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  1. #1
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    My Naim Solstice arrived

    Itís only been a few days and Iíve not had time for a ton of listening.

    And critical listening must await new speaker cable as my A3s canít be placed properly yet.

    Early indications- very Naim like and very ND555 like in presentation.

    A jump up from my P10 is the initial impression. In time Iíll check vtf again and try to a/b the phono stage vs my Superline which Iíll almost surely sell off.

    Fit and finish are exceptional.

    Posting from my phone; pics soon!
    Sources: Naim ND555/555PS | Roon Nucleus | Naim Soltstice Special Edition turntable and phono stage
    Amplification: Naim 552/500DR
    Interconnects: Naim SuperLumina
    AC Power: Ansuz C2
    Speakers: Magico A3

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    Re: My Naim Solstice arrived

    Sources: Naim ND555/555PS | Roon Nucleus | Naim Soltstice Special Edition turntable and phono stage
    Amplification: Naim 552/500DR
    Interconnects: Naim SuperLumina
    AC Power: Ansuz C2
    Speakers: Magico A3

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    Re: My Naim Solstice arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by Bart001 View Post
    Gorgeous! I should be getting mine any day now.


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    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

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    Re: My Naim Solstice arrived



    Sources: Naim ND555/555PS | Roon Nucleus | Naim Soltstice Special Edition turntable and phono stage
    Amplification: Naim 552/500DR
    Interconnects: Naim SuperLumina
    AC Power: Ansuz C2
    Speakers: Magico A3

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    Re: My Naim Solstice arrived

    The fit and finish are really top. Clearaudio know how to build a turntable!
    Sources: Naim ND555/555PS | Roon Nucleus | Naim Soltstice Special Edition turntable and phono stage
    Amplification: Naim 552/500DR
    Interconnects: Naim SuperLumina
    AC Power: Ansuz C2
    Speakers: Magico A3

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    Re: My Naim Solstice arrived

    A very beautiful turntable!!
    Buddy

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    Re: My Naim Solstice arrived

    Congrats.
    Aurender ACS10 w/Audioquest Diamond USB,
    Mark Levinson #526, 532h, JBL 4367's
    Clearaudio Performance DC w/Maestro cart
    All Clarus Crimson cabling, AC to binding post. Surgex
    HT: Marantz AV8003, Linn 5125, JBL SAM3ha, Revel s30,
    SVS PC13 Ultra
    Transparent, Analysis Plus & Tributaries. PS Audio filtering
    Sony XBR-75X940D & BDP
    Parasound P6, Coda CSX, Artisan speakers

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    Re: My Naim Solstice arrived

    Here's a system pic. I was playing with the logo brightness. 3 settings; the logo on the tt and the phono stage (right below it) are all on dimmest; the logo on the power supply (on the right stack) is brightest. The older (but still current) Naim boxes display their classic green logo.

    Sources: Naim ND555/555PS | Roon Nucleus | Naim Soltstice Special Edition turntable and phono stage
    Amplification: Naim 552/500DR
    Interconnects: Naim SuperLumina
    AC Power: Ansuz C2
    Speakers: Magico A3

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    Re: My Naim Solstice arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by Bart001 View Post
    Here's a system pic. I was playing with the logo brightness. 3 settings; the logo on the tt and the phono stage (right below it) are all on dimmest; the logo on the power supply (on the right stack) is brightest. The older (but still current) Naim boxes display their classic green logo.

    Looks awesome Bart!


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    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

    Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Bakoon Audio, Berkeley Audio Design, Block Audio, Boulder Amplifiers, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, Classeí Audio, Degritter Record Cleaning Machines, Esoteric, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Franco Serblin Loudspeakers, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Kharma Loudspeakers and Electronics, Koetsu Cartridges, Kuzma Turntables, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Nordost Cables, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Rega Turntables and Electronics, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stillpoints, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, Vivid Audio Loudspeakers, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

    https://suncoastaudio.com/
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    Re: My Naim Solstice arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Looks awesome Bart!


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    Thanks Mike! As you know first-hand, it's a lot of boxes with Naim. Vs other brands where maybe the total weight is the same, just with fewer but bigger boxes

    If you ever bring your Kharmas up for a vacation to cape cod I can babysit them here while you eat clam rolls.
    Sources: Naim ND555/555PS | Roon Nucleus | Naim Soltstice Special Edition turntable and phono stage
    Amplification: Naim 552/500DR
    Interconnects: Naim SuperLumina
    AC Power: Ansuz C2
    Speakers: Magico A3

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    Re: My Naim Solstice arrived

    System looks great Bart! Enjoy the music!
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