Naim CD5i + Naim Nait 5i vs Cyrus CD8x + Cyrus 8VS2

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I was about to buy my Naim CD5i + Nait 5i (italics) when I saw and heard the Cyrus system. Both were equally good. Now I am in a dilemma. Both systems are of same price and both are equally good. Please help me choose.

My speakers would either be a B&W 704 or a Dali Mentor 6.

Thanks
 
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[quote user="ganeshkualalumpur"]

I was about to buy my Naim CD5i + Nait 5i (italics) when I saw and heard the Cyrus system. Both were equally good. Now I am in a dilemma. Both systems are of same price and both are equally good. Please help me choose.

My speakers would either be a B&W 704 or a Dali Mentor 6.

Thanks
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I don't think you can go wrong with either really. I would imagine both are excellent choices and i'm sure you will hear different praise from different people. Again, it all comes down to personal taste. Both will give you a different sound. Having recently auditioned the Naim5i (italic)vs Cyrus 8vs2 i preferred the Cyrus sound with all types of music, rather than the Naim, but i know many others will prefer the Naim. Try and audition both for as long as you can and see which one you enjoy the most. Hope this helps.
 
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Your splitting hairs and it's down to personal preference, so now you've narrowed it down it's got to be a head to head demo. Take 3 or 4 of your favourite CDs and let your ears decide.

I had pretty much the same situation - it was the Cyrus 6 partnership against the Roksan once I'd wittled it down. I found the Cyrus slightly faster and punchier than the Roksan in the end. Then it all went t1ts up when I asked to 'just' hear the CD8X and 8VS2 combo for future ref, well that really stuffed my bank balance.
 

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One is upgradeable the other one is'nt. Whether that 'upgradeability' is a good thing you have to decide. It can cost a great deal, can be confusing and you could be forever unsatisfied. On the other hand ...

Personally, I prefer the cyrus'es but could well imagine that with certain speakers the naims shine.
 
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I found the Cyrus to be detailed and precise and can impress at first. NAIM was less detailed but played music in a really enjoyable way. I found on lengthy listening that I forgot about the gear when listening on the Naim and enjoyed the CDs that I was listening to. The Cyrus tended to distract me more, sometimes due to hearing a little bit extra detail that I hadn't noticed before but mainly because I didn't get the real sense of a band playing. Personal opinion obviously.

On the speaker front, I would recommend that you listen to the Neat Motive 2 speakers. For me at least they stood out as being good all rounders, only appreciably bettered by speakers that were much larger and costing £2,000 or more.
 

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Hi Ganesh

Out of curiousity, what did you get finally?? The thread does not say, except that you were looking to choose between the cyrus and the naim, and speakers , which BW model? Personally, i have only heard the 684 vs 685 vs CM1, and thought the CM1 was the best n this broup test, i loved the fact it was small and did not take up lots of space and yet giving such great sound.

Tell us, okay.
 
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I have never been personally fond of Naim, although I know many that find it's sheer musical ability a joy particularly for extended listening.

I would go for the Cyrus combo for it's detail resolution in particular, but extended listening can be fatiguing if not partnered properly. Spendor's work a treat with these (IMO).

*Saya pun dari Kuala Lumpur*
 

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