Naim and Proac
Posted by: JosephR on 06 August 2000
In retrospect, I wish I had bought the beech SBLs that he had :-( as the ProAcs really need room away from walls to sing their best and that is difficult in my room.
Other folks on the forum have written that they find ProAcs a tad clinical and sterile with Naim, so maybe they will chime in w/more details.
Naim and ProAc can work very well together--although it is important to make sure you don't ask a 140 to drive something like the 2.5s. I ran 2.5s off a 32.5/hicap/250 for 3 years and enjoyed it thoroughly. The 2.5s, in particular, seem to need at least a 250, a large room, and considerable space from the back wall if they are not to sound too boomy or bassy.
If you post more particulars I am sure others can advise you more fully.
bass, although IMHO it upsets the timing. I found the Tablettes to be a bit like round earth Linn Kans.
Thanks to all replies, majority believing that Proacs work well with Naim. I will be using Naim 135s, thinking of Naim preamp still, with the Proac Response 3. My current system is as fast as the Naim, but I just love the Naim clarity.
Was written above, and I agree. I chose response 2's for their combination of flat and round earth virtues. Seemed like the perfect "oval earth" speaker. They are quite good - I may part with them, I may not. It's just that nagging wall issue, and the 2's look dreadful with the grilles off.
Also above, someone mentioned switching from tablettes to R1 SC's. Yup - the 1SC is rather inefficient. I had tab sigs, 1SC's, and the 2's for home demo. The tab sigs were most efficient, followed by the 2's, then the 1SC's. The 2's offer enough bass to satisfy (me) and resist compressing until the knob is turned a good bit higher. The 1SC definitely (IMHO) needs more than a Nait3 to sing. Even a 140 is light for these…