'End of' what?
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Brio R sounds better than the UnitiQute........end of
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In actual fact the Marantz 603 sounds better than the unitiqute
all IMO of course
Not necessarily, the Unitiqute might handle the transients better - Naim, NAD and a few others are especially good at this.
Haven't heard a Unitiqute but I'd imagine the Nait would have the same family traits. I liked the Brio R when I first heard it, but subsequent listenings cooled that a bit. It is a good amp, no question, but felt the Naim and my current Myryad did it better. The Pioneer A 30 I had left me feeling the same way, but, then, my speakers are demanding.
Mine as well...
Rega RP3 / Goldring 1012gx > Rega Fono MM V2
Synology DS213 > QED Performance USB > Rega DAC > QED Performance RCA
Pathos Classic One > Inakustik LS 1102 cable > Dynaudio Excite X12 and some times BK XLS200 MK II
SBT > G&BL teflon line RCA > NAD 3020i > Supra Classic 2x4mm > Monitor Audio RS1
The Excites? Thought they were meant to be easier to drive than other Dyns.
86 db @ 4 Ohms.
Hmm - yet Dynaudio say "The new Excite loudspeaker models combine high-end audio performance and pure musical fun. This is because the Excite models make the most of any amplifier’s or receiver’s power, quickly and precisely following the music signal, while always sounding exceptionally balanced and natural. "
Maybe that 4ohm remains constant rather than dipping as many do.
Is that an abbreviation of 'at the end of the day' ?
The world as we know it
So it would seem.
Naim have always made inherently faulty Nait 5i-2s and CD5i-2s with full knowledge of the 'fault'.
I miraculously escaped this problem with mine (and had no reports of it from the people I sold them to despite them paying well over £550 a piece.)
Rega are now officially sh#te since the last two months. Serves them right for bragging about their 40th year in business. (Bunch of Essex wide-boys.)
Even AVI had some complaints here recently. (But - quite rightly - the complainants have now been tracked down and shot!)
Give it another few months here and the entire British hi-fi industry will be exposed for being a bunch of old tat merchants
I suggest we get those class A smug sods the Sugden owners next. (Smugdens?) Who ever heard of good hi-fi coming from a place called 'Heckmondwike Bar Tat' for goodness sake ? Got to be something iffy about them. (Even their gaff looks like an old whippet fur spinning mill.)
End of story............didn't you get it?
I can post a link if you want!
I really think you are far off the mark here mate, I certainly wasn't dissing Naim - just purely stating that IMO the Brio R sounds better than the UnitiQute - and as for Rega being EDITED - has someone actually said that?
Spot ON A.L.
The 4 ohm load is constant, that way they are amp friendly, like Dynaudio sais!
The same applies to the new Excite !
Thanks for sharing your "adventure" with Naim!
I'm consithering to demo the Naim UnitiQute 2 and your post make me wonder...
Nothing wrong with the Qute per se, just a little under powered compared to the 'big' Uniti but, to be fair, there's not much in it. I don't know what the Unitilite is like.
Sad that one bad experience should put doubt on an otherwise excellent reputation, I've had many Naim products over the years with no problems so thankfully I haven't needed to test their after sales service.
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