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Naim Super Lumina Interconnect

Discussion in 'audio' started by Barry williams, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. abbydog

    abbydog pfm Member

    Here you go Barry - great story.
     
  2. onlyconnect

    onlyconnect pfm Member

    I don't like to bother you, but did you know that Super Lumina is an anagram of Unrealism Up?

    Tim
     
  3. amazement

    amazement pfm Member

    What's happened at Naim, didn't they use to profess their standard cables that came with kit was deemed good enough for the job?
     
  4. Yes i know all that.
    I have friends that have been using them for a few months now so thought i would try one.
    I am just about to plug it in after Donald Fagan finishes.
     
  5. Shuggie

    Shuggie pfm Member

    Maybe Naim have become more open-minded about such things in recent years?
     
  6. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    A friend of mine with 552/500 etcetera should have two of these by now, to evaluate for a week or so. He currently has Hilines.

    No doubt he'll add to this thread in early course.
     
  7. simon g

    simon g Grumpy Old Man

    I think the line is that they had tested various cables and found that their own were more suited and weren't to be bettered. Now that they have 'developed' their own range then they've realised that improvements are possible, provided that those come from Naim cables.

    These certainly look expensive, as indeed they are at £1,750. I'm quite happy for people to spend that kind of money on these. In fact, please carry on ~ it all helps the economy! Improvements, or otherwise, will be a purely subjective assesment and the only person whose opinion matters is the one who's paying!

    Me? For the cost of a few of these I'd be looking at a component change/addition.
     
  8. amazement

    amazement pfm Member

    Agreed, personaly I think Naim want a slice of the cable market.
     
  9. Alan Sircom

    Alan Sircom I dü werds, me

    That was largely JV's stance on such things.

    Times have changed.

    Naim could stick to its guns, and wince while Statement was used with an assortment of unrolled capacitors masquerading as cables that 'might not make best sense' from a Naim system sound-quality perspective. Or make its own high-end cable, and at least have some kind of control over how the end user puts systems together.

    Pragmatically, it's extremely unlikely that someone spending Statement money on electronics is going to spend NAC A5 money on speaker cable, so designing something in the high end ball-park that at least shows the electronics to their best and not their worst is a sensible idea.
     
  10. muzzer

    muzzer Numb Nut

    Or they have realised it's another way to fleece their loyal customers.
     
  11. Its in and has this outstanding brilliant SQ album running through it.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Playing this brilliant SQ album now.
    [​IMG]
    I am no good at HiFi talk but the bass extension with this cable is excellent.
    Its superb on instrument detail.
    Back to the music.
     
  13. J.N.

    J.N. pfm Member

    "I am just about to plug it in after Donald Fagan finishes".

    Bloody hell; another moribund musical icon?

    Glad the SL cable is doing the business for you Barry.

    John.
     
  14. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The DIN to XLR interconnect that ran between a HiCap and 250 or 135 was bog standard 3-core mains lead (with one core snipped off for the 135!). The surprising thing is, being a geek, I made up some really nice replacements out of top quality screened studio cable (Klotz, Mogami, something like that), and they sounded worse!
     
  15. muzzer,
    Nice to see you are still posting the same old rubbish.:rolleyes:
    There is no fleecing of naim loyal or any customers going on.
    People have the choice to listen to these things and can make there own minds up to buy or not to buy.
    No one is forcing anyone to do anything.
     
  16. Nero

    Nero It's unlikely

    Bugger. My system sounds broken now :)

    Glad the new cable is doing the business Barry. I'm a little luke-warm about that live album, but maybe I'll give it another spin tonight
    Cheers
    John
     
  17. John,
    The Sara K and the late great Chris Jones just playing is one of my all time quality favourites.
    Had some Steel Pulse.
    Now on last years very limited edition SHM Flat recording of Steely Dans Pretzel Logic.
    Sounds brilliant.:cool:
     
  18. Mr Tibbs

    Mr Tibbs Infinitely Baffled Member

    Interestingly (or not, depending on your POV) I use a 'black' SNAIC-4 (with a DIN-XLR convertor at the 250 end) instead of the standard 3-core mains lead and find it sounds very much better. Not one of JVs better ideas.

    Mr Tibbs
     
  19. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    That's interesting, I've not heard of that idea before. I use something not dissimilar in that it's a cable made up by Flashback and is 4 pin DIN at one end splitting to two XLR's at the other (for my 135's).
     

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