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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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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AUDIO EQUIPMENT SERVICING: How do you tell if your 12 year old amp needs servicing?

  Lurking around PFM leaves me believing that Naim needs to be serviced like cars. Japanese amps seem to go on for decades. How do I know that my MF integrated isn’t about to blow-up and take my speakers with it? MORE Our entire vintage NAIM archive Preowned NAIM on a tight budget EDITORIAL NOTE: […]

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NAIM: Old Naim sound vs new

“In my brief time owning the Nait1 and comparing it with a newer Naim 140/92 set up with simialr speakers (totem arro’s and vandy’s 1C) and similar connectors…all naim…I sense a forwardness and musicality favoring the older Nait with a variety of musical sources(both cd and vinyl)…maybe more pronounced with cd’s whether its rock or […]

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NAIM: ARO tonearm + Armageddon turntable power supply – test review. Stereophile Magazine.

Stuff that works, stuff that holds up/ The kind of stuff you don’t hang on the wall/ Stuff that’s real, stuff you feel/ The kind of stuff you reach for when you fall. Guy Clark’s paean to dependability, “Stuff That Works,” almost always makes me take a mental inventory of my own most favoritest things: […]

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NAIM: Adds Roon Ready to New Uniti All-In-One Systems

Naim’s relationship with Roon extends back quite some time and stems from a mutual respect and desire to improve the owner’s experience without compromising performance or sound quality. Initially the discussions centred around the benefits to Naim of using Roon’s back engine to assist with cataloguing ripped CDs and music imports.  This enabled Naim to […]

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NAIM: Can the problem could probably be traced to a genetic defect in Naim owners?

Afternoon kids. I can help noticing that on the respective forums Naim folk post more, argue more, moan more and box swap or upgrade more, (or talk about upgrades). The linn forum however seems to be a much calmer place. Yes there is the occasionsl whinge but in the main people seem stable, content and […]

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NAIM: Ryan sound labs Naim 01 replacement boards

Some months ago I installed RSL replacement boards for my Olive 01 tuner- this comprises 2 z250 output boards and 2 z261 MPX boards. This was an obvious upgrade to my 01. Better clarity, a more open organic sound. Recently, Kit who owns RSL sent me upgraded MPX boards to replace the original MPX boards. […]

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PS AUDIO Sprout or NAIM Nait 5i?

My present system comprises a Sugden Masterclass CD player and a pair of Ruark Solstice floor standing speakers. The amp is excellent but, for reasons which need not weary us here, has to be replaced with a solid state version. I would rather not spend more than around £1k on the replacement and have considered […]

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