I wonder why two Naim dealers are using Chord Co speaker cable? And also Chord interconnect in one case. Most odd.
Two reasons for using the The Chord Co interconnect. My dealer didn’t have a DIN to RCA interconnect when using the Exposure amp. Second, the Shawline interconnect was chosen to match the Shawline speaker cable. I was given the choice BTW.
Going back to the Nait 5si using the Shawline instead of the Naim DIN interconnect there was a lot more detail coming through. It didn’t change the overall character of the amp but the increase in detail was very noticeable. I’ll be trying a few leads once I have the system at home.
The Shawline speaker cable was used for a couple of reasons. I currently use Chord Signature (not the latest version).
It’s doubtful I’ll be using NACA5 as I only need 1.5m lengths. From what I’ve read it’s recommended to use it in 3.5m lengths and over? Not sure if this only applies when using Naim amps? My dealer has it available for home demo so I haven’t ruled it out.
To confuse matters further I’m hoping to home demo a pair of Russell K 50 speakers next year. I heard them briefly earlier this year using the Nova and Well Tempered Versalex and I was very impressed. So I won’t be changing my speaker cable for the time being.