Why do people buy expensive digital streamers?

I see that Naim and Linn streamers are often recommended on hifi fora, but why? Apart from them looking nice and perhaps fitting in with the rest of ones kit, what do they do that an Apple Airport Express can’t? There’ll be no difference in sound between the cheapest and most expensive streamers, bar whatever […]

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NAIM: 62/150x + Wharfedale Evo 40 floorstanders; why does this owner think he might be going deaf?

I bought a set of Wharfedale Evo 40 floorstanders from a mate to experiment with. 2 months later and they are still connected, with my Dynaudio Excite X12 nicely packed away. All logic says that this cannot make sense. My Naim 62/150x pre/pwr pair should make the Dynaudios sing and the Wharfedales look like impostors […]

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How much should I pay in the UK for a Naim CDX2 please?

Thanks Nick. We aren’t sufficiently knowledgeable about this unit to answer this in isolation and so we asked around in the trade and canvassed some of our Naim-owning subscribers. As usual, the assumption is that you are interested in a fully working unit and that cosmetic condition is very good > excellent. Typically in 2015 […]

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NAIM: Any experience with their NAP 135 to drive SHL5?

I recently bought a great pair of SHL5’s (and started to become a member of this forum:-)). Currently I use them in combination with a Naim 140/62/hicap set. I am happy with the result however I have read that a bit more power would do the Harbeth’s good, also because they are located in quite […]

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JVC AX-Z1010TN – “… may make uncomfortable reading for those wedded to their NAIM amplifiers!”

JVC AX-Z1010TN Digital Reference Integrated Amplifier SuperDIGIFINE – A Review Let me state that for those who think long reviews are just self-gratification, you better stop now. Also it may make uncomfortable reading for those wedded to their NAIM amplifiers! A bit of history:- I have been a lover of NAIM amplification for as long […]

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NAIM: NAT 02 tuner – pricing query & responses

Hi, I am looking to sell my Naim Nat 02 tuner (boxed, mint, s/n 139***) and have been offered £500 for it with small Magnum Dynaudio compact whip aerial (circa £100 new). Is this a fair price? I have no idea!? MORE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect […]

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HARBETH: Their Monitor 30.1 – comments on the Naim forum

Has anyone had the chance to hear the new Harbeth Monitor 30.1 speakers? I currently own the( wonderful) little Harbeth P3esr speakers with the Naim Supernait. Can’t wait to hear them(30.1) Dip in and out HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – […]

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Ask Mr. H: STAX 2020 + NAIM CD5-X

I have a Stax 20/20 basic system which I have acquired from a friend recently. My problem is when directly connected from my Naim CD5X CD player (RCA output) I get some distortion in sound as I crank up the volume to higher level on the energiser. My interconnects are QED approx £20 according to […]

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NAIM: Is your 10 years old Naim kit now worthless?

That’s more or less what local Naim dealer and service center told perspective buyer of my approx -9-10 years old cheapest Naim integrated amp. They said it would at very least need $300 re-cap and preferably $600-900 board replacement since the one which is in the amp is totally obsolete. Was it always like that […]

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Naim Audio rides wave of hi-fi fans searching for better sound

From our archives: Karl West writes: “Do you know AltJ?” Before I can even muster a reply, the listening room at Naim Audio’s headquarters in Salisbury is flooded with the rhythmic clatter of drums and soaring strings. The lime green leather sofa starts to feel even more comfortable as the warm melody of the Mercury […]

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NAIM: Their four Uniti models

  First published in early 2017 What is new Uniti? New Uniti is the next incarnation of the Uniti family all-in-one players. Inspired by Naim’s passion for music, new Uniti is a highly advanced all-in-one streaming platform with five times the power of the previous generation. Combining seamless digital technology with a rich analogue soul […]

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From the 2006 archives / Bertrand Russell and the Linn – NAIM mujahedeen

Howard Popeck: During a very convivial lunch with my wonderful friend Derek Laval last Friday we got around to the subject of philosophy. It’s something I’m interested in but know very little about. Anyway, Derek mentioned a quotation from Bertrand Russell that seemed to me to sum up the lunacy thriving at the margins of […]

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