Looking for opinions here.
My current setup: Squeezebox Touch + XPS/nDAC + Supernait 1 / HicapDR + Spendor+REL speakers
I enjoy my system, no complains. But with the new products that Naim have introduced recently, I feel that perhaps I should consider an upgrade. But I have dilemmas.
I'm happy with my source, particularly the nDAC, and I am looking forward to the new firmware update.
I require the remote and the multiple input, so I have no intention to change it. (no Hugo please)
To get a significant upgrade, I would not consider the Supernait 2 or a NAC202/200DR. If someone disagrees, please let me know. I would like to be proven wrong.
My interests lie in the new NAC272/282 and the NAP250DR.
Here are the dilemmas.
I think the NAC272 is a nice modern Naim preamp/streamer and DAC. It can replace my nDAC and my supernait. My problem is that I need that "balance knob". Before I upgraded to the supernait, I've always had balance issues(could be my ears or the room). It bugged me and I am sure I will not be happy without one.
Next up is the NAC282. I could go that path. I just hope Naim don't surprise me (again) with a 282 refresh, just like it did with the Supernait.
My eyes are set on the NAP250DR. I'm happy with my Supernait. So I'm thinking if I should go "biamp" and not waste the power amp section of my Supernait. Naim provided this feature on both SN1 and SN2. I suppose they tested it enough to say that it will work great...
What do you guys think?