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Unity Qute 2 speaker cable

Paristhea ·
I am about to purchase a unity qute 2.    I like to ask if i do need to use the Naim Nac A5 cable and more importantly if it has to be 3.5m long each side?   Regards,
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XPS cable or not cable?

LaurentM ·
Hello all, Would someone be so kind to tell me if the XPS2 is delivered with its cable? I just purchased one for my nDAC and wonder if I need to order it separately or not. I can't find this information on the Naim website. Many thanks,Laurent
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Upgrade my Qute with new speaker cable?

Tom Mitchell ·
I'm really quite fond of my simple setup:   UnitiQute with Rega RS1's       Was wondering if you guys thought I should upgrade the cable?     An audio buddy suggested:   ChordCo SilverScreen     or  ...
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Re: Cable with Flatcap XS

Calum F ·
You need to buy another SNAIC (5-Pin I think) as you are taking care of two components. I used to have one for CD5XS/202 and was a bit shocked when I discovered the need for the extra SNAIC (they ain't cheap).
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Re: Cable with Flatcap XS

Massimo Bertola ·
Frenchnaim, as far as I can tell, Naim PSUs come with a Snaic5, power amps with a Snaic 4. This way, if you want to use your FlatCap, or HiCap, to power a CDP your Snaic5 is the proper cable, while if you want to power your preamp, or the preamp inside your integrated, the combination of the two Snaics does the job. Cheers, Max P.s. Supposing you want to use your FlatCap for powering both CDP and integrated, you'll need two Snaic5s and a Snaic4. One Snaic5 connects CD and FlatCap, the other...
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Re: Cable with Flatcap XS

Former Member ·
I suppose this means the standard 5-pin din cable is useless; why does the French distributor sell it with the PS, as there are no standard din sockets on the PS...? I can only think it was put inside the box by mistake. Thanks for your reply.
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Re: Cable with Flatcap XS

james n ·
The flatcap comes with the mains cable and a single snaic 5. James
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Re: Cable with Flatcap XS

mikapoh ·
The Snaic 5-pin is not useless, it still can be used to power the cd player. Just that Naim requires you to buy extra Snaic 4&5 pins if wish to assign FC XS to 2 components. The 2 Snaic cables are not relatively cheap. You might have considered saved up a bit for a Powerline. YMMV.
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Re: ground loop

Adam Meredith ·
What other source components do you have plugged into the XS? An earth loop comes about via a potential difference between to earth connections - usually experienced when AV systems are integrated with 2 channel.
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Re: ground loop

lazyman ·
I have a squeezebox in aux and the television in av.I have tried to keep it simple by removing all connection except the cd player but the hum still remains.Only when i disconnect the rca from the cd player the hum disappears.
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Re: ground loop

Hook ·
If you install a simple, inexpensive ground loop isolator between your AV system output and your Nait XS input, odds are good that the hum will go away. Good luck. Hook
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Re: ground loop

lazyman ·
So the naim din is not a solution? My previous cd player did not have this issue? why is the naim so sensitive? Something else i noticed when i shut down my halogen ceiling lights the hum is much lower! Like i said without the av system connected the system still hums ,i dont see how a isolator on the av output would fix things. Thank you
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Re: ground loop

Adam Meredith ·
Originally Posted by lazyman: So the Naim DIN is not a solution? My previous CD player did not have this issue? Why is the Naim so sensitive? Something else I noticed: when I shut down my halogen ceiling lights - the hum is much lower. As I said without the AV system connected the system still hums ,I don't see how a isolator on the AV output would fix things. Yes - if ALL other inputs are pulled out at the back of the XS then your problem cannot be an earth loop. Now you are drip feeding...
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Re: ground loop

lazyman ·
Ok ! disconnecting tv cable resolved the problem! amazing!
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Re: ground loop

Adam Meredith ·
Originally Posted by lazyman: Ok ! disconnecting tv cable resolved the problem! amazing! Disconnecting the TV cable from WHAT?
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Re: ground loop

Foot tapper ·
Hi Lazyman If you look on the Amazon website and search for "ground loop isolator", you will find devices at around £6 each that isolate the TV and AV system from the earth of your hifi system. It allows the signal to pass through but prevents your Naim hifi from becoming the earth or ground for your TV & AV system. This is what I have used to stop the sound of humming or buzzing coming out of the speakers when the AV system is connected. You may very well find that this solves the...
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Re: ground loop

lazyman ·
My first experience with ground loops ! M.Meridith disconnecting the tv cable from cable box gave me complete silence ,yes the hum was from the speakers. You are right foot tapper i will purchase a cable tv ground isolator. Thank you
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Re: ground loop

