System Pics 2018

I read that a Patek Philippe is the watch most frequently bought by bankers when they receive their first bonus. Whether that’s a recommendation I don’t know. Anyway, ‘what watch are you wearing today’ is perhaps better off as a separate thread. Socks are one thing, but posh watches are not ideal for System Pics. 

Winkyincanada.  You are not wrong about Flickr being different.  I have had several attempts at posting from Flickr without success.  Would any kind soul be prepared to enlighten me as to how to post images from Flickr on here?

 

Cheers, Steve

EBT posted:

Frustration understatement, so just for a moment pretend I am a 6 year old, I do not see anything about direct link on Imgur, only option I see is copy link, tried that and fail. 

Open an individual image in Imgur, and you should see a list of links on the R. The Direct Link, second on the list, is the one you need:-

EBT posted:

Frustration understatement, so just for a moment pretend I am a 6 year old, I do not see anything about direct link on Imgur, only option I see is copy link, tried that and fail. 

Hi EBT

I am the supreme wizard of numptiness. Good morning.I am here to help.

I have had the same issue but figured it out. On my windows desktop in the imgur site there is a dragdown menu under your name in top Right corner . The top 3 words in this menu are: "images, next is "gallery', and then "album profile". Double click on picture you want to post on "images", NOT "gallery" pictures NOT "album profile". The correct box, "direct link" then comes up on the right and you can use this to paste to the "mountain" logo on the naim forum.

On the "gallery" pictures the "direct link" does not come up. Hope this helps.

Steve2 posted:

Winkyincanada.  You are not wrong about Flickr being different.  I have had several attempts at posting from Flickr without success.  Would any kind soul be prepared to enlighten me as to how to post images from Flickr on here?

 

Cheers, Steve

Yep.

1) In Flickr click on the photo so it is showing as a single image on the page.

2) Down in the lower right will appear some icons (if they are greyed out, you're "zoomed" click the image again).

3) Click the on that is a curved arrow going up and to the right. A dialogue box will pop up.

4) Select the "Embed" option from the options by clicking on the word "Embed" (it is perhaps not obvious that they are options - but they are)

5) Select your size, and then copy the highlighted text in the dialogue box. "Control C" on a PC "Command C" on a Mac.

6) Go to your reply dialogue on the Naim forum

7) Do not click the little mountain picture icon!

8) Instead click the one that looks like this    <> It's the one on the far right

9) Paste all the text you copied into the box that appears

10) Click OK. Your picture should now appear in your reply. Scale it to suit by dragging the corner.

11) Click "Post Reply"

José Cano Fernández posted:

Hola. Te saludo desde Cádiz (España).

Este es mi equipo:

Naim CDX, Nac 112, Flatcap 2, Nap 200, Stirling MS-88 y soportes y muebles autoconstruido

Nice system, José. Have you considered putting the preamp on a separate shelf, if might sound better kept away from the PSU and power amp?

What's weird is that I got an email notification of this post, and the text was in English, but here, it is in Spanish. Maybe Google or Apple are automatically translating it?

Just a few hours into the upgrade.  It is sounding quite nice, deeper bass, improved detail, a tighter grip are first impressions. Brand new out of the box so they will need time to settle in but I was pleasantly surprised how good they do sound from the get go. The first listen to something new is always tough for me, the psychological effect of wanting it to be better has to be taken into consideration. Right now I am very happy with the NDX/SN2 combination.

I think it was a great upgrade for me. I purchased the last week of December and the boxes arrived in the shop on Tuesday and were delivered and set up this afternoon. The heavily discounted pricing for the end of year sale on the NDX, plus avoiding the projected 2018 price hikes were two incentives. The third incentive was the trade-in value of my two boxes, so from a monetary point of view it worked out well for me.

I am looking forward to the next 30/60 days for everything to settle in (including me).

ChrisSU posted:
José Cano Fernández posted:

Hola. Te saludo desde Cádiz (España).

Este es mi equipo:

Naim CDX, Nac 112, Flatcap 2, Nap 200, Stirling MS-88 y soportes y muebles autoconstruido

Nice system, José. Have you considered putting the preamp on a separate shelf, if might sound better kept away from the PSU and power amp?

What's weird is that I got an email notification of this post, and the text was in English, but here, it is in Spanish. Maybe Google or Apple are automatically translating it?

Soon I will change location and put the CDX on the first shelf, Nac 112 in the middle and the rest below. Now I do not have space.

seakayaker posted:

Just a few hours into the upgrade.  It is sounding quite nice, deeper bass, improved detail, a tighter grip are first impressions. Brand new out of the box so they will need time to settle in but I was pleasantly surprised how good they do sound from the get go. The first listen to something new is always tough for me, the psychological effect of wanting it to be better has to be taken into consideration. Right now I am very happy with the NDX/SN2 combination.

I think it was a great upgrade for me. I purchased the last week of December and the boxes arrived in the shop on Tuesday and were delivered and set up this afternoon. The heavily discounted pricing for the end of year sale on the NDX, plus avoiding the projected 2018 price hikes were two incentives. The third incentive was the trade-in value of my two boxes, so from a monetary point of view it worked out well for me.

I am looking forward to the next 30/60 days for everything to settle in (including me).

Looks nice and seems as if you had a good deal I think it's quite surprising the trade in value of Naim equipment.

S3 posted:

 

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Lovely system. The racks look like my HiFi Racks but with extra isolation. Did you hear a difference adding the isolation? I’m particularly interest in getting something for my RP10 if it also allows accurate levelling somehow.

