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Less Boxes, Same Quality ?

Discussion in 'audio' started by musiclover, May 19, 2019.

  1. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    I was amazed it took so long.
  2. duckworp

    duckworp pfm Member

    I moved from a 6 box Naim (552/300/CDS3) to a 2 box Vitus. Box count is fewer and the sound quality is better (yet the music is still presented in a style Naim fans will appreciate).

    52 and supercap will net you at least £2k
    2 x 135 must be another £1k

    A second hand Vitus RI-100 (integrated amp) is around £5k, maybe less, so it would be a net cost of maximum £2k to reduce the box count by 3 (and no sound quality compromises, quite the opposite from my demoing, though I was running a 552/300 rather than 52/ 2x135).

    If you have a Naim XPS powering your CD Player you could sell that and buy a new Teddy Pardo power supply for the same cash, which is less than a third of the size and sounds just as good (it is a slightly different presentation but many prefer it). Or sell the CDS2 and buy a one-box s/h Rega CD player which are good value and sound excellent. The one-box Vitus CD player (RCD) is also very good but is rarer and tends to command higher prices.
  3. DavidS

    DavidS pfm Member

    With Naim it was always the next upgrade that would take you to audio nirvana , never did for me so I changed brands.
  4. Taff63

    Taff63 pfm Member

    Sell the Naim.
    Buy a second-hand Pioneer A27.
    Get the A27 re-capped.
    Job done.
  5. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

  6. Mr Underhill

    Mr Underhill pfm Member

    Hi Musiclover,

    Are you glad you asked! ;)

  7. SteveH

    SteveH pfm Member

    Especially sticking it on a Fraim...

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