C'mon guys (and gals), what does the atom sound like?

i can't believe that the atom is now in the wild and posts berating Naim still seem more active. 

Surley there are quite a few of you that have sound waves dancing operatically around your rooms which started their lives being shunted through Ethernet to the atom. 

And they sound like?

and the app works like?

and chromecast ( my money is on this causing the delays) how does it function/sound?

ssshh has anyone tried to see if Roon "sees the atom" ?

 

dont be bashful. 

 

 

SJB

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Sloop John B posted:
nigelb posted:

Or simply enjoying their Atom so much they have no time (yet) to post.

Do people like this actually exist?

.sjb

If you don't believe they exist, why did you ask the question(s)?

It did all start with just a couple of people (Adam and Eve I think their names were) and now look how many there are!

nigelb posted:
Sloop John B posted:
nigelb posted:

Or simply enjoying their Atom so much they have no time (yet) to post.

Do people like this actually exist?

.sjb

If you don't believe they exist, why did you ask the question(s)?

It did all start with just a couple of people (Adam and Eve I think their names were) and now look how many there are!

I think you'll find it's Cú Chullain and Éimhear but it's a common enough mistake.

.sjb

 

  

Sloop John B posted:
nigelb posted:
Sloop John B posted:
nigelb posted:

Or simply enjoying their Atom so much they have no time (yet) to post.

Do people like this actually exist?

.sjb

If you don't believe they exist, why did you ask the question(s)?

It did all start with just a couple of people (Adam and Eve I think their names were) and now look how many there are!

I think you'll find it's Cú Chullain and Éimhear but it's a common enough mistake.

.sjb

 

  

No, you misunderstand. I am talking about husband and wife Adam and Eve of Basingstoke. They were apparently the first to put a deposit down on the Atom and must have theirs by now so should be able to answer your questions.

Common enough mistake I suppose.

Mayor West posted:

Heard it at the Acoustica show this year with a Core, driving some Dynaudio Emit M20 speakers. Thought it was a pretty stunning system myself. Was very impressed.

Also heard the same combination at Acoustica - that system was one of the highlights of the show.

Sloop John B posted:

i can't believe that the atom is now in the wild and posts berating Naim still seem more active. 

Surley there are quite a few of you that have sound waves dancing operatically around your rooms which started their lives being shunted through Ethernet to the atom. 

And they sound like?

and the app works like?

and chromecast ( my money is on this causing the delays) how does it function/sound?

ssshh has anyone tried to see if Roon "sees the atom" ?

 

dont be bashful. 

 

 

Roon could potentially make or break the Atom.

I have mine.....

A quick general few observations from my first few hours with it...(Only last night)

I'm using B&W CM10 S2 I purchased for the job.....Agree they are over kill, but I like the noise they make. And am fully aware that the atom will not run these to there full potential no matter how good it is.

For the last 8 months I have been using a Linn DSM streamer/amp that was on loan from my dealer, having flogged my stack for cleaner lines and a one box solution. That and multi room capability as I have numerous QB's and Muso's around.

Sound - It's as sharp and punchy as any Naim gear I've heard....It really grabs the bass by the neck and controls it, punchy and fast. I liked...a lot.  The mids are sublime, I'm following new parts of old songs as with the highs, I can hear symbols drift out just that tiny bit longer....it's good....really good. Even with the relatively low power against my speakers...it works.

Build - Everything you would expect from a Naim product and pretty much as advertised...Although the power point at the back is loose, it may be it's meant to be like that, I'll get back to you when I find out.

The front screen is lovely, but you kind of have to have it at eye level to see it properly, as viewing it from angles doesn't really work. It's a great thing to have.

I have a small wish list of what I'd like to happen with the screen, ie...leaving the track info onscreen, as the album art takes over after a while, few little bits like that, which may be possible, I'm still exploring.

Couple of points to note, As it stands just now...multiroom isn't working or is dropping out. I've not explored or set up in great depth, so I'm not moaning as it may be me. The app has also crashed or lost connection again...I've not checked any networks settings yet, so jury's out.

I am fairly taken with the doofer (remote). It's brilliant.

Hope that's enough for now guy's

 

 

 

 

Richard Dane posted:

Tastie, the mains inlet should probably be slightly loose.  Naim now allow a bit of movement on all their IEC inlets as this provides a bit of physical decoupling which supposedly sounds better, so I would imagine the Atom follows suit here.

Cheers Richard....I did wonder.

