Foxman50 posted:Patu posted:
I've used SN2 to SCM40 for ~three years now. The combo works well but you do need HiCap DR or some other PSU for SN2 to make it work. I've only once tried the bare SN2 to SCM40 and the result was horrible. Loose bass and great loss of control in the sound. So consider this when auditioning. My room is around 20m2. I first used HiCap DR with mine but lately an aftermarket PSU. Slightly different results but both PSU's work well. Even though SN2 + PSU drives SCM40 surprisingly well, every now and then I do have this feeling that the speakers would benefit from beefier amp. I use Naim DAC + PSU as source and have thought about 272 + 250DR but I think 272 can't come even near the Naim DAC with sound quality. I've not done the comparison though but I did own NDX at one point. NDX lost with clear margin already. So that's why I'm sticking with Naim DAC + SN2 combo. More probable move might be the change of speakers or active ATC's but with active route there's still the problem of which Naim source + pre combo could I get without the need of winning in a lottery.
Foxman50 posted:leni v posted:
Dont like the tri amp speaker conectors of the 40's,does atc have a good solution or are we supposed to strugle with all kind of f connections.
I have removed the horrid ATC binding posts and replaced with one set of quality WBT units, ie only one pair per speaker. The improvement is beyond what anyone would expect. For £150 and a couple of hours, which is totally reversible, is a no brainer.
Could you tell more about the process? I'm interested. I hate the three-way binding posts. I've made short cuts of NACA5 for jumpers and I connect the speaker cable to the middle posts. Sound quality differs when you connect the speaker cables to high or low posts, middle has the best balance (unsurprisingly).
have a look at this thread, hopefully works, a couple of posts in i detail what i did and reasons why. Its really easy and easy to test.
Thanks, I read your description. So if I understood correctly, you don’t need any other tools than a screwdriver and maybe pliers for the job? No soldering anywhere? I’m not much of a DIY guy.