.................The SL cables, do seem to have some relationship with Vertere, and well vertere is all about 2 things mainly : the preservation of musical energy (sound familiar?) and also about doing the least possible damage to the signal, not trying to change or modify it in the process. According to Vertere (and Chord) the best cable is the measured not in terms of what it does (that is the job of the source), but in terms of what a cable "does not do"
I appreciate a lot that the Chord Made the Sarum T more price accessible, previously one had to buy the Chord Music, so there is trickle down (as Chord did with Tuned Aray all the way down to 100 GBP/meter), but it would be nice if Naim trickled down some of the SL technology to make it more price accessible.
One has the Hi-line, but what about Din-XLR and speaker cables?
Makes sense to me, but I just read up on this Guy a couple of weeks ago, I like him.
I call him the weakest link Guy!
I don't have the hands on experience that you have analog, but I agree with you 100%.
However, Let's not for get, Focal/Naim is about Streamlining,
Posted by HH:
"But it now means that Naim no longer make speakers, don't make arms, have ditched their best CD players, and now no longer make separate tuners. How times change. It makes me quite wistful. "
That's right, 152, 155, 172, and the XP5XS all killed off!
Is that a bad thing?
Not necessarily so, just sign of the times, a Prince Thing!
So, I doubt we will see Naim adding anything, in Fact, there hands are full this very moment.
New dac Format, Nova, etc... What ever it's called.
So perhaps it's a good thing, at least we have our Marque Separates, for now!