Can/would Naim DR a NAP V145?

Richard Dane posted:

I don’t know. Best ask your dealer or the factory service dept. I have my doubts as there’s no NAPV145 DR and so I can’t see R&D getting involved just for one unit.

Maybe R&D might fancy a bit of Friday afternoon tinkering/hot-rodding? 

Always wondered how much they differ internally to a regular 250 which (I think) the design is based on.

 

My guess is that anything is possible if you have the money. I don’t know what the Naim manhour rate is but to modify the DR kit, install, test and then resolve any potential issues does sound like a bit of work. It might be cheaper to buy a statement now!

Depends how you are using the 145. You could always get a decent cheap used 250, and DR that, then use it as a single channel amp with the right cabling. I used to do that with the centre channel in my AV setup. Much easier to sell on the 250-DR later as well... 

Felty99 posted:

Depends how you are using the 145. You could always get a decent cheap used 250, and DR that, then use it as a single channel amp with the right cabling. I used to do that with the centre channel in my AV setup. Much easier to sell on the 250-DR later as well... 

Using the 145 as a centre speaker in a 5.1 set up. Yep, there is always the 250 DR route as you say. 

NJB posted:

My guess is that anything is possible if you have the money. I don’t know what the Naim manhour rate is but to modify the DR kit, install, test and then resolve any potential issues does sound like a bit of work. It might be cheaper to buy a statement now!

 

rackkit posted:
NJB posted:

My guess is that anything is possible if you have the money. I don’t know what the Naim manhour rate is but to modify the DR kit, install, test and then resolve any potential issues does sound like a bit of work. It might be cheaper to buy a statement now!

 

and you'll only need one.

rackkit posted:
Felty99 posted:

Depends how you are using the 145. You could always get a decent cheap used 250, and DR that, then use it as a single channel amp with the right cabling. I used to do that with the centre channel in my AV setup. Much easier to sell on the 250-DR later as well... 

Using the 145 as a centre speaker in a 5.1 set up. Yep, there is always the 250 DR route as you say. 

What are you using for the centre speaker ?

james n posted:
rackkit posted:
Felty99 posted:

Depends how you are using the 145. You could always get a decent cheap used 250, and DR that, then use it as a single channel amp with the right cabling. I used to do that with the centre channel in my AV setup. Much easier to sell on the 250-DR later as well... 

Using the 145 as a centre speaker in a 5.1 set up. Yep, there is always the 250 DR route as you say. 

What are you using for the centre speaker ?

Hi James. I’m using a NAP 145. 

 

 

rackkit posted:
james n posted:
rackkit posted:
Felty99 posted:

Depends how you are using the 145. You could always get a decent cheap used 250, and DR that, then use it as a single channel amp with the right cabling. I used to do that with the centre channel in my AV setup. Much easier to sell on the 250-DR later as well... 

Using the 145 as a centre speaker in a 5.1 set up. Yep, there is always the 250 DR route as you say. 

What are you using for the centre speaker ?

Hi James. I’m using a NAP 145. 

 

 

I think he is asking what is the centre speaker, not what is driving it?

ChrisSU posted:
rackkit posted:
james n posted:
rackkit posted:
Felty99 posted:

Depends how you are using the 145. You could always get a decent cheap used 250, and DR that, then use it as a single channel amp with the right cabling. I used to do that with the centre channel in my AV setup. Much easier to sell on the 250-DR later as well... 

Using the 145 as a centre speaker in a 5.1 set up. Yep, there is always the 250 DR route as you say. 

What are you using for the centre speaker ?

Hi James. I’m using a NAP 145. 

 

 

I think he is asking what is the centre speaker, not what is driving it?

Oops, late night (morning) posting caught me out there! Sorry, James, the speaker is a Naim Axess centre. 

rackkit posted:

Oops, late night (morning) posting caught me out there! Sorry, James, the speaker is a Naim Axess centre. 

...as all good people use Mr Rackkit! Regarding the 145, I'd certainly ask. AFAIK, it is indeed one half of a NAP250. Not sure about the transformer but that shouldn't make any difference to the DR conversion.

rackkit posted:

Oops, late night (morning) posting caught me out there! Sorry, James, the speaker is a Naim Axess centre. 

Ah ok. Just thought if it was non Naim then you could have bi-amped the centre with a 250DR to make use of both channels. Good luck with your DR quest 

On the subject of DR, am I right in thinking that any Supernait 2 will be DR, or was that something that was only introduced at a certain point and the earliest Supernait 2 may not be DR? I think the earliest Supernait 2 date from about 2014. I'm looking at a possible second-hand acquisition but so far I can't see that any of them have DR on the back where you normally see it on other DR amps.

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