So… my 552 has what some have speculated is a faulty mute relay… anyway… it’s not working. I’m taking it in tomorrow to have the dealer send it away to get checked.
I could borrow either a refurbished Supernait 2… or a 272. What do you folks recon would give me more listening enjoyment? The SN2 would be partnered up with my NDX 2… the 272 would be partnered with my 300 DR.
If you’re a party animal at heart, get the 272! Without a PSU upgrade, I found the 272 to be unrefined, and not something I could live with long term, but load of fun. If it’s refinement you’re after, go for the NDX2/Supernait.
Well it’s funny you say that… I’m leaning towards downsizing (life changes… divorce… yada yada)… am looking at this trial as a way to see how much, if at all, I’d miss the 552. I’ve been reading these forums for a month or more trying to decide between SN2 or 272… so now I’m going to get a chance to give one or both a spin.
The 272 would be less hassle to install as it’s simply a matter of plugging in the sources and the din to XLR leads, whereas the SN2 involves the speakers as well.
Back in the day I had a CDS3/552/300/SL2 and these days I have a 272/300DR/SL2 and the two are not so very different. On the other hand, given that you have a new NDX2, the SN2 somehow seems a more logical pairing. However, the 300DR is an extraordinary amplifier.
As it’s only a stopgap it really doesn’t matter either way. By the time you come to downsize - if indeed you do - there may be other options available.