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Have you listened to or considered a Naim streamer? Mine is the most analogue sounding source i've ever heard and why I bought it.. I don't get on with the Naim amp sound at all but listened to it with a open mind and was blown away.. Really did impress me that stored music could sound so natural and fluid..

The guy where we go today for a demo has also Naim in stock, maybe an head-to-head comparison with the Majik/Akurate DS will be possible, let me see if that can be arranged. I will report findings!

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The guy where we go today for a demo has also Naim in stock, maybe an head-to-head comparison with the Majik/Akurate DS will be possible, let me see if that can be arranged. I will report findings!

Always worth doing, and you will be drawn to one or other of the presentations.

 

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BigColz wrote:

Have you listened to or considered a Naim streamer? Mine is the most analogue sounding source i've ever heard and why I bought it.. I don't get on with the Naim amp sound at all but listened to it with a open mind and was blown away.. Really did impress me that stored music could sound so natural and fluid..

The guy where we go today for a demo has also Naim in stock, maybe an head-to-head comparison with the Majik/Akurate DS will be possible, let me see if that can be arranged. I will report findings!

 

Yeah that would be great, i'd love to hear another opinion as i've only heard people compare the 2 on a Naim amp setup.. Try and use the same interconnect for both if possible as this can affect the presentation. If you like a fluid analogue sound i'm sure you'll like it.

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Here is a very balanced thread / viewpoints about Linn KDS/1 vs Naim NDS / 555PS: http://forums.naimaudio.com/displayForumTopic/content/19447375241580186

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Here is a very balanced thread / viewpoints about Linn KDS/1 vs Naim NDS / 555PS: http://forums.naimaudio.com/displayForumTopic/content/19447375241580186

Very nice reading...thanks a lot!

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acalex wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Here is a very balanced thread / viewpoints about Linn KDS/1 vs Naim NDS / 555PS: http://forums.naimaudio.com/displayForumTopic/content/19447375241580186

Very nice reading...thanks a lot!

 

ohh another one.. Nice.. Tested on a naim amp AGAIN tho  banging head against wall Acalex when are YOU gonna compare Naim and Linn streamers? They're clearly both top of their game it's just preference.. From that review the top end ones seem just as close as the affordable ones  good job Be good to hear your thoughts 

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BigColz wrote:

acalex wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Here is a very balanced thread / viewpoints about Linn KDS/1 vs Naim NDS / 555PS: http://forums.naimaudio.com/displayForumTopic/content/19447375241580186

Very nice reading...thanks a lot!

 

ohh another one.. Nice.. Tested on a naim amp AGAIN tho  banging head against wall Acalex when are YOU gonna compare Naim and Linn streamers? They're clearly both top of their game it's just preference.. From that review the top end ones seem just as close as the affordable ones  good job Be good to hear your thoughts 

I was put off from the dealer who told me the top-end Naim streamers are not really worth the price...thats why he decided not to stock it whilst it still stocks all the Linn gamma

 

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acalex wrote:

BigColz wrote:

acalex wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Here is a very balanced thread / viewpoints about Linn KDS/1 vs Naim NDS / 555PS: http://forums.naimaudio.com/displayForumTopic/content/19447375241580186

Very nice reading...thanks a lot!

 

ohh another one.. Nice.. Tested on a naim amp AGAIN tho  banging head against wall Acalex when are YOU gonna compare Naim and Linn streamers? They're clearly both top of their game it's just preference.. From that review the top end ones seem just as close as the affordable ones  good job Be good to hear your thoughts 

I was put off from the dealer who told me the top-end Naim streamers are not really worth the price...thats why he decided not to stock it whilst it still stocks all the Linn gamma

 

 

Judging by that review it doesn't seem that bad.. Remember he's always going to push you in the direction of what he readily stocks.. How much you thinking of spending? The NDS probably isn't a big enough step up from the NDX and power supply to justify the price hike IMO do he probably has a point.. I'd rather spend less on source and more on other stuff though

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RE: Source...which direction to go?

BigColz wrote:

acalex wrote:

BigColz wrote:

acalex wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Here is a very balanced thread / viewpoints about Linn KDS/1 vs Naim NDS / 555PS: http://forums.naimaudio.com/displayForumTopic/content/19447375241580186

Very nice reading...thanks a lot!

