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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - Audio product which really floats your boat !

Discussion in 'audio' started by Miss Ariel, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. eevo1969

    eevo1969 pfm Member

    I’ll shortly buying a pair of the Hattor ultimate Hypex nc500 class D amplifier monoblocks, 400w 8 ohm. I already have a Hattor ultimate active/passive preamp so the nc500 are the natural partners.
  2. RJohan

    RJohan pfm Member

    Yeah, really cool! Do they do them in olive?
  3. eevo1969

    eevo1969 pfm Member

    Silver, black and real wood front panels but Arek is extremely helpful and Will accommodate any customers wishes if possible. Top bloke imo.
  4. sandy8

    sandy8 pfm Member

    CB Nait 2 for me.[​IMG]
    tuga, Rana, Jono_13 and 5 others like this.
  5. Paul L

    Paul L coffee lounge for me

    I’m no Naim fan from countless listens through the years but it does bring back fond memories of the 42/110 I bought. I started with Pink Triangle, Syrinx PU3, A&R 77 I think, Rotel RA-820 and Heybrook HB1 or 2 I forget which, then changed to the 42/110. Then went all in and within a year or two LP12, Ittok, Troika, LK1-LK2 and Isobariks, then changed the amps later to Kairn and Klout.

    I sort of call that phase 1 of the long journey. Phase 2 went to Nottingham Analogue, various Lyra and Benz Glider, various valve amps, Opera speakers then Cadence Anaya speakers.

    When we look back through photos, we’ve had a lot of fun with different kit and stages of our lives. I don’t know about you guys but I also think of the vinyl, radio or digital I listened to heavily and associate with each era too.
  6. Hcanning

    Hcanning pfm Member

    Higher end Japanese audio from the 80s and early 90s really floats my boat.





    In particular, I love Sony ES gear



    Not my photos or equipment sadly :(
    tonerei, Nero, Miss Ariel and 9 others like this.
  7. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Rotel Michi looks good.
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  8. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    That's a very pretty thing. It's very well made too, in contrast with some of its contemporaries. Quad and Meridian are equals, stuff like Nytech is awfully cheap and unreliable. It wasn't cheap either.
  9. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    A lot cheaper than Naim was.
  10. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Are you sure? I bought a used CA 252 receiver, it came with a receipt for about £250-£300 istr, dated about 1980. The Nait of the time was similar, I thought.
  11. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    My Nytech wasn't cheap and has been completely reliable.
  12. r0dd3r5

    r0dd3r5 Active Member

    Mine packed up about 30 years ago. Unable to get it repaired through my dealer and replaced it with a Naim Nait 2
  13. Subito

    Subito pfm Member

    I miss Julian Vereker. I chatted with him a few times at the US CES events back in the Eighties, he had a wonderfully droll sense of humor. A good bloke indeed. (It was particularly fun watching him struggle to hide his thinly-veiled disdain for the American window-shoppers he’d encounter at those trade shows.)

    Edit: Sorry for the thread tangent, Sandy8’s photo reminded me of Julian and how proud he was of the Nait.

    Last edited: Nov 3, 2020
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  14. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

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  15. The Bish

    The Bish pfm Member

    a well deserved award:

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  16. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The Quad 3 series is unquestionably a design classic. I just loved it from the first time I saw it as a kid and its been a part of my life off and on ever since my first system as a teenager. Still got two 303s in daily use!
  17. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    I am biased, but...

    I am falling for its fantastic design and fine build quality. Plus it sounds absolutely superb!
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