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Stimmy, yes, you want a BNC-BNC 75ohm Coaxial digital interconnect, and an RCA-DIN interconnect to go from the Hugo TT to your Naim...
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Nick, Phil is actually the factory and probably a fair way further up the chain, so if I were in your shoes I'd follow his advice; get...
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I have used an RCA Hiline on a Hugo portable DAC and think it works really well. You may manage to find a secondhand one for close to...
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I think Naim would be the first to come forward and declare that the Aromatic was not very good. That's what happens I guess when you're...
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Nick, I saw your other thread on the Streaming Forum. Very bad luck! Get on to your dealer - they will most likely arrange to replace...
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Not common, no, but very unlucky! It sounds like a component within may have prematurely died. Best get on the phone to your dealer.
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You have a NAP140. Don't, whatever you do go shorter than 3.5m of NACA5, and in fact I would still recommend more. I would certainly be...
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Re: 552
One hell of an amp that little NAP110. It doesn't have as much heft or authority low down as the bigger amps, but boy is it just so...
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Beyond those employed at Naim, I won't name anyone who may not wish to be named. That wouldn't be right.
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Mike, the chap on the far left from Naim is Michael Wolff. I think you've got Ryan already, and of course you have Trevor and myself.
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The CDX2 with a VAM1250 mech used the Clamp 4, which has rubber ring pads on it. The Clamp 5 came with the move to a VAM1202 mech. You...
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If you can't hear a difference (any difference may well, in some instances, be very subtle) then I'd set it to ground.
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Sounds like the NAC112s encoder has failed. This started to become problem after the supplier of the part moved their production to a...
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This is probably unlikely. For one, because to get the best performance you need to design as a whole. For two, because it opens the...
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Two of my favourite classical LP covers. One had to be with Maria Callas, but there are so many from which to choose. Callas at La Scala...
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George "Porky" Peckham cut a lot of great sounding rock LPs during the '70s and '80s. He was perhaps most famous for cutting Monty...
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The etching in the dead wax usually tells you about the cut - i.e. where or by whom the lacquer was cut, and sometimes where the vinyl...
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Luis, I guess that's a good demonstration of the importance of the pre-amp in the pre-power hierarchy. Having said that, I would...
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Garry, if you want to use the second power output from the Flatcap 2x to power the Stageline then you'll need a SNAIC5 and a 4-5pin DIN...
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Mike, it may be better for anyone in the photo who wants to put a name to their face to just post on here. I'm 6th from the right (CH2...
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Thanks for posting the picture Nigel. Hopefully I have sent a copy to everyone who came along. If I have forgotten anyone, or the email...
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FC, I'm OK with this and I think perhaps you're missing the point here. IIRC the Din socket was one of those nasty plastic things and I...
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I'm fairly sure that if you're using a non-Naim power amp with the NAIT XS (why???), and you don't have a dedicated power supply for the...
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Re: Allaes
Ha! Elements of the Ariva arrangement there... Do you still have or use the "Super Chips"?
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Re: Allaes
Clay, it has been many years since I boxed or unboxed a pair of Allaes, so please take this info with a fair pinch of salt. Having said...
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Steady on, Ron.. IIRC that's Kuma, who I believe is still our number one ranking member, albeit posting mostly in the Music Room these ...
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Re: Allaes
Clay, there isn't I'm afraid. IIRC, the bases remain on (just remove the spikes) and the concertina foam sections go round the bottom.
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Re: Allaes
Longmanjon, all the info is here in this thread.
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Yup, I'd agree with Gary here; a Flatcap is the way to go. I tried my old FC2 on a NAIT 5 that i couldn't say no to a few years back -...
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The NAIT5 uses a rather unique (among Naim amps, shared only with the NAC112/112x) volume control arrangement, a resistor ladder and...
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I would get in touch with your dealer. A very loud pop doesn't sound right to me.
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It's an interesting phenomenon, and one I've ruminated upon in the past. My drive from home to work at the Naim factory used to take...
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I wonder whether it's a sticky relay or something else. Probably worth taking up with your dealer who can confer with Naim service.
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No, this is a strange one. Does it do the same if you are connected to any other input? I wonder whether you have another source...
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Yup, no probs with a Stageline or even a Superline. But a Headline should never be powered from a pre-amp AUX2 socket.
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Scobbi, check with your distributor on what is currently supplied mains cable-wise. Naim used to export UK spec 230V units to NZ and...
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Are you sure. A NAC552 should not be used to power a Headline - results in a compromised system earth.
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IIRC the NAT03 used an ALPS head. The Philips head was, I'm reliably informed, a good one. It could have potentially enabled an even...
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Maybe.. perhaps it's time for the bright minds and golden ears of Naim's R&D team to look at a no-compromise headphone amp to get...
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Hi Jon, welcome to the Naim forum. Hopefully you've had a chance to read through the rules and take a look though the FAQ. That done,...
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No offence taken. Just telling it as it is. What you're asking for here is a different product - a combined streamer and pre-amp - and...
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Well, I think any cynicism here is totally misplaced. Jason tells me the effect is much poorer performance if you try to feed straight...
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I've heard back from Jason. The variable output feature is there to comply with Apple Airplay 2 requirements. It is not a substitute for...
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