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It depends what's in the tent........ just like what's under the Scotsman's kilt. Engelbert
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I don't think the S-400 is a particularly difficult speaker to place. I have a diabolical room - not helped by a spiral staircase going...
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LP12's, in whatever mix of components, always seem to sound wonderful. Oh my, I wish had one. Engelbert
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Sorry to hear about this. None of us here like to read this sort of post. Best wishes for getting matters sorted - and back to enjoying...
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Originally Posted by Southweststokie: Originally Posted by Engelbert: I have driven Ovator S-400 with NAP200, NAP300 and NAP500 - in...
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Originally Posted by Clearaudio lover: Originally Posted by Stover: Before you spend any money on amp. Make sure you have tried all...
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I have driven Ovator S-400 with NAP200, NAP300 and NAP500 - in each case very successfully. S-400 responds brilliantly to electronic...
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Thanks for the pics above. Statement looks superbly crafted , which is hardly surprising. Statement really presses my buttons.
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It's also a matter of price! NAP250 is much more expensive than NAP200! In many systems, the difference might well be better spent on...
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552DR is possibly the best pre-amp on the planet. But it is expensive, so worthy of careful consideration. Engelbert
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Originally Posted by Ollix2: Originally Posted by Christopher_M: Why are you looking for new speakers? I mean you've got Allaes and, I...
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Originally Posted by Christopher_M: Originally Posted by Ollix2: I'm looking for new speakers and still wondering if it is likely that...
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Originally Posted by maxbertola: Originally Posted by james n: I'm not sure how many n-Sats they sold Four pairs to me.. M Gosh, they...
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Originally Posted by Christopher_M: Originally Posted by Frank Abela: ...... The [n-Sats] always appeared bass-light to people. ....
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Naim speakers have always sold in small volumes, relative to its electronics. Electronics is Naim's core business and that situation is...
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Originally Posted by Jota: Perhaps they'd sell many, many times more 200s than they do the 400s and 600s especially if the price was...
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I might add to my post above that I doubt Naim could produce an Ovator "S-200" for (much) less cost than the S-400. So the business case...
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Originally Posted by Ollix2: Originally Posted by Ikoun: Well and what if some think that these speaker range are the perfect match ?
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Agree with Frank. The future for Naim is in electronics - not loudspeakers. I'd wager that the current 3-model Ovator range will be...
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Originally Posted by rjstaines: Suggest you just put "PRIVATE" at the top of the message then no-one will read it, Pierre. In fact,...
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Max - I think you raise a very worthwhile point. I know people who are not particularly musical - or technologically (hi-fi) minded. But...
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Originally Posted by joerand: @Engelbert, Although we've never met, somehow I just cannot picture you with a ghetto blaster . Did you...
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If you like "The Naim Sound" then I guess you will want to continue listening to music played on Naim systems. There are plenty of...
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I had a Sanyo Stereo Casette Deck "ghetto blaster" from 1980 until 1998, when I replaced it with Naim CD3.5, NAC92, NAP90, FlatCap and...
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Originally Posted by analogmusic: Engelbert, it will not happen . I can't see any wife/parter/girlfriend buying expensive Naim kit out...
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If anyone receives Naim kit from their wife/partner/girlfriend/mistress/hanger-on for Valentine's Day, it would be nice to hear about...
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Originally Posted by George J: Tiinitus is not a blessing ... Indeed. Tinnitus (or ringing in the ears) is commonly associated with...
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Originally Posted by gary yeowell: Originally Posted by Engelbert: Always fun to experiment with speakers........ but too much...
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Always fun to experiment with speakers........ but too much swapping/buying/selling can get a tad expensive! Engelbert
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Originally Posted by Hungryhalibut: All you need is an iPod. Source first is so 1980s. In fact, "source first" well pre-dates the 1980's...
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Originally Posted by George J: If Naim can make the very best amplifiers known to mankind, then it is certain that the lessons learned...
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I'm picking that many (most?) Statements will go to the "nouvelle riche" in the expanding Asian economies. The rest will find wealthy...
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Originally Posted by analogmusic: +1 There is a real risk of spending a lot of money and ending up with the feeling that something still...
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Other than the super-expensive Amati, there's not too much discussion about Sonus Faber loudspeakers on the forum. My impression is...
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Originally Posted by yeti42: The mini statement? How about a "sworn Statement"....... Well, some people swore when they heard the price.
