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  1. Bought it from authorized dealer in the end of 2020.Less than two weeks use and everything new with the original film cover.Upgrade to new streaming player to sell it. Price:£3800,rtp:£5200 My location is in Cambridge.Welcome to try listening and buy.Thanks. Mail:tianmavalveuk@gmail.com
  2. 1 metre length, in great condition comes complete in the posh witch hat jewellery box and original packaging. Happy to send photos via email. £290 uk posted Full spec here, £450 new and a 4-5 week wait currently. https://witchhatservicing.co.uk/product/morgana-4/ now reduced to £250 posted.
  3. morning ALL just joined the forum, should of done this some time ago, I was never in the old Linn forum but have been a member of the NAIM forum for a number of years History when I got my first part time job at school the first purchase was a music system - Technics in those days late 1970's, over time got into NAD (which my son still uses C-370 AMP is still brilliant) and started my NAIM & Linn Journey 20 + years ago - always went down the seperates route which is where I am today, moved up from 202, 282 and now 252 on PRE, AMP's 200 which I had for 12 years and then 300 which I had DR back at NAIM HQ - power suppliers HCDR & Supercap - HCDR was on both 202 and 282 and then moved to power my NAIM pre Fix Supercap on first the 282 and now 252 - also use NAIM Fraim as equipment rack - NAIM system is NDX/Chord Bridge 252/SC/300DR Linn journey - first deck was Rega 1, it was in 2001 when I first met Peter Swain @Cymbiosis who has guided me through the various upgrades, still have the same deck well outerplater and hinges are about the only things left Cartrdige DV10, DV20 and now DVxx2 - the deck had it's first serious upgrades with Kore and Lingo 4 PSU, always used a NAIM stage line through the Pre's, then had a NAIM Pre powered by HCDR - the deck as it stands today is nearly 100% Karsouel, Kore, Urika, Tiger Paw Khan, Ekos SE, DVxx2 powered by Akrute Radkial only owned 2 sets of speakers in all those years Spendor S6e and current B&W 805N with HNE Granite stands - use Chord Oydessey Speaker cable My Mains leads are Titan Audio Electra on NDX Eros on 300 I have NAIM power line on Supercap with Titan Sytx mains block my NAS is QNAP HS210 with 4TB of memory through Chord ethernet cables store in FLAC NDX converts to WAV on the fly My vinyl is 90% of what I lisen too, NDX for FLAC & Iradio - I don't stream so that's me - I work in the wine trade and have done since 1999, prev to that worked in Hotels & restaurants
  4. This one is built to a very high standard by a friend using the specific Ghent case for the build and upgraded cable harness. This is the stereo NC500 version and puts out an extraordinary amount of clean power. I have a custom set of cables made for use with a Naim Pre Amp to the XLR inputs on the Hypex and these are included. PRICE : £750 Specs: Power (2Ω) 2X 450W Power (4Ω) 2x 500W Power (8Ω) 2x 350W Channels 2 Weight 1055g Dimensions mm 230 x 115 x 47 Mains voltage input 230V / 115V Automatic input voltage selection More pictures here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/wFCJHsW3WRWD7xV5A
  5. Hi has anyone have any experience of the ISO Acoustic Pucks, I am thinking of getting a set for my ATC SCM19 speakers. Please feedback your positive and negative views. Many thanks
  6. Naim Powerline UK plug in excellent condition. Comes with original metal box, inlay and sleeve as shown. £375+postage. Located in Hampstead, London NW3.