 

ohh another one.. Nice.. Tested on a naim amp AGAIN tho  banging head against wall Acalex when are YOU gonna compare Naim and Linn streamers? They're clearly both top of their game it's just preference.. From that review the top end ones seem just as close as the affordable ones  good job Be good to hear your thoughts 

I was put off from the dealer who told me the top-end Naim streamers are not really worth the price...thats why he decided not to stock it whilst it still stocks all the Linn gamma

 

 

Judging by that review it doesn't seem that bad.. Remember he's always going to push you in the direction of what he readily stocks.. How much you thinking of spending? The NDS probably isn't a big enough step up from the NDX and power supply to justify the price hike IMO do he probably has a point.. I'd rather spend less on source and more on other stuff though

This is exactly what he said. He said the NDX is a fine product but the NDS does not change that much to justify the price spike, that's why he decided to stock up to the NDX. Regarding Linn he stocks the all gamma but anyway didn't have any other ex-demo in stock. I went for the Akurate DS at another shop in the end as he gave me a 25% discount offer on a model which had less than 1year and Linn full warranty (5 years)

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RE: Source...which direction to go?

acalex wrote:

BigColz wrote:

acalex wrote:

BigColz wrote:

acalex wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Here is a very balanced thread / viewpoints about Linn KDS/1 vs Naim NDS / 555PS: http://forums.naimaudio.com/displayForumTopic/content/19447375241580186

Very nice reading...thanks a lot!

 

ohh another one.. Nice.. Tested on a naim amp AGAIN tho  banging head against wall Acalex when are YOU gonna compare Naim and Linn streamers? They're clearly both top of their game it's just preference.. From that review the top end ones seem just as close as the affordable ones  good job Be good to hear your thoughts 

I was put off from the dealer who told me the top-end Naim streamers are not really worth the price...thats why he decided not to stock it whilst it still stocks all the Linn gamma

 

 

Judging by that review it doesn't seem that bad.. Remember he's always going to push you in the direction of what he readily stocks.. How much you thinking of spending? The NDS probably isn't a big enough step up from the NDX and power supply to justify the price hike IMO do he probably has a point.. I'd rather spend less on source and more on other stuff though

This is exactly what he said. He said the NDX is a fine product but the NDS does not change that much to justify the price spike, that's why he decided to stock up to the NDX. Regarding Linn he stocks the all gamma but anyway didn't have any other ex-demo in stock. I went for the Akurate DS at another shop in the end as he gave me a 25% discount offer on a model which had less than 1year and Linn full warranty (5 years)

 

Sorry i'm probably a bit behind the times.. Awesome! How are you getting on with it?

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RE: Source...which direction to go?

BigColz wrote:

acalex wrote:

BigColz wrote:

acalex wrote:

BigColz wrote:

acalex wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Here is a very balanced thread / viewpoints about Linn KDS/1 vs Naim NDS / 555PS: http://forums.naimaudio.com/displayForumTopic/content/19447375241580186

Very nice reading...thanks a lot!

 

ohh another one.. Nice.. Tested on a naim amp AGAIN tho  banging head against wall Acalex when are YOU gonna compare Naim and Linn streamers? They're clearly both top of their game it's just preference.. From that review the top end ones seem just as close as the affordable ones  good job Be good to hear your thoughts 

I was put off from the dealer who told me the top-end Naim streamers are not really worth the price...thats why he decided not to stock it whilst it still stocks all the Linn gamma

 

 

Judging by that review it doesn't seem that bad.. Remember he's always going to push you in the direction of what he readily stocks.. How much you thinking of spending? The NDS probably isn't a big enough step up from the NDX and power supply to justify the price hike IMO do he probably has a point.. I'd rather spend less on source and more on other stuff though

This is exactly what he said. He said the NDX is a fine product but the NDS does not change that much to justify the price spike, that's why he decided to stock up to the NDX. Regarding Linn he stocks the all gamma but anyway didn't have any other ex-demo in stock. I went for the Akurate DS at another shop in the end as he gave me a 25% discount offer on a model which had less than 1year and Linn full warranty (5 years)

 

Sorry i'm probably a bit behind the times.. Awesome! How are you getting on with it?

Getting it home today or tomorrow! Wink I will keep you posted for sure