Phil

Hi Phil, thanks. Yes the rack is very similar to a HIFI Racks system. It was made by a very skilled Polish joiner in the West Midlands. I asked him if he could make some isolation platforms and he said he was already thinking of doing so and just needed a nudge! 

I did notice an improvement particularly when playing records on the RP8 so I’d say it’s well worth looking into.

I’ve moved components around this morning with a view to letting the N272 breath a bit more so I’ve put that on the top level of the left stack and I’ve also taken the outer plinth off the RP8 for the first time. It looks really cool! I’ll post another picture of the new set up shortly.

David

S3 posted:

Hi Phil, thanks. Yes the rack is very similar to a HIFI Racks system. It was made by a very skilled Polish joiner in the West Midlands. I asked him if he could make some isolation platforms and he said he was already thinking of doing so and just needed a nudge! 

I did notice an improvement particularly when playing records on the RP8 so I’d say it’s well worth looking into.

I’ve moved components around this morning with a view to letting the N272 breath a bit more so I’ve put that on the top level of the left stack and I’ve also taken the outer plinth off the RP8 for the first time. It looks really cool! I’ll post another picture of the new set up shortly.

David

Hi David

How do the isolation shelves connect with the rack they sit on? 

Removing the outer plinth of the RP8/10 is supposed to improve the the SQ. Richard Danes photos of the RP10 with plinth look so good that you are sold on it. But it does look good without.

The down sides are

- dust - it may be worth giving the felt a clean or turning it over or leaving a naff LP on to protect the felt! 

- grandchildren damaging the cartridge cantilever

My top rack is 41” (1.05m) from the ground which is enough for the younger ones for the time being!

Spacing between boxes really improves SQ. My dealer swapped my short legs giving 10” (25 cm) between shelves. Let us know how your change goes. 

Phil

Hi Phil,

The isolation platforms sit on metal spikes and shoes like the legs do on the main shelves. I'll post a pic. Very good points re the RP8. I'll probably try it for while and see how it goes dust wise. I have three children in the house so need to be careful but the risk is somewhat mitigated by the fact that my system is in a dedicated room with a lock on the door!! It sounds great without the outer plinth but I'm as interested in whether the improvement I'm noticing since the reorg is due to relocating the N272.

David 

Mort2k posted:

Late night tunes to unwind and a different view for this thread  

 

Gets better every day, 144 hours constant running helps. Still more to come I think. Best single decision I made in this crazy Naim journey  

Rob 

Is there a prize for identifying the equipment in this pic?   ..and perhaps a bonus for getting the boxes in the right vertical order?

I'd be saying the top box is a NAC52... but I got confused after that, even after looking up your profile, Mort 

seakayaker posted:

Just a few hours into the upgrade.  It is sounding quite nice, deeper bass, improved detail, a tighter grip are first impressions. Brand new out of the box so they will need time to settle in but I was pleasantly surprised how good they do sound from the get go. The first listen to something new is always tough for me, the psychological effect of wanting it to be better has to be taken into consideration. Right now I am very happy with the NDX/SN2 combination.

I think it was a great upgrade for me. I purchased the last week of December and the boxes arrived in the shop on Tuesday and were delivered and set up this afternoon. The heavily discounted pricing for the end of year sale on the NDX, plus avoiding the projected 2018 price hikes were two incentives. The third incentive was the trade-in value of my two boxes, so from a monetary point of view it worked out well for me.

I am looking forward to the next 30/60 days for everything to settle in (including me).

Good idea to have the fireplace in the back of your kit to speed up the warming process when powering after a shutdown. Where  I live, we are not allowed to use the fireplace (pollution), it is disabled and for long time I had a kit inside it.

Very nice upgrade, enjoy!!!

rjstaines posted:

Is there a prize for identifying the equipment in this pic?   ..and perhaps a bonus for getting the boxes in the right vertical order?

I'd be saying the top box is a NAC52... but I got confused after that, even after looking up your profile, Mort 

I'll try.

52

Snaxo.      HC

NDX

Supercap

XPSDR

250

250

Could benefit from swapping SC and XPS to bottom two rows with 250s above, but my order may be wrong, and there's also cable length to consider.

rjstaines posted:
Mort2k posted:

Late night tunes to unwind and a different view for this thread  

 

 

Gets better every day, 144 hours constant running helps. Still more to come I think. Best single decision I made in this crazy Naim journey  

Rob 

Is there a prize for identifying the equipment in this pic?   ..and perhaps a bonus for getting the boxes in the right vertical order?

I'd be saying the top box is a NAC52... but I got confused after that, even after looking up your profile, Mort 

Not sure what I can offer but it could be a cool game for another thread. 

 

Rob 

Dave***t posted:
rjstaines posted:

Is there a prize for identifying the equipment in this pic?   ..and perhaps a bonus for getting the boxes in the right vertical order?

I'd be saying the top box is a NAC52... but I got confused after that, even after looking up your profile, Mort 

I'll try.

52

Snaxo.      HC

NDX

Supercap

XPSDR

250

250

Could benefit from swapping SC and XPS to bottom two rows with 250s above, but my order may be wrong, and there's also cable length to consider.

Very close Dave, just drop the noisey XPSDR to the bottom. Was going to drop the SCap as well but found the current best for cables. 

 

Rob

Happy New Year gents! Lovely set-ups and I alway swing by for a bit of audio voyeurism.  Still using most of the same old gear.  VPI turntable, 47 Labs phono stage, Nait 2, ProAc speakers.  Also been using (and loving!) a Cyrus 8xpd integrated.  Not that anyone here is interested, but it's quite the amp.  

 

 

 

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