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At this level, differences with cables are usually small but it's the small differences that make the big difference. Also, a small...

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The 250 DR will continue to open up (sound better) with time. 1 month is still relatively new. I think the burn-in will continue up to 6...

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If future proof is your priority, in my view the old school amps and preamps would be a better choice than the streaming preamp options...

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I used to have the system in a very large open living room like yours, over 100m2 for many years and have had the same system in smaller...

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Thanks for the response. Perhaps with the LFD NCSE Mk3. I've tried the LFD Zero LEIII on the Harbeth SHL5 many years ago and the...

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Smaller rooms will always impart some colouration to the sound particularly the bass or mid-bass region. Perhaps I was lucky as I always...

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Not knowing anything about the Linn Klimax DS, I did a quick search and found that the Klimax DS 3 is just a streamer (without...

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No surprise because minority may like a different presentation as opposed to strictly following the hierarchy whereby the 300 is...

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BTW I still love the 282/250/Hicap DR as it's now my reference level gear. Just stopping by to say that the 202/200 can sound fine in...

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I've come to a point that I no longer care for the equipment. I now derive enjoyment from both lesser and better sounding systems. I...

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The 282 has been sold? What about the 300? May I ask what amps are you running in your system now?

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That's a rather good placement for the SHL5 Plus. 1.1 to 1.2m out from front wall and 2.3m apart. Mine is around the same distance from...

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Talking about Sonus Faber Extrema, the store where I bought the SF Grand Pianos (more than 15 years ago, time flies) had a pair of...

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I only have a single experience with the Sonus Faber - the Grand Piano Concerto speakers. They are some of the most coloured speakers i...

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Stover, I was, for a short while as I slowly got used to the sound of the SHL5 Plus and accepted the fact that nothing is perfect and...

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From your post it appears that you may be looking for more slam and presence in the mid bass area. You may try other speakers or perhaps...

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Your suggestion on fitting something inside the reflex ports will work on the older SHL5 which has a fat, slow and imo flawed bass (I...

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Now we're talking. Hicap DR may also change things (for the better or worse), and I think it matches the current Black kit better...

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Hi Bob, good story. By the way, did you own the 202 before? From what I gather, the 202 is very similar to the 102 and most people who...

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Perhaps try a used Nait 5i-2 or 5si and judge for yourself if you like it better than the Nait 5 or XS2? If you do not have a Hicap DR...

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All good responses above. It will also depend on what sound you are looking for with the upgrade options as they will all sound...

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Hi, if the Musical Fidelity V90 DAC has the same sonic quality as the Musical Fidelity M1 DAC which I used to own, I would suggest that...

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PRaT may be interpreted differently by people. To me, high PRaT factor is the ability to reproduce the dynamics and transient attack in...

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Harbeth SHL5 non-Plus is slow and smeared in the bass and midrange, but not the SHL5 Plus. I've tried at least half a dozen amps with...

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If the Harbeth was compared with other brands such as Focal, B&W, Neat or other forward speakers, the Harbeth will appear dull as...

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The 282 (or any other Naim gear) may be overpriced but the topic is quite subjective. I too feel the mid-level Naim gear NAC 202 and...

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Or better still, consider the Supercap DR which will likely kill all PSU options on the NAC 282,.

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Both power amp and power supply will give you a different presentation, that's for sure. I do not have experience with the 250.2 but...

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From your post, I don't think you will like the Graham LS5/9 as there are reports that it sounds quite similar to the Harbeth Super HL5...

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Thanks Adam. That surely clears things up. Your case just shows that more isn't always better. I guess you are one of the few who did...

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That’s it. I have been listening to the 282/Hicap DR for a day and reached a rather definitive conclusion after going back to two...

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I have asked this question before. Naim didn't provide any insight on this but James N's response on another thread sometime last year...

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It is night and day because you have skipped the interim 2 x Hicap, compounded by the non -DR of the Hicap. Between one and two Hicaps...

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I read your post several times but still couldn't get it. Would appreciate if you can expand on the reason(s) you sold the first...

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Based on my experience, the bass of the 282 will be more defined and controlled with two outputs connected. I'm just curious on the...

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Thanks Alan. Although the Hicap is not a DR, it was still useful. The Supercap DR should be a significant improvement over 2 x Hicap2 as...

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Lindsay, I agree that an extended home demo is the only way, and I am seeking those experiences here on this forum. There isn't any need...

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You didn't perceive a noticeable difference between the two cables because they do sound quite alike. I went with the Chord Epic Twin in...

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I have both NACA5 and Chord Epic Twin in two separate systems and often switch both cables in the main system. The difference is subtle...

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Both outputs of the 282 need to be connected for superior sound quality. 282+HCDR is good but it's not the best.

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Thanks for the responses. It's good to hear the same impression. This one i am aware. I often switch between display on and off and find...

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Congratulations Ratrat. I can surely attest to the importance of the power supply. Although I didn't have the Hicap2 on the Nait XS when...

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Hi Charles, I have lived with the SHL5 (non-Plus) for about 7 years before I upgraded to the SHL5 Plus. I did consider other speakers...

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40 inches from front of speaker to front wall sounds about right to me. I think I have mine at 42 or 43 inches from the front wall. That...

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I can buy the idea of "Naim's original performance" although there are others who may be confused and are doubtful on the legitimacy of...

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Just get the one that sounds best to your ears. If it's possible, strip off the logo from the cables (Naim, Chord, Superlumina or Super...

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Thanks. So it's the Proac D15. The Proac Tablette 10 and SM100 have been getting a lot of praises on every forum and I was thinking if...

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Adam, do you mean you haven't tried the Supercap DR on the NAC 282 all this while? Even though you do not intend to use the Supercap DR...

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That's good to hear. The LFD is indeed a great match with Harbeth speakers. I had the LFD Zero MkIII LE with the Harbeth Super HL5 and...

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It is a slippery slope. The 272 bare may not have too much weight or grunt but the XPS may bring some of those elements into the mix,...

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I'm not sure which LFD model you are referring to. I tried the LFD Zero MkIII LE about seven years ago and it did sound splendid with my...

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The NAC 202 is a fine piece although it gets battered quite frequently on this forum. There was a forummer who wrote that the difference...
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