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Yet again Naim have a new Director

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

  1. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

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  2. al2002

    al2002 pfm Member

    Indeed boards and company strategies must change with time, it’s a matter of survival. However, while Henry I is no longer around, the Ford clan still have a significant interest in the company. So, perhaps, not the best example.

    Upthread someone alluded to the pernicious effects of private equity and I’d agree. JBL’s R & D was gutted when private equity took over Harman.
     
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  3. Suffolk Tony

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

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  4. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    That's some beer at 20.25%. Few pints of that and Focals are gonna sound great.
     
  5. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    You need harder stuff

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  6. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    It's interesting how Naim seems to inspire extreme likes/dislikes, on a scale unlike any other hi-fi manufacturer I can think of. I have no skin in this game, never having owned, heard or touched any Naim kit, and I'm sure it's just fine. I do however remember when Naim, along with Linn, were being peddled by certain reviewers and critics as the only kit worth having. Sub-consciously, I think this may have put me off both brands for life.
     
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  7. Paul Hindle

    Paul Hindle Do you mock me?

    I don’t think it’s surprising. Some of us still think of the Naim of the 70s when they were quite small, niche and dare I say it cool. In partnership with Linn they were what many of us of a certain generation lusted after but could only afford later in life. I think statements from JV and IT like "If you can't hear the difference, it's not worth talking to you" may have alienated many people, creating diverging opinions that have spread and lasted to this day in some form or another. Pricing is another thing that annoys people. I think some people are just prone to pushing their extreme likes or dislikes upon others. It’s not just hifi, my father in-law insists that the muffins he gets from the local market are the best ever and keeps offering to get me some in. It’s really annoying. I of course am above all this:cool: (we need a halo emoji)
     
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  8. Robert M

    Robert M pfm Member

    The like/dislike for naim on here is similar to a cyclist Vs motorist debate.
     
  9. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    They did some nice advertisements back then
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  10. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    A crate and Naim may sound OK:D
     
  11. Paul Hindle

    Paul Hindle Do you mock me?

     
  12. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    Four decades later those CB boxes are sought after kit, still among the very best hifi IMO.
    JV was onto something.
     
  13. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    I still love the design of the Olive stuff. Timeless.
     
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  14. PhilDick

    PhilDick pfm Member

    Oh my God, French! I've just chucked all my Naim on the skip outside and set fire to the lot.
     
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  15. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Is a Naim calendar worth anything?
     
  16. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    Yep, as I expect they’re pretty scarce now. A 1986 one would be excellent, for ‘Mr Vereker makes exceedingly good Naits’.
     
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  17. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    Found it...

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    (Just need to wait until 2025 for February 1st to be a Saturday, right?!)
     
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  18. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    I have a lot of these hidden away, maybe move them to a safe

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  19. chiily

    chiily PFM Special Builder

    I like the font used though. Anyone know what font it is?
     
  20. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    The font of all knowledge and inspiration.
     

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