Upgrading my Naim system

kowalski posted:

Saw Lintone hifi selling a Flatcap 2x on ebay

serial number begins with 30xxxxx

what year was this PSU manufactured?

from what year did they make these FC2x and what year did they stop making them?

Go to Naim website

Find products history & serialnumber in buttomsite

b_lund posted:

You cannot start threads in classified with less than 50 post

i wasn't trying to start at thread in classifieds on PFM forum.

I want to activate my account, I never received any confirm registration email to my email address.

I can't even start a normal thread on PFM until my account is clear.

Why do they have such difficult activation process?

It's not even possible to contact the Administrator Tony L for him to help me activate my account coz there is no option available to send private message to him through PFM forum.

b_lund posted:
kowalski posted:

Saw Lintone hifi selling a Flatcap 2x on ebay

serial number begins with 30xxxxx

what year was this PSU manufactured?

from what year did they make these FC2x and what year did they stop making them?

Go to Naim website

Find products history & serialnumber in buttomsite

 

Thank you very much.

I found the serial number page, very informative.

My Naim units are from different years.

2000 StageLine

2001 NAC112

2002 CD5

2003 NAP150

kowalski posted:
b_lund posted:

You cannot start threads in classified with less than 50 post

i wasn't trying to start at thread in classifieds on PFM forum.

I want to activate my account, I never received any confirm registration email to my email address.

I can't even start a normal thread on PFM until my account is clear.

Why do they have such difficult activation process?

It's not even possible to contact the Administrator Tony L for him to help me activate my account coz there is no option available to send private message to him through PFM forum.

I think many hifi forums does require a couple of days to final registration, maybe you should try process again ?

I tried to enter wigwam some weeks back, still no success��

Weekend update!

I managed to get my Naim sound back!

As you maybe remember I wasn't very thrilled about my sound quality when I started this thread. My ears were aching and bleeding from ruff sound. I thought my caps were bad and my sound had degraded!? I did some small tweaks improving  my sound quality.

I bought a brand new Naim interconnect for my CD5 cd-player replacing the old interconnect.

I bought 2x brand new mains leads Supra LoRad 3x2.5 MKII for my CD5 cd-player and the amplifier NAP150. My previous LoRad's were approx 15 years old cables 3x1.5. - old Supra LoRad's had thinner copper wires 3x1.5 than the successor LoRad MKII using 3x2.5 thick copper wires.

Would this improve sound quality using thicker copper wire on mains leads?

I also tweaked my speakers stands StanDesign. When I bought these I had my speaker stands filled with sand, on each stand I have also screwed SoundCare spikes, this is a Norwegian product tweak. My speaker stands are placed on plastic linoleum floor giving me some unwanted harsh acoustics which makes my ears ache and bleed, my Naim sounded very hard and unpleasant playing certain discs!! I never heard this noise when I had my NAIM used frequently 6 years ago, after I had shut down my Naim for approximatelly 6 years and fired up again last year the famous Naim sound was gone and dead!! I thought my caps were shot!? Sound was really poor even if I had my Naim warmed up for 3 months of use. So I bought the new above audio parts start tweaking this weekend.

On my plastic linoleum floor where my speaker stands are placed I also put a cut out square foam sound deadening mat. On this mat I then placed a sound deadening  spunge foam, then I placed my speaker stands on each foam tweak positioning my speakers and played music on my CD5. I have succeeded with my tweaks, Naim sound was finally back sounding great.

SoundCare spikes lifiting my speaker stands from the floor and noise insulation foam under the speaker stands made the great sound improvment I was looking for!!

My ears are no longer bleeding or aching from harsh acoustics, music plays much more calm and it's more fun to listen to cd's now. I got my passion back for music

This is a cheap and a good tweak to insert sound deadening foam under your speaker stands removing harsh acoustics from the floor. Plastic linoleum or wooden floors may degrade sound.

I'm very happy I got my Naim sound back. I like my audio a lot better now.

 

 

 

I asked around about the Flatcap XS, information I received from hifi shop selling Naim is that the XS is compatible with my 1st generation 112/150 combo.  I was told there will NOT be any loss of any audio quality using the XS with my set up. What is true, what is BS?

I'm a bit confused now about the XS power supply, should I buy the XS even if it has 2 cores of 24V -0 -24V ???

Thanks

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