  7. You may have seen that I've been running SBLs aktiv with a Linn ADSM/Exaktbox digital crossover & DAC/2 x Naim 250s and loving the transformation which I described as having seven league boots on compared to my Naim Snaxo active . But when a pair of SL2s came up at the right price it was an opportunity too good to be missed. I picked them a couple of weeks ago I installed them using the same digital crossover as I'd used with the SBLS (after all Naim used the same Snaxo for SBLs & SL2s) They sounded great, more bass control, more separation around vocals & cymbals. If SBLs are like your young mate who is larger than life & great fun to be around, the SL2s are the person they've matured into. Something a bit more rounded, not quite so in your face, having bags of authority & still great fun to hang out with. And they look great so added WAF, not that I have a W whose A I have to F The filters/digital crossovers for my SBLs were created for me by Neill Hallworth / @sunbeamgls of www.speakerfilters.com and when he heard that I'd got the SL2s, he offered to come & create some dedicated bespoke filters rather than just using the SBL ones. He advised me that, although the drivers were very similar (my SBLs were Mk 1) they would have different impedances, the cabinet volumes would be different, there would be phase difference etc etc and he was confident that he would be able to extract more performance from them. So yesterday Neill called with his majik box of triks. The first step was to take electrical diver measurements which, together with some base crossover information from Naim, were then plugged into exakt design to create an initial filter. Before loading that into my Exaktbox, we reset the speakers to passive & took a frequency response scan as a reference point. V1 of the filters was a good starting point although, as with the passive crossover, there was a big dip at 560hz (which I'd read about in a review being down to a diaphragm resonance) with a hump either side but high frequency roll off better controlled. So Neil lowered the bass/mid roll off point, added a boost at the dip point and a couple of cuts either side to smooth out the humps. With this iteration the dip was significantly reduced & the whole frequency response was much flatter. Being a non -ported design, the bass starts to roll off at about 120hz so lastly Neil added a subtle lift from this point down. So how do they sound now. Well I wasn't ready for or, expecting the magnitude of the improvement. All the strengths of musicality & PRaT are there in spades but now hi hats really shimmered, recording venue acoustics were tangible, bass lines are so solid, the space around instruments & performers improved, the decay on notes seemed to hang in the air. Boundary speakers are not renowned for their imaging but this has tightened up so that you can place individual performers, or even where the cymbals in the drum kit, are. The mid range has a much smoother integration. The slight mid/high frequency brightness had been tamed & the somewhat bass light presentation was gone leaving me wondering if I would still need my sub. (I have still got it in the system but I've dialled it down about 30% :)) The end result is so impressive, I've done no work today, I've been sat here listening to track after track. A big thank you to Neil - another awesome job. If you want to come & have a listen to Exaktly what SL2s Aktiv should sound like, (Birmingham, West Midlands) or to have a chat, just get in touch - you will be very welcome - just be prepared to radically rethink what Aktiv can do for you
  8. For sale a Naim Stageline N pre-phono MM. Second owner. Perfect conditions. Original box, manual and cable included. Shipping to EU at buyer expenses. Pay-Pal and bank transfer accepted. The object is ubicated in Milan, Italy. PRICE € 200.00 M.
  9. i have for sale a NAC92 which is actually a converted NAIT3 pre amp and NAP90 power including the Naim connecting cable. pre is fitted with MC ‘K' phono boards. the conversion from integrated to power is an official mod as there were blank link plugs with ‘refer to manual’ on the rear as the nac92 was just the pre-amp part of a nait (apologies to Naim aficionados who know all this already) both are VGC but the NAP90 has a few scratches on the top casing, the NAC92 is very good apart from one scratch that is only visible if you get the light at the right angle, i have tried to show this in the pics. also included is a Musical Fidelity V-DAC II and a Russ Andrews power pack II with kimber cable. again in VGC, plus a Din to phono VanDamme Studio blue cable to connect dac to pre amp. everything works as it should, no noisy pots or other issues. £375 for the lot collected from SE London. i don’t have boxes but happy to post at cost with carrier of your choice but insist on insuring it and not using Hermes (too many lost parcels) happy to do a demo.
  10. UPDATED 27 Oct - to offer for sale at £1500 £1250 I'm retiring and going travelling whilst I'm still young enough (55) to enjoy it so I'm selling my complete stack rather than put it in storage for 5-10 years I can pretty much find the going price for the usual stuff like the Supernait, CD3.5, Flatcap, Stageline N, DTC etc but struggling to identify a fair price for the LP12 & Armageddon, the answer seems to be "how long is a piece of string?" It's a tidy deck fitted with a Cirkus bearing & sub-chassis, Rega RB301 arm and low hours Dynavector DV-10X5 cartridge. The only faults I can see are some micro abrasions on the lid, a small blemish to the front RH corner of the deck and the olive light doesn't come on the PSU. Coincidentally, it's exactly 8 years ago today that Cymbiosis serviced it and fitted the Cirkus bits. Any advice on how to price or input is much appreciated. Thanks Mark
