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    NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    It looks nice Mike...

    47 layers of wood... impresive.

    I think the only problem is the price... Ajjaj..... let´s see face to face comparison with another turntables on the market.
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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    Looks nice!
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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    +3!
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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    £16,000....> $22,000.

    Yowch!

    Rega P10, I'm tellin' ya....

    $15,000 saved buys a lot of nice LPs..

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    NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    £16,000....> $22,000.

    Yowch!

    Rega P10, I'm tellin' ya....

    $15,000 saved buys a lot of nice LPs..
    Your numbers are not accurate. The Naim includes the table, arm, cart, Phonostage. The P10 with this configuration would be AT LEAST $18k. and that NAIM Phonostage includes a separate PSU. So, the NAIM is quite in line.


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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    It sure does look quite awesome! From a cosmetic perspective they definitely nailed it.
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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Love the look Mike. When are you getting one in?

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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    Quote Originally Posted by Howiebrou View Post
    Love the look Mike. When are you getting one in?
    Yes and bought one for myself. NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package


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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Your numbers are not accurate. The Naim includes the table, arm, cart, Phonostage. The P10 with this configuration would be AT LEAST $18k. and that NAIM Phonostage includes a separate PSU. So, the NAIM is quite in line.

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    Here's some price data in the interest of accuracy: the Rega P10 with table, arm, and Apheta 3 cartridge costs $6695, all in. Pair it with, say, a Zesto Andros II phono stage, which is an excellent phono stage, for ~$5200K. That's just under $11,895.

    The P10 alone is competitive with TT's costing 2-3X it's price, in my experience.

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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Here's some price data in the interest of accuracy: the Rega P10 with table, arm, and Apheta 3 cartridge costs $6695, all in. Pair it with, say, a Zesto Andros II phono stage, which is an excellent phono stage, for ~$5200K. That's just under $11,895.

    The P10 alone is competitive with TT's costing 2-3X it's price, in my experience.
    Most P10’s are sold with a Aphelion 2 cart ($4995) and Aura MC phonostage ($5995) bringing it in line with the NAIM. It’s with the P8 you see a Aria Mk3 phono and Apheta 3. P10 is a great table no doubt and having the ability to select different carts and Phonostages is a real bonus. Also having options like the P8 helps too. And, the Rega’s aren’t limited in numbers, so no need to worry you can’t get one (other than typical supply chain issues).

    The NAIM table is for an all out best of NAIM system. Different approach. Given that Michael Fremer called the NAIM phonostage “among a handful of the best phono preamps I've ever heard", I’m curious how this new one sounds. NAIM brought out of retirement, their lead technical director and chief designer, Roy George for the Solstice product. Very excited to hear this analog system.
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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Here's some price data in the interest of accuracy: the Rega P10 with table, arm, and Apheta 3 cartridge costs $6695, all in. Pair it with, say, a Zesto Andros II phono stage, which is an excellent phono stage, for ~$5200K. That's just under $11,895.

    The P10 alone is competitive with TT's costing 2-3X it's price, in my experience.
    And what experience would that be??
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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    what’s the delivery time on it ?
    i already have 2 turntables , acutus and lp12, i don’t really need another one . it’s the first time in years that i saw new turntable and said, wow i want one.

    i can justify it only because i don’t like my avid as much as the lp12

    crazy ???


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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    Lookslike designed byNaim and built by Clear Audio, I'd love to hear one.

    Also, to my surprise this is Naim's first TTT offering as I understand it. Interesting now, opposed to when tables were a mainstay. I could be wrong but that says something as to how they feel the future of TT's will be. In contrast Linn stopped making TT's some years back. Anyone know if they opened the factory back up, cleaned off the dust?
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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    Quote Originally Posted by no32 View Post
    what’s the delivery time on it ?
    i already have 2 turntables , acutus and lp12, i don’t really need another one . it’s the first time in years that i saw new turntable and said, wow i want one.

    i can justify it only because i don’t like my avid as much as the lp12

    crazy ???


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    Nope ....!

    A well setup LP12 can be a killer set up for sure ...!
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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Nope ....!

    A well setup LP12 can be a killer set up for sure ...!
    i did it myself NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package


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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    So Naim vs VPI vs Rega , where’s Jay when you need him ...
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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    Lookslike designed byNaim and built by Clear Audio, I'd love to hear one.

    Also, to my surprise this is Naim's first TTT offering as I understand it. Interesting now, opposed to when tables were a mainstay. I could be wrong but that says something as to how they feel the future of TT's will be. In contrast Linn stopped making TT's some years back. Anyone know if they opened the factory back up, cleaned off the dust?
    they stopped making preamps a few years back, they never stopped making LP12s. I'm a Linn LP12 owner. john

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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    I must have them mixed up with another company, you are right, looks like through the years LINN never stopped improving on the LP12. Thank

    Quote Originally Posted by johni b View Post
    they stopped making preamps a few years back, they never stopped making LP12s. I'm a Linn LP12 owner. john
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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    I'm sorry guys this is what I was thinking of;
    gh-end AV manufacturer Linn has announced it is stopping production of its CD player range in 2010, favouring music streaming technology instead. The shock announcement was made this week, with company calling the move "a testament to the supremacy of digital streaming technology."Nov 20, 2009








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    Re: NAIM Solstice - Turntable, Arm, Cart, Phonostage - complete package

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Most P10’s are sold with a Aphelion 2 cart ($4995) and Aura MC phonostage ($5995) bringing it in line with the NAIM. It’s with the P8 you see a Aria Mk3 phono and Apheta 3. P10 is a great table no doubt and having the ability to select different carts and Phonostages is a real bonus. Also having options like the P8 helps too. And, the Rega’s aren’t limited in numbers, so no need to worry you can’t get one (other than typical supply chain issues).

    The NAIM table is for an all out best of NAIM system. Different approach. Given that Michael Fremer called the NAIM phonostage “among a handful of the best phono preamps I've ever heard", I’m curious how this new one sounds. NAIM brought out of retirement, their lead technical director and chief designer, Roy George for the Solstice product. Very excited to hear this analog system.
    I'm really curious as well as to how the new phonostage compares to a Superline/SuperCapDR combo.
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