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    Re: Naim nd555

    I would love to hear a full Naim setup sometime. A taste from my Supernait 2 is pretty awesome. I can only imagine what the 500 series setup would sound like.
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    Re: Naim nd555

    With Naim's one day sale a month or so ago, I bought a ND555 and 552 preamp. Just got them last week and installed them this last weekend. Out of the box, they sound pretty amazing. Can't wait to get a few weeks break in on them. Sounding great on the Magico M2s.
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    Re: Naim nd555

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    I would love to hear a full Naim setup sometime. A taste from my Supernait 2 is pretty awesome. I can only imagine what the 500 series setup would sound like.
    Let's see -- you could go to AXPONA 2020 outside of Chicago. Or there are a few dealers with Naim setups in listening rooms. My dealer who also is outside of Chicago, for one. And somewhere in NYC??
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    ND555/500DR power supply also got an absolute rave review in HiFi Critic by Martin Colloms. I think the review is on Naim's website. One of the highest rated DACs ever. Martin uses Magico S5 MKII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart001 View Post
    Let's see -- you could go to AXPONA 2020 outside of Chicago. Or there are a few dealers with Naim setups in listening rooms. My dealer who also is outside of Chicago, for one. And somewhere in NYC??
    Ah hem....soon Sarasota, FL too.


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    Re: Naim nd555

    Quote Originally Posted by ashandger View Post
    ND555/500DR power supply also got an absolute rave review in HiFi Critic by Martin Colloms. I think the review is on Naim's website. One of the highest rated DACs ever. Martin uses Magico S5 MKII.
    https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/defa...IM%20ND555.pdf


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    Re: Naim nd555

    Impressive reviews. Look for forward to listening at the store Mike.
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    Re: Naim nd555

    I went back to Naim recently and that included replacing a Lumin X1 with Naim ND555/555PS. I felt the X1 was better than the Aurender N10/Chord Dave it replaced. It's difficult to say how much impact the Naim streamer/DAC has in my system because I've changed so much of it but I believe it's really special and I'd recommend it over the X1. Certainly in a Naim system it's a no brainer.
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    I only wish I were anywhere near ready to make that kind of investment. I promised Mike that I’d come down and visit. I’ll see what happens next year. I know Tom had a great time listening to all his toys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bart001 View Post
    Let's see -- you could go to AXPONA 2020 outside of Chicago. Or there are a few dealers with Naim setups in listening rooms. My dealer who also is outside of Chicago, for one. And somewhere in NYC??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Ah hem....soon Sarasota, FL too.


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    Or even better, SARASOTA FLORIDA
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    For the record, I do think that the ND555/555PS is a fabulous fabulous source! We love listening to ours.
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    You aren’t helping, but I’m so happy that you are loving your system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    You aren’t helping, but I’m so happy that you are loving your system.
    Payback for all of those HELPFUL people on the Naim forum ha ha. I guess it's what we folk do; co-enabling or some such!
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    Re: Naim nd555

    never cared about naim so far.....but now i am looking at the nd555.

    either this one or the t&a sd3100hv.
    anyone knows the two and can compare? about same level?
    or another dac-streamer that is even better?
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    A friend of mine bought 2 month ago the nd555. In his ears the Naim, topped the Ayre Qx 5 about length.

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    yes, everybody seems to really like it.
    i have a good offer so i think about it.
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    I love mine (nd555). I have no real experience with the T&A so I have no way to compare. So not much help I'm afraid.
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    Re: Naim nd555

    well, i see you are the double double 555!!
    did you ever try to run it with just one ps?

    the offer i have is to pay the 555 and get 1 ps for free. so i am wondering about a second ps as well.
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    Yes

    When Naim had their 1 day sale about a year ago - I got 2 ND555 and 2 power supplies. One for each of my systems. So it was easy to play back and forth with 1 and 2 PS's.

    Is it a hugh difference - no. But to me it was definitely a good improvement. So when money allowed - I bought another 2 PS's.

    I had used a NDS w 2 PS's before but when Lumin started with their A1, it was 90-95% of the NDS and basically 1/10 the price. So I decided to sell the Naim while I could still get a great resale for it and go with the Lumin. I tried various Dac/streamers and always felt it was a sideways move but never really better than the NDS.

    When Naim came out with the ND555 - knowing how picky they were and taking 10-15 years to get something they felt deserved the 500 series name. I knew I wanted to try one. Their one day sale last year gave me the push to do it. Man am I glad.
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    What percentage did Naim offer for its 1 day sale?

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    I don't remember exactly and it varied depending on the item - but seems like it was 25% ish.

    Mostly it just gave me the little push to buy - in my mind, I was already sold
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDSChicago View Post
    What percentage did Naim offer for its 1 day sale?
    I published here, but it went over like a lead balloon. We also blasted it out in our newsletter. Only Jock took advantage. They usually do the one day sale in September. Early September. But sometimes they skip a year, so it’s hard to plan for.
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    Everything I've read about the second PS for the ND555 is that there's definitely an improvement; it comes down to the language people use to describe it. I've got 2 stacks of 4 Fraim levels each (base is medium, plus 3 std); they are all full. It's a good excuse NOT to add the 2nd ps; the stack(s) are bigger than I ever intended!
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    Re: Naim nd555

    The boxes definitely add up.
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