The best 19 stereo amplifiers of What Hi-Fi?’s lifetime

What Hi-Fi? write: We’ve often referred to a stereo amplifier as the heart of a hi-fi system, the rug that knits a system together. Considering its importance, it pays to pick a good one. A less than adequate performer could bring a system’s potential down by a couple of notches. This list of the best […]

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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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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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£20 Behringer, £1250 Naim V1, £1800 Linn Majik DS-Eff all in it – apparently

Like the title says really. Went into hifi shop to dem a possible xmas pressy. Listened to one track (Bjork-Human Behaviour) on each of them in the above order, stopped the dem and walked out with wallet in pocket. Someone is seriously taking the piss or my ears need syringing. Probably both I suppose. Continue […]

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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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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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Knocking Naim!

Why do most of the time do we knock naim! I myself have been guilty in the past, but i heard a system of theres the other day and it sounded quite good! Maybe its the inevitable upgrade path that naim owners pursue ! I still rate there Naim Aro tonearm very highly But in […]

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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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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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