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naim Nait 50

Discussion in 'audio' started by stuwils, May 18, 2023.

  1. stuwils

    stuwils pfm Member

  2. James Evans

    James Evans Bedroom Bodger


    Would go great with the Rega 50th TT but seriously spendy.
  3. bighead1707

    bighead1707 pfm Member

  4. James Evans

    James Evans Bedroom Bodger

    I was thinking Rega should have done a ltd deck that cost £1973, and naim could have followed suit
  5. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    It’s cool, but it’s expensive (as expected). I think competition will be tough on sonic grounds at that price… I suppose that’s irrelevant to its target demographic.

    What I was hoping to see was an update of the Nait 5i with a DAC and phono stage built in at the £1500 mark, I’d definitely welcome that… love my Nait 5i, love the simplicity of the system it resides in, but I’d love it more if I could lose the external boxes and just have the amp and CD player in the rack.
    leni, gavreid and Darren like this.
  6. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Ha, ha, I await a thread in 6 months time about how many of them are unsold etc.

    It looks a bit spendy to me but is a lovely thing.
    Jodet likes this.
  7. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Trade: ^'- -'^

    I can't wait to see the sheep defending the value of this one. Also can't wait to see a head to head against the Rega IO, which is more powerful and is a sixth of the price.
    John_73, timpy, Nye Samuel and 2 others like this.
  8. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    Get an Io instead and spend the remaining £2.2k on a nice trip?

    It looks nice and will appeal to certain Audiophiles but why so expensive?

    Perhaps the tooling explains some of it but I can't help thinking they are cashing in on this.
    booja30 likes this.
  9. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    The bleating will come from the other crowd. No point being bitter if you can't afford one;)

    I think it will do well as it looks cool. I think they should do a half box pre-amp with balanced outputs for around the same price, a matching DAC would also be a winner also.
  10. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Trade: ^'- -'^

    You think?
    dan m likes this.
  11. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    Yee I know. I was trying to be kind. - Not a Naim 'hater' either but that is a lot of cash for a simple low power integrated, Ltd edition or not especially when Rega can make a similar UK built integrated (with RC) for a fraction of it.

    Still, it looks cool as others have said and perhaps will keep its value reasonably well.
    Mr Pig likes this.
  12. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    I speak from experience, tooling is very, very costly. And that has to funded by the final cost of the product.
  13. Jonn

    Jonn Tons of Trouble

    You could buy an original and get it serviced for less than a third of the price, probably sound better too
  14. colasblue

    colasblue pfm Member

    I doubt hey need any significant new tooling. The case is the same shoebox one they use currently, PCB's can be made up very cheaply these days so the only thing hey might need to get tooling for are the buttons and knob.

    It's certainly overpriced for what it is, but what price nostalgia?
    robdeszan, jagdesign and Mr Pig like this.
  15. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    If that’s a blue LED I’m going to find out exactly who did it and their name goes in the book.
    Mike Hanson, YNTJ, Rosewind and 18 others like this.
  16. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    It is white, shame really, I'd take the original red or even green over the white....
    domfjbrown likes this.
  17. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    There are some nice internal/gut shots of the amp over on the green forum. I like it, looks good, and I would love one, but not at that price I don't think! I'd rather have a nice minty original one that has been serviced anyway.
    NickofWimbledon likes this.
  18. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    What current NAIM products use the same case as the NAIT50?
  19. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The headphone socket in place of the balance control is a nice touch.
  20. RoA

    RoA pfm Member


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