
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I filled all five of the posts with sand. Started with the center column and after a few days of listening filled the remaining smaller...
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Just bought a pair of Tablet 10's... fantastic speaker for a small room.
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I would not worry too much about your ARO... I've had mine for 15 years and never had a problem. Cymbiosis is a good source for parts...
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I did try the Nait 2... it was not as good as the Qute2+NAP100 combo. It's in desperate need of a recap...can't decide what to do with it?
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I did hear the Blumentein's. Let's just say I was not impressed with the speaker or his business practices. Caveat Emptor.
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That sounds like a great system... The few times I've heard the 272 I've been impressed. Perfect balance between streamer/preamp.
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I listened to a pair of ProAc Tablet 10's in my NDS/552/500 system the other night and they sounded amazing. It was so good I thought I...
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Skip, I plan to call Blumenstein this week and arrange a demo of the Triton's. I'm curious to hear them. I've often said that Naim's...
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Blumenstein's are made just down the road from me in West Seattle!
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NBLs are merciless, but quite good if you have a top flight Naim system. I ran mine both active with 135s and a passive 500. Honestly,...
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My UnitiServe went back in last night and did a round of listening, comparing the BNC vs Ethernet. Like the Core the difference was not...
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More witchcraft... it never ends. Naim could have solved this by incorporating a switch into the Core.
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My preference is the Naim DC-1 cable direct to the NDS. It is a far more musical experience, with greater resolution. There's an...
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My goal (and the owner of this Core) is to eliminate all of the ethernet cables, power supplies and witchcraft by going with a direct...
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I'm using very low noise linear power supplies on the U-Serve and Synology drive... the switch also has a small linear power supply...
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