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Yet again Naim have a new Director

Discussion in 'audio' started by MrPinkEyes, Aug 16, 2022.

  1. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    Thats just the usual nonsense, seeing ghosts at middle of the day, the heat or plain old grumpy, can't be arsed.
  2. eevo1969

    eevo1969 UXB

    It’s not interesting, it’s another excuse for members to complain about how shit Naim are compared to “the good old days”.
    Any other audio company, it’s not news. Ohh, he’s not trolling btw, maybe you should withdraw the comment?
  3. mayebaza

    mayebaza pfm Member

    There is Naim and there is Naim! Their Status stuff, know as Statement, is rare in the UK. Lately, they have teemed up with Focal.
  4. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I thought the cables threads were bad
    Brown Bottle likes this.
  5. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Trade: ^'- -'^

    Those complaining about the current owners of Naim might want to bear in mind that the old beloved owners of Naim sold it to them. It always was about the money.
    Mozart and Jonboi like this.
  6. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    If you’d ever met Julian you’d know that statement is utter horse s**t!
  7. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    QED what? That you’re a sad individual that likes goading anyone with something good to say about Naim. Yep, maybe!
  8. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Yada yada yada
  9. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    I don’t get it. If only someone could write a book explaining it all. Sigh…

    Suffolk Tony likes this.
  10. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    What business isn't?
  11. abbydog

    abbydog pfm Member

    I’m surprised Naim’s unquestioning adherents still have not realised they are the worst enemies the brand. They like to hound those who say plainly when products are not good enough, that they are uncompetitive in a global market and that sticking world class hi-fi on a box does not make it so. The biggest ‘fans’, instead of being the harshest critics keeping the company’s products strong, have too long been mere sycophants…
    Jonboi and Mr Pig like this.
  12. MrPinkEyes

    MrPinkEyes Come on Pooh

    Finally somebody who actually has some real input. Thank you
  13. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    It's an investor held company, they're typically looking for larger returns than owner/ founders who are much more invested in brand values. As such directors move with the money. One part of a larger fund may opt out and the board member attached to that fund gives up their seat.

    There really is nothing to say here beyond expressing ones own opinion about current vs previous brand value and product quality.

    I liked them more when they made simpler stuff and preferred the old design language. Who cares.
    Caledon1297, MrPinkEyes and Mr Pig like this.
  14. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    Whatever the finance, the politics, the directors. I do find it ironic that Naim were purchased by the worst possible speaker brand for their equipment.
    Caledon1297, Jodet, cb01 and 3 others like this.
  15. paulbysea

    paulbysea pfm Member

    Company boards are changing all the time with directors coming and going, especially non-executive directors.

    Now wondering if PFM is succumbing to a bout of sillyseasonitus?
  16. MrPinkEyes

    MrPinkEyes Come on Pooh

    So just another hifi brand with bills and wages to pay. Very understandable in the climate of Covid-19 and supply shortages. Directions and directors change with the times it is what it is and not what it could be as the company’s ownership play it how they see fit. I find it interesting looking at the whole picture of how a successful company runs.
    Thanks for the explanation.
    It’s a great shame about the awful people who bully in this forum, I just asked a question, sure loaded title but that gets the answers and the view it wasn’t intended for the Village man hunt, you awful people? who would want to give input when your meant with flames.
  17. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    How do you gauge success, profit, growth, stability, customer satisfaction?
  18. Jodet

    Jodet pfm Member

    Did Naim get bought by Focal?

    Or did they get bought by the same company that owns Focal?

    I notice the new director is French if that means anything.
  19. Sloop John B

    Sloop John B for more years than I care to remember

    I totally disagree with this characterisation.

    You’ve called people bullies and trolls already on this thread.

    I’m in danger of using unparliamentary language so I’ll stop typing and head down to the pub with my old mates Paul Stephenson and Roy George where we will down many a draught that has been cooled for a while in the deep delved earth.

    Ian Stafford, Mr Pig, nobeone and 4 others like this.
  20. Jodet

    Jodet pfm Member

    Naim and Focal. It's like chocolate and beer. Not a combination you think of.

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