Been told to switch it on and leave it for an hour. Mrs. P and I have a 'Meet The Teacher' session at 5.45 today so I'll let it warm up during that period and see how it grabs me this evening.
Initial reports later.
Leema Pulse MKII-S; Naim CD5i MKII; Denon TU-260L MKII; MA RS6 speakers; Pro-ject Xpression 1; loads of different cables...
Formerly known as plastic penguin
What are you going to play first?
I'm never sure whether to use an old favourite I'm bound to like, or choose something more 'difficult' to see how it copes.
Hope it lives up to your expectations!
Hi-Fi: Krell KAV-300cd, Michell TecnoDec/RB250/Grado Prestige Black1, KAV-300i amp, Transparent balanced interconnects and bi-wire to Sonus faber Concerto grand piano speakers, Nakamichi ZX-7 cassette deck, Logitech Squeezebox Touch, Hitachi FT-5500 and Sony S570ES tuners, BCD Engineering stand, RA Powerlink, Chord powerchord, Grado SR60i cans.
AV: Sony Bravia KDL-32EX503 telly, BDP-S370 player with QED HDMI. Currently unused: Denon AVR-1705, DVD-1710, KEF KHT1005.2
America's "A Horse with no Naim" no longer seems appropriate !!
U2 - Where the Streets Have No Naim?
Living Room: Samsung 40C7000; Oppo BDP-103EU; Onkyo SR308; Apple TV3; Airport Express; Sky HD+; Jamo A102 HSC5; Naim Nait 5i-2; Neat Iotas; Chord / Wireworld / QED / TCI interconnects and speaker wire; Harmony 550 universal remote; Tacima mains conditioner Portable: Shuffle (1G); iPad (1G); iPad Minil FiiO E1; AKG450; Grado SR60i; Sennheiser CX300II; custom Ultimate Ears Car: iPod Classic 120GB
A Naim what?
Synology DS212j > Rega DAC > Rega Brio R > Rega RS1
Rega RP6 / Exact
Chord Chameleon Plus / Odyssey 2
Panasonic TX-P50 GT50 > BDP110e > Yamaha RX-V 667 > Rega Vox
U2's in the Naim of love
PanasonicTX-P46GT30B..Yamaha RX-A1010...Music Fidelity M3i...OPPO105EU...KEFR100/R200C/3001SE/HTB2SE...SkyHD2TB...QED Copper Speaker Cable /HDMI/Analogue...PS3...IPAD2
The first CD I played - when my CD5i was new - was 'Sinatra at The Sands' (with The Count Basie Orchestra).
I wasn't a 'test' CD, just the last one I had been playing before bringing the Nait 5i/CD5i home to try out.
It was amazing. After that, disc after disc went on for a couple of hours.
(Remember to store that transport lock in the box and don't lose it.)
Marantz M-CR603 + AirPlay • Rega R3 loudspeakers • iPhone 5 32GB • iMac • Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390 • Ruark Audio R1 Deluxe • Humax HDR-Fox T2
Looking forward to your impressions PP and you must be honest!
Sure you will love it.
Accuphase E350 amp, Electrocompaniet EMC1UP CDP, Siltech 25th Classic anniversary 330I XLR Harbeth Super HL5 on Sound Anchor Quod ELS63 stands, Chord Odessey2 speaker cable. Grado SR60 headphones.
Fantastic album, Chebby, love Makin' Whoopee. Tempted to get vinyl version, too.
It was an early test listen when I got my Uniti.
Rega Planar 3/R200/Dynavector 10x4 > Arcam 640P > NaimUniti > NACA4 > Royd Doublets. Alessandro MS1/Grado SR80/Fiio E7/L7.
Humax Foxsat-HDR / Panasonic DMR-BWT720 > Panasonic TX-P42G15B all through Uniti.
In a safe place.
Cooking dinner at mo so it's playing as background music, but I'm planning to try some really 'orrible remasters as as some real (sonic) corkers: Hendrix, Kate Bush... but won't have a chance to compare, probably, until tomrrow.
Spent the last 20 mins or so listening to Newton Faulkner's 'Hand Built By Robots' album, and the word spacious springs to mind. So far positive. Even better is no nasties from the MA's tweeters... yet.
Long day, totally cream crackered. Hit the sack early for once.
Congrats PP - I'm sure it'll give you hours of enjoyment.
Naim do make some excellent CD players!
Looks like au revoir Arcam.
I guess if you put the Arcum up for sale you will be able to Naim your price (sorry,couldn't resist)
As we are in pun mode, does anyone else remember those great ads:
"I'm sorry, I didn't catch your Naim"
showing a NAP250 falling through the floorboards?
(And, showing my age even more, I still have an old Naim instruction leaflet which is a photocopy of a typewritten document. It really was a cottage business once. OMG!)
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