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Volume of NAC 202 by n-stream through NDX

oliverdubai ·
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,...
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Re: Advice on 282/200 or 202/200

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?
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MDS ·
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...
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Re: Advice on 282/200 or 202/200

Jude2012 ·
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
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varyat ·
Mango, You switching to tubes? Mark Originally Posted by DinosaurAT: any reason to go back integrated if separate system is in good shape? Go listen to it and answer the question yourself.
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MangoMonkey ·
No. ;-) But the sn2 is one fine machine.
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varyat ·
Originally Posted by MangoMonkey: No. ;-) But the sn2 is one fine machine. Ah, I see. Good luck...
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Former Member ·
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
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Re: Advice on 282/200 or 202/200

DinosaurAT ·
Seem I over worry too much. Unless I must stick to a particular sound, 282 should be a choice over 202 in all. Thanks
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MangoMonkey ·
I would get a SN2 if I were you.
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Engelbert ·
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 too. Engelbert
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DinosaurAT ·
any reason to go back integrated if separate system is in good shape?
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joerand ·
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.
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MangoMonkey ·
Originally Posted by DinosaurAT: any reason to go back integrated if separate system is in good shape? Go listen to it and answer the question yourself.
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joerand ·
I should also put a SN2 demo on my "to do" list. On the other hand, I know where that would lead me.
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Re: Advice on 282/200 or 202/200

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
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hungryhalibut ·
How about a SN2 and XPS.
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Christopher_M ·
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.
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Former Member ·
I would go for the 282. seems there are many people here who prefer it to the 202.
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The Strat (Fender) ·
Most Naim uogrades are progressive steps - one or two are quantum leaps - imo the 202>282 is one such.
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Chris Dolan ·
Originally Posted by The Strat (Fender): Most Naim uogrades are progressive steps - one or two are quantum leaps - imo the 202>282 is one such. Especially with a Poweline on the NAPSC apparently
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Re: Advice on 282/200 or 202/200

Stover ·
282/200 more fluid and less stressed than 202/200. Theres a lot more than amp that makes a system musical and 282/200 is a lovely place to start. If 282/200 not to old, my choice every time. Good luck
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Arun Mehan ·
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...
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Scooot ·
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
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DinosaurAT ·
Thanks both. I am currently using NDX as source and Wilson Benesch Arc speaker.
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mikapoh ·
IIRC, Richard Dane has endorsed the matching of 282/200 so rest assured it will be a great combo!
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james n ·
When i went from a 300 to a 200 with my old 282/SC2 combo, i thought the 200 retained the sonic signature of its bigger brother. I'd go 282 rather than 202. You'll only end up buying twice otherwise
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Khedira ·
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.
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Fabian Daniel Belger ·
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
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Engelbert ·
If the 282/200 is in good condition and fairly priced, it's your best bet. Engelbert
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Jason ·
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!
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Simon-in-Suffolk ·
I agree - the 282/200 is a great step. If you can then get the HiCap upgraded to the DR then you really will have a very fine system (subject to speakers not being too demanding) Simon
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Jackinvestor ·
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.
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MangoMonkey ·
On the other hand, if you're buying new, the potential loss you'll incur from selling will force you to stick with the system - rather than getting sucked into box swapping, like your truly.
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Re: ND5 XS Nac 202 - System Automation - control of NAC 202 volume by IR

james n ·
Is it supposed to do this. I thought volume control via system automation was only through the app. James
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Re: ND5 XS Nac 202 - System Automation - control of NAC 202 volume by IR

Scooot ·
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
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Re: ND5 XS Nac 202 - System Automation - control of NAC 202 volume by IR

Scooot ·
Hi, Just another point.what you have done so far is correct but this only sorts the n-stream side of it out. Scott
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Re: ND5 XS Nac 202 - System Automation - control of NAC 202 volume by IR

nickpeacock ·
Thanks, Scott. Is it aux, i, 5 (same as for hard re-set of remote)?
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Re: ND5 XS Nac 202 - System Automation - control of NAC 202 volume by IR

Scooot ·
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
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Re: ND5 XS Nac 202 - System Automation - control of NAC 202 volume by IR

nickpeacock ·
Thanks, Scott - I've nailed it! Turn off; turn on; aux, i, 2 Now the ND5 remote controls the 202 volume via IR. Hurrah!
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Re: ND5 XS Nac 202 - System Automation - control of NAC 202 volume by IR

Scooot ·
Hi Nick, Nice one mate.happy days. Scott
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Re: NAP 200 vs. NAP 200 DR

Arnaud ·
... I mean between a 202/200 and a 202/200 DR of course !
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Re: NAP 200 vs. NAP 200 DR

Penarth Blues ·
I think Catalinmetal has gone from a 200 to 200DR. Have a search for his posts, hopefully this will be of help. I think he's very pleased with the new DR in his system.
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m24j ·
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...
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Re: NAP 200 vs. NAP 200 DR

catalinmetal ·
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...
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catalinmetal ·
M24J, for me it's clear: if 202+HC+200 is still under 202+200DR, then the upgrade from 200 to 200DR is a no-brainer!
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Re: 272 plus CDX2 and XPS2 non DR versus 272 plus XPS2 non DR and bare CDX2

Mike Hughes ·
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...
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Re: 272 plus CDX2 and XPS2 non DR versus 272 plus XPS2 non DR and bare CDX2

Finkfan ·
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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Re: 272 plus CDX2 and XPS2 non DR versus 272 plus XPS2 non DR and bare CDX2

wenger2015 ·
Agree with Finkfan, the xps2 is a sublime piece of kit, in fact it's a must have!!
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Re: 272 plus CDX2 and XPS2 non DR versus 272 plus XPS2 non DR and bare CDX2

Finkfan ·
I wouldn't have beleaved it would have made that big a difference till I heard it! A real eye opener.
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