I would side more on the 300 DR upgrade. I can't comments on Supercap as I never heard one, but certainly Hicap to Hicap DR was not night and day to my ears, but 250.2 to 250 DR, that brings a lot more to the table to my ears.
I found a DR'ed Supercap gave a bigger benefit on the 252 than it did on the 282 and like S-i-S I'd be inclined to look at that as the next step.
Christopher_M posted:ken c posted:
when i read threads like this, i am always aware of how difficult it is to separate personal preferences from some other issue -- for example, a more revealing pre-amp highlighting a weakness elsewhere in the system. i had an issue with 252 not sounding any good when i owned it. after a lot of to- and fro-, it turned out to be a mains problem. but i guess its 'safer'/easier to just fall back on personal preferences as the whole thing is so subjective anyhow...
General point accepted. But IIRC c.2007 when Naim had their Suggested Systems I- VI on this site, a system containing a NAC252 was never fronted with anything less than a CDS3. Not that this will be a problem for the OP with his NDS, 555psu.
I think both of you gentleman, are point on.
When I entered the world of Naim, I to was confronted, 282 or 252!
Of course, the Forum was beneficial, then I googled up 2007 CES debuts CD555, you tube.
To my surprise, they choose an 282, to debut their new CD555.
However, as you gentleman have pointed out, a more revealing pre-amp could have presented problems down the chain!
But at the end of the day, it was there call!
Yeah, the 552 would have been the natural partner for the CD555, but even after hours spent on the set up, what the heck!
Naim's top source on the front of an Active System, with Naim's iconic, DBLs on the rear!
With the 282 being feed the signal, and dispersing it to a trio of 250's!
Well, I pulled the trigger!
Cdx2/282/HCDR/3 x 250/Briks
Waiting on new Snaxo technology!
I have been very happy with an active system comprised of a Nac82 , 3 250 amps CDS3 snaxo with NBLs. I know better results can be achieved but it sounds excellent.