  11. FS: Naim CD3.5 £275 (£450 with FlatCap) Working down the stack now as more items come up for sale. This time it's Naim's ever-popular workhorse of a CD Player, my CD3.5. It will come packed in the original box with Remote Control, Manual & spare puck. The spare puck comes with a health warning though as I can't remember if it was a faulty one that I replaced a couple of years ago. I can't test it though as all the CDs went out the door last week It's in cracking condition and is up for sale alongside my FlatCap (£225) of the same same generation. I'd be happy with £450 for the CD3.5 and Flatcap if you wanted them as a pair. Collection from near Banbury preferred but willing to post at Buyer's expense and risk. Thanks Mark
  12. FS: NACA5 (white 2x4m) with Naim Plugs & Banana c/w 4 x Naim plug spares £125 ONO The title pretty much says it all, 2 x 4m lengths of white NACA5 with Naim plugs soldered on one end and banana plugs on the other. There are also 4 x spare Naim plugs Collection from near Banbury preferred but will ship at Buyer's cost. Thanks Mark
  13. FS: Naim Stageline N £245 with 5/4 interconnect Suitable for MM or, as I have been using it, good for a high output MC cartridge such as the Dynavector 10X5. An immaculate little box and comes with a 5/4 interconnect that I used to connect to my Supernait (that's also for sale here) but it really came alive when I lit it up with a Teddy Pardo Dual TeddyCap (another item for sale here) Collection from Banbury preferred but happy to ship at Buyer's cost and risk. Thanks Mark
  14. FS: Naim Flatcap £225 Along with my CD3.5 here I'm selling my Flatcap with SNAIC5. Although they are listed separately, I would be happy to sell them as a pair for £50 cheaper at £450. The FlatCap is in very good condition, comes with the manual and is packed in the original box. Collection from near Banbury is preferred but willing to send at buyer's cost & risk. Thanks Mark
  15. FS: Supernait £1100 The big sell off continues... I bought this amp on first listen and have loved it since for its clarity with any source and excellent DAC. But if you’re reading this, I don’t need to tell you any of that. It’s been on the same shelf since I bought it and is in excellent condition with very few minor cosmetic scratches. Supplied in original box with manual and remote control. Collection from Banbury much preferred but could ship at buyers cost and risk. Mark
  16. Good Morning All, I realise SQ is a subjective thing but I'm wondering which Burndy cable is people on this site believe is 'best', a Naim original or one from Witch Hat or Terry Pardo? Regards Richard
  17. Fellow Listeners, I'm source hunting and had an interesting demo today with the chance to listen to the: 1. new NAD C658 https://nadelectronics.com/product/c-658-bluos-streaming-dac/ 2. Naim ND5 XS2 https://www.naimaudio.com/product/nd5-xs-2 3. Chord Qutest with Sbooster external power supply (300 euro) and my Bluesound Node 2. Speakers were new model Dynaudio Confidence 20s and amp was a Hegel 190. I probably should have chosen the ATC SCM 40 (Closer in style to my Spendor), but the 20s were already set up and I didn't want to trouble the fellow. As I onlyy use Tidal, that's all we used, though he did use it through Roon. I wonder if that influences sound? Briefly, The NAD is more of the Node2. Similar "house sound" with more of everything. More air, more detail, nice weight. The Naim is crisper, more articulate and offered a slightly brighter profile. On the Naim instruments are easier to pick out, but it lacks the rich tonal quality and weight of the NAD and Node on solo piano, Brad Mehldau's Day is Done, "Martha My Dear." On Steely Dan's Gaucho I preferred the Naim -- everything is organized and the individual instruments are separate and together. It was easy to listen to the "whole" and pick out instruments if you wanted to listen to the nuances. Rapid and light percussion work on a cymbal was also preferable on the Naim, it has nice timing I suppose. The Qutest through the Node2 was almost a pleasant mix of the two. I've demoed it once before at home, but what it brought to the table today was more noticeable. I did not find it analytical, it had the requisite details and weight as well as sonic authenticity. The Qutest was quite fluid. One track we used for all set ups, including the Node2 by itself, was "Kingdom" off of Calle Rasmussen's One. The tune is over nine minutes in length and broken up into three parts. It had everything required for a nice analysis. I'm not sure anyone of them was better than the other, in that it was more about presentation of the music and how one might personally prefer it. What can I say, I error on the side of subjectivism. The new Auralic Altair G1 Streaming DAC had not arrived in the shop yet, but he said it will arrive in September so I'll be back for so more comparison shopping then. I've heard heard the Linn Akurate DSM/3 used only as a source. If I go with a Linn it will be a used one. Budget is about 3k.
  18. Naim Mu-So Wireless Streaming HiFi Speaker (Muso) On Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Naim-Mu-So-Wireless-Streaming-HiFi-Speaker-Muso/183912396200?
  19. Naim Nap 250 Stereo Power Amplifier 050 On Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Naim-Nap-250-Stereo-Power-Amplifier-050/652916184?
  20. Naim Audio SuperUniti b (Bluetooth) Audiophile Integrated Amplifier On Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Naim-Audio-SuperUniti-b-Bluetooth-Audiophile-Integrated-Amplifier/263191910608?