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Generally speaking, floor-standers sound better the larger their volume. But the big caveat is the room. They need to be in a room that...
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Originally Posted by joerand: I was aware, Engelbert, and posted on the "NACA6" several times. I was just hoping you had some inside...
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SL2's have never struck me as needing support with bass. Personally, I find subwoofers ruin PRaT. They're definitely not for me. But...
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Originally Posted by joerand: Originally Posted by Engelbert: A new high-end loudspeaker cable from what I've been led to believe .
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A new high-end loudspeaker cable from what I've been led to believe. In fact, if a new speaker cable does see the light of day, it could...
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Originally Posted by timoth: I am biased, these will go down as one of the greatest speakers that Naim has and is making. Naim hasn't...
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Originally Posted by timoth: Does it say rosewood on packaging? They look like cherry? They look much too dark to be cherry. I'd say...
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Originally Posted by Christopher_M: The Statement seems to me to be about Naim entering a new market sector, catering for oligarchs, the...
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That's fine, Maxi Me. I always enjoy your contributions! My point, basically, is that nobody can expect the luxury good "bargains" of...
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Originally Posted by Maxi Me: Any old iron? Happy to help dispose of any 'broken' 500 equipment! Given that the global economy is...
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Originally Posted by Bert Schurink: Originally Posted by ashrafs: Actually finding second hand 500 series stuff (other then the cd555)...
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Yep - I reckon the NAP500 will go great in my bedroom when I've got Statement for the living room. Engelbert (The Enlightened)
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Originally Posted by ashrafs: Actually finding second hand 500 series stuff (other then the cd555) is extremely rare in the UK. They...
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Originally Posted by Hungryhalibut: I can tell you without a doubt that the Statement amps are taller. Including in price......... Engelbert
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Originally Posted by Fokkelman: Well, patience is not my strongest point, but with Naim I have no choice. You need plenty of money...
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A brand new NAP500 requires a long burn-in time. Many owners report around 6 months. (Only Ovators take longer within Naim's product...
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NAP500 has formidable grip, ultra-low noise floor, does PRaT amazingly well and is ultra-smooth. In a word, it is stunningly musical.
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Hi Analogmusic, It's always good to hear from someone who's truly satisfied with their system. Keep enjoying! Engelbert
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Originally Posted by Renzo: Originally Posted by The Strat (Fender): Aha if we're not careful we'll be into a "What's wrong with the...
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552DR is a big upgrade over 552 - though the latter is still a fabulous pre-amp. Engelbert
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Originally Posted by daren_p: Thanks everyone for the replys, sounds like I'll give the HCDR a try then. If I don't like it with my...
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There have been a handful of people over the years who have abused the openness of the Forum - and the free, frank and fearless comment...
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While the CDS3 is a superb player, its sales slowed to the point where it was no longer commercially viable to continue in production.
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Originally Posted by MangoMonkey: I would get a SN2 if I were you. The orange primate throws in a wildcard........ And a good one it is...
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Originally Posted by tonym: The problem is, most people just do not sit down to listen to music in the way most of us poor sad Hi-Fi...
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My approach is simple....... When people come to my home and talk over the top of lovely music being played on my hi-fi, I take them out...
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Agree with Hungryhalibut. While a 282 will work without a HiCap, the improvements to SQ with a HiCap are huge. I would not consider...
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Originally Posted by N16SPS: ps. a demo with any CDP will always sound crap if you like to crank the volume knob up somewhat... And what...
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All of us are entitled to live in hope and frustration....... Bugatti Veyron, Patik Phillipe, Faberge Eggs, Tiffany diamonds........ As...
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Any one planning to go active with Statement? I assume that a 6-pack of Statement amps should sound pretty good - maybe even better than...
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If sound quality is your first priority, then probably the XS - but best to have a good listen to both before you decide. Engelbert
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Harbeth SHL5 and Totem Mani 2 Signature could both be candidates - though the latter is fairly power hungry. Both have a strong synergy...
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Excuse me, Richard, but what "abusive language" might you be referring to? I simply can't find any "abusive language". I daresay that...
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Originally Posted by Engelbert: Originally Posted by count.d: Of course the CDS3 is good enough to show the differences and I know the...
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Originally Posted by count.d: Of course the CDS3 is good enough to show the differences and I know the op wasn't asking about the...
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