FORUM RULES - Please Read & Follow

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Once you have registered on the forum, please ensure you have read through and understood the forum rules - these rules apply whether you have read them or not.

Feel free to contribute, but remember that the best place for definitive advice on Naim Hifi or for product support is from your Naim dealer or Naim HQ!

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Not exactly a Rule BUT: -

SEARCH - Please try the Search facility (try various combinations of 'key words' from your query) before posting your query.  The forum has been going for a long time now and most questions will have been asked before - some many, many times.

QUOTES - Please, when answering, consider whether you really HAVE to quote.  If you do - please edit the quote to keep it as short and relevant as possible.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions and their Infrequently Read Answers.  This can be found in its own room - go to FORUMS, then to DIRECTORY and then to Frequently Asked Questions.


No Reps!
No For Sale or Wanted ads! (includes free gifts and loans of equipment).

This includes transparent or oblique references to equipment for sale or equipment being sought - sometimes this will be a judgement call.
ALL links to, or mentions of, equipment For Sale, or attempts to promote commercial interests elsewhere will be treated in the same way.

Please do not post links to specific retailer's websites. Naim retailer contact details are available from Find a Retailer and the forum is not the place to favour particular retailers.

With this in mind - please do not post "live" links to commercial hifi or other manufacturer's websites and please do not link to or make reference to discussions posted on other forums. Any links posted in the Hifi Corner that are deemed by the moderators to have any commercial purpose, or that have further links therein that lead to commercial websites, will be removed.

As a member you can make posts - these can be edited for some 15 minutes but then cannot (as a peculiarity of the software) be edited or deleted.
If you are unhappy with a post - please edit it down to 'PD' (Please Delete) and it will be deleted it when/if spotted by the Moderator.  

To add a little clarification of rules and restrictions that have arisen over the years. I hope none of these will limit the free and wide ranging discussions that we have traditionally allowed and encouraged. Note that for widest comprehension, posts here should be written in English and any posts in other languages may be moderated.

This is the Naim Audio forum - we cannot sanction discussion of modifications to internal components of Naim equipment and this also extends, at the Moderators' discretion, to products from other manufacturers.  This also applies to discussion of companies who undertake unauthorised modifications to Naim equipment.

Modification extends to the use of 3rd party or home-made power supplies and any cabling that carries DC power between Naim equipment.

This rule applies especially to the case fuses fitted within our equipment. There is a blanket and strict ban on such topics and it includes euphemistic phrases that ultimately reference such practices and attempt to circumvent the restriction.

An extension of this is discussion of alterations to the mains wiring, sockets, plugs, fuses and mains leads. Some exchanges about this can take place in the Padded Cell but will be subject to moderation on a precautionary basis. Excessive/obsessive discussion will also be closed or removed.

A further extension of this is discussion relating to unauthorised modification to Naim firmware or software.

Occasionally a member will be banned or ask to be removed from membership.
Although we will not announce this (being a private matter between the member and forum moderators) we may contact you if you make mention of that member.

As they are unable to respond - it would be unfair to allow negative posts and, as we need to be discreet in our responses, there would be no useful point in raking over the details of their removal. With this in mind, we will remove such references and contact you to require that you desist.

Any attempt to continue to promote the previously moderated opinions and arguments (on that person's behalf) of a banned member will also be subject to moderation and may lead to the poster being moderated and/or removed from the forum.

A company has, in the past, expressed a strong desire not to be discussed on this forum and we are happy to oblige (including here). You will be informed if your post is removed for this reason.

'Live' links to other forums or sites may be edited so as to require some effort to follow them. Similarly, arguments and threads from other forums will not be brought over to, or referenced at, the Naim Forum. These will be at the discretion of the moderators.

Members who appear to be trying to push any kind of agenda on the forum may well be placed under moderation or removed from the forum.

All direct enquiries and/or forum queries to Naim Audio info (at)

I have recently attempted to communicate with a forum member and the e-mail came back with a Delivery Error.
Under such circumstances I will place the member under moderation - until I receive notification of the new, working address.  I hope you will understand if this happens to you - it is a requirement of forum membership that we should be able to communicate with you.

Please Note:
It follows from the above that twin or multiple memberships (under different names) cannot be allowed.
If I discover such a situation I will contact you and ask for an explanation. It is, of course, possible that you wish to "start anew". In such a case I will be glad to close your previous identity down for you and note, privately, the change.  It remains essential that we have a record (not public) of your name - connected to the new details. Concurrent use of multiple memberships under different usernames may be deemed an abuse and an attempted manipulation of the forum and may well result in the member's being banned.

Furthermore, please ensure that your chosen avatar should not be a picture likely to cause offence. Please avoid the use of trademarks or copyrighted images. If you wish to use a picture that is not your own then you should seek permission from the owner to use it. Naim cannot be held responsible for images used on this site as avatars. All responsibility will rest with the members.

If you wish to contact me regarding any forum matter, including account issues, then please email Naim on info (at), and mark your mail for my attention.

Thanks and best wishes, Richard.

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