if I got the Nait 5i/2 then that would be it! (honest)
So the Nait 5i/2 is known as the 5 italic?
Just keep telling yourself that Steve.
I believe you are correct about the 5i/2 being the italic, it's a little confusing
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Local dealer has one unopened, brand new cheap - its just got me thinking!
May go and have a listen!
If by that you mean 5i Italic then yes. That's the one I hate with my current equipment but have heard it at a dealers (several times) with PMC and MonoPulse and it's pretty impressive.
As I've always said: Leema Pulse. Mines a bit of pain with the headphone socket but others are fine. The step up IMO over the Nait 5 i makes it worthwhile, and they can be picked up between £500-£650.
Or in other words: The quality of the Elicit (ballpark) for the price of the Brio-R or a tad over.
PP been looking for a pulse (no not mine) for bloody ages but they're getting like hens teeth!
Took me nearly two years before I stumbled across the Pulse.
It works well with the Rega Dac and has a very good in-built phono stage, which is switchable if the urge to upgrade the cart to MC. At those prices it's a no brainer IMO.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
think i might take up golf
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110
That causes even more cases of upgraditus than Hifi!
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
Sit back and enjoy the music
Have a glass or 2 of wine
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on the Stella tonight....maybe not a good move!
Oh no not wife beater
I tried that she killed me
the secret is knowing when to stop, true when you upgrade budget to mid you can be impressed but after that its really about system synergy and speaker to room acoustics.
take your time with your amp upgrade, home demo, find a good un and keep coming here to tell us that your happy and you sorted it.
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the 4% stuff is called wife tickler, she will propably still kill you tho
haha she is in her 40s mate, she is always up for it - typical woman in her 40s IME
One more piece of advice: STOP! Just enjoy your Brio-R.
I desparately want a Tucana but can't afford a second hand one at this mo.
As I've mentioned before there'll be a number of people looking at your sig and thinking: "Wished I had that set-up."
Like you Steve, I'd love an Elicit-R. However, it is a huge investment and not one I could afford in the forseeable future (ie. short to medium term). I can fully understand your Wife's position.
For me, a Nait 5i would be a big purchase and one I'd make with a long-term 'keep' in mind. Part of the attraction (apart from the excellent sound) is the unburstable build quality and the fact that Naim kit is serviceable and repairable long into its life.
However, I may still end up with the Brio-R and, having heard it several times, I suspect I would enjoy it for a long time.
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+1 for stop, it aint a race
As I posted in a separate thread I went to my dealer today to see if he had an Elicit. Still not, so I ended up going home 'empty handed'. Stopped at the record store, and bought the new QOTSA and Sigur Ros on vinyl. And when I put them on I remembered that this hobby is about the music. At least for me. So yeah. You can buy a *lot* of vinyl for the price of a new amp
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