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Speak To Me: AirPlay 2 and Siri support coming to Naim Network Streamers

By | November 7th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

Traditional UK high-fidelity doesn’t have much more of a poster child than Naim Audio. With more than four decades of experience as a purveyor of audiophile sound, the company rolls out changes with thought, cadence and a nod to longevity and future-proofing.

Apple AirPlay 2 and Siri Support Coming to Naim High End Network Streamers

By | November 5th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Apple AirPlay 2 and Siri Support Coming to Naim High End Network Streamers

The following is a press release issued by Naim Audio. November 5 ,2019 – Naim Audio, the British hi-fi specialist with 46 years of audio expertise, today announced that Apple AirPlay® 2 will be added to its ND 555, NDX 2 and ND5 XS 2 network streamers via a free over-the-air update. Apple AirPlay® 2 enables advanced multi-room functionality and Siri® voice control and, following similar updates to Naim Audio’s Mu-so and Uniti ranges, will now be available across the company’s entire family of music-streaming products, including its £20k flagship reference network player.… Read the full article

Naim ND 555 Network Player and 555PS Arrives at AudioStream

By | October 21st, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

The cardboard boxes were piling up all over the house. Cardboard boxes filled with LPs, CDs, cables, shoes, paintings, lamps, sofa pillows, clothes, baby toys and small kitchen appliances as we prepped for moving. But there were two boxes in particular I was interested in unpacking – not packing up – before the movers came. Those ones had Naim gear stuffed into them.

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Ansuz Acoustics, Børresen Acoustics, Kudos Audio, Aavik Acoustics, Naim Audio, Gated Hi-Fi | RMAF 2019

By | September 22nd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

DENVER (PTA) — Gated Hi-Fi Distribution was showing with a world premier loudspeaker at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest of 2019. Along with a stable of products from Kudos Audio, Naim Audio, Børresen Acoustics, Aavik Acoustics, and Ansuz Acoustics.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

This is a Gated Hi-Fi two-room showing, right across the hall from each other. Kudos Audio Titan 505 ($12,500 pr USD including stands) stand-mount speakers with Naim Audio’s SuperNait 3 Integrated Amp with Phono Stage ($5,700 USD), and Ansuz Acoustics looming things together nicely.… Read the full article

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Naim Audio Mu-so 2nd Generation wireless speaker REVIEW

By | September 19th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Return of the Mu-so

Redesigned with new drivers and new abilities, does the second gen of Naim’s Mu-so wireless multiroom speaker maintain the magic?

Naim Audio isn’t as odd as it once was; its jokey arrogance has largely subsided, and it answers, to at least some extent, to its holding company masters across the Channel, VerVent Audio Group, also owners of Focal.

But this hasn’t stopped it delivering both high-level product like the Statement (see page 36) or projects which combine the skills of the two VerVent companies, as does this Mu-so wireless speaker, which benefits from an injection of Focal’s design flair and driver nous.… Read the full article

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Naim Audio Mu-so 2 Wireless Music System Review

By | September 18th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Performance
Features
Build Quality
Ergonomics
Value

PRICE $1,599


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Stupendous build quality
Dead-waking dynamics from a single box
Balanced, audiophile-quality sound

Minus

Limited bass extension
Narrow soundstage
Pricey


THE VERDICT

Though it doesn’t come cheap, Naim’s newly revised Mu-so brings true audiophile sensibilities and surprising wallop to a well thought-out and full-featured wireless speaker.


The original Mu-so wireless music system released in 2014 was a first in the emerging “lifestyle audio” category—a truly high-end, wireless, multiroom speaker from one of the most respected brands on the planet.

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Børresen 01 monitor loudspeakers, Aavik U-380 integrated amplifier, Naim CD5XS (as transport), D-TC Supreme Power Box and Power Distribution, Ansuz DTC Supreme cables

By | September 9th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

The all-one-family of Børresen loudspeakers, Aavik electronics, and Ansuz cabling, distributed by Gated HiFi and displayed by Chicago dealer NextLevel HiFi, was having a really rough time of it until their new Aavik U-380 integrated amplifier ($39,000) showed up. It was several days late. RMAF had been chosen for its Global Debut, so everyone was on pins and needles until the arrival of this 300-watt-into-8-ohms, Class-D baby, which includes separate DACs for PCM and DSD, four clocks and four power supplies, separate volume controls for each input, and optional dual phono stages claimed to have “the lowest noise floor on the planet.”

The Aavik U-380 was paired with a Naim CD5XS ($3995) used solely as a transport, Børresen 01 loudspeakers with D-TC Supreme Resonance Control ($32,500), D-TC Supreme Power Box ($14,400) and Supreme Power Distribution ($38,000), and Ansuz DTC Supreme cabling.… Read the full article

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Naim Launch Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

By | August 13th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

I’m into science fiction in a big way, so that means that by default I’m a Trekkie – a Star Trek fan for those sci-fi challenged out there – which means that when I first saw Naim’s Mu-so Qb design a few years ago I instantly associated it with the Borg Collective’s ships from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Naim Updates Award-Winning Mu-so QB Music System

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

U.K.-based hi-fi specialist Naim Audio today announced the second generation of its compact Mu-So Qb wireless music system, one of Sound & Vision’s Top Pick of the Year in 2017.
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Focal and Naim 'reloaded'

By | August 2nd, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Naim & Focal Reloaded

Last night, in Melbourne’s bustling Richmond district, BusiSoft AV held a ‘RELOADED’ event to mark their new distribution of Naim Audio electronics and Focal loudspeakers in Australia, as well as the recent launch of a number of new lines from the two companies, both of which are owned by the holding company VerVent Audio Group.

Focal’s Stellia closed-back headphones: more info here

The event had two representatives from Focal French HQ on hand, along with a number of Naim/Focal systems on show, including Naim’s latest Uniti series of network streamers, with headphones and speakers from Focal including Kanta and Sopra models, one sizable pair even being used to deliver the DJ set which ran through most of the event, broken only for a rousing speech from BusiSoft’s George Poutakidis.Read the full article

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