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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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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Julian Vereker – THE interview

This piece was originally published in Stereophile in 1998: One of the big industry stories of 1985 was the split, both personal and commercial, between the British Linn and Naim companies. Led by Ivor Tiefenbrun and Julian Vereker (footnote 1) respectively, both companies had started up in the early 1970s. Both men held similar views, […]

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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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Unsung gems that slip the net …. including Celestion

Since I got back into hifi this time last year I’ve been having a good time piecing various systems together and in particular trying out all sorts of speakers. I’ve bought many sets now when they’ve cropped up ie Castle, Celestion, Ruark, Royd B@W, Naim and many others, some have been a great surprise and […]

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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: 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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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: 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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