Adam Meredith ·
Originally Posted by lazyman: Mr.Meredith disconnecting the tv cable from cable box gave me complete silence , The silence you should have got here:- "I have a squeezebox in aux and the television in av. I have tried to keep it simple by removing all connection except the cd player but the hum still remains."
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Antonio1 ·
Originally Posted by essezeta: Originally Posted by Antonio1: Originally Posted by essezeta: Originally Posted by Steve J: That's the one Stephano. Steve Thank you, Steve. Rgds, Stefano hi Stefano as suggested, source the cheap and discontinued chord chrysalis DIN/RCA , plenty of them in the used market. It's the closest cable to lavender you would ever get. Thank you Antonio, I'll look for it. Rgds, Stefano better still you trace the crysalis with the updated VEE connector , also they could...
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Sfete ·
Chord Cobra user here. Happy with the results I have gotten so far as it continues to break in with the rest of my system.
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Former Member ·
Originally Posted by Antonio1: Originally Posted by essezeta: Originally Posted by Antonio1: Originally Posted by essezeta: Originally Posted by Steve J: That's the one Stephano. Steve Thank you, Steve. Rgds, Stefano hi Stefano as suggested, source the cheap and discontinued chord chrysalis DIN/RCA , plenty of them in the used market. It's the closest cable to lavender you would ever get. Thank you Antonio, I'll look for it. Rgds, Stefano better still you trace the crysalis with the updated...
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Antonio1 ·
the second.
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

essezeta ·
Anyway, not so easy to find a pair of Chysalis in the used market; not even a pair of new original Lavander terminated Din/Rca. Probabily the new Chord cables, such as Crimson, Cobra up to the Reference, are an easy e good solution. Regards, Stefano
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

kaczmar2 ·
Where can the Maywire adapter be picked up online? I'm in the States, but am interested in picking on up as my Turntable has a hardwired RCA-phono cable.
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Chris Dolan ·
It is worth trying eBay - when a friend looked recently it was cheaper to by from a dealer via eBay that from the dealer's web site. However the cost is low so the differences are marginal
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Richard Dane ·
A quick google for either a Mayware or Milty adaptor will bring up a number of places.
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Chris Dolan ·
Originally Posted by Richard Dane: A quick google ….. …. other search engines are available
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Amplifier Surgery ·
It is always better to use a single length cable with no joints / connections / adapters in between i.e. if you can avoid extra connectors in your signal path, you should. e.g. Take a DIN to RCA adapter, it transfers your signal into the connector over a mechanical connection with tin/gold/silver plating. Silver being the best conductor. The signal then travels to the other end to face yet another mechanical connection (RCA cable). Those little guys called electrons always like to travel a...
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Chris Dolan ·
So are you saying that you consider (for example) that Linn Silvers into Naim preamp RCA will inevitably sound better than Linn Silvers / Mayware adapter into Naim (tuner) DIN input?
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Daniele ·
Originally Posted by Chris Dolan: Originally Posted by Steve J: DIN all the way. The effect was elegantly demonstrated at Cymbiosis a few weeks ago when we were listening to Chord STA and Linn Silvers. Even using the Mayware adaptor the improvement was obvious and more so after a proper DIN plug was fitted by Peter whilst us boys were having a nice lunch at RP's. I can vouch for that too In this comparison you seem to assume that the differences were all due to plugs in my experience...
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Cymbiosis ·
Originally Posted by Daniele: Originally Posted by Chris Dolan: Originally Posted by Steve J: DIN all the way. The effect was elegantly demonstrated at Cymbiosis a few weeks ago when we were listening to Chord STA and Linn Silvers. Even using the Mayware adaptor the improvement was obvious and more so after a proper DIN plug was fitted by Peter whilst us boys were having a nice lunch at RP's. I can vouch for that too In this comparison you seem to assume that the differences were all due to...
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

