what cd players for nait xs2 ??

Naim CD5XS or the older CD5X (no digital output) are the obvious balanced pairings to me with a Nait XS2, both within your budget on s/h market.

CDX2? Haven't heard one, but you will find some feedback here calling it harsh, forward and/or too revealing. 

Got Hi-Fi? posted:
Perol posted:
Got Hi-Fi? posted:

Cyrus new at that price will probably crush anything under it. 

Untill it crash itself

 

Those problems have been corrected in the latest 2 models. 

Quite possible but my confidence with Cyrus is long lost

joerand posted:

Naim CD5XS or the older CD5X (no digital output) are the obvious balanced pairings to me with a Nait XS2, both within your budget on s/h market.

CDX2? Haven't heard one, but you will find some feedback here calling it harsh, forward and/or too revealing. 

Exactly

A Flatcap will be icing on the cake, powering XS preamp section along with analoq parts of CD5X

A move I would do if not going for a cheaper Apollo.

 

Perol posted:
Got Hi-Fi? posted:
Perol posted:
Got Hi-Fi? posted:

Cyrus new at that price will probably crush anything under it. 

Untill it crash itself

 

Those problems have been corrected in the latest 2 models. 

Quite possible but my confidence with Cyrus is long lost

I can see that, they certainly do not have a great track record for reliability or customer service. 

PAMZZ if it helps you I owned the XS2 until recently and it is a lovely amp indeed

I owned, and still do, the CD5XS and the Naim Dac that, on the used market, didn't cost that much more than your 1500 budget

If you can stretch to the CD5XS and Dac I would highly recommend the pairing and it will definitely be enough, performance wise, for your XS2 amp

If you can't stretch to the Dac then I would still highly recommend the CD5XS Cd player on it's own and will be well within your budget if purchasing on the used market.  It a seriously lovely sounding Cd player and will match your XS2 amp perfectly

We have the NaitXS, the CD5X, and the FlatcapXS power supply.   This feeds the nSat speakers.   We have never felt the need to upgrade.  The system sounds very musical.  Big sound.  The bass fills the room.   Can do delicate if needed.  

Nina posted:

PAMZZ if it helps you I owned the XS2 until recently and it is a lovely amp indeed

I owned, and still do, the CD5XS and the Naim Dac that, on the used market, didn't cost that much more than your 1500 budget

If you can stretch to the CD5XS and Dac I would highly recommend the pairing and it will definitely be enough, performance wise, for your XS2 amp

If you can't stretch to the Dac then I would still highly recommend the CD5XS Cd player on it's own and will be well within your budget if purchasing on the used market.  It a seriously lovely sounding Cd player and will match your XS2 amp perfectly

I'm interested in the use of the Naim dac with the cd5xs. I also have the Nait xs amp could anybody advise on the Naim dac v1 and the connections and thus cables I would require to use between the cd player and dac. Of course the Naim dac would also give me a headphone socket that I don't currently have.

Thanks for any advice.

 

I am not sure the V1 would be an upgrade to the 5XS onboard DAC. The nDAC has been one the other hand, developed and optimized with the 5XS back then and makes the perfect upgrade. Use the brand DC1 BNC to BNC digital interconnect and you are covered for many years of great listening. 🤓 

Chag -

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