NAIM: Rides wave of hi-fi fans searching for better sound

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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 Prize-winning band’s track, Matilda, swirls around the room. It chimes and thumps from two large floor-standing speakers, which cost £30,000, as if the band is playing in the room. “There are few that can add the sound quality we can,” says Paul Stephenson, Naim’s managing director.

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