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Wow, how's this for holding value? Finally sold my Naim CD5i today, on a non-fee paying site. Buyer came to collect so was able to show it working. I bought it new in 2005 for £825 (ish) and got given £420 for it today!! So less than 50% depreciation in 7 and a half years...

Shows how well built kit can actually be cheaper in the long run. Plus I'm glad it's gone to a good home, despite being genuinely sad to let it go. Cry

I'm now fully committed to the world of streaming!

 

 

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Even more pleasing if you bought it second hand in the first place. Bought my nait three years ago and would expect to "lose" about 10-15 percent if I sold it now.

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roger06 wrote:

I'm now fully committed to the world of streaming!

A Naim Streamer?

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I remember buying my old Nait 5i and CD5i together (demo models) for a total of £1449 in 2009. (10 percent discount from my local Audio-T)

I sold them exactly two years later for £550 and £586 (not including P&P).

My Naim NAT05 tuner was even better. I bought it used for £450 and sold it for £450 Smile

Naim n-Sat speakers ...   bought used (mint and boxed) for £450 and sold for £420.

 

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My Primare tuner appreciated in value from new to second hand!  :grin:

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Just goes to show that quality will always sell  Wink

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CnoEvil wrote:

roger06 wrote:

I'm now fully committed to the world of streaming!

A Naim Streamer?

 

Sadly not. A jail broken Apple TV into an rDAC then into the Nait5 amp. Going to demo Rega DAC and M-DAC... 

 

 

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Funnily enough.......

done the same with my mint Rega Apollo R - some nice chap took it off my hands for £460 collected so I lost £90 - never looked back either - Synology DS212j direct to my Rega DAC significantly outperforms the Apollo R into my Rega DAC!

I really think people advocating use of a cheap cd/bd player as a transport are really missing out!

The Rega DAC really is something special now being fed a nit perfect signal!

Michell / Icon Audio / Kudos

 

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roger06 wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

roger06 wrote:

I'm now fully committed to the world of streaming!

A Naim Streamer?

 

Sadly not. A jail broken Apple TV into an rDAC then into the Nait5 amp. Going to demo Rega DAC and M-DAC... 

 

 

You really should demo a DAC with files bring streamed from a HD or NAS

Michell / Icon Audio / Kudos

 

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Sonos stuff seems to do well. 

If you allow the fact I had a £75 off voucher, I sold my 12 month old S5 for a profit. 

 

I got an unbelievable deal on some brand new MA RS6s and sold them 2 years later for £100 profit. That's a one off though. 

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Just wanted to bring this back to life after watching a nait 5i go for 450 on eBay. At that rate mine's hardly depreciated in 3 years. Crazy.

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I bought a Naim CD3.5, NAC 102 and NAP 140 in 1999 and paid near £3k for the lot.

I sold them in 2010 on fleabay for approx £1300 I think. Not bad for 11 years of pleasure...

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