|audiogoose's Mainly Naim System|
|IP Address: 22.214.171.124||Last Update: January 29, 2019 at 18:25:11|
|Amplifier:||Naim NAP 500 (latest resistor lift upgrade), Separate 500 PS Power Supply.|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||Naim NAC 552 and Power Supply (with DR upgrade).|
Naim Nac 32 (modded by Neil James)
|Speakers:||Vienna Acoustics Mozart Grand SE|
|CD Player/DAC:||Naim CDS 3. XPS 2 power supply|
Esoteric N 05 music server with Nordost Blue Heaven RCA to DIN Interconnect.
|Turntable/Phono Stage:||SME 10, SME V tonearm, Dynavector XX2 MkII Cartridge, SME vDH 501 phono cable into Herron VTPH 2A phono stage.|
Thorens TD 124 MK II. Schopper replica plinth. SME M2-9 tonearm and phono cable into Musical Surroundings Phonomena phono stage.
Alternate cartridges: Rega
Bias II and rebuilt Lyra Lydian.
|Other Source(s):||Naim NAT 01 Tuner (olive model)|
Magnum Dynalab ST 2 whip antenna (works indoors better than any others I tried).
|Speaker Cables/Interconnects:||Naim HiLine interconnect between NAT 01 and preamp. Naim standard lavender interconnect between CDS3 and preamp. Chord Odyssey 2 Speaker Cables. |
Naim Powerline power cords for the NAC 552 Power Supply, NAC 500 Amp PS, and CDS III PS.
|Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.):||Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent SVT Bamboo and Sound Organization Racks. TNT turntable stand.|
|Tweaks:||DH cones. VPI Brick. Audioquest Vibrating Pad Stylus Cleaner. VPI 16 record cleaner.|
Audience Adept Response PDC-6 power distribution unit.
|Room Size (LxWxH):||15ft. x 15ft. x 10ft.|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Room is fairly small. I have not tried any acoustic treatments. The sound I have now is, overall, very natural.|
|Music Preferences and Comments:|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||All types, except country.|
|System Goals/Comments:||To have realistically reproduced acoustic intruments. This seems to have been reached with this system.|
|System Strengths:||Smooth, life-like midrange. Excellent dynamics. CDS provides near analog quality CD replay.|
|System Weaknesses:||I'm sure there is a weakness, but I am happy with what I hear. Bass has improved immensely, since I added the Vienna Acoustics Mozart speakers.|
|Video/HT System: None|