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It seems to be skipping on random discs. Contacted the dealer I purchased it from and they'll give it a 'once over', either today or Saturday. Should it need serious work they'll send it back to Naim.

I asked, also, if they had the Elicit-R on dem. They said they have one ticking over in a back room, so I might cast a curious ear over it.

Would be nice to go a few months without problems. First the Leema headphone socket and now CDP.

C'est la vie.

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

Is there any obvious crud / dust / fur / lumps of Axminster etc. on the laser pickup  lens?

 

 

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

Have you given any thought to a user name change. Lucky Heather or maybe Rabbits Foot .

You aint having a good run of late PP me old mucker.

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

And when you take your CD5i to the dealer, don't forget the transit screw :-) 

(And don't tip the unit up to fit it. Remember to slide it to the edge of a table and fit it whilst the player is horizontal.)

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

chebby wrote:

Is there any obvious crud / dust / fur / lumps of Axminster etc. on the laser pickup  lens?

 

 

No - not that I can see anyway.

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

chebby wrote:

And when you take your CD5i to the dealer, don't forget the transit screw :-) 

(And don't tip the unit up to fit it. Remember to slide it to the edge of a table and fit it whilst the player is horizontal.)

I sussed that when I first got it home.

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

I sent my CD5i in to Naim shortly before selling the whole system.

It's LCD display border had started 'bleeding' and - although it affected nothing - I wanted the player in tip-top condition to maximise the price.

It came back to the dealer two weeks later with a new display and also completely cleaned and serviced (according to the paperwork).

It sounded better than ever when I tested it  (just before photographing it and packing it for listing on ebay).

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

Ta - that's reassuring.

The irony was I never intended to replace the Arcam at the time. They let me have the Rega dac on home trial to see how that would improve things. Took it back a couple of days later and told him it was a little better but wasn't wholely convinced. It was only he said they had this ex-dem CD5i-2 @ £630. He said he would give me £200 for the Arcam, as it was in mint condition. Although I didn't tell him the drawer occasionally opened by itself.

Who's a naughty boy then!?

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

plastic penguin wrote:

It seems to be skipping on random discs. Contacted the dealer I purchased it from and they'll give it a 'once over', either today or Saturday. Should it need serious work they'll send it back to Naim.

I asked, also, if they had the Elicit-R on dem. They said they have one ticking over in a back room, so I might cast a curious ear over it.

Would be nice to go a few months without problems. First the Leema headphone socket and now CDP.

C'est la vie.

Sorry to hear that, your not having much luck right now. Luckily for me I have never had any problems with audio equipment except for my first separate ken wood amplifier that stopped working through one channel. I even have a pioneer CD player that I bought in 93 and used as my source until 2010 that still works perfectly fine.

Hope I haven't jinxed myself. I wish you good luck and hope it all gets sorted and is good as new.

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

I double dare you to demo the Elicit R 

PP, I reckon you will like!

Re: your CD5 - I am sure Naim will look after you

 

 

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

stevebrock wrote:

I double dare you to demo the Elicit R 

PP, I reckon you will like!

Re: your CD5 - I am sure Naim will look after you

 

 

Certainly going to give it a listen, sure it will sound good. No doubt about that. It'll take some amp to dislodge the Leema, though.

TBF, I'm not taking the Leema over there (can't be doing with all that nonsense again) so won't have anything to compare it with. But do know the difference between a good'un and duffo, even in isolation. Smile

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

How long is the Naim warranty?

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

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How long is the Naim warranty?

It should be 2 years I believe, but if they are anything like Rega then if its out of warranty he won't have a problem!

 

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BigH wrote:

How long is the Naim warranty?

5 years from date of registration (online or via postcard supplied in paperwork within 30 days of purchase).

You did register didn't you PP?

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

Naim will know rouglhly when it was sold, You would hope Naim would not quibble over this!

 

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RE: The Naim has a problem...

It's ok. PP did register it...

plastic penguin wrote:

chebby wrote:

Singslinger wrote:
Congrats PP - I'm sure it'll give you hours of enjoyment.

They last a bit longer than that usually.

That reminds me PP, make sure you register your Naim online or using the postcard. Then your CD5i will be guaranteed for 5 years with Naim. (Even  after the dealer's guarantee has expired). No registration, no 5 year guarantee.

Will do. Ta.

 

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