Very nice @hypnos1
that's what I call a dedicated digital music source and a classy one at 1650 pounds of Naim quality. 3 other models above it are all in one unit.
Sure does look very matching with the Euforia. Congrats !
There's even a remote control.
Thanks UT...but hey, you tryin' to bankrupt me totally, reminding me of those other beauties lol?!! .
Thankfully, this beauty is doing everything I will ever need - not really bothered it doesn't handle native DSD...what it's doing for 'plain' ol' RedBook CD quality is almost criminal - it just shouldn't happen, given the generally held view of this standard lol (given a decently engineered recording in the first place, of course!). I had thought my "WOW" days were pretty well over by now (until Hugo 2 arrives perhaps, that is!), but listening last night to my main test album "Turn of a Friendly Card" (The Alan Parsons Project), I literally couldn't believe the difference - basically, more of everything positive we've described about our F-A amps. And one of the main things that hits you first is the amazing soundstage - it takes this wonderful aspect of the EL tubes to new heights, to say the least. I've never heard anything like it. And it brings out details in a CD recording that I never knew existed, even when previously using some pretty good gear....presumably helped a good deal by playing back via the SSD rip and direct coax out to the DAC (plus, I can't emphasise enough the difference made by my home-made pure silver coax digital cable : £15 worth of wire, run through a channel in the 'honeycomb' innard of an old piece of high quality aerial cable, and a couple of plugs....£20 max total! (how much for a bought one with much thinner wire, no doubt?!! ).
And so all in all, I can now feel much happier at my extravagant expenditure...thank the Gods!! This unit truly has opened my eyes (even more !!) to the importance of the media playback source.
And as for optical out (which, by the way DL, both my old Fujitsu Amilo and more recent Dell laptops had!)...well, this Naim just blows it right out of the water LOL!!...no comparison whatsoever...
In other words, I'm a very happy bunny indeed...and not just for Easter!!! ...
Trust you to remind me of my recent mental aberrations O...knew I could rely on you, mon ami!! ....CHEERS!.....(Why? Because my insanity is now taking me way above the clouds LOL!! And why keep money in savings that are losing value by the day?...have finally woken up!!! ...the Hennessy XO will just have to wait lol )...