On Mother’s Day (at least in the Netherlands) – May 9, 2021 – we at Alpha Audio held a live stream event featuring three insanely beautiful streamers. Top of the bill: the MSB Discrete DAC with Renderer module, the Grimm Audio MU-1 with Mola Mola Tambaqui dac and the Naim ND555 with PS555 power supply. […]
We have another wonderful live stream planned for you. On May 9, 2021 at 10:30 we are going to start listening to three ultra-high-quality streamers: Naim ND555, Grimm MU-1 with Mola Mola and the beautiful MSB Discrete DAC with renderer module. In short: the crème de la crème.
On Sunday, February 28, 2021, we did another Live test. This time with integrated amplifiers between 1200 and 1500 euros. As usual we wrote to all manufacturers that are in our system with a model that would fit in this test. Unfortunately there is a worldwide shortage of parts – especially chips – which makes […]
There are systems that just only really work when it is set up in a certain ecosystem. Now that we think about it, this applies to quite a few systems. But if one stands out, it’s Naim. Right… that stubborn British brand. With DIN cables, separate power supplies and the left and right speaker connections […]
The year 2020 was, to put it mildly, a special year. A disrupted year especially in which a lot of things were questioned and in which we showed our best but often also our little side. Because of the measures imposed, we stayed in our listening room even more than usual. But hey: this was […]
It was time for another big group test. Live on Youtube, with you! On saturday 22-08-2002 we tested seven beautiful amplifiers in the price class of 2500 euro next to each other. Three are a bit different: the NAD is the cheapest with 1800 euro, the Advance Paris is a pre- and power-amp combination. And […]
Naim announces that Qobuz is available for the brand’s music streamers via a firmware update. From now on you can listen to streams in the highest quality available.
The Naim Nait XS 3 is an excellent analogue integrated amplifier. It has sufficient inputs, meaningful outputs, a Class A headphone amplifier and now also a fine phono stage. It is also easy to use, has an excellent remote control and is packed with quality components.
What a test. We have learned a lot from being able to put these beauties right next to each other. Because honestly: they are all beautiful devices. Every brand has its own signature. Every brand has its strong and less strong points. And unfortunately it’s true: saving money makes sense.
NAIM is an excellent successor to the ND5 XS2. The new XS2 has an (even) more musical character overall. Vocals look cleaner and a little warmer. That is nice. The level of detail and imaging has remained the same overall. But in the subtle details differences are noticeable. At the bottom of the line the overall picture is a bit better. Add ROON and for us the control side is right too. Remember: the new XS2 no longer has a display, no optional power supply and no remote control. No problem for us… but maybe for you.
NAIM is a ‘very’ British manufacturer of high quality audio equipment. The brand was founded in 1973 by Julian Vereker. NAIM started manufacturing amplifiers. The first product was a NAP160 power amplifier. Soon followed a preamplifier: the NAC12. NAIM is a brand that believes in power supplies. Each device is equipped with a gigantic toroidal transformer. The brand also has external, upgrade power supplies available.