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naim Nait 50

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

  1. Plink

    Plink pfm Member

    Oh, no assumption at all. I was curious to see what a miniaturized, regulated (a la 250) Naim integrated would sound like.

    I have a what appears to be unrestored and oft maligned NAP 180 here and don’t know if I just got lucky but this thing sounds as good or better than 250s I’ve heard. Definitely better than some 250s I have heard.
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  2. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    Nothing wrong with a NAP-180, and in some cases can work better than a 250.
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  3. boegelund

    boegelund pfm Member

    Read their reviews with a pinch of salt.

    As I understand, people have to pre-order Nait 50 (with deposit ?) by their dealers, limited numbers - delivered in July 2023.
    Nobody have heard it apart from Naim/Focal people which likely and not surprisingly are all in positive enthusiastic, one mentioned it sounds like a less powerfull Supernait 3. Thats marketing.
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  4. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Whatever you say Brains.

    No, no one HAS to pre-order it, where this notion of being somehow forced to buy Naim's products comes from I don't know.
  5. boegelund

    boegelund pfm Member

    Thats the word from a dealer.

    Thats a bit distorted, who said forced ?
    Are you seeing ghosts ?
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  6. Musicraft

    Musicraft Trade: Musicraft

    No idea about this. So far we have 5 NAIT 50's on their way to us which are due to land on 26/06.

    Btw, one of the NAIT 50's will be mine :)
  7. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I was being sarcastic. All reviewers have preferences, I remember the rave reviews about the old Rega Kites, I though they were terrible. I’m pretty sure Rega are equally enthusiastic about their own equipment but that isn’t marketing?

    I’ve never been mega impressed with Rega gear, always found it a little dull but others worship it.
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  8. Charlie_1

    Charlie_1 pfm Member

    I thought it was just me.

    Except the P10 which I really enjoyed and was not dull in any way.
    Iain Docherty likes this.
  9. S-Man

    S-Man Kinkless Tetrode Admirer

    Strange hobby: lots of people moaning about VFM of this, but few complain about VFM of things like an Audio Note Ongaku.
    jamesd likes this.
  10. kernow

    kernow pfm Member

    It's not really a comparison is it
    Brb driving my Renault 5 turbo against Bugatti
  11. kernow

    kernow pfm Member

    I wouldn't allow it in my house personally
  12. JoeJoe

    JoeJoe pfm Member

    First Naim product I’ve seen in 10 years that’s turned my head. It’s a thing of beauty. I wish I was rich enough just to purchase for display, lol!
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  13. jamesd

    jamesd pfm Member

    I’m with you. If it were in the price range of a Brio, Heed, or even Exposure XM I’d have one on order.

    edit: are any going to be 120v?
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  14. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    I can't imagine them not supplying to their usual markets.

    The transformer has 230V/115V printed on, indicating the usual 2 x primary coils wired in series for use on ~230V vs. wired in parallel for ~115V. So, even if one were to grab one in the UK it shouldn't be difficult to swap over (although, it would appear that the classic Alps mains switch isn't actually the mains switch, therefore, there are likely some terminals on the main PCB under that black plastic extended mains inlet cover).

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  15. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Did it offend your family?
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  16. kernow

    kernow pfm Member

    No, it's just not good enough:)
  17. chartz

    chartz If it’s broke fix it!

    Yet another amp with SMC. Hard to repair when something goes wrong.
    The old NAIT can be repaired indefinitely. This one, –
    The cheap Alps pot on an amp this expensive is unacceptable.
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  18. Robert M

    Robert M pfm Member

    One really good thing for its longevity is no screen to fail.
    domfjbrown, Nero and Rosie like this.
  19. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I’d like to get a proper listen to a P8 or P10 in my own system. I was a little underwhelmed by the latter & it’s not a ‘nice’ thing to behold, feels a little toy like.
    Charlie_1 likes this.
  20. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    In the current trend of bling high end it probably is but I find exactly that trait interesting.

    I guess a comparison would be the light weight engineering of F1 vs American Muscle Car.

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