French national living in beautiful south east England. Heard about naim a decade ago when a naim friend got me the bug (he bought SU with unitiserve)
Wanted to introduce myself. I am going to take the plunge after a decade of just testing and looking/reading.
I have in my sight a qute2 with kef ls50 on custom design stand. A nap 100 later when finance available. No idea of cables but perhaps tellurium q or chord epic/odyssey. My room is small and budget smaller. Can get all the above for 2k (1750 for qute2 and ls50).
Read lots of input in this forum. Don't agree that qute can't drive ls50 and the nap100 will certainly improve things.
Beside saying hello to all of you, will appreciate feedback on cables and anything that could improve such setting and protect it (conditionner?)
If you really think I could do better or should not make the move now for any reason, be my guest but that's pretty much where my heart and purse is. Would love an SU but too much for me. For my fifties perhaps :-)
I always liked the qute as you can build on it. Most important, I love the sound and works for me more than anything else in that price range and sometimes above. Hegel interested me but naim ecosystem/help/network is a winner. The nap100 is a joy and sometimes I wonder if that's not what I should buy and link it to a cheap streamer/pre-amp. Merci in d'avance for your comments, patience with me and keep well
Buy used or ex-demo and you should be fine. My system consists of Qute2, Nap100 and PMC DB1i's all brought used and ex-demo and for approximately £1,900.00 All work perfectly and sound fantastic so couldn't be happier. The used market in Hi-Fi is very buoyant as people are always upgrading so there are some great deals to be had. My advice is to be patient and keep scouring the web / hi-fi outlets / certain forums etc.