FangfossFlyer ·
And much appreciate it was Peter, thanks. Richard
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Chris Dolan ·
Originally Posted by Daniele: In this comparison you seem to assume that the differences were all due to plugs in my experience different cables with same plugs can sound very different. Or are linn silvers and chord STA the same cables with different names ? Daniele - Peter has commented extensively but the key comparison that resulted in my earlier comment was based on the difference between the Urika/STA RCA into the RCA input on the 552 and the same lead and the Mayware adapter into the...
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

essezeta ·
Thank you Peter, thank you all. I think I had a satisfactory answer to my original question: "standing the same cable quality, would be better to use DIN (CD player out) / RCA (Amplifier in) instead of RCA/RCA, or not?" Now, I'll probabily look for a Mayware adaptor and try it on my current RCA/RCA cable ("YBA Cristal", does anybody know it? it is a medium quality solid core copper cable). Ops, sorry, is this the adaptor? Thanks and regards, Stefano
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Steve J ·
That's the one Stephano. Steve
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Felix H ·
This story just makes me wonder why Naim has built RCA inputs into their preamps: Why didn't they just provide these Mayware adaptors instead, if the adaptors give better sound quality than the built-in RCA inputs? Would seem like a cheaper solution too. Or is this a stupid question: Would it have been technically very difficult to give the 552 a pair of fixed RCA inputs that would sound better than an RCA-to-DIN adaptor plugged into a DIN input?
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Chris Dolan ·
Good question. I was using my Urika/Silvers into the phono inputs on my 252 quite happily. A contributor with better ears had already picked this issue up though - and damn it he was right. I assume that Naim just know that the din inputs are much better but build in the RCAs for convenience and for wider compatibility.
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

essezeta ·
Originally Posted by Steve J: That's the one Stephano. Steve Thank you, Steve. Rgds, Stefano
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Cymbiosis ·
Originally Posted by Chris Dolan: I assume that Naim just know that the din inputs are much better but build in the RCAs for convenience and for wider compatibility. That about sums it up Chris........
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Michael ·
Originally Posted by Chris Dolan: Good question. I was using my Urika/Silvers into the phono inputs on my 252 quite happily. A contributor with better ears had already picked this issue up though - and damn it he was right. +1
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Antonio1 ·
Originally Posted by essezeta: Originally Posted by Steve J: That's the one Stephano. Steve Thank you, Steve. Rgds, Stefano hi Stefano as suggested, source the cheap and discontinued chord chrysalis DIN/RCA , plenty of them in the used market. It's the closest cable to lavender you would ever get.
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Daniele ·
Originally Posted by Cymbiosis: No, you miss-understand... Yes, I guess I misunderstood, now it's clearer to me. Thanks ! ciao daniele
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

essezeta ·
Originally Posted by Antonio1: Originally Posted by essezeta: Originally Posted by Steve J: That's the one Stephano. Steve Thank you, Steve. Rgds, Stefano hi Stefano as suggested, source the cheap and discontinued chord chrysalis DIN/RCA , plenty of them in the used market. It's the closest cable to lavender you would ever get. Thank you Antonio, I'll look for it. Rgds, Stefano
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

sheffieldgraham ·
Originally Posted by essezeta: Hi there, this is my first post. Thank you for your patience. I recently bought a CD5XS which is now connected to a headphone amp with only RCA inputs. Thus I’m currently using a RCA/RCA cable of good quality. Now, my first question is the following: standing the same cable quality, would be better to use DIN (CD player out) / RCA (Amplifier in) instead of RCA/RCA, or not? If positive, have you got any suggestion for a good DIN/RCA cable? Recently I red of the...
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Richard Dane ·
Stefano, such is the superiority of the DIN connector (see the FAQ topic of why Naim use DINs here: https://forums.naimaudio.com/to...-use-din-connections ) over the RCA phono that I would always try to use the DIN where available. The "lavender" cable is the same as the one that comes in the box - so called because the shade of grey is almost lavender in colour. However, it's a DIN5-DIN5. Naim also make a DIN5-RCA or RCA-DIN5 version. The old Chord Chrysalis cable (no longer available) is...
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

hannoy63 ·
Stefano, I have rca to din cable for my phono stage, it came from flashback get in touch them and they'll be able to sort you out. I have several of their cables all very good quality. Peter. Moderated Post: No commercial links here please.
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

essezeta ·
thanks all. I checked in the original box and I found the DIN/DIN grey cable. It has a green sticker with the following code printed: NA-0159. since I do not like to modify that, I would prefer to buy a new one ready fitted with DIN (out)/RCA (in)connectors. hannoy63 suggested me to take a look at flashback.co.uk (sorry but the link brings me to Flashback records London, shop that I already know very well since I bought some vinyls two weeks ago); have you any other online shop where I could...
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Former Member ·
Google flashback cables
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

essezeta ·
Originally Posted by b_lund: Google flashback cables thank you!
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Re: RCA/RCA or DIN/RCA Interconnect Cables?

Former Member ·
after reading the thread about why naim use din cables, it seems no point at all to use RCA at all. That's it, I am done with it. However this does mean - purchasing a naim source.
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