A Nait 2 can still be had for or so if you shop. I just bought an olive Nait 2 with the conversion kit added that allows one to make the Nait a preamp if desired, and I got it at Gene Rubin's, as an auction win. The new Naits just don't have the sound the old ones do. You're right about the speakers, though. There's something about the styling and feature set of the older amps that I think just "clicks" with a lot of people though. It's a purity type thing, exactly what you need, no more and no less.
It's also a great size, being able to fit just about anywhere. I can't believe they crammed all that sound into that little box. The styling is clean, modern and still very chic over 20 years later. It's the amp the Bauhaus would've used ;- When I ask my wife or a friend or someone else unfamiliar with the unit to turn it up or down or turn the unit off, nobody is ever confused, there is a big giant knob for that and a clearly marked switch.
I love the way the essential controls are laid out and present for you. A perfect "interface" to get what you want out of the box. This is an amp that knows what it's there for, playing music. It's not like my tube amp where the science-project like appearance and myriad of odd identical knobs scare people off. And the sound of course!
Naim Audio Olive HICAP
Let's just say that when I put some vinyl on with company over I find that even the most staid guest's toes are tapping. Are there better amps? I'm sure there are, but why would I ever need one? I have one, playing through an original xerxes. Any ideas as to how to get my brand new flat panel tv to sound even half as nice? Posted by. Anonymous September 1, at AM. Anonymous October 23, at PM. October 26, at PM.
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Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.The NAC72 is a stellar preamp for the analog based system. It was a simple and straightforward setup that had all the hallmarks of musicality through simplicity. The combination was one of the best we have heard.
Needless to say, each of the component is a legend in its own right but having them come together in this system had a magical result.
Vocals and jazz were particularly spectacular with a very intimate closed setting. Imaging was nicely placed with good depth and breadth.
If you are looking for a preamp that is sharp to the cut, this is not for you. The Naim is all about enjoying music in a relaxed atmosphere. This is the system to come home to for relaxation after a hard day.
Focus was on area that were critical to the music, like a hefty power supply that is encased away from the sensitive signal boards and keeping the signal path simple and short.
We ran a CD player through its aux input with fantastic result. Cosmetically, the preamp is in very good shape. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. Manual is included and units will be securely packed for safe shipping.Hi can anyone help me please do you think 82 and with olive hicap would sound alot better for not much more money than a supernait 2 ,thanks acetone.
I have exactly this, recently serviced, official, 82 brought up to date, new volume pot or something. My god it swings, not planning any changes in the near future.
Supercap is my next move i think. So sweet!! Not necessarily so! I preferred one hicap over two, and a supercap trounced them both. Yes, I agree Graeme. I think we have had this discussion before too. I made the mistake of buying a second and matching hc only to find I much preferred just the one. It seemed a no-brainer at the time. Sold the second hc on. Just for balance: the 2nd HCDR on my gave a considerable boost to performance.
Much more ease and authority to the music. Maybe this was because both HCDRs were freshly serviced. EDIT: I wonder if the addition of DR to the Hicap improves it to the point where the benefit of the SC is less apparent - of course the SC is only using a fraction of its capability when used with 2 snaics on the and not a proper Burndy.
I am surprised that no one asked about source and speakers yet. If the source is low end, it might end disappointingly. Two Hicaps on my early 82 was utterly magical, and better than my last Done the SC2 thing on anvery good, however 2xHicaps preferrable to SC2 on my early 82, so no right answer!
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I agree with Graeme. Going to two hicaps was an interesting experiment for me, but ultimately it was too intense.
This topic was automatically closed 60 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed. Nac 82 nap olive vrs supernait 2 Hi-Fi Corner. Aceone November 29,am 1. ChrisSU November 29,am 2. Martinzero November 29,am 3. Guinnless November 29,am 4.Discussion in ' d. Log in or Sign up.
I get them, not the intended recipient. I get a lot of them and I do not want them! It is just a notification, log into the site and reply from there. This is just delete by another name. Bit of a bargain for what it is IMO. Les, any chance of a negative version? Jo SharpApr 13, How hot does it run? Great work Ben. You realise that a split rail version would fit nicely into the XPS.
MJSApr 18, We've got many other exciting projects to finish first though. Sounds good Ben, glad that you and Les have more interesting stuff in the pipeline. And an XpS would be an interesting idea for modding. I also had a split rail Starfish in mind as a candidate. Jo SharpApr 18, Upgrade and full service professionally done by MJS of this parish not six months ago.
What can I say - very impressed! I've swapped it out for the serviced Kendeiled HC which normally runs one of my dedicated on board phono stages and the difference is immediate and obvious. Bass tightened up a bit and resolution improved across the board with no loss of "naiminess". Daresay I'll be obtaining a few more of these! It's a very nice regulator, a lift in performance but as you say no loss of Naiminess which is the clincher.Discussion in ' Audio Hardware ' started by swintonlionApr 25, Log in or Sign up.
Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Location: Manchester UK. Has anyone changed there naim olive nap to a naim dr? Was never convinced that the naim nap 2 was as good as the older olive amp,has the dr version changed this to overtake on sound quality. Location: LLanelli South Wales.
As I recall from my 15 years with a the pre amps make a huge difference, especially with cd. I borrowed an 82 pre with super caps and cdi player. Blew my sondek away. ThorensmanApr 25, Dennis Metz likes this. Naim Olive series amps can't be DR'd. Only the classic blackface amps can be DR'd Location: Midwest USA. Josquin des PrezMay 16, Josquin des PrezMay 17, Location: Greater Manchester UK.
As you don't say where in the world you live I can't give you any more advice than that. PastafarianMay 17, I also knew I could resell them again with little loss if I didn't like it.
No regrets in any case. I've had a chat with my friend who's a Naim dealer and he was very positive about the Naim dr, I suspect your bank account may take a hit! I declined the offer to go and listen, apologies, as my bank account can't take a hit. As a Naim owner I'd be interested in your take once you've auditioned the Olive series HiCap. Will be packaged in an original Naim box.
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This is just delete by another name. Friends, Please can someone share his experience if they compared old hicap2 to new dr version? Does DR offers significant improvement over old version? I am getting a good deal for used hicape2 but wasn't sure if I should go for it or just get dr version. SoundFreakNov 14, It is an improvement but I still found the TeddyCap to be better than either, and its a lot cheaper too. I recently heard the two HiCaps at a Naim Futures evening.
The new ones a bit better. Slightly brighter, more clarity, cleaner, a bit more weight etc. Not really worth buying a used HC if you're later going to be tempted to get the updates. I'm currently mulling over either a new HC or a DualTeddy. Problem is I haven't heard the Tedd, just read reports and you can't really go and spend all your hard earned on other peoples opinions and there doesn't seem to be anyway to hear one without buying it to try.
Not really a sensible option is it? Mike-BNov 14, Having said the above, maybe in your system extra base would be welcome and a hicap the best choice OP, have closely compared both and yes the new version is a significant improvement over the old in my experience. MuzakNov 24, Are people really claiming that the power supply used affects the relative frequency response on the outputs- honestly.
You might be shifting a little intermodulation around, or a tiny amount of harmonics, but little else. You certainly aren't reinforcing the mids by any measurable level, by swapping between hicap and teddycap.