Dear All, I've spent quite some time now to find an answer to my question in other posts but I am still not seeing clear.Can someone kindly give me a step-by-step instruction for the following: I want to be able to control the volume (up,...
Thanks a lot. I finally get the 2nd hand 282/200/HiCap combo. During the first start, the 282 already gave me the details and base control over my existing Goldmund Int Amp. A major step forward. Due to more boxes now, I run into another problem (or happy problem) that I don't have enough power cords. Per my understanding, NAPSC is just used for digital part in 282 and not related to audio part. Is that mean, a normal power cord is ok?
Originally Posted by DinosaurAT: Thanks a lot. I finally get the 2nd hand 282/200/HiCap combo. During the first start, the 282 already gave me the details and base control over my existing Goldmund Int Amp. A major step forward. Due to more boxes now, I run into another problem (or happy problem) that I don't have enough power cords. Per my understanding, NAPSC is just used for digital part in 282 and not related to audio part. Is that mean, a normal power cord is ok? Not if you want to get...
Originally Posted by DinosaurAT: any reason to go back integrated if separate system is in good shape? Not sure whether you have seen this thread. It may provide you with some insight on the SN2, 202 and 282. However, as others have said, auditioning is the safe route to the decision. https://forums.naimaudio.com/to...-dealers-perspective j
yep but the best of all time is the olive or chrome B stuff IMO, get a 52/psu/135 or 250 will wipe above like a cocked hat, my opinion only mind you A 5i amp is fine while waiting to afford or source down
SN2 advantages? Takes interconnects out of the equation. Includes a quality HP out Has internal DR technology. Fewer boxes means fewer shelves required. And fewer Powerlines. Then again, I've yet to hear one.
Originally Posted by Christopher_M: Originally Posted by DinosaurAT: I worry about the system balance and sound chararteristic will make me regret on 282/200. How about a used 202/ 200 and XPS? Chris Or stick with whatever amp you have at the moment and find an nDac for your NDX and an XPS for the dac. Blisteringly good. C.
First of all, what is the rest of your system? Having a good source is important and a 200 will drive many speakers, but not all. The 282 does everything better than the 202 since it allows much more music and detail from your source into the amp. The preamp is a vital piece of the puzzle so always aim high. If you consider it a source, then you can understand why buying the better pre is usually the way to go. But remember the 282 can be revealing. I'm not sure I agree with your dealer that...
Hi, As stover said the 282 is a step up from the 202 so should be your best option. Is the hicap you have or getting a dr version or not.i upgraded my hicap to the dr version and the 202 improved quite a lot.its all about balancing your system and getting the sound you prefer. I am very happy with my 202/200 and have no plans to change in the future. You should really have a home dem if you can. Scott
I just moved from hicapped Supernait to 282/200 Supercap DR. A really big step and I think the 282 is very important. My dealer told me that the pre is more important than the end. I never heard a 202 but I think the 282 is far ahead. A worthwile upgrade.
I had both Nacs : 202 for one year, 282 during 7 years and there is a considerable difference in presentation. I loved the 282 more until changing to a Nac552 recently.I continue to use the Nap200 but as a pair active with SL2s. As said by others the 282-200 is a wonderful combo and a good place to be with Naim. Regards, Fabian
Another vote for secondhand 282 over new 202. Entrust your dealer to find you a nice example, or maybe he'd sell you his at an attractive price?! Just gives you a little peace of mind that it's sound and doesn't have the contents of a cheap transistor radio instead of what should be inside!
100% second hand nac282/nap200/hicap instead of new nac202/nap200 (if second hand is in good condition). Second hand can be sold again with only a small loss and that is something to consider if you are new to Naim because many makes changes to their system until they have found the sound and quality they are looking for.
Hi, My nd5xs remote operates my 202 volume.if I remember correctly you have to turn off the nd5 wait a little.when you see the nd5xs logo on the display you need to press some buttons on the nd5 remote.this should sort it.sorry I can't remember wich buttons.at the time I did a forum search and found a topics related to this issue. I am a work at the moment but if any one else has not chipped in by the time I get home i will try and help further. Scott
Hi Nick, I am not sure of the exact buttons to be pressed but you are on the right track.do a google search for either "naim remote ir codes" or "nd5xs/202 automation. Alough the later is mainly about getting the n-stream app to control volume the information is there.you may just need to scout about a bit. One things for sure it can be done, Good luck,scott
I had a 200 on loan for a few weeks while waiting for a 200DR to arrive. I tried the following permutations around 202/200 pairing 1) 202 + NAPSC + 200 2) 202 + NAPSC + HC2 (non DR) + 200 3) 202 + NAPSC + 200DR There was an improvement to perceived dynamics and soundstage (with the usual caveats of my individual hearing, speakers and room) with 2 over 1, 3 against 2 was more balanced and tricky to call. 3 had more detail, but didn't quite sound as lively as 2, however 2 seemed better across...
i have a 172/200DR/ovator S400 setup, on fraimLite with Naca5 spkr cable... in this setup i had tha chance to test an year or two old NAP200 (non-DR) and a few weeks old NAP250DR... i posted my findings on several topics, and i found that, from those 3 amps, the best VFM is the 200DR. i haven't compared (yet) the 200 vs 200DR with 202, is was planned with my Naim dealer and friend, but we haven't found yet the day to relaxingly do that... it will happen though, one of those days. on my...
Interesting to read this and the NDX thread posing similar questions. It does sound very much like a potential reduction in what I get from the CDX2 with XPS2. CD will remain the primary source for a long time. I've yet to hear a streamer in my price range which comes near. Streaming will be more for wife and child with Apple devices initially, so the quality of cd output is the primary concern. A second XPS2 is not on the agenda but equally nor is the sale of the CDX2. As said earlier I see...
The CDX2 is and will be my primary source for the foreseeable future too. I don't have an XPS2 on it yet, but after hearing the improvement, it's an upgrade I can't live without! Once on, it will never come off.
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