Hello Guys, I have got turntable, CD player and loudspeakers. I need new Naim power amplifier, pre-amplifier (could be integrated) and streaming. What would be the best configuration? I need to confess you, that I already have purchased NAP-250, N-272, StageLine and FlatCap XS, but now I see, that Naim dealer gave me a wrong advise. Streaming and amplification is perfect, but I am not able to connect turntable. I believe, exist simpler configuration to achieve my requirement.
Just follow the guidance in the Stageline manual... connect the 4-5 interconnect ( the thin grey one) between the socket D on the Flatcap and the 272's analogue din input - it only has one so you can't go wrong. The 5-5 snaic between the Flatcap and preamp in the picture is not relevant with a 272.
The equipment will work fine if it's wired up properly, so the dealer's advice was perfectly fine. That said, if it's a Rega deck and cartridge, a Rega phonostage needs only one box rather than two. I find the Stageline underwhelming, and probably would gave got something else. But that's probably not helpful at this point, with the equipment bought.
Thanks Guys for your attention. I'm waiting for 4 to 5 DIN cable and I will see how it will work. I've got another concern. I've got Denon DL-80MC cartridge and Naim advised StageLine N. I'm not quite sure about it. Shouldn't be better S?
Something has gone awry with this thread, possibly an error caused by posting of a picture: the original post is now overlaid with what appears to be possibly a specification for a cartidge. This is as viewed on an iPad.Not sur who posted it (Emre?) or using what tool, but clearly something somewhere has caused a formatting fault. @Richard Dane can you see it and pass on as appropriate?
Anyway, back on topic, I remember the Denon DP-47F, as a friend had one. It was a pretty looking deck and very easy to use. However, performance was pretty middling - an original Rega Planar left it for dead and was a revelation by comparison.
It happened during my second post. I used to try to copy and paste cartridge specification. Nothing happened on 2nd poste window, therefore I just put cartridge name and type. When I pressed Post Reply button, I found my cartridge specification covered my 1st post. Very odd.
Richard, I'm thinking about a new turntable, but I have spent a lot of money for my new Naim. CD player is waiting in a queue for upgrading. I use vintage Yamaha CDX-993. Plays lovely, but when I used to test Naim CD5 XS, sound was much better and I am thinking about CDX2. Should works perfect with my 250 & 272. Turntable I'm not sure yet, but I thought about Linn.
With a 272 you don't really need a better CD player. Just rip the albums to a NAS. The money saved will buy an XPS, a better turntable or a good holiday. And you won't have all those horrid CDs cluttering up your house.
Oh no! Hungryhalibut. I love my LPs and CDs. They're like my kids. I love keep piece of art in my hands, when I listen to the music. Most records remind me something or someone and some of CDs as well. I just love them. Nothing and anyone is able to change my mind. :-) Streaming is just radio, nothing more and never replace piece of vinyl or plastic and cover. :-)
Which rather makes a 272 an interesting choice. It's all personal of course. You should try some high res downloads though, as they can take things to a new level, so long as they are properly recorded and mastered.
I currently have a Pakedge R60D router to a Pakedge 16 port Gigabit AVB ethernet switch with SFP(whatever that means). We have some home automation with Control-4. All 16 switch ports are being used and in fact,several ports directly from router are also being used after running out of switch ports. I think that the 50 foot run of dual Cat-6 to my 272 is coming from the switch although it may be coming directly from the router, not sure. Anyway when I test the speed directly connected to...
If you are running out of ports, you can use the SFP ports (by inserting a suitable SFP module) to give you a couple of extra connections. These can be either fibre optic connections, in which case you would need another switch at the other end to convert back to Ethernet, or you can stick with an Ethernet SFP. Alternatively just get a bigger switch with maybe 24 ports.
Hi as Chris says, SFP stands for Small Form-Factor Pluggable adapters .. these adapters are used for Ethernet and allow either twisted pair or fibre Ethernet connections. As far as you wiring, then Ethernet runs usually in multiples of 10 so will most likely at 100 Mbps or 1000Mbps. It sounds like you have a network switch...so you can check your streamer cable goes back to it. Having longer runs of Ethernet cable I say is beneficial sonically over short runs, so a 50foot run would be ideal.
Hmm.... Both my instrumented testing with ARTA and an RME UFX ADC (objective testing) and subjective (Computer>Emotiva DC-1> AKG 701's) didn't net any benefit with a 3 foot $700 Nordost or a 315 foot $90 generic Berktek CAT5e that I terminated myself.
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