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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


    Can anybody explain the point in this advert, not being a specialist into British (humour?)
  2. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Quaint Gothic SG (Spiece Graphics)
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  3. onlyconnect

    onlyconnect pfm Member

    I think it's an offer of some kind, but it's hard to keep abreast of it. Two-Nait I'm yours?

    PerF likes this.
  4. HifiDan

    HifiDan pfm Member

    He’d rather listen to his Naim Hi-Fi then have some fun time (wink, wink) with his Mrs - is how I read it!
    PerF likes this.
  5. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    Per, in case you don’t know, it’s a play on the ‘Not tonight, Joséphine’ line (falsely) attributed to Napoleon on declining to make sweet French love to his wife. With a terrible Nait pun for the lulz.
  6. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile


    I'll trade you a slightly used 'Linn Sondek Stylus Cleaner and Review Disposal Kit' for one of those old Naim owners manuals.

  7. Jodet

    Jodet pfm Member

    If you could buy that new today.... I would. Naim now is a far cry from what it used to be.
  8. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    Craig, thats a VERY tempting offer, will need to resist:D
    Don't really want to end headless
    dspatterson, Mr Pig and Craig B like this.
  9. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    I'd never part with my Olive stuff however the Atom and Nova looks pretty cool TBH
  10. Paul Hindle

    Paul Hindle Do you mock me?

    Good job guys. I think you’ve scared away all the Naimists.
  11. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    This is not bad either

  12. jobseeker

    jobseeker pfm Member

    It fascinates me how Naim threads just seem to run and run …..

    Now, if they’d embrace MQA, the threads could run and run and run and run …..
  13. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    I've got a Naim mousepad and an autographed poster of lovely Vanessa building a CDS. I actually met her when I visited the factory in early 2000s.
    Mr Pig likes this.
  14. Paul Hindle

    Paul Hindle Do you mock me?

    I’m thinking of printing these ads, framing them and hanging them up in my shed(listening room). I never imagined such love for Naim in Pfm. :):):);):):):):):););)
  15. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    Not familiar with most British humor, those old Naim ads make no sense to me! But I love the old Naim gear all the can call me a fanboy.

    Naim is under different owners, they have moved far from their roots and are a totally different company today. No point in beating a dead horse. It's tiresome really.
  16. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    They were good adverts IMO. They got the brand’s very striking and modern design aesthetic across very well with humour whilst totally avoiding entering any specifications/marketing guff wars etc. They are basically just product placement. The reviews and dealers did the rest. This was Naim’s strongest era IMHO. I know they made much more money later on, but this was the high watermark design wise by far. It was radical kit that has aged very well.
    dspatterson, Mr Pig, MJS and 3 others like this.
  17. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    Yep, most of those ads are all about the design and the brand...


    I wonder how many of the daft props they had made are still kicking around somewhere. At Naim HQ...

    Mr Pig likes this.
  18. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    Never seen that one before.

    They must have had a fun time, how many were actually employed in the 80s CB period apart from JV and PS ?

    As I understand there were far more manual work hours involved on circuit boards before conversion to Olive.
  19. JoeJoe

    JoeJoe pfm Member

    I liked the Naim of old, it’s marketing, culture…..interestingly, the best sounding amp I ever had of theirs was a NAP180…..I was intrigued as to why it sounded streets ahead of the current crop; 200, Supernait, Supernait 2, XS etc….apparently JV was really annoyed when the use of lead solder was banned. He claimed it sounded way better than it’s eco-replacement and I’ve wondered if that was the reason?……anyway, Naim of old, yes please!!
    Mr Pig likes this.
  20. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    A new director for Naim? If an executive director that could be one thing. A non-exec is just representing something else.

    If an executive, it depends entirely on their role as to the potential importance to outsiders like customers. An executive finance director, or marketing, or managing? Who knows - as far as I know reports of a new director don't tell you anything about their role. Examining their other directorships, if any, might tell you if they are strongly connected to ownership parties or are perhaps a jobbing chairman.

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