System Pics 2017

No matter what I hear at my local Naim dealer, I am not upgrading my "olive" series! Love the looks and the sound. Just recap every few years at AVOptions

Discman/headphones next to the sweet spot are life-savers when The Family wants to argue instead of listening

Ugly as Hell but I love them. SBLs are a bitch to drive, for almost a year (while Naim recap service got reinstated here in the US) I lived with BAT VK-75se and it just could not make them sing. Had them in active mode for a few years, but right now they are biamped thru custom x-over from Audio-42

Haim Ronen posted:

Winter look

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I am not enclosing any close-ups since in our constantly changing world our music system seems to be the only non variant element. Under the LP 12, on a Quadraspire are sitting the same Naim electronics (Nait 3, 3.5 player, two Flatcaps purchased in December of 1999) and a Luxman tuner. The speakers are Proac Response 1.5. The room is cosy with very good acoustics and a nice view to the wooded back yard. There is a particular synergy between the speakers and the Naim player, both using fractions (0.5) with their model numbers.

I would be curious to know where you live Haim. Have you had any temptation if not intention to upgrade? Beautiful room and system.:D

Chag -  

Haim Ronen posted:

Winter look

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I am not enclosing any close-ups since in our constantly changing world our music system seems to be the only non variant element. Under the LP 12, on a Quadraspire are sitting the same Naim electronics (Nait 3, 3.5 player, two Flatcaps purchased in December of 1999) and a Luxman tuner. The speakers are Proac Response 1.5. The room is cosy with very good acoustics and a nice view to the wooded back yard. There is a particular synergy between the speakers and the Naim player, both using fractions (0.5) with their model numbers.

I trust one of the chairs is dead-centre .

G

spurrier sucks posted:
Novichok-1977 posted:

I sold my olive (102/180/HC/NAPSC/LINN KAN) system.
2017 comes something new, now I use headphones

 

Same but different. 

For all the rooms crammed with stacks of expensive boxes, there is something satisfyingly simple about the above. It is surprising just how good an I-device can sound paired with a decent, easy to drive pair of headphones. I used to get great sounds with a pair of Grado PS1000.

Enjoy

Chag... posted:
Haim Ronen posted:

Winter look

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I am not enclosing any close-ups since in our constantly changing world our music system seems to be the only non variant element. Under the LP 12, on a Quadraspire are sitting the same Naim electronics (Nait 3, 3.5 player, two Flatcaps purchased in December of 1999) and a Luxman tuner. The speakers are Proac Response 1.5. The room is cosy with very good acoustics and a nice view to the wooded back yard. There is a particular synergy between the speakers and the Naim player, both using fractions (0.5) with their model numbers.

I would be curious to know where you live Haim. Have you had any temptation if not intention to upgrade? Beautiful room and system.:D

Chag -  

Chag,

We live in a small ranch (and have a large yard) in northern Illinois not far from the Wisconsin border and Lake Michigan. System is good enough for the kind of music I listen to (small ensembles of classical and jazz at moderate volume) and it will sound sweeter today after I will finish snow-blowing the fresh stuff that fell last night. The highs today are going to be -14C.

Graemeh,

Good eye. The optimal sweet spot is sitting on the right chair and leaning to the left but I finds myself mostly on the other chair, closer to the light and with a better view to the outside world, a clearly non-audiophile choice.

Robiwan posted:
rjstaines posted:

The system as at December 2016

 

How about cable dressing, must be spaghetti

That depends on how boisterous the cats have been playing behind there !   Luckily the gap is too small for the grandkids to squeeze through 

Serious answer... you are so right Robiwan, spaghetti is a good description.  I've done my best to keep the 'major' component interconnects & power supplies properly dressed (so that's the middle rack - 552, NDS, LP12 & 500), but the other components tend to drape where they droop !

Roger

PS - I don't think I'd be brazen enough to post a photo of the rear !

Haim Ronen posted:

Winter look

DSC_2

I am not enclosing any close-ups since in our constantly changing world our music system seems to be the only non variant element. Under the LP 12, on a Quadraspire are sitting the same Naim electronics (Nait 3, 3.5 player, two Flatcaps purchased in December of 1999) and a Luxman tuner. The speakers are Proac Response 1.5. The room is cosy with very good acoustics and a nice view to the wooded back yard. There is a particular synergy between the speakers and the Naim player, both using fractions (0.5) with their model numbers.

Room looks great... cold outlook, but inside looks great.   How many months of the year do you have snow like this?  (and what does heating cost you over there in Illinois?)

rjstaines posted:
Haim Ronen posted:

Winter look

Room looks great... cold outlook, but inside looks great.   How many months of the year do you have snow like this?  (and what does heating cost you over there in Illinois?)

Thanks. This is not a typical December weather. We can get snow here anytime from Thanksgiving to Easter but  January and February are the real cold months. Everything is relative. Florestan who resides in Edmonton Canada always makes fun of my shivers. I am about to spend an hour to clear the driveway but the Chicago Bears fans are going to sit for four hours today to watch their football team play. House is small and well insulated so heating (forced air gas furnace) is not a problem.

