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Naim is excellent for the coin.


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Sep 20, 2016
Greater amps are out there. But nobody does what Naim do as well as they do. Very energetic sound with a lot of pace. Some find it hard to relax to, some love it. I actually really like it. Try it Gasolin if you can.
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It's all very much about their presentation, some love it and others don't.
They aren't the best for the money in my opinion and do tend to be a bit pricey.
Maybe its a status thing like all those people who bought a Linn LP12 turntable only to realise it needed a few expensive upgrades to bring it on par with other decks of the day that were, ultimately, cheaper.....
Stands back and waits for flak from LP12 owners........ :)


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Oct 29, 2019
They are very good sounding components a little? Overpriced. Had naim stuff for years but naim users are more interested in how much your gear costs and upgrades than the music I think. It is a painful world the naim universe you almost feel trapped. Needs a design update too.


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Sep 1, 2014
Own serval naim components, nap 200dr dac v1 nac202, and before that naim uniti. To be honest the sound was lovely the amp drove anything i threw at and stayed cool, design is a matter of taste but i like the classic case look. The sound if very organic and and flows really well, others do things better but then naim does things better than others.

Where i feel they fall down is the reliability of there digital stuff when is works sounds lovely but in the time i own the v1 i had 2 replacements and spent more time in the shop then i listened to it. Can fault the analogue stuff though.

I've moved over to sugden and chord now, very different sound.
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