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Naim solstice price

Discussion in 'audio' started by Hound, Jul 18, 2022.

  1. Hound

    Hound pfm Member

    See an X demo one for sale, very little use £10999 or best offer.
    My god these are falling fast in valve, if that's what a dealer is struggling to sell at already, hate to think what trade in value for a secondhand one would be already.
    Anyway that's life I guess and if anyone is looking for one, I guess not, but there's one at a big chuck off
     
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  2. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    yes your right, there are a few going at fantastic discounts used, but very few hours on them, some open boxed but not used, i don't think naim, was planning on this, i think the guy at Central Audio had one for sale a while ago,
     
  3. Hound

    Hound pfm Member

    As I thought, no one is really bothered, lol.
     
  4. colasblue

    colasblue pfm Member

    There are several being touted around as used or ex dem at present for similar prices.

    Naim obviously made the dealers commit to taking them and they have subsequently struggled to sell them.

    It's a bit difficult to see how they ever could have had a "full retail" price since with only 500 out there which were mostly "pre sold" its not like dealers can have a dem one with the expectation that a customer could expect to order another one.
     
  5. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Trade: ^'- -'^

    Anyone who did what Naim wanted and pre-ordered a Solstice has taken a bath. Sad, but I don't really feel sorry for them. What was at play was obvious before these decks even left the factory. In Germany.
     
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  6. Mynamemynaim

    Mynamemynaim 38yrs a Naim owner

    What were they? 16k new?
     
  7. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    Naim made by Clearaudio.
     
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  8. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Trade: ^'- -'^

    Yes. That was the asking price anyway.
     
  9. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    Can we assume margin is 5-6K then ?
    or more
     
  10. John R

    John R pfm Member

    If I had that sort of dosh to splash on a TT I think I'd be inclined to stretch a little more to a Technics Sl1000R.
     
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  11. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Trade: ^'- -'^

    Who knows. I don't think this project has gone to plan so they might have lost money on it. Too many mistakes. For example who's bright idea was it to make a new version of the Aro which couldn't fit on an LP12?
     
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  12. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    It might be a case of 'Naim your price' when making an offer.
    Groan !
     
  13. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Trade: ^'- -'^

    It will be interesting to see how the value goes long term. It could drop like a stone or they might become collectible as they'll be relatively rare.
     
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  14. Hound

    Hound pfm Member

    I also see a few on the naim forum that have already ditched the naim branded cartridge and phono stage, this to me begs the question, why buy it in the first place.
    I guess buying blind for some wasn't a great idea
     
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  15. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Trade: ^'- -'^

    That's the only way Naim were selling it and changing the cartridge and phono stage is a pretty normal thing to do when tweaking the sound of a turntable. I think another mistake was locking buyers into the full package rather than developing and selling the deck in modular form like the LP12. A universal fit tonearm with optional cartridge and phono stage. I get the feeling that whoever called the shots on this project did not understand vinyl users or the market at all.
     
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  16. G T Audio

    G T Audio Trade: Manufacturer and Distributor

    There will be a number of margins: distributor, regional distributor, dealer etc, each taking a minimum of 35% to 40%, so you can see where your money is going and what the real cost of the product is...
     
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  17. Ben&Ted

    Ben&Ted pfm Member

    It would seem that the party faithful failed to believe the hype which is a shame as the deck and arm are top flight
    (from those that have had long term use of the package) apart from the arm not being suitable for LP12 as mentioned above (has someone actually tried this ?!) and the shared psu and phono stage cartridge letting the package down.

    I would be tempted if the price 2nd hand/ex dem is around 9K similar to SME 2nd hand etc.
     
  18. NickofWimbledon

    NickofWimbledon Well-Known Member

    I am among the many who have not heard a Solstice. However, for £9K second-hand, you can buy quite a lot of great turntables that I have heard, with a great (possibly better) phono -stage and cartridge.
     
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  19. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Was one Solstice/Naim is/are crap thread not enough for you lot? This is the same shit that some of you have been repeatedly posting in the other Solstice thread for weeks on end. Made all the more laughable by the fact most of you ‘experts’ have never actually listened to one.
     
  20. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    A guy had his Supercap'ed Superline in favor up against the Solstice phono which seem to be the bottleneck, as is the cartridge - his experience too.
     
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