Anybody else NOT upgrading? Share your stories of contentment

No interest in upgrading my olive 72/hicap/250…which i love…but i give it a recap service every 10 years or so. I have upgraded the front ends recently…Chord Mojo and Naim Core for digital, Kore/Karousal/Lingo4/Krystal for the LP12. Waiting for the latter to arrive. Speakers are Quad 2805 and i will never get rid of them. Would one day just for fun get a pair of Proacs and or Kudos to change around now and again.


Same thing for me but I am through with this now, it was a busy year from P3 & Rotel to the absolute top end of Classic, I will be content for a long time without doubt (and pay for it too)


Still going through the options but have pretty much decided. Just waiting on a combination of Brexit and customs charges for service/rebuild, and then Covid and speaker and TT demos.

I am following it all with interest :slight_smile:

Why waiting? I did it all incl. service for the used purchase before the end of the year - who knows what the future charges will be, not better than now!

I can’t honestly say I fall into this camp any more, but I did run the same LP12/Ittok/Valhalla for over 20 years, mostly with a humble 92/90 into Royd Apex, and I was perfectly happy with it. Everyone thought I was weird because I didn’t ditch it for a CD player, but all the ones I listened to sounded awful.
Anyone who says the LP12 is a money pit should take a long hard look in the mirror. Get it right, and it needs nothing more than a service and a stylus change every few years.


Do you mind, Sir!? Have a care!


I will never upgrade again, I swear to God I mean it, there will be no way that is going to happen, I really, really, really mean it, just no way it is ever, I mean no way is it ever going to happen…

I am pretty sure I am positive that I will never, ever upgrade again!


Turnaround time is now into January so return customs duty is the moot point. 3k of rebuild and service charges plus postage plus duty plus vat. The service centre isn’t accepting new work from me until after clarification of post Jan 1st requirements.
No worries, I have the kit running but it will be better when the service work is completed. I intend to get everything to as new condition. I have also decided to demo the TT’s I’m interested in as I need to get over to the UK to demo speakers anyway. I may just be returning with a lot of kit in the back of the car, obviously used and from my UK home.

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Being reasonably young, I would say I am only midway through my hi-fi journey, and while I don’t have any immediate plans to upgrade, I imagine it will happen at some point in the next few years.
My father on the other hand is very content with his clamshell era Rega system, I can’t imagine him changing anything unless forced.

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Good luck! I freaked out all year to get it all done, the new boxes have all arrived in November, the used XPS2 just came back (the CDS3 never sent based on the various advice). It was a slog, but content now and reading your status makes me even more content - SORRY! :pleading_face:

Honestly, the human nature is never satisfied.
Never ever, we are pleased with only one green light. I aim for a tower Naim. :clown_face:

( just to rhyme)

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Lol. I haven’t updated the profile. It’s missing the olive fc and 92 as well as the 300/ps. It’s all coming together, almost like a plan. :slight_smile:

Apologies for the thread drift.

Back on subject.

I love my Nait2 and Kans. Never going to change them.


Got to stay away from forums like this if one wants to be content. :sweat_smile: I am very happy with my naimie - nova though! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I am constantly trying out new albums and songs as my nicotine lollies / distraction / substitute. Still it’s not totally effective.


which Logans?

No plans, really - not enough money to contemplate it. But if I did, I would be looking at some combination of 552 and another 500 plus active crossover for my Ovator 600s. Possibly an NDX or ND555. But really, what I have probably exceeds my ageing ears, now.

Ah, the forum is returning to normal. Phew!

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I meant an NDS - already have NDX

Alas yes. I was enjoying the deviancy, but all good things…


Bottom of the range (Electromotions) but very happy with them.

I was surprised that they actually partnered with Naim but the Uniti range has been a lot less ‘in your face’ than the Nait 3/CD5 from many moons ago. Definitely a more rounded presentation than my previous ProAc’s.

I think I’m currently in the sweet spot so will sit here for a while.

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