Should be picking it up next weekend.
Leema Pulse MKII-S; Naim CD5i MKII; Denon TU-260L MKII; MA RS6 speakers; Pro-ject Xpression 1; loads of different cables...
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Apple Lossless - ATV3 - AVI ADM 40 or Marantz CD50SE (modded] - AVI ADM 40
also ATV3 into AVI ADM 9T [my wife's system] and Grado SR80i
Did you not fancy moving "forward" to streaming?
Which cdp have you decided on?
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No, not in the short-medium term.
Naim Nait CD5i-2.
HUmm.. 4got to mention... or a windup?
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Me neither but maybe eventually. I'm just not that confident with computer networks etc and am happy with cd for now. I have ordered a few sacd's to see how they sound but they haven't arrived yet.
What made you choose the naim? I know you have given it a lot of thought and demos. Did you try the xs?
Not with you there mate?
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Well it's all about SQ, looks, although would be nice to match, isn't the be all... and the Rega Dac wasn't worth £500 when using the Arcam as transport. When I heard the 5i-2 against the Rega it had more attack and sounded far more cohesive.
BTW, I can understand the virtues of dacs when used in conjunction with streaming devices, but to boost an already very good CDP... no, not for me.
Bet you can't wait!
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Well sq should be the most important reason although some items are hard to get past the other half. I personally like the naim look, no frills, nice and slim, just hifi kind of thing. Unfortunately I have not heard any naim stuff as I'm very limited for dealers nearby and the ones I have don't stock them. Is the cd5i-2 flatcap upgradable?
I'm confused, PP. The Nait is an amp range. The current CDP models seem to include the CD5si or the CD5 XS (unless you robbed a bank!). So is this a previous generation CDP?
If so, I'm sure it's a great buy and will give you hours of enjoyment.
PS. When you become an Naim nerd you'll insist that the i is in italics!
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i think he means the cd5i-2. the one that pairs up with the nait 5i amp.
this matching pair is something i would be interested in hearing.
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Deffo this one http://www.whathifi.com/review/naim-cd5i-mk-ii%29
Is a nerd and "Naim nerd" the same thing? I certainly fall into the former...
The dealer has offered me at leats £200 for the Arcam, and this ex-dem model is selling for £650, which works out, on £200 figure, £450 for a £900 machine. On the maths basis it sounds like a bargain - if it turns out to be a plumb I can return it, but gut feeling alone I'm a confident bunny.
Actually, Mac, I am very excited. Haven't been this "pumped up" since first hearing the Leema, approx three and a half years ago.
It's always nice to get good deals, makes the whole thing sweeter and you'll still maintain good residual price for when you want to upgrade in the future.
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Good luck with the CD5i PP.
Keep the box and all packaging (remember the transit bolt) and instructions and Naim interconnect (and even the freebie Naim CD).
This will all add at least £100 when/if you come to sell it. (I got £550 + P&P for mine two years ago.)
Don't take it back to the dealer if you don't like it.
It's mint and new (ok 'ex demo') so you should get more back from a private sale (even allowing for fees). And wait until after Naim's April price rises. That's when Naim typically raise their prices making good second-hand items even more sought after.
It's what I did and my CD5i was bitten from my hand within hours of listing it!
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