Tagged With "Volume"

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UnitiQute volume problems

mharttpalmer ·
I seem to be having an intermittent problem with the volume control on my UnitiQute, where it will decrease in volume to 0, and, what's worse, sometimes increases to maximum level. Is this a fault with the unit, or could it be something...
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Volume levels on Unitiqute between sources

crsm123 ·
Hi, I recently bought a Unitiqute 2 which I'm very happy with.  I have  the audio output from my tv connected to the optical digital input for the sound from my sky box and another box for Belgian tv (as I live in Belgium).  I currently only use the Unitiqute for this and internet radio.  However, when I switch to tv sound I have to turn the volume up very high and so have to be careful to remember to turn it down again before switching back to radio!  Anyone any...
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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: 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: DAC V1 volume control set up issue

Brilliant ·
You may want to move this to Hi-Fi Corner for the appropriate visibility.
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Re: DAC V1 volume control set up issue

SongStream ·
From the message your DAC-V1 displays, you are clearly not getting bit-perfect playback from your MAC. I am not a MAC user, but on PC, Kodi is not a bit-perfect player. It may be the same for MAC.
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Re: DAC V1 volume control set up issue

Jude2012 ·
Hi Ivo B, A great system and Aduioqust is a fab cable. Just wondering whether you followed Naim's OS X set up guide (in particular, the 44Khz, 2 channel 24 bit Midi setting) https://www.naimaudio.com/product/dac-v1 Also in System Preferences - Sound- is the V1 selected as the Output Device? I don't use PC volume as it makes volume control difficul. I would change the setting to let your NAC control the volume if using the V1 fixed output mode or in 'pre' mode. The 'volume locked' message is...
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Re: DAC V1 volume control set up issue

Ivo B ·
Thank you! I will try this weekend with BitPerfect player or something else and will report back
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Re: DAC V1 volume control set up issue

Ivo B ·
Hi Jude, i was following the latest DAC V1 manual downloaded from Naim. Maybe I have misunderstood something - following blindly the manual. But I did what you have asked. And yes, I prefer my Nac to be in charge. So I have to unmark the PC Volume haven't I? But than again how to set up the volume properly in audio preferences? Regarding the test - I think I started iTunes to play files first. In the manual is described the procedure with iTunes. From Naim support I have received another...
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Re: DAC V1 volume control set up issue

Jude2012 ·
Hi Ivo, Yes. to allow the NAC to control the volume, uncheck PC volume on the V1. Also, set the Mac's Sound settings and iTunes to maximum. Make sure that on the Mac's System Preferences, the system sound effects are set to go to 'Internal Speakers' so that these sounds don't come through to the V1. I normally start the V1 looking for the bitperfect test files and very quickly play the files from iTunes. Are you connecting to the NAC via RCA or DIN? Jude
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Re: DAC V1 volume control set up issue

Ivo B ·
The DAC / Nac cable is RCA to DIN.
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Re: DAC V1 volume control set up issue

Jude2012 ·
Feedback when you have tried set up again
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

dsc ·
Wonderful to have a grand piano but not a good idea to have the Hi-Fi in the same room because the latter could excite resonances in the piano strings. You might have the piano playing along unintentionally! Going back to your OP, you might like to consider PMC speakers. With many speakers, the bass seems to disappear at low volumes. Not so with PMC. I would also recommend them very highly for the genres of music that you listen to.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Gaius: Tangerine ·
I'm getting great results with Kudos C20s, very good all round speaker and it's all there down low. For context driven by 72/Hicap DR/200.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

joerand ·
I've only heard S400's at a dealer's, driven by Naim amplification. The attribute that most impressed me was their commanding sound at low volume. They retain a dynamic presence played low that no other speaker I've heard can match. That was years ago when I considered them way out of my league. Now a s/h pair is on my demo horizon. It will be interesting to see if my listening room can capture that same magic.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Simon-in-Suffolk ·
Hi, although not the DR version of the 250, I find ATC SCM 19 mk ii work exceedingly well with the 250 at low volume.. much of my very late night listening is done at lower volume.. They also sound good at mid and high volume too i am impressed how well the 250 works with many speakers at low volume, with the 200 I found I had to wind it up a bit with my ATCs.. Must be something to do with the control, grip and resolution of the 250. Simon
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Steve GTX ·
I've not tried electrostatic - could be worth a look!
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Steve GTX ·
PMC have had great reviews but many say (on this forum) that they can be boring - I think that they are certainly worth a trial.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Steve GTX ·
Thanks for the feedback but I think I would rather floor standers. Having said that ATC make a great speaker - A good friend has them and they suite his listening room.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

ChrisSU ·
Beware of square rooms, they are very likely to have poor acoustics.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Steve GTX ·
Tell me about it! I've had to install acoustic panels on the wall to stop the piano's harmonics bouncing around the room.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