Haim Ronen posted:
rjstaines posted:
Haim Ronen posted:

Winter look

Room looks great... cold outlook, but inside looks great.   How many months of the year do you have snow like this?  (and what does heating cost you over there in Illinois?)

Thanks. This is not a typical December weather. We can get snow here anytime from Thanksgiving to Easter but  January and February are the real cold months. Everything is relative. Florestan who resides in Edmonton Canada always makes fun of my shivers. I am about to spend an hour to clear the driveway but the Chicago Bears fans are going to sit for four hours today to watch their football team play. House is small and well insulated so heating (forced air gas furnace) is not a problem.

In the Netherlands snow is absent for almost the fourth winter on row and we have weather with no dynamic what so ever and mostly mild to very mild conditions. I really like to have you're climate conditions. Cold snowy winters and warm, sunny summers must be great! 

The changes this year have all pretty much taken place behind the scenes; 300 has been DR'd and serviced, after which a full SuperLumina loom was incrementally introduced, followed finally by the Cisco 2960 switch which made a surprisingly positive change.  

The one visible change was to go back to the symmetrical Fraim arrangement; visually and sonically preferable to the previous layout and allows for perfect cable dressing which no doubt contributes to the sonic delight! 

Cheers,

Ian

PS. Sorry, photo was taken before any Christmas decorations made an appearance!

Borders Nick posted:

Muso looking vaguely festive !  

We have  had the Muso for nearly two years now and I am still continually impressed by the room filling, rich sound from a one box system.  It seemed expensive at the time but definitely money well spent.

Nice - can i ask who makes the cabinet Nick ?

Borders Nick posted:

Muso looking vaguely festive !  

We have  had the Muso for nearly two years now and I am still continually impressed by the room filling, rich sound from a one box system.  It seemed expensive at the time but definitely money well spent.

Looks very nice Nick, congrats.

james n posted:
Borders Nick posted:

Muso looking vaguely festive !  

We have  had the Muso for nearly two years now and I am still continually impressed by the room filling, rich sound from a one box system.  It seemed expensive at the time but definitely money well spent.

Nice - can i ask who makes the cabinet Nick ?

Its Habitat Max Oak James.  Lewis put me on to it from one of his posts on System Pics.  Beware though - we ended up buying 5 pieces from the same range for the kitchen / family room

rjstaines posted:
Robiwan posted:
rjstaines posted:

The system as at December 2016

 

How about cable dressing, must be spaghetti

That depends on how boisterous the cats have been playing behind there !   Luckily the gap is too small for the grandkids to squeeze through 

Serious answer... you are so right Robiwan, spaghetti is a good description.  I've done my best to keep the 'major' component interconnects & power supplies properly dressed (so that's the middle rack - 552, NDS, LP12 & 500), but the other components tend to drape where they droop !

Roger

PS - I don't think I'd be brazen enough to post a photo of the rear !

Go on, I would like to see all that spaghetti..... 

Q: What does this "system" have to do with Naim Audio?

Pono
Pono Player in Balanced Mode

 

A: Stereophile mag mentioned that is has "Naim" sound.  Well, after reading that I just had to buy it

How long do we have to wait for the Real Thing???!!! Portable player from Naim Audio.

Lets kickstart it 

Massimo Bertola posted:
Michael Mccullough posted:

No festive lights or fancy room but it makes way better music than it should. Added the 172xs and 150X (replacing the 5i2) but the N-Sats will always be the star of the show.

 

Hi, kindred soul. Enjoy them, enjoy music.

M

Yes. Bet yours sound fantastic with the 250.2. Can't wait to add a bigger Naim amp but need to upgrade the turntable first....

Nothing to write home about really but still plays music after all these years. All upgrades being concentrated on the LP12 recently. Source first all the time. Sorry for the poor pics quality but both the camera and photographer are useless. No comparison to yours whatsoever ...

Cheers,

Pedro

 

 

 

 

 

kota posted:

Nothing to write home about really but still plays music after all these years. All upgrades being concentrated on the LP12 recently. Source first all the time. Sorry for the poor pics quality but both the camera and photographer are useless. No comparison to yours whatsoever ...

Cheers,

Pedro

 

 

 

 

 

Nice to see a Sound Organisation table with an LP12!!

kota posted:

Nothing to write home about really but still plays music after all these years. All upgrades being concentrated on the LP12 recently. Source first all the time. Sorry for the poor pics quality but both the camera and photographer are useless. No comparison to yours whatsoever ...

Cheers,

Pedro

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Pedro,

Your LP 12 slotted black plinth seems a custom version, do you ? i konw it was normally availble in plain black ash or slotted wood veneers. (Mine was Afromosia)                                                                                             However for the ' 87 Milan Audio Fair, the Linn distributor Mr. Antonio Trebbi, carried along his personal black slotted Lp12 claiming that it was built like this especially for him.                                                                             For the record it was also  present a Nac 52 prototype with a mixture of CB and Olive aesthethics.

Regards

Roberto

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