I am new into the Naim community and really excited to purchase my very first streamer, the Naim Uniti Atom. I went to a official Naim dealer to test the device and the results are veeeery nice !
The thing is that I am still doubting on which speakers to pair it with. I am kind of a novice in terms of technicals in the Hi-Fi so I come to ask for help here, and hope someone will be able to lead the beginner that I am.
I have tested different brands such as KEF, Monitor Audio, Dali, Focal, etc.
The one that really stood out was the Dali Option 6, I’ve been pretty convinced since it was really balanced and delivering very nice sound. However, I have read some articles about the brand new manufacturer Fyne Audio, and also about Tannoy. In the first sight, it seems like I am heading toward one set of speaker coming from this list:
- Dali Opticon 6 or 8
- Fyne Audio F501 or F502
- Tannoy XT6F or XT8F
- Focal Aria 926 / 936
The problem is that I have no clue what the biggest, loudest, strongest pair of speakers that an Atom can handle. I don’t have the budget for a Nova or Star on top of a nice pair of speakers. In the store the guy said for example that an atom could not handle Dali Opticon 8. Is that true that the atom is unable to handle an Opticon 8 Tannoy XT8F or Fyne F502 or an Aria 936 ?
I am mainly looking for dynamic and balanced speakers that can fill a rectangle 60m2 room, the roof are quiet high as well. I like when it goes loud but that the sound is still clean, I am mainly listening to a bit of everything from Classic to Rap to electro to French songs or Jazz.
For example, something that I did really appreciate with the Dali’s was that the « acoustic pressure » was that even on very loud volume we could still communicate with other people and the sound was not sort of annoying because of the high volume.
If there is another pack of speakers not mentioned above that really are worth a listen, do not hesitate to share them :-)
I will greatly appreciate your help, and I already thank you in advance for that !