ChrisSU ·
Well if you've already got that one covered, maybe it'll make a good listening room after all - at least for piano solos!
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

kaydee6 ·
Check out the harbeth shl 5+. Great speakers for low volume listening.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Huge ·
I find that the Spendor SP2s work well in that regard. (And it's not a brand loyalty thing either, because the Spendor A5s are just the opposite!) However it woulds be a good idea to give a lot more information Location (room size) Equipment (UQ2 ... 500 series?) Genres of music etc. Then you may get some useful answers. P.S. SP2s are very easy to drive and will work on a UQ2 even though they're twice the cost of a UQ2!
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

dayjay ·
I haven't heard them on the end of that system but one of the reasons I chose my Focal 926s was that sq was still excellent at low volume (and at high volumes too when they just seem to get louder without the overall sound changing too much)
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Fueller ·
Neat speakers are very communicative at all volume levels. I'm most familiar with the momentum range SX3i / SX51 which would work very well with 272/250. This isn't a recommendation based on personal ownership though, I like to play at reasonable levels and have Dynaudio Contours which need some welly to come to life.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Leith ·
I am only a week into using a pair of Ovator s600's having had a pair of the S400's previously but they do seem very good at low as well as high volumes. They are able to create a very large and detailed sound at a low volume. They may even stop me getting into trouble with SWMBO!
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Huge ·
Steve, apologies I just realise you specified your equipment in the thread title. The new forum is just so messed up that a for a dyslexic such as myself, it's almost impossible to pick up on things like that.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

blownaway ·
Agree the Harbeth HL5+ is a great choice. A wonderful sound at low volume.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

ChrisSU ·
My Kudos X2s are certainly the best speakers I've owned for low volume listening - not that I've owned that many. I think the ability of the power amp to control the speakers is equally important at low volumes, but I'm sure you're on safe ground with your 250DR. Are your current speakers a problem in this respect?
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Steve GTX ·
Hmmmmm. One of the speakers that has been recommended is the S400. How do these perform at low volumes?
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Steve GTX ·
Should add, I'm looking at floor standers...unless I can be convinced otherwise!
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Slim68 ·
My S400's are Brilliant with a NAP200, I would love to hear them on a 250DR.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

James L ·
My ProAc D40R's sound full range at low levels and play really loud without ripping your ears off.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Huge ·
You still haven't chosen to help yourself by telling us: the size of room (and any other relevant listening conditions) the music genres to which you listen So to quote Dragon's Den "I'm out".
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Steve GTX ·
Fair point but don't leave me now ....................you will miss me! The room is about 7m x 5m, carpeted and furnished in a rather attractive colour combination, where the red accents match my bloodshot eyes! However, I may move it all into another room 6m x 6m that has, amongst other things, a bloody great big grand piano against one wall. I listen to most genres, with a strong emphasis on Piano music of all types; closely followed by Jazz, Classical, Blues and Female Vocals but...
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Leith ·
The S400's that we had previously were also good at low volume but the S600's are even better as one would expect. The S600's have a much greater 'out of the speaker' sound to them and work a lot better in off-axis situations. They just seem to fill the room with music even at low volume levels. We will often listen to music whilst having dinner in our dining room which leads off from the room with system in and the sound depth and detail is very good in there also. Once again the S400's...
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

bicela ·
Considering an electrostatic loudspeakers? I use Quad 2812 with your configuration with great pleasure and especially with the music genders you mention are very good. ESL are quite expansive, not for all. But there are around very good used pairs of old models. Even ex-demo with warrant from certified dealers.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Andy P ·
Just to throw something in the mix. I have Sonus Faber Olympica II, they were used on my SU (upgraded yesterday to 272/250). In my opinion they offer a very full and detailed sound at relatively low volume. I am listening to Clapton now at 16 on the volume and the sound is pretty good. Obviously it does still open up when you increase the volume. The type of music does make a huge difference though.
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Re: Speaker recommendations at Low Volume, to pair with N272 & 250DR

Kiwi cat ·
I am currently listening to my 272/250DR via Ovator 400s at a volume on 15 and Roger Waters Live sounds great. Speakers 3.5 m apart in a 6x4m room and image beautifully as well.
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Re: N272 Volume Control knob

David Hendon ·
My NAC N272 volume control knob is much stiffer than the knob on my SuperUniti and I was also surprised when I discovered that. It's only a month, but the N272 hasn't got noticeably less stiff. Mind you it doesn't get a lot of use because I tend to use the app. best David
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Re: N272 Volume Control knob

hungryhalibut ·
One has to be careful to avoid double entendres on these 'knob' threads, so choosing my words carefully I will say that the knob action on my 272 is exactly the same as that on my previous SuperUniti. Both turn easily, and both are/were silky and smooth. If your knob is too stiff and you find using it uncomfortable, perhaps you should ask your dealer to send it back to Naim for a little lubrication or a replacement. On the other hand, if it's not that irritating, just live with it. The fate...
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Re: N272 Volume Control knob

David Hendon ·
It's all a matter of whatever turns you on.......
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Re: N272 Volume Control knob

Huge ·
Isn't that the switch at the back?
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