For me that was not the case. I liked what SL speaker cables did, and when a good deal came along I bought some. Later I tried the interconnects and they did virtually nothing for me so I stuck with the standard Naim cables.
Psychology also comes into this, if you think you’ve a high performance car you’re more likely to use high performance fuels and lubricants much as with Super Lumina if you think your components are good enough it almost “deserves” SL
Probably some truth in that! Lot of “what if” thinking too, driven by favourable forum reports
We started with a SuperUniti, then moved to separates 272/250DR then added PSU. Long term aim then became transport/DAC/252 (now achieved - pending final box delivery!) so we upgraded power/IC/speaker cables to maximise performance of the boxes we had at the time. Sourcing mint used SL at sensible prices can be a waiting game.
We’re three powerlines and a SL Din-Din short of final upgraded set now, so the search for quality used items resumes…bit more tinkering around the edges before we swap XPS for 555 as funds allow.
Super Lumina was designed for use with Statement amps, so I’m not sure what Naim’s view would be on their use in systems much lower down the pecking order. Having said that, I surprised myself a few years ago when I bought a 5m pair of SL speaker cables. My dealer had an extremely good deal on them, so I decided to go for it after a demo, knowing that I could almost certainly sell them and make a profit if I changed my mind.
Just to put this into perspective, at full price the cables would have cost only slightly less than the combined price of the amp and speaker they connected. Even with a very healthy discount that looks pretty crazy, but several amp and speaker upgrades later I still have them.
The publicity says SL can be used with 500 Series and Classic Series below that, hardly surprising it can “technically” be used but the value proposition is another story lower down, like my level but it will be one hell of an inheritance for the kids !