  21. Hi I currently have an aging system comprised of Rotel 991 SA CD player Naim nac72/hicap/nap140 amp mission 773 speakers Android TV with Spotify premium connected to a Cheap £100 Topping DAC via Toslink Synology NAS I’ve been amazed at how good the optically linked TV can sound with Spotify at 320kbpm and wondered if addding a better DAC might improve things further ? The bit I don’t understand is what difference does it make changing the source of the digital information entering the DAC. Would I benefit from a better source than the TV ? If so what would you recommend and why? Btw - budget ~ £700 Many thanks
  22. I went to a Naim demo on Saturday, at the rather splendid showroom of Ceritech Audio, located on a business park in the Forest of Dean. It was a consolation to myself for being unable to attend the Hifi Live show in Windsor this year. They were showing off the new ND555 top of the range streamer. It’s even more costly than a Linn Klimax DS, listing at £13k plus almost £7k for the power supply. It was going to be three boxes during development (two plus ps) but they eventually designed it into one main box with complex isolation and mechanical separation of analog and digital. I have previously heard the Klimax in its second iteration at a friends house, so I’d some idea of what to expect. But obviously every component here was different. The rest of the system was Naim 522 preamp, 500 power amp, with their respective power supplies, feeding Kudos Titan 707 speakers. We heard three tracks on the earlier NDS/500 series streamer [“The moon is a harsh mistress” on acoustic guitar; a movement from a Mozart Harp concerto; a Ryan Adams track], then a 4th track played on that and the newer ND555. This was two female singers and a banjo, regrettably I didn’t catch the name/title. On hearing the newer machine, there was more separating the voices, each seemed clearer, and the banjo was more obvious. It seemed a bit louder, but our Naim man had said the volume was unchanged. It was all very good, and having now heard the Kudos twice, they are very likeable, as well as beautifully made. The overall replay level was too high for me, but there were no nasties in the sound. Indeed i felt it sounded slightly rougher when we later turned it down for a customer’s track - Pat Metheny Group. All the tracks were red book rips, no 24/96 etc stuff. He said that high end CD players are now pointless as better sound is obtainable from ripping and streaming. Their own ripper tags automatically and saves WAV files. He reckons these usually sound better than FLAC. Ethernet cables were discussed briefly. The machine was developed with bog standard cables; the Naim man uses the most basic Chord connections; he thought very costly cables sometimes give better results, other times not. No clear conclusion possible other than a very highly developed product, worth seeking out if you have very deep pockets. There are more modest streaming models at £2,300 and £5,000 for mere mortals!
  23. Naim / Linn Isobarik Active System 3 off NAP 250 2 off Hicap 1 off NAC 32.5 (including MC Phono board). 1 off NAXO 3-6 Pair of Linn Isobarik PMS S/N 004747 & 004748 Plus all SNAICs. NAC A4 speaker cables approx. 2.5 m long. Outstanding condition considering their age. Despite no service record the SQ is excellent, particularly midrange. I have boxes for the Naim kit but not the speakers so collection ONLY (Aylesbury, UK). Price £4995
  24. NAIM n-sub Subwoofer. Maple finish Perfect working order. It has a few small marks on one side but nothing you can notice unless you are looking from very close If you are looking for the perfect compliment to your Naim system look no further 5 Star reviews, just search online I am selling this item on behalf of a friend who is shedding some of his excess Naim gear. Collection from Shaftesbury in Dorset. Cash on collection please It may be possible to arrange a courier deliver. Please ask. £1099 (listed on eBay at £1199) Stock Photo for illustration
  25. Naim NAP 100 Power Amp High quality stereo power amplifier in perfect working order and in very good cosmetic condition. (Minor imperfection on top if you look closely). Approx. 2.5 years old; purchased new in Oct 2014. Output: 50W per channel into 8Ω; 75W per channel into 4Ω Small footprint and ideal for powering bookshelf speakers Both Naim interconnect and interconnect for connecting the power amp to phono\RCA included. Original box and receipt available. Reason for sale: in the process of system reconfiguration with the aim of reducing the box count. Price: £375 ono (inc UK shipping) Apologies but I’m not prepared to ship outside the UK Specification: Gain +29dB Frequency Response: -3dB at 3.5Hz - 69kHz Minimum Load Impedance: 2Ω Speaker Outputs: L & R, 4mm “banana” sockets Output: 50W per channel into 8Ω; 75W per channel into 4Ω Linear power supply Power Consumption (quiescent) 15VA Power Consumption: 260VA Physical Dimensions (H x W x D): 87 x 207 x 314 mm Weight: 5.1 kg Shipping Dimensions: 210 x 280 x 410 mm
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