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    NAIM 500 series

    Iím contemplating a NAIM 500 series system. But what speakers? Anybody have any favorite pairings with NAIMís top stuff?


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    Re: NAIM 500 series

    Focal?? Their Utopia series is great.
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    Re: NAIM 500 series

    People seem to like the Magico's with them.
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    Re: NAIM 500 series

    Yes! Both great recommendations. Maybe PMC or ATC?
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    Re: NAIM 500 series

    Whatever it is, I reckon it'll be fyne.

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    Re: NAIM 500 series

    Hi Mike! First of all, congrats on bringing Naim into your stable!
    I am a big fan, and have been for many years.
    As I have the fortune of enjoying a Statement amp, I have auditioned a number of speakers with it. Harbeth 40.2 was a magical pairing!
    Also, Gryphon Pantheons sang wonderfully. I believe you can not go wrong with either.
    Which amps do you plan to use?
    Best, GN

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    Re: NAIM 500 series

    I did not realise Naim have stopped making speakers. I guess Focal had some say in that.

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    Re: NAIM 500 series

    Quote Originally Posted by GiorgioNuvolari View Post
    Hi Mike! First of all, congrats on bringing Naim into your stable!
    I am a big fan, and have been for many years.
    As I have the fortune of enjoying a Statement amp, I have auditioned a number of speakers with it. Harbeth 40.2 was a magical pairing!
    Also, Gryphon Pantheons sang wonderfully. I believe you can not go wrong with either.
    Which amps do you plan to use?
    Best, GN
    Thanks, but Iíve been carrying NAIM for the past two years. Right now we have the SN3, Hi-Cap DR, NDX2, XPS DR, Uniti Nova, Uniti Core, among other products in the store. Just thinking about putting together a strong 250/300/500 system and wondering about pairings. Admittedly, the SN3 sounds fabulous with everything in the store.
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    NAIM 500 series

    Quote Originally Posted by sharkmouth View Post
    Whatever it is, I reckon it'll be fyne.
    Kev - Fyne with NAIM is superb. Havenít found another amp to top it yet (with the Fyneís).
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    Re: NAIM 500 series

    I've been a Naim customer since 2011. Looking through the brands you sell (listed in your forum sig.) --

    B&W is pretty popular with Brits who own 500-series, esp. the 802 and 803 D3's. I don't think I've ever read any negative comments about the pairing, aside from those who try to drive them with too little amp (such as a Nait 5i).

    Im quite happy pairing Magico A3's with my 552/300DR system. I'm guessing that M2's and S3's would be lovely as well, with my 300DR or more so with a 500DR power amp.

    Harbeth as the Brits say are Marmite; you either like them or your don't. Focal as well; Marmite.

    Something that compliments Naim's emphasis on PRAT is where to start I suppose.
    Naim 552/300DR pre and power amplification
    Naim ND555/555PS streamer/player
    Naim SuperLumina cables and interconnects
    Rega RP-8 | Apheta 2 | Aria
    Magico A3

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