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    Re: More Naim x Magico

    Yup it is.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Joe, how’s that filter coming along? Bart and Jock are teasing us again.

    All kidding aside, I’ve loved the NAIM/Magico combo. It never got much traction outside of us guys, but it’s truly superb.

    One day I’ll get a 500 setup. One day. At home I’ve got a real make shifty NAIM setup:

    SN3 (as preamp)
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    ND5 XS2

    The streamer is just “ok”. It’s not even in the vicinity of the NDX2/XPS-DR. I’m sure the 500 streamer is miles better again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    All kidding aside, Iíve loved the NAIM/Magico combo. It never got much traction outside of us guys, but itís truly superb.
    It's really a great pairing. I think the problem is that at this level and price point, there are a LOT of options. And it's a UK-based brand without consistent marketing umph behind it here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart001 View Post
    It's really a great pairing. I think the problem is that at this level and price point, there are a LOT of options. And it's a UK-based brand without consistent marketing umph behind it here.
    True, but the incredible dynamics/toe-tapping PRAT, bass control, sweet top end and 3D sound of NAIM make it a great pairing with frankly, almost anything.

    The only downside to NAIM is that itís really a system play - amp, preamp and source. Also, chances are your speaker cables wonít work and youíll need some NAIM zones and admittedly, itís tweaky as hell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    True, but the incredible dynamics/toe-tapping PRAT, bass control, sweet top end and 3D sound of NAIM make it a great pairing with frankly, almost anything.

    The only downside to NAIM is that it’s really a system play - amp, preamp and source. Also, chances are your speaker cables won’t work and you’ll need some NAIM zones and admittedly, it’s tweaky as hell.


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    I'm not convinced Naim is as tweaky as people say it is . . . I don't know if it's lore that has become "truth," or the other way around. Is it just owners saying they hear it when interconnects touch each other....and that becomes lore? I dont know.
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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. Itís making me jealous.
    In the last two years Iím trying to get home demo of DR 500 with no success, my local dealer keep saying he will arrange it for me but so far nada

    I bet itís phenomenal partner with my speakers but I canít spend that much without home demo.

    One of my concerns is itís low output ( I know Naim play loud and has lots of power reserve )

    My room is over 1000sq ceiling between 10-18 feet tall my speakers are 88db and we listen at high volume


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    Quote Originally Posted by no32 View Post
    In the last two years Iím trying to get home demo of DR 500 with no success, my local dealer keep saying he will arrange it for me but so far nada

    I bet itís phenomenal partner with my speakers but I canít spend that much without home demo.

    One of my concerns is itís low output ( I know Naim play loud and has lots of power reserve )

    My room is over 1000sq ceiling between 10-18 feet tall my speakers are 88db and we listen at high volume


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    Not all dealers are as customer-friendly. You need to find one who'll make it happen. It probably has to be one who has one on the floor, as it seems that the US distributor (owned by Naim) isn't usually willing to work with dealers other than by selling them a unit, and the dealer probably doesn't want to buy it at risk.

    Which speakers?
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    Amplification: Naim 552/500DR
    Interconnects: Naim SuperLumina
    Power: Ansuz C2 with C2 AC cords
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    Quote Originally Posted by no32 View Post
    In the last two years Iím trying to get home demo of DR 500 with no success, my local dealer keep saying he will arrange it for me but so far nada

    I bet itís phenomenal partner with my speakers but I canít spend that much without home demo.

    One of my concerns is itís low output ( I know Naim play loud and has lots of power reserve )

    My room is over 1000sq ceiling between 10-18 feet tall my speakers are 88db and we listen at high volume


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    Do you have the rest of a NAIM system? The 500 DR without the Naim pre/source/cables is really not the best way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Do you have the rest of a NAIM system? The 500 DR without the Naim pre/source/cables is really not the best way to go.
    Iím looking for the whole set, source pre power cables


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart001 View Post
    Not all dealers are as customer-friendly. You need to find one who'll make it happen. It probably has to be one who has one on the floor, as it seems that the US distributor (owned by Naim) isn't usually willing to work with dealers other than by selling them a unit, and the dealer probably doesn't want to buy it at risk.

    Which speakers?
    Good point I didnít think about it, thx


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    Quote Originally Posted by no32 View Post
    Iím looking for the whole set, source pre power cables


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    Well, if you decide, let me know. What speakers do you have?


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