Obviously first thing I noticed trying to plug it in. Heart sank!! I was going to ring and ask. Thanks for putting my mind at rest.

Tastiehastie77 posted:
Huge posted:

The

Impedance reaches a minimum of 3.72 ohms at 115 Hz and a phase angle of –69.15º at 69 Hz. —MJP
Read more at  https://www.soundandvision.com...#K2g4D1aMTVzTJpGf.99

Huge

What does this mean....way way way over my head

It means I had finger trouble and you replied before I could edit my post properly - (see revised post above).

Huge posted:

The impedance curve makes the B&W CM10 S2 a very challenging load for an Atom, it won't sound at it's best trying to drive that difficult a load.

Impedance reaches a minimum of 3.72 ohms at 115 Hz and a phase angle of –69.15º at 69 Hz. —MJP
(www.soundandvision.com)

Huge, is that because of the 3 woofers which are supposed (?) to do the work at 115 Hz?

Ardbeg10y posted:
Huge posted:

The impedance curve makes the B&W CM10 S2 a very challenging load for an Atom, it won't sound at it's best trying to drive that difficult a load.

Impedance reaches a minimum of 3.72 ohms at 115 Hz and a phase angle of –69.15º at 69 Hz. —MJP
(www.soundandvision.com)

Huge, is that because of the 3 woofers which are supposed (?) to do the work at 115 Hz?

It's rather more complicated than just that...

It involves the resonant frequencies of the drivers, interaction of the drivers and the cabinet (at lower frequencies, the acoustic bass alignment is particularly important) and the design of the crossovers.  The high phase angle close to an impedance minimum will cause particular problems for power-amps, as the imaginary component of the current in the speakers will impose a much higher current demand on the output transistors.

Thought i'd get the maual out tonight have a flick through....they have packed one for a uniti core! Doh!!

On another sad note...multi room isn't working...tried it several different ways. Nada..oh well can't win em all. 

(Fyi multi room tries (hardwired/just wifi/wifi on 2.4 only/wifi on 2.5 only..hardwired and wifi)

The qb seem to control both....then the atom drops off, the atom won't even pick up the qb.

Who cares....it's here, sounds blitzing and is indeed a feat of engineering...multiroom will have to wait....me and Naim are friends again.

Tastiehastie77 posted:

Thought i'd get the maual out tonight have a flick well can't win em all. 

(Fyi multi room tries (hardwired/just wifi/wifi on 2.4 only/wifi on 2.5 only..hardwired and wifi)

The qb seem to control both....then the atom drops off, the atom won't even pick up the qb.

Who cares....it's here, sounds blitzing and is indeed a feat of engineering...multiroom will have to wait....me and Naim are friends again.

 

There has been released firmware updates for Mu-so and QB to beta testers, that should make multi room possible with the new streamers. Talk to Naim support, and  you will probably be able to get the firmware, or they can say when it will be released as a normal update through the Naim app.

Claus

CJ1045 posted:

Curious as to how it compares to the DSM you had on loan (although the DSM is much more expensive)?

CJ

I think the Dsm is the same price mate...(sneaky) 

and like for like...it's chalk and cheese...The atom blows it away in every department...(although i liked the linn app) It really is half the machine the atom is....and then some.

Claus-Thoegersen posted:
Tastiehastie77 posted:

Thought i'd get the maual out tonight have a flick well can't win em all. 

(Fyi multi room tries (hardwired/just wifi/wifi on 2.4 only/wifi on 2.5 only..hardwired and wifi)

The qb seem to control both....then the atom drops off, the atom won't even pick up the qb.

Who cares....it's here, sounds blitzing and is indeed a feat of engineering...multiroom will have to wait....me and Naim are friends again.

 

There has been released firmware updates for Mu-so and QB to beta testers, that should make multi room possible with the new streamers. Talk to Naim support, and  you will probably be able to get the firmware, or they can say when it will be released as a normal update through the Naim app.

Claus

I'll follow this up pal...i have been down this road before with multiple muso's and qb's...including a technician to my house...with new routers etc..no joy!

 

it'll click at some point i'm sure...but cheers...i'll have a word

Christine posted:

So you can't turn off the screen, this may be annoying if you wish to listen as you sleep in a dark room...this is why I'm having to swap my valve amplifier for transistor.

I know what you mean, i listened to wish you were here(white album cover) last night, whisky in hand...lights out. My eyes were being burnt out....the abilty to dim or switch off the screen...or change it to hold what you want on it would be a bonus.

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