Naim’s Summer Sounds

Uncategorised By Jun 02, 2009

Experience the New Ovator S-600 loudspeaker and the New Naim DAC at Naim’s Summer Sounds Roadshow

June 1st 2009 Naim today announced the dates for their Summer Sounds roadshow.

Planned to take place in 33 Naim retailers in the UK, the Summer Sounds events will feature demonstrations of the new Naim Ovator S-600 loudspeaker that launched, and received so much interest, at the recent Munich High-End Show.

Naim will also be demonstrating the new Naim DAC that will launch in September.

Naim personnel from sales, marketing and R&D as well as participating retailer staff will be on hand to answer questions and play some excellent music. Also expect a glass of wine or two and maybe some cheesy nibbles.

For many this will be the first opportunity to listen to the S-600 the world’s first high-end loudspeaker to use Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) technology and to learn about the innovations in the new Naim DAC.

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BMR Overview

The use of a technology like BMR until now has only been seen in low-end AV speakers, even though technically it delivers two huge advantages.  There is no crossover point right in the middle of the frequencies where the ear is most sensitive – the voice band .The Naim BMR covers six octaves from the mid bass to beyond the hearing of even a young child.  The directivity, or dispersion as it is perhaps better known, is far more even with frequency, thus ‘driving’ a room more naturally and giving a far wider ‘sweet-spot’. Conventional loudspeaker designs deliver a very unnatural power response in comparison to live voices or instruments.

Development of a Naim BMR drive unit to deliver this level of performance is not a trivial undertaking as perhaps the three years of development time indicates.  The combination of mathematical analysis, computer simulations and empirical analysis, combined with countless iterations of the drive unit with minute changes are hugely resource consuming as well as requiring a massive investment in personnel and advance measurement and modelling equipment.

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Dates and Venues of Events

18th June UHES Stroud Tel: 08456 780787
19th June HiFi Cinema Aldermaston Tel: 01189 820402
23rd June Cymbiosis Leicester Tel: 01162 623754
24th June Audio T Epsom Tel: 01372 748888
Oxford Audio Consultants Oxford Tel: 01865 790879
25th June Audio T Brighton Tel: 01273 609431
27th June Billy Vee London Tel: 02083 185755
30th June Adventures in HiFi Chester Tel: 01244 345576
1st July Gulliford HiFi Exeter Tel: 01392 491194
Audio Counsel Cheadle Tel: 01614 916090
2nd July Audience Bath Tel: 01225 333310
Castle Sound and Vision Nottingham Tel: 01159 584404
3rd July Basically Sound and Vision Reymerston Tel: 01362 820800
7th July Oranges and Lemons London Tel: 02079 242043
8th July PJ HiFi Guildford Tel: 01483 304756
Rayleigh HiFi Rayleigh Tel: 01268 779762
9th July Audio T Reading Tel: 01189 575736
Audio File Bishops Stortford Tel: 01279 506576
14th July Lintone Audio Gateshead Tel: 01914 774167
15th July The Sound Organisation York Tel: 01904 627108
Custom Electronic Design Ltd Egham Tel: 01784 479423
16th July Grahams HiFi London Tel: 02072 265500
Audio Room Hull Tel: 01482 891375
18th July Acoustica Chester Tel: 01244 344227
21st July Rayleigh HiFi Chelmsford Tel: 01245 265245
22nd July Soundcraft HiFi Ashford Tel: 01233 624441
23rd July Audio Excellence Bristol Tel: 01179 264975
Tom Tom Audio St. Albans Tel: 01727 893928
24th July Signals Ipswich Tel: 01473 655171
28th July Robert Ritchie Montrose Tel: 01674 673765
29th July Infidelity Kingston Tel: 02089 433530
30th July Loud and Clear Glasgow Tel: 01412 210221
What You See and Hear Beaconsfield Tel: 01494 681300