Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2024 - New Product Launch

As this event is rapidly approaching and the rumours are starting to trickle out, it seems a good chance to have a little speculative fun and ponder what we might get in terms of new kit at this event.

Starter for 10:

  • Supernait 200
  • Statement Streamer
  • Nait 100 (Replacing 5 and XS Series)
  • 100 Series Streamer (replacing ND5 XS2)
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Replacement Naim Core server, or high end server.

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OK… Pure guesswork &/ speculation.

  • NC nDAC - aka nDac Version 2 - based on the latest Naim digital gubbins (from the 222 etc).
  • NC nDrive - a CD transport of some sort (using a slot drive), maybe with ripping built in…?
  • NC 100 series
  • NC 200 PS of some sort (to go below the NPX300)
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I hear you, it is the longest in the Uniti tooth of any product after all. I do wonder how big the market is for it, but it is for sure due a refresh perhaps we a matching shoebox DAC (ncDAC).

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More PSU’s, I guess something cheaper would be appreciated, my guess is they’ll avoid making the portfolio options too complex regards PSU’s.
Standalone transport and DAC could be interesting, I imagine they’d be popular products and compete favourably.

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Any chance of a non-Focal resurrection of n-Sats? :pray:

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Dave……nice wish…….have a large Scotch on me laddy. No great speakers likely imo😥

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They’ll simply bulk out the low/mid range with another cinema friendly product no doubt.

An nDac 2 with performance above the ND555, for circa £9k.

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laddy?

That’s “laddie” ya Southern ignoramus! :wink: :wink: :joy:

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That would be nice.

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Thats me summed up for a tee😂

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The nDAC has always had a lot of love (and still does), a product often discussed and likely to be popular in a New Classic guise.

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I don’t believe this will happen any time soon, but a new server is the only thing that I would immediately buy without demo, if only to acquire a new mental challenge!

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David……class reply, Naim owe you the new one for free, if only to debug it for them👍

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Disappointment for people wanting more Naim bits to be announced.

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Oddly enough, on the 7 years of the Core thread, there has been inky black silence from Steve when flagged about the absence of software improvements….

Glad someone else noticed the sound of silence. :blush:

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I don’t expect any new product announcements at all from Naim this year.

I was looking for the post that quoted Jaz Gould as saying that the Statement Streamer wouldn’t arrive until 2025 and the 500 series replacements would not arrive until 2026 but I can’t find it. Perhaps it was moderated.

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Yes……he cannot wait to sort out a Vtuner issue……but mysteriously absent on other issues.

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