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    More Naim x Magico

    I don't know where this belongs. Socially distancing gave me the opportunity to replace the 300DR amp with the 500DR amp. And to rebuild the racks, although the power cords need tidying.

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    Power: Ansuz C2 with C2 AC cords
    Speakers: Magico A3

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    Re: More Naim x Magico

    Awesome!


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    Re: More Naim x Magico

    How does it compare to the 300?
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    Re: More Naim x Magico

    Beautiful setup Bart! I bet the 500 amp is awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the professor View Post
    How does it compare to the 300?
    Very significant difference from 300DR to 500DR. (I bought it w/o an audition, so these are just my in-home observations.)

    A tight grip on the bass at all volumes. And really, the full presentation at low volume is perhaps where I notice it the most. Magicos are not ported of course, and thus don't themselves provide what Alon calls a 'loudness button' effect (to grossly paraphrase what I read) one can hear from ported speakers at low volume. But the 500 seems to ensure that even at low volume, there is appropriate energy to the bass. Then it all stays perfectly in-balance as the volume increases. So that's one big difference I noticed already. I loved the 300DR and I'm sure I'd still love it if I hadn't gotten this in! It helps destroy that silly myth that big amps are (only) needed for high volume.
    Sources: Naim ND555/555PS streamer/player | Roon Nucleus | Rega RP-8 | Apheta 2 | Aria
    Amplification: Naim 552/500DR
    Interconnects: Naim SuperLumina
    Power: Ansuz C2 with C2 AC cords
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    Quote Originally Posted by the professor View Post
    How does it compare to the 300?
    I bet it drives your M2's wonderfully as well!

    I bought my A3's when my system was more modest (relative terms of course) - 252/250DR. The right deals on the 500 series came along a few months later. So here I am!
    Sources: Naim ND555/555PS streamer/player | Roon Nucleus | Rega RP-8 | Apheta 2 | Aria
    Amplification: Naim 552/500DR
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    Power: Ansuz C2 with C2 AC cords
    Speakers: Magico A3

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    Re: More Naim x Magico

    Yes

    It's awesome. I'm sure yours sings!

    Love the Naim/Magico match up.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bart001 View Post
    I bet it drives your M2's wonderfully as well!

    I bought my A3's when my system was more modest (relative terms of course) - 252/250DR. The right deals on the 500 series came along a few months later. So here I am!
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    Re: More Naim x Magico

    Joe, we need to come up with a way to block all this NAIM 500 talk. Itís making me jealous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Joe, we need to come up with a way to block all this NAIM 500 talk. It’s making me jealous.
    I finally understand it -- the 552 and 500 really are 'different beasts' than the classic series. Sorry Mike!!

    Naim + Magico at this level really seem to be a great combo.
    Sources: Naim ND555/555PS streamer/player | Roon Nucleus | Rega RP-8 | Apheta 2 | Aria
    Amplification: Naim 552/500DR
    Interconnects: Naim SuperLumina
    Power: Ansuz C2 with C2 AC cords
    Speakers: Magico A3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart001 View Post
    I finally understand it -- the 552 and 500 really are 'different beasts' than the classic series. Sorry Mike!!

    Naim + Magico at this level really seem to be a great combo.
    Joe, howís that filter coming along? Bart and Jock are teasing us again.

    All kidding aside, Iíve loved the NAIM/Magico combo. It never got much traction outside of us guys, but itís truly superb.

    One day Iíll get a 500 setup. One day. At home Iíve got a real make shifty NAIM setup:

    SN3 (as preamp)
    HiCap DR
    250DR
    ND5 XS2

    The streamer is just ďokĒ. Itís not even in the vicinity of the NDX2/XPS-DR. Iím sure the 500 streamer is miles better again.


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