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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ATC: Their speakers using NAIM amplification; a good idea or what?

Just wanted to dispel a forum myth. I have used ATC speakers for about 5 years now. I have tried many amps with varying degrees of success. I currently use the Michell Alecto Monoblocks, which I am pretty happy with. This week a friend wanted to borrow my amps, so he loaned me his Nait […]

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NAIM: Power cuts killed his says this man ….. but did it?

Knowledgeable folk, We recently had a power cut. Not unusual and not normally an issue. However, this time power came back on like a fluorescent bulb flickering to life, rapidly on and off before restoring properly. I then found the fuses in the power supplies for the CDS3 and NAC52 had blown. No problem, I […]

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“Bought a Naim Nait 3. Loved it in the store. Returned it within a week”

  Brought home some CJ preamp to audition perhaps 22 years ago. Noisy as anything and a turn off transient destroyed a tweeter (though years later i bought a CJ 17LS2 which I thought was the finest preamp I ever heard in my home) Auditioned a VPI table (HW19) in a store- the store just […]

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