NAC-N 172 XS the first network enabled streaming preamp from Naim. The ideal starting point for audiophile streaming: flexibility and performance in a slimline package.
The NAC-N 172 XS is Naim’s new network-connected streaming preamplifier, combining the convenience and choice of the streaming revolution with traditional Naim engineering techniques. The NAC-N 172 XS is a network player and preamplifier in one. It adds a new type of streaming device to Naim’s product portfolio.
It is somewhat ironic that changing to a Dect phone system that will also allow VOIP calls has almost killed my internet connection. It seems to be caused by the SMPS supplied with the Siemens connection box rather than the phone itself. Unfortunately the DC input plug is the one size I don’t have so I can’t try a substitute. It even managed to get my Thompson ADSL2+ modem/router to continually reboot yesterday afternoon. I’ve tried mains filters everywhere and even ferrite rings but nothing will bring my internet back up to speed except unplugging the Siemens PS and rebooting the modem.
Rather spookily the new Kindle arrived pre-setup to know it was mine. Out of the rather natty simple but effective packaging with a solid green feel it powered up calling itself Stephen’s Kindle. This was the 3G version which connected immediately to ‘Whispernet’ as Amazon calls it. It sort of out Appled Apple doing that. Very impressive.
During the month of October 2009 Radio Paradise www.radioparadise.com (one of the most popular internet radio stations in the world) is running a promotion where one lucky listener can win a NaimUniti all-in-one audio player and a pair of Naim n-SAT speakers.
The new Naim Label website supports downloads from 320kbs MP3s to 24Bit 96kHz wav and FLAC. Sign up and if you are in the UK you can download a free track from the Naim Label’s new signing William Fitzsimmons. Licensing restricts the download to the UK only.
Mid April I bought a few downloaded tracks from BlueCoast Records. They were hi-res recordings and not to bad at all.
Since then the guys at Blue Coast have not left me alone. Every few days I get another email trying to flog me some more.
This site should truly sort the music lover from the hi-fi lover. Register for free on www.wolfgangsvault.com and listen to a choice of a huge amount of live recordings of great bands from years ago. So far I’ve listened to Elton John, Black Sabbath, Little Feat and Grateful Dead.
The 225VA transformer has been terminated with a suitable mains lead and power in plug for the Cambridge. It”s been plugged in and blown a one and a two amp fuse with its switch on surge so it’s running with a 3amp fuse. This by the way is not the way to do something for long-term use. This is just…
On demonstration for the first time at the Bristol Sound and Vision show February 20-22, and on sale from April 2009, the NaimUniti – the more music box – will deliver the customary Naim sound quality and emotional connection to music to a new generation of customers as well as existing ones. Naim developed the NaimUniti – never to be…
The 2% ish reduction isn’t enough to bring prices down to the next optical price so what has happened? Some retailers still price in store at the ‘old’ price and take the hit at the till. Good for them – I guess the loss of sales for not being quite as obviously competitive is cheaper than the cost of the many thousands of new price signs that they would need to print. Too many retailers have just increased margins to compensate.