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Naim stage line question

Discussion in 'audio' started by rvw67, Oct 17, 2021.

  1. rvw67

    rvw67 pfm Member

    Hi, I have a question I hope someone can answer. I have an all Naim olive setup…. I’m at the moment demoing a McIntosh MA6500 from a dealer here in the states. I’m using the stage line into the the Mac and I don’t have the the same type of gain that I would achieve with my Naim 102…. Is that because the stage line is meant to work best with Naim kit? Can I increase the gain a bit on the stage line ?
    Thanks!
     
  2. chris@panteg

    chris@panteg pfm Member

    I think the sensitivity of Naim pre's and Nait amps is a very high 130 mv ,is the Mac quite a bit lower ?
     
  3. joe9407

    joe9407 actress/activist

    if you're into DIY, i'll bet that you probably can increase the Stageline's gain a bit. that said, in my experience and as a Naim fan, i don't think the Stageline is particularly worth the effort. what kind of cartridge are you using?
     
  4. rvw67

    rvw67 pfm Member

    I’m using a dynavector 20x2
     
  5. Mynamemynaim

    Mynamemynaim 38yrs a Naim owner

    +1
    This is a great opportunity for you to get a decent phono stage!! (I'm also a Naim lover....but no love for the stageline ;))
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2021
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  6. joe9407

    joe9407 actress/activist

    Dynavector's own P75 phono stage would be a great option or, even better, check out the Arkless Electronics MC phono. I used a 20x2 with the Dynavector SUP-200 step-up transformer into a P75 (set in MM mode) and it was a great combination.
     
  7. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    I've never seen anyone express any love for the Stageline except for Naim sheeps who've never compared it to anything else.
     
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