I have a Nac 122x connected to a Flatcap2x and I wonder what is the best way to connect a Stageline S phonostage (first version, with only one output)?
It is directly to the 122x using the Aux2 & Pwr input?
Or is to the Flatcap’s Power out B?
Is there in differences between the earlier Stageline and the latest, besides the dual output? They have equal performance?
That’s a 5/5 interconnect but running an old style stageline from a flat cap the signal travels in the Snaic to the flatcap 2x and to take the signal from the flatcap to the pre it’s a 4/5 interconnect. The pin layouts are in the diagram above. A CD5x doesn’t send its signal via the ps.
I’d try Tomtom audio in the first instance were I still in the UK. This for a used but genuine Naim cable. Audio T and signals are also worth a trawl.
For something else, Witch hat audio make their own cables for Naim gear and going cheaper you may be able to get something from Designercables, I have an RCA to DIN from them that was £20. I bought it to compare with the Chord Crimson I was using from my NAD tuner to Naim pre but then stopped using the tuner before I got round to it.
If you find a used Chord Chrysalis in the right configuration it used the same cable as Naim, until Naim bought up all the remaining stock.
I thought a stageline came with a Snaic but looking at the Naim web site it says it comes with a standard interconnect. My stageline is in its box at the moment and a Snaic with it. I don’t have two 4/5 interconnects as far as I recall.